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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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Stevo

Melbourne, VIC

Our Stevo is a sweet boy. He loves his comforts of home, and is happy to semi-snooze the day away with his human. Stevo would be an ideal companion if you are working from home. - he c...

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Ollie

Melbourne, VIC

Ollie loves an adventure walk. Suburban streets are fine, but he loves his walkabouts into local nature trails - he loves the long grass and bushes to explore. Ollie is an off-road ent...

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Blue

Melbourne, VIC

Blue is a chilled guy. He has a beautiful shiny grey coat with adorable white-fringed ears, together with a cute white patch on his chest and a couple of white toes. With his dreamy haz...

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Elsie

Melbourne, VIC

Elsie is an independent soul, loves her humans, and is always keen for a cuddle - but happy to amuse herself much of the time. Her foster carer describes her as happy, gentle, loving,...

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Mini

Melbourne, VIC

Mini is a big snoozer - she loves to sleep the day away, only interrupted by her walks. Given a bit of space, she will run around and dance, but generally has low energy levels. Mini l...

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Macy

Melbourne, VIC

Macy, our gorgeous chocolate brindle loves her two daily 30 minute walks but could stretch it out if more is on offer. At home, in between her walks, Macy is happy to assume the respo...

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Andy

Melbourne, VIC

Andy doesn’t have a huge amount of energy - a couple of 30 minute walks each day and he’s done. He is otherwise busy snoozing for the rest of the day. Andy is a quick learner and h...

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Flash

Melbourne, VIC

Flash by name, but certainly not by nature, Flash is a big lazy bones with a glorious long nose and big radar ears. When he is not roaching on the couch, he loves to be nosy and check o...

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Zoe

Melbourne, VIC

Zoe is a striking, beautiful chocolate brown brindle. She loves life, and parties every day in her foster home with her beloved foster brother Buster. Being a party girl, Zoe has mor...

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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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