We changed his name to Zouga - from a Wilbur Smith novel - it is the name of a swiftly flowing river. It didn't take him long at all to learn to respond to this. We live at Ohope Beach in the Eastern Bay of Plenty and every morning and evening we are walking on the sands. Zouga is a familiar sight in the community, always carrying his rubber bone on the homeward stretch.

My favourite toy is Monkey. Here is a picture of me; I love snuggling into my bed and falling asleep cuddling Monkey.

In bed with Monkey

My foster parents are landscaping our front section. They have done lots of digging which I wish I could help with, but my foster parents say I am not allowed to. Instead I like to lie on the dirt. I slowly go from being a white dog to a brown dog! 


Jake has been with us over two years now and what a perfect boy he is! We do loads of beach walks and runs in the park, FUN, and on Mondays we even meet up with a few hound friends and go walking up a big hill, usually there are around 5 dogs :-)!!

Recently Jake got a new brother! He is super excited about it now and happily stays at home with

Jake (brindle) and his new brother Zeke (black)

his new bud.  He never liked being alone so it has all gone down well.

My fiancé and I received Snozz at the beginning of January this year. We found that he had loads of personality from the moment we brought him home and we are still learning about his quirks.

sitting for dinner!

Hello, my name is Lily (Sweet Ways), and I'm a 2 year old black and white greyhound.  I have recently come through the wonderful GAP programme, via lovely Kaye in Cambridge and then gorgeous Ginney in Te Aroha, who was my foster Mum.

I have now been in Whangarei,  the winterless north for 2 months with my forever family and I'm doing more than ok.

We managed a good walk through the bush at Tunnel Gully, just north of Upper Hutt, and a play on the agility equipment before the weather closed in! Click an image below to view full size pics of Nick, Brenda, Bully and Jorja showing that greyhounds will give anything a go once!

Snowflake is training to be a disability dog. She currently lives in Auckland with her foster carers Vicki and Simon who help her write her regular blog posts explaining what she's up to. Here is her third post!

I love my bed! Sometimes Ada likes to come and share my bed with me.

Two in the bed

Ada and I went to the French Markets with my foster parents. We were very good and waited patiently while my foster parents went and bought some brunch. When they came back, lots of people were waiting to see if they could meet us.

French Markets

This year we made our National Appeal even more exciting by giving the week a fashion theme! We were inspired by the Trussardi hounds and, as we know our owners love dressing their dogs up, we decided to run a fashion competition!

Hayley (Denniston Rose) models a patterned silk scarf

We've received some absolutely adorable photos which we can't resist sharing with you. The competition is still running, so if you're inspired then get your camera out and raid your wardrobe this weekend!

Well folks, we've survived another Art Deco weekend. As usual we took part in the Gatsby Picnic on Sunday afternoon and as usual it was an amazing way to pass the time on such a beautiful day.

This year, for us in particular, two things were different.

We took 4 Hounds with us!
It was the first solo event I've organised to raise funds and awareness for GAP.

This beautiful blue brindle bundle of bounce came into our lives in August after my partner Tom decided we should get a mate for our existing girl and wanted one this colour and female.  We were told to get a male mate as they got along better, but we have had no problems at all with these two. We have Beyoncé (the beautiful fawn in the picture above), so had to call her Rihanna. The delectable duo !

The Y Shape


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2 June 2019 - 10:00am

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