In a national first, every Australian state will combine next month for the GAP National Adoption Day with Sky Racing signing on as a naming rights sponsor.
The Greyhound Adoption Programs in Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania and Greyhounds as Pets (GAP) in Western Australia and New South Wales, will each host an adoption day on April 29 as part of a nation-wide push to boost awareness of greyhounds as pets.
Theatre star, radio host and TV personality Todd McKenney has signed on to be the official ambassador for the National Adoption Day.
McKenney, who has two pet greyhounds of his own, said he had fallen in love with the breed since learning about greyhound adoption from a friend.
“They are such a beautiful breed and often misunderstood. People’s perception of a greyhound and the reality of what a greyhound is actually like as a pet can often be two different things,” McKenney said.
“They’re lazy, they’re loving and they run like the wind – it’s amazing to watch. But they are just really relaxed dogs. They are chilled out, I love that energy around me, they’re just slow, lazy and gorgeous.”
The WA event is in Perth from 11am – 3pm at the GAP Southern River facility located at 357 Furley Rd.
Racing and Wagering WA (RWWA) CEO Richard Burt said with more than 40 dogs on-site all eager to find their new home.
“The National Day is a great opportunity for people in WA who want to learn more about adopting greyhounds to see what it is all about.”
“If you’re not ready to adopt just yet, don’t worry, come along for a pat and find out more information, you might decide being a foster carer is the right path for you,” said Burt.
“We’ll have experts from GAP who can answer any questions you may have.”
Please register for the event by clicking here so we can send you a list of the greyhounds available on the day, don’t forget to keep an eye out on the GAP Facebook page here for more information leading up to the event.