When retired racing greyhounds become available for adoption Greyhounds As Pets (GAP) is the organisation skilled in finding them responsible, caring, and loving permanent homes. Staffed by the magnificent team of Kerry, Tammara and Dana, they run the only greyhound adoption program in WA officially sanctioned by Greyhounds WA and Racing & Wagering WA and have over 10 years of experience in behavioural assessment and matching dogs with suitable families. GAP has also developed a strong network of support, including Veterinary practices, animal behaviourists, pet dog training businesses, pet dog boarding kennels, dog food companies and canine heath specialists to ensure that each greyhound is well looked after in retirement. This means that specialist support services are available post adoption as well. Gap also hosts regular greyhound functions and get togethers too! Judging by the pics on their website, they are well attended and lots of fun for the greyhounds and their adoptive owners.
Greyhounds are usually relaxed and laid back in nature, and have a calm gentleness about them. They are built for speed, not endurance, so enjoy a leisurely sleep-in and brief walks. They can easily be trained to integrate with other animals and children. If you are contemplating a new addition to your fur family, please stop by the GAP website and strongly consider the positive contributions a greyhound could bring to your home. GAP currently has 20 beautiful greyhounds available for adoption and another 170 waiting to enter the adoption program.
GAP recently connected us with Stan, a stunning grey greyhound who we have since featured in a commercial photo session. You can read all about Stan’s photo shoot, and more, in the July 2010 GAP newsletter – Click here to subscribe.