The GRV’s Community Day held at the Meadows on 18 November welcomed hundreds of greyhound pet owners and their dogs. The event festivities included kids’ activities, a complementary BBQ and lots of dog-related booths and resources.
Community Days recognise the importance of greyhounds’ lives after racing and many of the booths support the wellbeing of the dogs. There was a free dental check, a dog track and pop-up shops owned by avid greyhound lovers.
“I’m always promoting these events and telling people to come along, especially new greyhound owners,” said Jenni Jobling, owner of BlueGum Designs, one of the stallholders at the event.
Jenni makes and sells raincoats for greyhounds. She has been to all the GRV’s Community Days and fosters dogs for GAP.
“They get to tap into all those resources, speak to the vet and meet other greyhound owners. I really like to speak to the ones that come along who are doing research and are interested in getting a greyhound. It’s really positive to speak with GAP staff and other greyhound owners.”
In addition to welcoming those who have adopted greyhounds, the Community Day was also an opportunity for people to adopt. GRV is thrilled 16 greyhounds found forever homes at the event. The next Adoption Day will be held on 2 December in Shepparton. To learn more about the Adoption Day and to register, click here.