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Betoo retires to the couch

Rob Bourke was excited when he discovered that his new greyhound was no slouch on the track, with wins totalling $6,500 to his name.

After attending the Greyhound Adoption Day in Bendigo on Sunday, he jokingly says he is going to put four-year-old Betoo to work again.

“He can probably pay for his own keep.”

Rob was at the adoption day with his wife Renee, and their children Angus, four, and Alex, 18 months.

The family travelled from Warrandyte hoping to find the right dog for them – one that is happy being around young children. The team at GAP carefully identify each dog’s traits and character, and ask potential greyhounds owners to provide details about any other pets they have, where the dog will sleep and what sort of temperament they’re looking for, among other questions.

It’s a long Sunday drive from Warrandyte to Lords Raceway, but the couple had been to the Greyhound Adoption Program’s adoption day at The Meadows in June and unfortunately left empty-handed. This time they were hopeful of finding the right dog.

Happily, they left with Betoo.