It is important to have a whole-of-life plan for your racing greyhound, including planning for retirement from racing because the long-term welfare of your greyhound is paramount.
Greyhounds have become popular pets
More and more Australians are becoming aware that greyhounds not only have a placid nature, but they are excellent companions which don’t require a lot of exercise and are happy to spend most of the day sleeping.
An increasing number of people living in and around Melbourne’s CBD are adopting greyhounds as pets as they are extremely well suited to apartment living.
Encourage your friends or family to adopt a greyhound as a pet once it’s retired from racing.
Re-homing should be the first consideration
If you are an owner, Greyhound Racing Victoria encourages you (or one of your fellow owners if your greyhound is owned by a syndicate) to consider adopting your greyhound as a pet once it is no longer a racing greyhound. Or you might consider encouraging your friends or family to adopt your greyhound as a pet once it’s retired.
Greyhound Adoption Program (GAP)
The Greyhound Adoption Program (GAP), run by Greyhound Racing Victoria, finds homes for hundreds of retired greyhounds each year. Go to the GAP website for re-homing and adoption information.
Visit GAP at gap.grv.org.au