The popular Adoption Days run by the Greyhound Adoption Program made a return for 2016 on February 28 at The Meadows, and what a start to the year it was!
Twenty nine greyhounds made their way to the event, and of them, 23 found a new loving home.
A record ‘Adoption Day’ attendance of over 200 people came along to meet the greyhounds, ask questions and find out more about greyhounds as pets.
“Not everyone that attends our Adoption Days is looking to adopt. These events provide also provide an opportunity for those at the beginning of the pet decision-making process to find out more information and meet the greyhounds to see if they are the right pet for them,” said Greyhound Adoption Program Manager, Larissa Darragh.
Several more Adoption Days are in the pipeline for 2016 and the team at GAP is eagerly looking forward to the next one.
“Sunday was a fantastic result and demonstrates how popular these days are! We are excited for the next one, of which we will advise details about in the near future, so keep an eye out on our Facebook page and website for the release of the next date and location,” Larrisa said.
While Adoption Days are usually held in Melbourne, potential adopters can contact GAP at any time to organise a meeting at GAP headquarters in Seymour, just an hour north of Melbourne, or at our other location in Baxter, just off the Peninsula link in Melbourne’s south-east. GAP has new greyhounds entering the program on a weekly basis so if at any stage there aren’t any greyhounds available on the website that catch your eye, chances are there will be in the near future.
The six greyhounds not adopted on the day have since returned to Seymour, where they will remain until the right adopter comes along.
To make an appointment to meet the many greyhounds currently available for adoption please call (03) 5799 0166 or CLICK HERE to visit the available dogs page.