Greyt news! Our GAP Events Team is Getting Bigger with New Volunteers in Canterbury and Auckland.

Greyt news! Our GAP Events Team is Getting Bigger with New Volunteers in Canterbury and Auckland.


We are so delighted to announce that joining Lance, Michelle and Ashley (our current ECs) are Danielle with Buddha, Julie with Lacy and Anthony with Henry, welcome to the team!

Lance says, I have been involved with greyhounds for about 18 months now. I met my girl Kora directly through her trainer and instantly fell in love. I love the quirky nature of these (sometimes) regal animals and I love being out in the community giving awareness and understanding to them. Kora and I have 2 amazing helpers when it comes to promotion, it really has become a family affair with the help of my 9 year old son Aiden and my wife Laura. We all really enjoy the walks and all the other fundraising and community events and love meeting up with the other GAP community members who come along and make the world a better place. It’s great meeting new people and new dogs at the walks so please feel free to come up and say hello.

Danielle says “my husband and I live in Rangiora with our 2 young children. While researching pets to help our son with his fear of animals, Greyhounds entered our lives.

Buddha joined our family and introduced us to the wonderful world of GAP. I found a passion I didn't know I had and now am lucky enough to get to spend my free time showing others how Greyt our world is, and maybe help them find their own special Hound”.

Julie says ‘I have been involved with GAP since 2010 when I adopted my first retired greyhound. Over the years I have become more involved in the GAP community and have been a Home Check volunteer for a wee while now which I love. I am excited to also be joining the events coordination team and assisting GAP in the promotion of our beautiful hounds. I look forward to meeting you all out and about with my girl Lacy.’

And from Anthony, “Hi guys, I’m based on Rangiora. After being dog owners all our lives we adopted our lovely Henry in July 2019. We’ve had sight hounds previously (Irish Wolfhounds and Scottish Deerhounds) so we’ve actually downsized! I look forward to meeting you at an upcoming GAP event. Come up and say hi! Henry is super social and

loves other dogs and is great with children. You may even see him tearing around Waikuku Beach on a sunny afternoon.”


GAP is delighted to announce that our amazing supporters Mark and Carin have volunteered to become our Auckland Event Coordinators. Mark and Carin and family joined our foster team after adopting last year and currently have foster hound number 10 staying with them! A little bit about our newest coordinators:

Our family (Mark, Carin and kids Nicky and George), started our journey with greyhounds and GAP after our last dog passed away at the ripe old age of 15.

Our daughter, Nicky, suggested greyhounds and after some homework, we adopted our hounds, Elliot and later Bonny. Soon after Bonny’s adoption, we fostered our first hound and have been fostering ever since. It’s incredible to see the new hounds unfold into pet life and very rewarding that we as a family, have made a small difference in setting them up for adoption.

Please join us in welcoming them to the GAP Team.