Thistle wants her humans all to herself - humans are the centre of her world. Once you have her trust, she will give you lots of love and be a great companion. She also loves visitors and the chance to meet folk on her walks.

Thistle loves her yard and is happy to sit in the grass enjoying the breeze and a little sun. She loves her walks, but it doesn’t need to be a marathon. She can expend any excess energy with an indoor or outdoor zoom.

So far, when her humans are away, she has been okay, but this has not been for long during the current lockdown.

Thistle is a quick learner, and has learned ‘wait’ and ‘okay’ when crossing roads, and ‘on your mat’.

Thistle is toilet trained but had some incontinence, a complication from her desex surgery. This is being managed with a weekly Stilboestrol tablet.

Toys give Thistle great pleasure - she loves to zoom about the house tossing them in the air. Mr Squid is her favourite. She also loves her Kong wobbler.

Thistle is happiest as an only dog. She has some sleep startle and resource guarding with another dog in the home.

On her walks, she prefers to only meet humans.

No cat dog applications please.
No children under twelve.
No full time workers unless working from home or there is another dog.
There must be a yard.


  • Gender Female
  • Colour Black with white
  • Age 5 years 6 months
  • Adoption Fee $350.00
  • Desexed Yes
  • Located Melbourne, VIC
  • Microchip Number 956 000 004 924 492
  • Source/DAB Number FC100739
  • Available for interstate adoption? No

Medical notes

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

Adoption process

We only consider applications who compete our online application.
When this is done we can make contact to discuss adopting a greyhound and potential suitable greys currently in foster care.

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 September 27, 2021

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