Recognising our volunteers for National Volunteer Week – Jodie Mckell

Our volunteers are at the core of Greyhounds as Pets (GAP) WA operations.

Jodie Mckell fell in love with greyhounds through a chance meeting with two at a music shop. 

Following this, Jodie adopted two retired racing greyhounds Zoomer and Rocky through GAP. Under the racing names of Placement and Hello I’m Chris, the two retired after impressive racing careers and became best friends in their forever home. 

Seeing them settle in very well, Jodie quickly realised her love was growing and she was keen to be part of the foster to adopt program. 

Jodie highlights the gentle nature of the greyhounds as one of her favourite traits, 

“I love them because they are so gentle, goofy and adorable,” Jodie said. 

“Seeing them awaken to being a pet, thrive in their new environment and contribute to their successful transition is truly rewarding. I would encourage anyone thinking of fostering to give it a go.” 

Foster carers play a vital role in helping our greyhounds transition to life as a pet, making it easier for them to adapt once adopted. Fostering provides a great option to experience greyhound ownership as an alternative to adoption. 

Jodie has fostered 11 greyhounds through the GAP program, with the ongoing support of her husband Paul who also confesses the greyhounds are his favourite pets. 

Here at Greyhounds as Pets WA, we want to say thank you to all our foster carers and other volunteers who play a critical role in helping us find forever homes for our greyhounds.

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