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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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Gary

Melbourne, VIC

Gary is a little ray of sunshine - his tail constantly wagging to show how happy he is to spend the day with his humans. He is a busy boy, interested in everything going on. If he is a...

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Ray

Melbourne, VIC

Ray is the most loveable, goofy and good boy. He has a gorgeous energy about him. He loves to be a part of all things, is always up for pats and a kiss. Ray wants to greet everyone in...

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Jayco

Melbourne, VIC

Jayco is an affectionate boy who just loves meeting folk on his walks. New to this rescue life, Jayco is also learning to play with toys and chasing his ball. His foster carers think...

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Flash

Melbourne, VIC

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 to sit on anything t...

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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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