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Why a greyhound?

Twenty-four greyhounds were re-homed at an Adoption Day at The Meadows on Sunday 24 September.

Lalor’s Kourosh Afarinesh (pictured above) was quick out of the blocks, snapping up Memphis, his very first greyhound.

“I’ve spent the last 15 months getting my backyard ready for a dog so the timing is right. I’ve wanted a dog that is elegant and a bit different to other breeds, and I’m so happy I decided on a greyhound,” Kourosh said.

Abner with his new family India, Jack and Cal, who made the trek from Maryborough on the day.

There was plenty of interest in white and fawn greyhound Abner, with GAP staff eventually matching him to India Armstrong and family.

India, son Cal and partner Jack Klemm made the long trip from Maryborough in the hope of finding their perfect match, and they were delighted to be going home with Abner.

“I’ve always loved greyhounds,” Jack said. “I’ve had one previously and he used to go everywhere with me.

“They’re amazing dogs. I love their sleekness, their size and their gentle nature.

“They’re such beautiful dogs.”

Bundoora family Mick, Patricia and Brent Gaskin adopted their first greyhound on the day after black beauty Noel caught their eye.

“We have been thinking about adopting a greyhound for the past three years,” Mick said.

“We lost our Australian Silky Terrier Cross in January at 22 years of age and we think a greyhound will really suit our family.

Noel the greyhound with his new family members Brent, Mick and Patricia Gaskin.

“We’ve done a lot of research and spoken to a few people in the neighbourhood with greyhounds and we like that they are placid, easy-going couch potatoes.”

A total of 39 greyhounds were available on the day, with the unadopted dogs being returned to GAP Tullamarine until they find their forever homes.

GAP Tullamarine – located at 444 Melrose Drive – is open everyday of the week from 10am-3pm, except Sundays – no appointment necessary.