Twice the number of greyhounds were up for adoption at a recent Greyhound Adoption Day, with more than three-quarters of the dogs finding new homes.
More than 500 people attended the June 25 event at The Meadows Greyhound Racing Club, in Broadmeadows, where 80 greyhounds were searching for a new home.
Of the 80 dogs, 63 were adopted on the day, bringing the number of dogs adopted in the past 12 months to almost 1300, well above the Greyhound Adoption Program’s anticipated target of 1000 adoptions for 2016-17.
Despite not all the dogs being adopted on the day, Greyhound Adoption Program adoption manager Larissa Darragh said she was confident the dogs that made the ride back to the GAP headquarters at Seymour would be adopted soon.
It’s always adoption day at the GAP headquarters in Seymour, which is open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4pm, as well as Saturdays by appointment.
■To see the greyhounds that are available for adoption, visit: gap.grv.org.au