Saturday afternoon’s adoption day at Sandown was another huge success for the Greyhound Adoption Program, with 43 dogs finding their forever home.
More than 300 people attended the day, either intending to find a new family member or just to learn more information about the Greyhound Adoption Program and the appeal of greyhounds as pets.
Quik, the 400th greyhound to pass through the foster program at Dhurringile prison was one of the first to find his new home with Cameron MacMIllan, while a greyhound named Houdini was a perfect fit for magician Troy Mousaco who was quick to claim him.
“I have been looking at getting a pet as companion for a while now and a friend of mine mentioned that I should get a greyhound,”Troy said.
Geoffrey and Deborah Biggs from Moorolbark, have never owned a greyhound but have loved the breed for a long time and were delighted to adopt Cher.
”She is so beautiful and has such a friendly nature we instantly fell in love,”
Six dogs up for adoption on the day sadly didn’t find their new homes but are still available through contacting GAP.
Adoption days aren’t the only way you can adopt a greyhound from GAP – the Seymour kennels are open Monday – Fridays from 8.30am to 4pm and Saturdays by appointment.
GAP also have a Melbourne based facility in Baxter which is open on Saturdays and Sundays by appointment only.