Hundreds of pet lovers are expected to descend on Wentworth Park this Saturday for the annual Greyhounds As Pets adoption day.
Anyone interested in adopting a greyhound as a pet, or who simply wants to find out more about the greyhound breed, is encouraged to get down to the adoption day between 10am and 2pm.
The event will feature more than 30 greyhounds available for adoption on the day as well as plenty of information and greyhound experts on hand to inform people about what great pets greyhounds can make.
Greyhounds As Pets Rehoming Manager Kyle Maher said contrary to some assumptions, greyhounds made terrific pets as they are friendly dogs that do not require a lot of exercise.
“These adoption days are a great way of allowing people to come face-to-face with these lovely animals and see what they are really like once their careers on the track are over,” Mr Maher said.
While people who attend the Wentworth Park event will be able to adopt a greyhound as a pet on the day, Mr Maher said the adoption day was also a useful learning experience for those looking for a new household pet.
“If you are thinking about adopting and want to find out more information, this is a great opportunity as staff from Greyhounds As Pets will be on hand to answer any of your questions while you meet and interact with some of our friendly greyhounds,” Mr Maher said.
“Greyhounds are gentle, affectionate dogs. They don’t need vast amounts of space, can settle into a range of environments and can make great companions for families and individuals looking for a pet.
“All greyhounds that are adopted through Greyhounds As Pets have been behaviourally assessed for suitability as a pet. In addition to this, all greyhounds are vet-checked, desexed, vaccinated, microchipped and registered with council.”
The adoption day is one of the many initiatives undertaken by Greyhounds As Pets to ensure greyhounds who have either retired from the racetrack or are not suitable for racing can find suitable homes.
Greyhounds As Pets is a not-for-profit initiative co-ordinated by Greyhound Racing NSW which aims to provide people with a pet that suits their lifestyle, while importantly giving a new home to as many greyhounds as possible.
More information about Greyhounds As Pets can be found at www.gapnsw.com.au