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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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Kiki

Melbourne, VIC

"A true character" - Kiki is a walking contradiction! Just when you think you’ve got her pinned down, she’ll do something to surprise you and make you question whether you truly know he...

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Sam

Melbourne, VIC

"Looking for love" - Just you watch - smart, special Sam will indeed transform into your loyal, grey best friend. Sam is king of cool. He is big, strong and independent, but with a s...

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Cozi

Melbourne, VIC

"Looking for love" - If you need a shoulder to cry on, or someone to talk about your day with, then Cozi is the greyhound for you. With ears as big as Yoda’s, and a soul as wise and kin...

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Manny

Melbourne, VIC

"Looking for love" - Manny’s life motto is ‘Seize the Walkway’. Every time he leaves the house, Manny makes it his mission to receive cuddles from every stranger who walks in his direct...

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Reuben

Melbourne, VIC

"Looking for love" - Are you in need of a lockdown buddy - someone to spend those weekends with - to keep you company while you binge watch TV, bake banana bread and clean out your cupbo...

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Bobby

Melbourne, VIC

"Greyhound in disguise" - The first thing you may notice about Bobby is his snout - which is shorter than most greyhounds. People are often very surprised when they find out he is a gre...

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Suzie

Melbourne, VIC

"A true character" - If anyone can prove that age is just a number, it’s Suzie. She is more like a teenager than an older lady - full of emotion, and follows her heart over her head. S...

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Hawk

Melbourne, VIC

"Looking for love" - Hawk is a true extrovert - he loves to be around others, especially other dogs. The best part of Hawk’s day is meeting new friends on walks or at the dog park. Whe...

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Libby

Melbourne, VIC

"Looking for love" - Libby is a self-proclaimed cuddle addict. Her friends have tried to make her seek help, but Lily isn’t ashamed. She is adamant that cuddling is good for the mind a...

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Fonzie

Melbourne, VIC

"Happy days" - With his sleek black coat and little white chest, Fonzie looks like he’s straight out of "Happy Days". While he hasn’t got the hang of the Fonzie signature catchphrase an...

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Bucks

Melbourne, VIC

"Curious and chilled out" - Bucks always wanted to be part of a big family. He doesn’t need a lot of attention, but simply likes to be ‘one of the pack’ and is happiest when there are p...

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Ross

Melbourne, VIC

"Life is one big game" - Ross is always looking for the joy in life. He thinks life is one big game, and he is determined to get as much fun out of it as he can. It’s impossible not to...

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Violet

Melbourne, VIC

"Lots of laughs" - Violet is extremely beautiful and she knows it. Ever since she was a little puppy, people have stopped and stared at her lovely fawn coat and amber eyes. All this at...

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Maddy

Melbourne, VIC

"Quirky and cute" - Maddy hopes that her new family loves her – quirks and all! She has found the transition from the racing industry a challenge, but is making progress every day, alre...

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Anna

Melbourne, VIC

Anna - Not a couch potato When Anna first came to us, she was quite timid and used to cry a lot. After a few weeks in foster care, she came out of her shell, started eating well and ...

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