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Gumtree Greys - Melbourne

Organisation

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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Perrie

Melbourne, VIC

Perrie is an affectionate sweetheart - she gives the best cuddles, and loves to nestle right into your shoulder and neck to give you her famous kisses. Perrie loves her walks and zoomie...

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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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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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