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‘Love affair’ continues with 148 adoptions in three days

And that’s a wrap!

The Greyhound Adoption Program’s annual three-day adoption event has come to an end for another year.

In 2020 records have been set all weekend, culminating in a total of 148 greyhounds finding new homes, the highest number of greyhounds adopted in a single event.

Greyhound Racing Victoria’s Chair Peita Duncan said it was no surprise that the record was broken.

“This just shows the love affair the Victorian public has with the greyhound breed,” Ms Duncan said.

“The secret is out and there are now thousands of greyhounds in homes and apartments right across the state.”

“The most pleasing thing about the weekend is we have found loving homes for more than 140 of our beautiful greyhounds.”

“I’m sure all the people who have taken home greyhounds this weekend will join me in saying well done again to our GAP staff and volunteers who have matched them with their new family member.”

GAP Re-homing Manager Sean Stanton was overwhelmed at the achievements of the weekend.

“This is a tough event to prepare for and it’s a taxing weekend on staff and volunteers, but I’m so thankful to everyone for their hard work. The results speak for themselves,” said Sean.

“Last year’s record of 110 was something that I thought we could match, but the response this year has been amazing and my thanks go out to all the GAP staff and volunteers who have worked across the three days. Well done!”

If you would like to find out more information about adopting a greyhound, please contact GAP on 03 5799 0166.


  • 81 adopted Friday
  • 51 adopted Saturday
  • 16 adopted Sunday
  • 148 adopted in total out of a possible 152 greyhounds
  • Last year’s record of 110 over the three days has been smashed by 38

Staff and volunteers had reason to smile after a hugely successful event.