Many greyhounds become available for adoption each year, however not enough people are interested in having them as pets purely because they do not understand that the greyhound is a very warm, affectionate and loyal companion animal.
The greyhound by law is required to wear a muzzle when in a public place. Due to this they are often perceived as being hostile - this couldn't be further from the truth. The greyhound is actually a non-aggressive animal with a very gentle disposition.
Through a more positive reputation, the Greyhound Adoption Program and Greyhounds As Pets Programs around Australia hope to increase and improve the public's awareness and desire to care for these animals in a loving family environment once their racing careers have finished.
All greyhounds in the program are sterilized, wormed, vaccinated, microchipped and vet checked. An adoption fee exists only to cover the costs of the associated veterinary expenses.
Most importantly a greyhound will give you as much, if not more affection than it receives.
Other Greyhound Adoption Programs have also been running very successfully in Victoria, Queensland, New South Wales, Western Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand. Greyhound Adoption Program SA is a member body of the Greyhound Adoption Program Australasia.
With the support of those dedicated to the welfare of animals, GAP can improve the image of these sleek, athletic dogs and find loving homes that will bring happiness to both the owners and pets.