Greyhound Adoption Program
The Greyhound Adoption Program, or GAP, is an initiative of Greyhound Racing Victoria dedicated to finding homes as pets for greyhounds that are no longer suitable for racing.
Contrary to popular opinion, greyhounds are a very lazy, placid, non aggressive breed who require very little exercise or room. While many greyhounds become available for adoption each year, misconceptions about these dogs deter people from owning them as pets.
In the past greyhounds were required by law to wear a muzzle in public, creating the perception that they are hostile. However, due to our very strict assessment criteria, the dogs adopted through GAP are the ONLY ones who are now exempt from wearing a muzzle.
It is one of our main goals to change the negative image so many people have of greyhounds, and through a more positive reputation, hope to increase the public's desire to care for these wonderful dogs after their racing careers have finished. Each greyhound is kept by GAP for a period of six to eight weeks in order to expose them to as many different experiences as possible (eg. Cats, children, small animals etc).
All our dogs are thoroughly temperament tested, and we will always take the dog back if your situation changes at any time. GAP greyhounds are desexed, microchipped, wormed, and vaccinated. An adoption fee exists only to attempt to recover some of these costs. More importantly, these dogs can give as much, if not more, affection than they receive.
GAP attends many events during the year. We also have an annual Gathering of the Greyhounds at Christmas time which is always a popular event with around 250 greyhounds and 500 people usually attending.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am till 4:00pm, Saturday by appointment. Closed Sunday and all public holidays.
❊ Address & Contact ❊
⊜ 298 Goulburn Valley Highway, Seymour | Map
✆ (03) 5799 0166
❊ Web Links ❊
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