The double adoption event will be held at GAP’s kennels at 298 Goulburn Valley Hwy, Seymour on Friday from 12pm – 5pm; and Saturday from 10am – 3pm.
GAP held an extended adoption event in January which drew about 1000 people and found new homes for 104 greyhounds. The pooches were snapped up so quickly that the event, which was meant to run for three days, was wound up by the end of the second day.
Organisers are hoping for another good turnout this time when GAP will have 70 greyhounds available at Seymour.
GAP’s Adoption Manager Larissa Darragh said GAP held adoption days every six to eight weeks, which usually run for a couple of hours. The longer event gives people a bit more flexibility to choose a day that suits them.
“Greyhounds are friendly, gentle and loyal dogs, and they make great pets. They are well-known for their speed, but greyhounds don’t need a lot of exercise, just a 15 minute walk a day is enough, which is average for a dog,” Ms Darragh said.
Greyhounds that are re-homed by GAP must first pass a thorough temperament assessment. They are also de-sexed and fully vaccinated.
“Even if you aren’t ready to adopt a greyhound now, this is a great opportunity to talk to staff and volunteers about these wonderful dogs to get to know what they are like.”
Entry is free but please go to the GAP website to register online at gap.grv.org.au/events/greyhound-adoption-day/ and if you are hoping to take home a greyhound please follow the link (https://goo.gl/F6eeXO) to fill in an application form to help us find the right dog for you.
Information about the greyhounds that will be at the adoption event will be sent to people who register. In the meantime, you can go to gap.grv.org.au to read about dogs that are currently available.