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It’s nice to have friends over for the night…

By any standards, the Greyhound Adoption Program’s first ‘Slumber Party’ last weekend was nothing to sleep through.

The Slumber Party was a chance for people to take a greyhound to their home for one or two nights, to see what a grey is ‘really’ like, or perhaps just offer an adopt-ready dog the chance to have a break from the kennels for the weekend.

In one case at least, it was also a chance to introduce some new mates.

Kate and Henry, for example, already had a greyhound – Chester – but thought it might be nice for him to have a new friend for a sleep-over, so they took Roger home (both pictured above – They could be brothers! Chester <over> and Roger <under> at home with Kate and Henry).

Kate sent some great photos back, and told us “Roger was the perfect dog, and really seems ready to be a pet. Good on the lead, only went to the toilet outside, very cuddly and settled into our home easily. He really liked Chester and always wanted to be near him so I think he would be well suited to living with another greyhound. We just loved Roger (and) he is welcome to come back for some respite anytime.”

A total or 39 dogs were taken home for a break, and the better news is that 12 have found their new homes and another five have asked for more time to decide.

Roger, and many of his mates, are available for adoption now. See the list of available greyhounds at GAP.GRV.ORG.AU