Greyhound Connections is a volunteer run, registered charity dedicated to finding forever homes for retired, rescued and non-racing greyhounds.
We are Canberra based and the primary greyhound re-homing organisation for the ACT region. We offer support, assistance and an inclusive greyhound community to anyone within the Canberra. That being said, we have helped find forever homes for many greyhounds in South Australia, Victoria, Queensland and the far borders of New South Wales so our network is growing by the day!
We believe there is a greyhound for every home, and a home for every greyhound. Greyhound Connections' incredible network of volunteers work collaboratively to ensure that all greyhounds find forever homes best suited to each of their unique personalities.
Since our inception in 2016, Greyhound Connections has re-homed hundreds of greyhounds and we look forward to many future years of helping hounds!
STEP 1 - The Conversation
Fill out the adoption enquiry form on our website and tell us about the type of greyhound you think will suit you and your family, or if you've already found a greyhound that has caught your eye. We aim to get the match right for both your sake and that of the greyhound, so please include as much detail as possible in your enquiry. Just like people, every greyhound is unique. Following receipt of your enquiry form, a volunteer from Greyhound Connections will contact you to chat about the greyhounds we have for adoption that may be suitable, or the greyhound that has caught your eye.
STEP 2 - The Meet 'n' Greet
Once we have found a greyhound that might be a good match we will contact you to arrange an obligation-free meet 'n' greet. This might be at your house or at a place where the greyhound is currently living, or in a public place such as a park or cafe. You will get a chance to meet the dog in person and ask any further questions you may have. If you are feeling confident about the greyhound, we will talk about arranging a trial.
STEP 3 - The Trial
To ensure the fit is right for both your family and the greyhound, we recommend a three week trial. This will help you to see if you and the greyhound settle in together, and become accustomed to each other's behaviours. We will provide you with our Adoption Handbook that provides you with lots of vital greyhound-related information and all of your greyhound's personal details. You will be encouraged to contact us and the breeder, trainer or owner if you have any questions or concerns through the trial period. We will be here to support you and the greyhound all the way, and love to hear how the greyhound is settling in.
STEP 4 - The Adoption
Following a successful trial, we will work with you to finalise the adoption of your new family member. This includes signing our adoption form, registering the greyhound under your name with your local animal services authority and providing proof of this, and your payment of the adoption fee.