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Gumtree Greys - Melbourne

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Gumtree Greys

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https://www.gumtreegreys.com.au
Bio

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

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Rusty

Melbourne, VIC

'Simply the best' - In the words of his foster carer, Rusty is 'simply the best'. A funny, vivacious, handsome boy who will adapt to most people's lifestyles. Rusty is constantly doi...

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Buddy

Melbourne, VIC

"A noble steed - Historically, greyhounds were considered a noble breed, only owned by the very wealthy. We think Buddy would look quite good in a renaissance painting, don’t you? He’...

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Roosey

Melbourne, VIC

"A sweet boy" - Roosey is the kind of dog who leaves a mark on everyone he meets. He’s impossibly gentle, and his big brown eyes will melt your heart in seconds. Roosey is full of en...

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Knox

Melbourne, VIC

"A real smoocher" - Knox is a modern man - big and strong on the outside, melty and soft in the middle. If we had to write Knox a report card, he’d pass with flying colours. Walking ...

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Annie

Melbourne, VIC

"Like a fine wine" - Much like a fine wine, Annie is an aging beauty. She is medium-sized, with a white spotty chest and three little white socks. Her distinguished face matches her a...

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Cricket

Melbourne, VIC

"Dainty little lady" - Cricket is a shy little love bug who has come out of her shell with her foster family. She will do anything for a cuddle, and if there is a lap available, she wi...

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Hollie

Melbourne, VIC

"Snowy and majestic" - Hollie is one of our more energetic fosters – she is so full of life and despite her best attempts, always seems to have a lot of unused energy. Hollie will be be...

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Timmy

Melbourne, VIC

"Big friendly giant" - Timmy is a jet-black, soft-coated boy with floppy ears that have a mind of their own. He truly is packed full of personality, is incredibly friendly and energetic...

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Aggie

Melbourne, VIC

"Beautiful brown eyed girl" - If this gorgeous gal doesn’t win you over with her beautiful brown eyes and little white smudge on her nose, then we don’t know what will! Aggie is a cheek...

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Louie

Melbourne, VIC

"Bundle of energy" - You may have already fallen in love with the charming Louie, our resident klepto, on our Instagram. He has personality in spades, showing more and more of his pla...

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Flash

Melbourne, VIC

"Loves a cuddle" - Flash just loves to stop and smell the roses. He particularly enjoys taking it easy, and is inquisitive on his walks. Flash is still learning his size and will try t...

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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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