"A true character" - If anyone can prove that age is just a number, it’s Suzie. She is more like a teenager than an older lady - full of emotion, and follows her heart over her head. Suzie feels everything deeply - from joy and frustration, to love and anger. Sometimes she gets so excited, her whole body trembles uncontrollably.

Full of life, light and love, Suzie doesn’t let anything stop her – even losing one of her eyes! She’s got the hang of the pirate life now, apart from occasionally bumping her head into things or thinking the dog in the mirror is a friend to play with. She can also get a bit startled if you sneak up on her.

After so many years in the racing industry, Suzie is adapting to life in foster rather well, but it has been a steep learning curve. She’s slowly learning to be patient with her food, and she understands ‘no’ and ‘off the couch’, although you can’t always guarantee she’ll listen! She’s very smart and stubborn when she wants to be. Consistency and training will help her adjust to these unfamiliar rules.

Suzie is fairly active for her age, and enjoys spending time people watching in the back yard, sniffing and digging holes (cheeky). Games and treats will help alleviate the digging behaviour. One walk a day is enough for this girl.

Suzie is a true character who will have you falling in love with her quirky ways immediately. After so many years, she deserves a loving home where she will be treated like the queen she is.

No cat or small dog applications.
No children under 6
Must have a back yard
No/minimal stairs


  • Gender Female
  • Colour Brindle
  • Age 11 years 6 months
  • Adoption Fee $350.00
  • Desexed Yes
  • Located Melbourne, VIC
  • Microchip Number 956000008211673
  • Source/DAB Number FC100739
  • Available for interstate adoption? No

Medical notes

All our dogs are desexed, vaccinated, wormed, flea treated and microchipped.

Adoption process

Dogs are pack animals and Greyhounds, in particular, are very familiar with being surrounded by other dogs in their racing kennel environment. For this reason, when left alone without people or other dogs for company, they can be prone to separation anxiety which can manifest in destructive and/or noisy behaviour. Yes, they may "grow out" of it after a few weeks in their new home, but why put the dog through that stress to ultimately live all day alone, while everyone is at work? As a result we do not rehome dogs into households where they are left on their own for more than 4 hours per day, without either people or another dog for company.

Your home will require an initial “dog safe” Homecheck by Gumtree Greys. Payment of $350 for the placement is required at the time of the dog going into your home for the two week trial period. If you decide during the trial not to proceed with adopting the greyhound, your adoption fee will be reimbursed.

Outside of the trial period, the adoption fee will be relinquished to Gumtree Greys.

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Gumtree Greys - Melbourne on October 26, 2020

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