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Gumtree Greys - Melbourne

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Gumtree Greys

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https://www.gumtreegreys.com.au
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Named after the online classified site, Gumtree Greys rescues and rehomes greyhounds from a variety of sources across eastern Australia, with a primary focus on Gumtree online classifieds, regional pounds and directly from trainers.

The majority of greyhounds in Australia are destroyed once they finish racing. Additionally, many more are killed at a young age because they don’t ‘make the grade’ in competitive racing, or are born with conditions that will prevent them from racing at all. Large numbers of greyhound puppies are killed before they even reach a year old.

Unregulated overbreeding of greyhounds is a significant issue in Australia and accounts for large numbers of greyhounds being killed unnecessarily. Many pure breeds of dog are subjected to being used as ‘puppy farms’ to meet demand. As greyhounds are bred purely for racing purposes, the number of greyhounds used as ‘puppy farm’ style breeders far exceeds those of any other dog breed in Australia.

In addition to our rescue and rehoming work, Gumtree Greys also focuses on education and awareness of the tragic plight of these beautiful, gentle dogs and aims to change the public misperception of greyhounds in the community.

Dogs available from Gumtree Greys - Melbourne

Maggie

Melbourne, VIC

'Cuddle monster' - Maggie is a cuddle monster - she loves to patrol the house and her neighbourhood looking for folk to greet and smooch. Social distancing is not her style. An active...

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Java

Melbourne, VIC

"Espresso Coffee Boy" - Java is such a special soul and packed with personality, that will make you smile every day. Whilst he would happily snooze the day away, he is obsessed with walk...

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Ernie

Melbourne, VIC

"Gentle and cuddly" - Ernie is an incredibly loving boy who just adores every person he meets. Whilst he has learnt a few things in his foster home, like how to go upstairs, sleep by ...

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Blaze

Melbourne, VIC

"Creature of habit" - Blaze is a loving, calm girl and has an inquisitive nature. She has adapted well to life in foster care, is a quick, willing learner, and listens well to her foste...

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Darcy

Melbourne, VIC

"Hilarious and Adoring" - Darcy’s foster parents say that since he arrived, he has had them in stitches every day. He is a quirky pup who loves to chat, and will bring you a toy when he...

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Reindeer

Melbourne, VIC

"A desire to cuddle" - Reindeer is a lovable boy, with gorgeous eyes and a burning desire to cuddle the day away. He loves his humans so much, that every morning is like a long-lost reu...

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Bandit

Melbourne, VIC

"Baby-faced Bandit" - At just under two years, baby-faced Bandit is full of youthful energy. He loves going for walks, and enjoys morning and evening strolls the best. Bandit is very i...

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Ted

Melbourne, VIC

"I loves my peoples" - This gorgeous, goofy boy just adores his human. Ted loves to lean on you, and will excitedly chatter his teeth when he’s feeling particularly content. He adapted...

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Alice

Melbourne, VIC

Cuddly and sweet - Our Alice is a laid-back gal and likes to take life slow. While she does enjoy a walk or two, she doesn’t require a lengthy one. She prefers to walk off the beaten t...

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Dot

Melbourne, VIC

"Persistently Cuddly" - Dot is a very determined girl who hasn’t required much adjustment to foster life, and gives everything a red-hot go without even hesitating. She quickly taught h...

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Buster

Melbourne, VIC

"Buster the Brave" - Buster is a brave boy who has taken pet life in his stride. Loud noises from busy streets, trams, lawn mowers and vacuum cleaners don’t bother him one bit. In fact...

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Fi

Melbourne, VIC

"A Paw for More" - Every day, our Fi becomes more comfortable and playful in her foster home. She is learning to love pet life, and is mastering new things, such as going up and down st...

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Beyonce

Melbourne, VIC

"Social butterfly" - Beyonce is a petite lass who is easily excited, incredibly curious and a little bit goofy. She has lots of energy, and currently goes on two walks a day. She loves...

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Anna

Melbourne, VIC

Anna - Not a couch potato When Anna first came to us, she was quite timid and used to cry a lot. After a few weeks in foster care, she came out of her shell, started eating well and ...

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Leo

Melbourne, VIC

Ready for love So far, lovely Leo has spent his time in foster care sprawled out on the couch or his bed. In fact, most days he clocks up over 20 hours upside down, chasing things in...

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