Dogs like Pepper bring flavour to Linda’s life

Ask greyhound trainer Linda Britton about the standout animals in her life and she doesn’t mention her greatest champion but one with a big personality who loved attention. The renowned trainer’s most famous greyhound is Paradise Street, who won the Group 2 National Distance Championship at Cannington in 1998 and remained WA’s only winner in […]

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Retired racing animals are a life’s work for Mara

Work and leisure are two different things for most people but for Mara Coombes life merges with livelihood. At work, she is Racing and Wagering Western Australia’s Off the Track WA Marketing Coordinator, supporting racehorses in finding new homes and purpose when they retire. At home, her family includes an off the track thoroughbred, an […]

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How the boy who didn’t have a dog became a top trainer

There were no pets in Paul Stuart’s home as a kid but he always wanted a dog. Now he always has at least a dozen as a leading greyhound breeder, trainer and owner. At 16, Paul got his chance to spend time with animals through the work experience program at school. “I used to watch […]

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Greyhounds Find Their Forever Homes During April Adoption Month

As a result of Greyhounds as Pets WA’s (GAP) adoption month this year 67 retired greyhound athletes found their new homes. April was marked Greyhound Adoption Month this year, with GAP encouraging people to become a greyhound’s next victory with discounted adoption fees from $350 to $75, and all dogs vet checked, vaccinated, microchipped, and […]

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Greyhounds as Pets WA Announces Adoption Month

Greyhounds as Pets WA (GAP) is encouraging people to become a greyhound’s next victory by adopting a four-legged companion this April for just $75, as part of Greyhound Adoption Month. During the month of April, GAP will discount its adoption fee from $350 to $75, with all greyhounds vet checked, fully vaccinated, microchipped, sterilised, and […]

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RWWA’s Greyhounds as Pets Partners with Applied Vocational Training

Racing and Wagering Western Australia’s (RWWA) Greyhounds as Pets (GAP) WA program and Applied Vocational Training (AVT) are partnering to facilitate a short-term intensive course in animal care and welfare. The nationally recognised course, ACM20117 Certificate II in Animal Studies Intensive (Animal Care and Welfare), is provided by AVT who provide training for students seeking […]

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Dr Garnett Hall Names as WA Ambassador for GAP National Adoption Day

Racing and Wagering Western Australia’s (RWWA) is pleased to announce the renowned veterinarian and animal welfare advocate Dr Garnett Hall is the WA Ambassador for GAP National Adoption day, taking place on Sunday 19 April. The initiative sees all States coming together as part of a nation-wide push to promote and facilitate greyhounds as pets […]

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