24 greyhounds find new homes as part of Racing and Wagering WA’s new Greyhounds as Pets program


John and Lyn Frings with their new pet Tamba.
John and Lyn Frings with their new pet Tamba.

MORE than 20 greyhounds were adopted from Racing and Wagering Western Australia’s new Greyhounds as Pets (GAP) kennel facility in Southern River last Sunday .

Twenty-four greyhounds were adopted which set a new adoption record in a single day for the program.

About 27 families and couples attended the four-hour event in Southern River, in order to meet their greyhound companion and complete their transition from racing dog to ideal pet.

Greyhound adoptee John Frings said his adopted greyhound Tamba was fitting in well after her trip home to Bunbury.

“We were so pleased to meet everyone at the GAP facility,” he said.

“Everything was so well organised and it was a seamless transition from kennels to car.”

GAP manager Lauren Savage said they were pleased to have 24 greyhounds find new homes.

“Greyhounds are one of the most adaptable and sweet natured dog breeds, suited to living with families, the elderly and in inner-city apartments and it’s always such a wonderful feeling when you are able to find them their perfect match,” she said.

Families and couples travelled from all areas of Western Australia to attend the event, including regional areas such as Kalgoorlie, Albany, York, Gingin and Yeerirrie.