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Gumtree Greys - Melbourne

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Gumtree Greys

Account Website
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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Buck

Melbourne, VIC

Buck is just the happiest boy - his joy in everything is infectious, and he will brighten your every day. Buck loves everything and everyone. He loves to be around his humans as much...

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Lenny

Melbourne, VIC

Lenny has a beautiful black coat, gentle brown eyes, wise grey snoot and a white tuxedo chest. He is one lazy hound. Lenny loves to set out on his walks, but they can be short - he’s h...

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Aston

Melbourne, VIC

Aston is a gentle hound who just wants to love and be loved. He craves human company and is an absolute social star. Aston with his striking blue coat and soulful brown eyes is your be...

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Spencer

Melbourne, VIC

Spencer loves his walks - he enjoys the sniffing and will always stop to smell the flowers. He takes his time to inspect every bush, fence and grassy patch on his way. He finds dog par...

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Tiny

Melbourne, VIC

Tiny is a striking, gorgeous big red-fawn boy who will draw the adoration of all your neighbours on his walks. Tiny loves his human family. At home he is a joy to be with. In his down...

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Archie

Melbourne, VIC

Archie’s home is his castle. He loves his walks but he is a homebody who loves his games and play with his humans at home. He is still quite puppy-like, and will keep you entertained a...

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Thistle

Melbourne, VIC

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 ...

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Bingo

Melbourne, VIC

Special needs Bingo is the happiest of hounds. Saying he loves to play is an understatement - it is his favourite thing on the planet, apart from people. He adores people. Bingo walks...

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Doc

Melbourne, VIC

Doc has settled into foster care like a professional. He knows the house rules and is happy to oblige. He is perfectly toilet trained and sleeps through the night with no issues. He...

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Sharky

Melbourne, VIC

Sharky is affectionate and full of love. He can be demanding of attention but easily distracted with a task or puzzle toy. He is an intelligent dog who picks up commands easily and is ...

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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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