Due to current circumstances around COVID-19, the National Adoption Day scheduled for 19 April 2020 will be postponed until a later date to be decided.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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What is the GAP
National Adoption Day?

The GAP National Adoption Day allows for all GAP programs to come together to promote the re-homing of greyhounds and why they make fantastic pets.

Each state will hold their own Adoption Day event at multiple facilities across the country that will allow for potential adopters to find out more about the breed, learn about greyhound care, foster care opportunities and to find the perfect pooch to join their family.

What is GAP?

GAP represents a unique group of initiatives managed by respective greyhound racing governing bodies that re-home retired racing greyhounds: Greyhound Adoption Program (VIC, SA, TAS & QLD) and Greyhounds as Pets (WA & NSW).

The GAP programs are committed to ensuring the best levels of care are given to greyhounds upon retirement and aim to ensure, at any age, that every behaviourally sound greyhound is re-homed.

Q&A with GAP National Ambassador Todd McKenney

2019 National Adoption Day: Victoria leads the way as Australia re-homes more than 200 greyhounds in one day

A huge build-up to Australia’s second-ever National Greyhound Adoption Day has come to fruition with 71 greyhounds being adopted into Victorian homes after a wonderful day at The Meadows Racetrack.

All six states in Australia held an adoption event today, with a total of 207 greyhounds considered no longer suitable for racing finding loving new homes.


Greyhound FAQ’s

Do greyhounds make great pets?

Greyhounds are quiet, well-mannered and very easy to live with. They are friendly, affectionate, lazy, calm, clean, loving, trusting and good-natured.

What is the average size of a greyhound

Male greyhounds typically weigh from 30 to 45kg and are 65 to 75cm tall at the shoulder. The females can weigh from 25 to 35kg and stand from 60 to 70cm at the shoulder.

How many different types of colour are there?

Greyhounds come in a variety of colours including brindle, fawn, black, white, black and white, white with brindle, red fawn, blue fawn, light fawn and blue.

What is the average age of a greyhound at adoption and how long do the live for?

Our greyhounds usually range from two to five years of age, however we do sometimes get puppies and older dogs into the program from time to time. The average lifespan of a greyhound is 12-14 years.