Great Global Greyhound Walk - Greyhounds as Pets

Sun 25 Sep
10:00 am
All around the country and the world

The GREAT GLOBAL GREYHOUND WALK 2022 - a worldwide phenomenon with over 220 walks taking place in 15 countries, everyone walking at the same time on the same day. The theme this year is RED, GAP has glammed this up and we’re calling it “On the red carpet” so get creative and dress you and your hound for the occasion!  Come along for a fun walk with your local hounds and raise awareness for Greyhound adoption and our rehoming programme.

Greyhounds as Pets are organising walks throughout the country with the aim of beating 2021's tally of 396 NZ hounds walking under the GAP banner. We may have fundraising activities at these events so please bring cash.

REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW LIVE - CHECK OUT YOUR NEAREST WALK BELOW pop your registration details on our form and you'll be counted in our numbers. 


Great Global Greyhound Walk 2022 Registration (

All our walks this year are public and will be in groups, well behaved fur brothers and sisters of your Greyhound are welcome to join us.  If you can’t make it to one of our walks you can register your own here Register Your 2022 Walk Here! - Great Global Greyhound Walk and be counted in the worldwide numbers (it’s easy).

Your local Group walk event is:

Christchurch: Botanic Gardens carpark, off Armagh St

Nelson: Trafalgar Centre, 7 Paru Paru Road, Nelson

Taupo: The Scout Den carpark on Lake Terrace (entry is opposite the Mere Rd exit)

Wellington: Frank Kitts Park, Wellington Waterfront, meet near the playground

Horowhenua/Kapiti: Paraparaumu Beach (main carpark) – hosted by Kapiti Greyhound Friends

Palmerston North:  The Esplanade (Park Road Entrance, Miniature Railway Carpark)

Napier: Clive Square Gardens

Gisborne: Watties Wharf, Reads Quay 

New Plymouth: Pukekura Park (Sports Ground main entrance)

Hamilton: Innes Common Carpark off Lake Domain Dr

Tauranga: Mount Drury, Mt Maunganui (Ocean side)

Auckland: Cornwall Park, Greenlane (Pohutukawa Drive carpark)

Whangarei: Canopy Bridge, Whangarei Town Basin 

Masterton: Henley Lake, Colombo Road entrance

Rotorua: The Redwoods, Whakarewarewa, Rotorua 

Timaru: Caroline Bay, Meeting at the Virtue Ave End carpark

New walk locations for 2022!!!

Oamaru/Waimate: Oamaru Public Gardens, main Chelmer St entrance (gorgeous gardens!)

Takaka (Parapara): Kendal St, Milnthorpe (awesome forest walk)

Blenheim: The Old Tua Marina Church at Brayshaw Heritage Park (riverside walk) NOTE this group meets at 10:30am for 10:45am start

Health & Safety: Our small but mighty community of hound lovers needs to stay safe during this group activity - and be seen to be socially responsible. The GGGW is all about drawing attention and being seen in your region - for these reasons we ask:

  • That you maintain government guidelines on social distancing for the duration of the event.
  • If you’re unwell on the day, please stay home and get well
  • Don’t forget the usual stuff – pick up your dog’s poo, all walks are on lead only.
  • If your dog is new, nervous or reactive please use a muzzle, be considerate of other walkers. (There may be non-Greyhounds walking in your group, please allow extra space if they make your dog uncomfortable)

Fun Stuff: RED! – that’s the theme for 2022, GAP has gone one further and called ours “On the red carpet” think, glitz, think glamour, think puppararazzi! You can team up with others or make your own original outfit, anything goes! Make sure you post a pic on your regional Facebook page on the day as we’ll have spot prizes for entries.