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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

Andre

Melbourne, VIC

Andre the Giant This stunning big black giant boy is 40kg of shiny black perfection! Andre has slotted into foster care with ease. He is a happy and confident boy - happy with all...

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Willow

Melbourne, VIC

Willow - loves her peoples Willow has blossomed in foster care with another dog for company and guidance. However, people are by far her favourite thing. Willow approaches strangers...

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Boston

Melbourne, VIC

Boston - adores company Boston is a noble, elegant hound who adores the company of both doggy and human companions. Boston doesn't like to miss out on any potential play time, walkie...

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Lauchie

Melbourne, VIC

Soft and gentle soul Our boy Lauchie is a soft and gentle soul. He has been a pet for several years after racing. Unfortunately, due to a family break-up, he needs to find a new hom...

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Charlotte

Melbourne, VIC

Velcro dog Charlotte (Lotti) is a velcro dog - she will stick with you throughout the day. Lotti will insist on being in the same room as you just in case you need some instant cheer...

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Smokey

Melbourne, VIC

Smokin' good looks! Smokey was rescued from a stark, unsheltered pen with a small wooden box to sleep in. From such a rough start he has blossomedwith the the love and care of a fos...

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Freddie

Melbourne, VIC

Quirky and playful boy Five-year-old Freddie is a sweet, quirky and playful boy who loves to put on a performance when you get home – singing, dancing - the whole kit and caboodle! ...

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Pippa

Melbourne, VIC

Snuggly girl Pippa has the most delicate face and sweetest eyes - she'll melt your heart at first sight. Pippa is also a bit of a show-pony: Whenever there’s a walk or food on the a...

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Indi

Melbourne, VIC

Laughs and kisses Indi is the sweetest girl imaginable. She loves people, cuddles and kisses - preferably all at once! She’s goofy-eared, short-tailed, small-snouted and an absolute...

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Jet

Melbourne, VIC

Eyes that radiate love Jet is a beautiful, whip-smart boy with eyes that radiate love. Watching TV with his head rested in his favourite human’s lap is his idea of absolute heaven. ...

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Jilly

Melbourne, VIC

Working 9 to 5 is fine Jilly is an absolute love bug, but she’s had a tough start, which means she needs a family who is committed to another 6 to 12 months of consistent training wit...

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Jake

Melbourne, VIC

Some dogs are born to be outside, and Jake certainly fits the bill. He’s bursting with energy and enthusiasm, and loves nothing more than taking off on multiple walks each day and being...

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Harry

Melbourne, VIC

Harry is a beautiful, good-natured boy with a striking dairy cow-patterned coat featuring pure white and black patches. He loves a snuggle, is addicted to his toys and is placid around ...

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