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Greyhound Adoption Day races to the finish line at Sandown

We have just two more Adoption Days left for 2017.

The next adoption day will be held at the Sandown Greyhound Racing Club on Saturday 21 October, from 1pm – 3pm, and the final one for the year will be held in Geelong in December.

Those who can’t make it to an Adoption Day are very welcome visit greyhounds at our GAP centres in Seymour and Baxter.

The mobile adoption days, which are held at metropolitan and country greyhound race tracks around Victoria, give more people the chance to meet and adopt some retired and non-racing greyhounds that are waiting for their forever home.

If you’re interested but not quite ready to adopt a greyhound, you can come along to find out more about this wonderful breed.

About 30 dogs will make the trip to Sandown, all of which have been thoroughly temperament tested, desexed, wormed, microchipped and vaccinated, Ms Darragh said. For a $75 fee it is an economical way to adopt a pooch.

Registration is essential so if you do intend coming along or you need more information please go to our Adoption Day page at

GAP manager Larissa Darragh said GAP has had a successful year re-homing greyhounds

“We have re-homed more than 1300 greyhounds in a 12-month period which is a record for us, and we believe it is also an Australian record,” Ms Darragh said. “More and more people are realising that these gentle and loyal dogs can readily adapt to a new life as a pet.

“Greyhounds are well-known known for their racing ability, but if they’re not racing they can adapt really well to a normal home environment. They don’t need a lot of space or exercise – just a 15-minute walk once a day, which is average for a pet dog.

“We call them the 70kmh couch potato because they sleep for most of the day and are well known for choosing a nice soft couch as their favourite spot.”

Seymour GAP is open Monday to Friday, and Saturdays by appointment Tel: (03) 5799 0166, Email: Baxter GAP is open on weekends by appointment only Tel: (03) 5799 0166.