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    Hi All, I am a bit of a novice but I really want to help out the rescue group where we adopted our Greyhound Chloe.
    Can anyone give me any tips/ideas/pointers/do's, dont's on how to go about setting up events, such as adoption days, group walks, outings. I think the greyhounds are underestimated. (I generally feel this because of the way people treat my poor girl when we go for walks)

    Thanks.

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    Call the group and see what they need done

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    Definately get in touch with the group
    They will no doubt be very thankful of another helping hand .
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    I don't really have any advice.. But want to say I think it's wonderful what you are doing about wanting to make people more aware of greyhounds.. They are beautiful animals..

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    Taking your girl out and being seen with her is a great help. Most people never consider greyhounds as pet dogs, so you are planting a seed of knowledge every time someone sees you both together.

    Greyhound groups can often use a hand in running promotion stalls at local markets etc, or bigger events like pet expos or the Million Paws Walk.
    Get in tounch with them and offer you services to hand out brochures, or to bring your girl along and show her off on the day. If you don't live neat the base of your group, there may be another Greyhound group in your own area.

    Greys need all the publicity they can get. I think they make awesome pets, and I have fostered a few. Well done on adopting one and helping out.

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    Thanks everyone for your support. So far, we are doing a stand the Small Farms Animal Expo at Hawkesbury Showground, a chocolate drive and trying to arrange a bunnings BBQ - Im really hoping Bunnings will let us have a couple of the dogs on site so that people can see just how lovely they really are.

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    There are a whole lot of cheap marketing tricks you can use depending on whether your focus is getting dogs adopted or fundraising.

    Talk back radio is a good place to start. Try to ring in when they're already talking about dogs or if it happens to be "adopt a dog day" or something relevant. Try to have several friends to ring in and tell their stories on the same day. Do not mention to the producer that you have "organised" and don't tell your friends what to say - just make sure they're going to be positive.

    Also - posters in local takeaways or places where people are standing around waiting for stuff work well. This would be good for advertising dogs that need adopting, or promoting the idea of adopting dogs from rescue, and advertising any fund raising or check out a greyhound for a pet events you might have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessie12345 View Post
    Thanks everyone for your support. So far, we are doing a stand the Small Farms Animal Expo at Hawkesbury Showground, a chocolate drive and trying to arrange a bunnings BBQ - Im really hoping Bunnings will let us have a couple of the dogs on site so that people can see just how lovely they really are.
    I've helped at Sausage Sizzles at Bunnings with dogs in attendance. Proovided the dogs are well behaved and like to be patted and you have crates to give them time out, they can be a wonderful draw card. Otherwise, people just tend to buy a sausage sanga and move on. You need posters and hand outs and "spare" people to talk to passers by. You'll need this at the end of the day - they are exhausting

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