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 ready for adoption.

Following the success of National Adoption Day in previous years, GAP is extending the opportunity to the entire month after attracting hundreds of potential adoptees and families in previous years and successfully finding available greyhounds their forever homes.

Renowned veterinarian and animal welfare advocate and president of the WA Division of the Australian Veterinary Association, Dr Garnett Hall, is the Western Australian GAP ambassador, and said greyhounds are the perfect companion animal.

“Greyhounds are gentle, sweet natured dogs who really enjoy human companionship, and are low maintenance pets that do not require much grooming. They are the professional athletes of the canine world, and this means that they have very few genetic health issues and are not predisposed many of the health problems that may affect dogs of a similar size,” Garnett said.

“Greyhounds don’t need vast amounts of space, in fact they thrive in urban spaces, are very adaptable and are equally suited to large properties, suburban homes, units and even apartments.”

“If you have been thinking of adding a greyhound into your life or your family, I encourage you to learn about them, get in contact with Greyhounds as Pets to meet them and take up this great opportunity during adoption month.”

Each Australian state will come together to support greyhound adoption and boost awareness of greyhounds as pets by holding an adoption day or month during April.

If people are interested in adopting a greyhound from GAP, they can complete an adoption application form via the GAP website.

Greyhounds will be matched to their new homes based on their individual needs, to ensure it’s the perfect fit for both the greyhound and their new family.

In a record time of less than two hours, 48 retired WA greyhounds found their new homes during the 2019 GAP National Adoption Day, with the event attracting over 220 potential adoptees.

For more information about adopting a greyhound or to complete an application form to adopt, please visit

About Greyhounds as Pets

Greyhounds as Pets WA (GAP) is a greyhound adoption program of Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA), which forms part of its commitment to ensure racing greyhounds receive the best levels of care during all stages of their lives. GAP has dedicated animal behaviourists who use their expertise in canine behaviour assessment and modification to assist greyhounds that come through the program to adjust from life as an athlete, to life as a pet.