A new record for the number of greyhounds adopted at a single event has fallen with 132 greyhounds finding new homes at the Greyhound Adoption Program’s three-day fee-waived adoption event at Seymour so far, still with one more day to go.
After 81 of the 110 greyhounds up for adoption found homes on Friday, a further 51 went home with their new families on Saturday.
This brought the total number of greyhounds adopted across the weekend to 132, surpassing the record set last year of 110 adopted over the 2019 three-day event.
One of the 71 greyhounds adopted today was Pickle, who went with the Kestle Family (pictured above). Wayne, Nicole, Meg and Flynn were particularly overjoyed with Pickle.
Meg and Flynn were most excited about showing pickle his new backyard.
“We are super happy and can’t wait to play with him all day,” said Meg and Flynn.
Parents Wayne and Nicole said they had fancied adopting a greyhound for a while now.
“We have three or four in our street and we have fallen in love with the breed. We were planning to adopt this weekend a while ago, so the fee-waived event was a bonus.”
Pickle was fostered by veteran GAP Volunteer Pam, who said that the greyhound’s new family was the perfect fit.
“Pickle is the most fun greyhound I have had in my 11 years of fostering, and for him to find a home with such a lovely family is the best thing I could want for him.”
Mr Alan Clayton, CEO of Greyhound Racing Victoria, which manages GAP, said it was no surprise that the record was broken.
“The two days so far have been so exciting. We’ve adopted a record number of dogs, and found them new families, friends and forever homes. We’re just so thrilled with all the support we have received from everyone,” Mr Clayton said.
With one more day to go of the three-day adoption bonanza, attendees tomorrow can expect a further 20 greyhounds ready to be adopted.
If you are planning on adopting a greyhound, please register at – http://gap.grv.org.au/adopt-a-greyhound
If you would like to find out more information about adopting a greyhound, please contact GAP on 03 5799 0166.