My foster mum Bec dropped me off to live with my new whanau on 14 November 2013.  It was an

Me with Bec at my new 'forever' home. It has lots of space to run.

Just wanted to let you know how much we love our beautiful greyhound!

She has been with us now for 3 months and we can't imagine life without her.  The first couple of weeks she wore her 'tail thong' (tail wrapped tightly under bottom) but every day her tail seems to get higher and higher and her smile gets wider.

She discovered the beach over Xmas and while not too keen on the water loved having lots of 'zoomies' up and down the sand and showing off to everyone. Her recall is excellent, fuelled by plenty of treats in the early days of training.

Ada, my Husky friend, and I went on holiday for the Christmas and New Year period. We had a great time away staying with friends and family! We both wish you a happy New Year and hope that your Christmas and New Year were wonderful too!

Under the tree

Ada likes to go swimming. I like to paddle in our paddling pool at my foster parent's house. I thought I might give swimming a go. It turned out I was better at sinking than swimming. Just as well there was a trained life-guard on hand to rescue me!

Attempt to swim

First of all I would say that I was only ever incidental in the dog equation.  My Wife (Christine) and Son (Daniel) were completely responsible in acquiring a Greyhound, although I was present about 5 years ago when Daniel was only 8 or 9 insisted that we adopt a Greyhound. We had run into a couple at the pet store in Hamilton.

Skyla has been a absolute pleasure to have around the house and has fitted in far better than I

Sharing the Couch

Silver has been with us for six months now, and is completely one of the family. She has a very happy, affectionate nature, and always wants to be part of whatever's happening. She never tires of watching me in the garden and is my most constant companion of the three dogs. Her trainer

Silver at home

taught her to put her paws up on his shoulders for cuddles, and she delights in doing this with me.

GAP is rocking the Bay of Plenty!

For the first time on the 11th January, Greyhounds as Pets had a stand at the Paeroa A & P show.

Paeroa A&P Show

It's a country show that mostly focuses on horses, but don't we all know that horses and dogs go together? We met some lovely people, including some potential foster carers and forever homes!

Zena  has made herself at home and taken over all Wolf's toys and beds. A very loving girl - very playful and energetic!  Loves to help gardening, great if you want to plant  large trees! It has taken a while to build her confidence with new situations, other dogs, lawnmowers and Guy Fawkes crackers . They reduced her to a quivering wreck in spite of all the normal precautions.(I hate them too.)

The idea for a greyhound assistance dog was hatched in 2012 when Melanie Donne from the Kotuku Foundation was researching dog breeds for the Foundation's work with disability assistance dogs. Melanie says, "I found that greyhounds have these wonderful qualities that match nearly perfectly the things we're looking for in an assistance dog. We contacted GAP and asked is there a way we could help?"

Priceless (Fancy Freda) has been with us nearly three years now and boy has the time flown by. It feels like she has always been with us! We did some basic obedience classes at dog school in the beginning, but Priceless wasn't really into it. She struggles to sit and will rarely lay down on anything harder than carpet - this generally includes grass.

Just in case you weren't already in the Christmas mood, here's more of the festive spirit from our gorgeous photogenic hounds!

Babe - (Sexy Babe)

Beryl - (Winsome Deluxe)

Mila (Bronze for Macos)

Koby - (Greywinds Koby)

Lola (lefty unraced)

Lily (Ms. Tournamental)

Lola (Kinetic Flyer)

Richie (Thrilling Tear)

Riley - (Unraced)


Asher (Unraced)

Star - (Know Wonder)

Leroy - (Soho Prince)

Jake (Spiral Ebony)

Flossy (Flossy Haka)

Sam (Gridiron)


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