Greyhounds and eagles have plenty in common this month: Vitality, keen vision, notable noses – and Xavier Ellis.
April is Greyhound Adoption Month and the West-Coast-Eagle-turned-Perthonality has teamed up with Greyhounds as Pets (GAP) WA to help match dogs with their perfect people.
Newly adopted GAP ambassador Xavier said his best mate was a greyhound called Jeff and he was excited to help other West Australians find buddies just as agreeable and fun to be around.
“I’ve always been an unofficial ambassador for rehoming any dog but I’m thrilled to be on board with GAP this year to help find these kind-natured dogs a place to spend their retirement,” Xavier said.
“Greyhounds enjoy a surprisingly minimalist life. Many people don’t realise that the best thing about greyhounds is they are happy with a quick walk, a lot of sleeping and just being a mate to someone.”
“Put simply, life is better with a greyhound.”
National Adoption Month is a highly successful project. It offers the perfect opportunity to meet a quiet, well-mannered and easy living companion.
Despite their big appearance, greyhounds don’t need a great deal of exercise or vast amounts of space, in fact they thrive in urban spaces. Greyhounds are very adaptable and are equally suited to large properties, suburban homes and units.
All greyhounds that come through the GAP program have had a thorough behaviour assessment to understand their tendencies towards small dogs, cats and noises, which helps to ensure they are matched with the right home.
GAP is offering discounted adoption in April, with costs down from $350 to $75. Applicants whose homes and lifestyles aren’t suited to available greyhounds, will have the lower fee honoured through May.
For more information about adopting a greyhound or to complete an application form, please visit the Greyhounds As Pets WA homepage.