Following the success of the inaugural 2018 campaign, each Australian state will come together next month for the second GAP National Adoption Day.
The Greyhound Adoption Programs in Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania as well as Greyhounds as Pets in Western Australia and New South Wales, will each host an adoption day on April 28 as part of a nation-wide push to boost awareness of greyhounds as pets.
In 2018, the campaign saw 212 greyhounds re-homed across the country.
Theatre star, radio host and TV personality Todd McKenney fronted the 2018 campaign and was so overwhelmed with the response that he has signed on for 2019.
McKenney, who has two pet greyhounds of his own, said he was happy to be part of the campaign this year and was blown away by the success and response from last year.
“I went to the Melbourne event last year and it made me feel very warm to know that our message of greyhounds making great pets is getting out there,” McKenney said.
“There were so many people there and it was great to see these beautiful dogs starting their life as family pets.
“They really are the best dogs. They are playful, cheeky and fiercely loyal but it is their loving nature that I love the most.
“I just want to spread the word, I want greyhounds in every household I know of.”
If you’re interested in adopting a greyhound then join us for the WA Adoption Day at the Greyhounds as Pets facility, 357 Furley Road Southern River on Sunday 28 April 2019.
Pre-registrations will be opening on our website www.greyhoundsaspets.com.au soon, please note you MUST be pre-registered to adopt a greyhound on the day.
Once you have registered the GAP team will be in contact to place you in a category and a ‘Dogalogue’ of greyhounds that will be available to adopt on the day will be sent to you prior to the event.
For more information, go to http://nationalgreyhoundadoptionday.com.au
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