Dog day out in Bendigo

Bendigo Weekly | Bendigo Weekly | 23-Feb-2018

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The Greyhound Adoption Program seeks to re-home dogs such as Judd (pictured). Photo: Contributed.
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BENDIGO will be one of several regional locations to host a greyhound adoption day on Sunday.

Greyhound Racing Victoria runs its Greyhound Adoption Program to re-home retired racing dogs, but it is only the second time that the program has come to Bendigo.

Last year, 24 dogs found new homes and organisers hope they will top that on Sunday.

GAP adoption manager Larissa Darragh said greyhounds are terrific pets because they are friendly, loyal, docile dogs. 

“Contrary to some assumptions, they don’t need a lot of exercise,” Ms Darragh said. 

“They need a 15-minute walk a day, which is average for a pet dog. They really are couch potatoes, they are happy to sleep most of the day.

“Some of the greyhounds are former racing greyhounds while others never made it to the track. 

“All are desexed, vaccinated, microchipped and they come with a lead, collar and coat. They also go through a detailed assessment to check their temperament and suitability for re-homing before they can graduate to wear the green GAP collar.”

About 40 greyhounds will be looking for their forever home during adoption day, held at Lords Raceway, Junortoun, from 11am to 1pm. 

To find out more and to register visit our GAP www.gap.grv.org.au

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