This year, National Adoption Days will be a little different across the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

With Each state having differing levels of COVID-19 restrictions and requirements for event attendance the National Adoption Day
we all know, and love is becoming the National Adoption Days

Make a fast friend. Adopt a Greyhound.

The National Adoption Days took place on Sunday April 18th 2021 in the following states:


GAP Victoria


GAP New South Wales


On Sunday the 8th May 2021 you can attend the National Adoption Days at:



In addition to the above, you can also learn about all things greyhound,
Greyhound adoption and why we love our greyhounds so much throughout
National adoption month in:


GAP Victoria


GAP Western Australia

What is the GAP
National Adoption Days?

The GAP National Adoption Days 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/Month 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

Nitro goes National

Victoria’s Greyhound Adoption Program held a National Adoption Day event at its Seymour headquarters yesterday with 50 greyhounds being re-homed to loving new families.

This was the first GAP adoption event held in Victoria for more than 12 months because of Covid-19, and New South Wales and Queensland also held their own events yesterday as part of the National Adoption Day drive.

A total of 86 adoptions occurred across the three events.


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.