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    Hi - there's a new website that has been designed specifically to help retired racing greyhounds find their forever loving pethomes, that we'd like you to know about! "eGreyhound.com.au" is open to any owners of retired greyhounds to list their dogs here if they are needing to find a pet home. There is also a forum specifically for greyhound chatter linked to the website, given Greyhounds are quite unique. There are so many beautiful hounds needing homes, if you would like to check them out please do - we're also on Facebook, spread the word and help more greyhounds into pet homes faster!

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    What kind of retraining program do you have so that these retired greyhounds are safe with other family pets like bunnies and cats?

    And what's the difference between your website and pet rescue and the GAP programs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    What kind of retraining program do you have so that these retired greyhounds are safe with other family pets like bunnies and cats?

    And what's the difference between your website and pet rescue and the GAP programs?
    Hi Hyacinth, great questions eGreyhound.com.au is a searchable directory. There are no greyhounds on the website that are in the care of or handled by egreyhound.com.au admin at all. This is basically a website to put all of them dogs in Australia that have been rescued by different rescues/people or are with current owners needing a new home. Other pet directory sites dont allow you to do "breed specific" searches. GAP and other dog rescues are rescue organisations and they all are different in many ways, again "every greyhound" is a website, not a rescue. The website also has a forum to allow breed specific conversation since this breed can be unique to all others - networking for training tips or simply to organise a social catch up is a great way to promote greyhounds as the great pet they are

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    So - 'everygreyhound' - you are saying that - 'eGreyhound.com.au is a searchable directory' and you do not do any rescue or re-training or have anything to do with greyhounds at all !

    So -------from what I can gather your - ' eGreyhound.com.au' is just trying to put another layer on top of GAP - who is a very good and extremely hard working organisation - and you are - trying to take some kudos - without doing any of the work !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I really and truly hope that you have nothing to do with 'P o u n d R ou nd s" - because you will definitely be doing the wrong thing as far as I am concerned with rescues.

    GAP, as far as I am concerned need a lot of different types of help - and really not what 'eGreyhound.com.au' is offering.

    My next questions are:

    Do GAP even know that 'eGreyhound.com.au ' exists ?

    Most importantly - have they told you that they need your 'eGreyhound.com.au' ?

    OK - over to you - everygreyhound and 'eGreyhound.com.au'
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    I looked at the website and if I was considering a grey I would use it. Each dog that is searchable by area is listed along with the rescue details. So you just contact the rescue not the website. Very different from PR - as I can't see any requests for money or emotional grabbing hard luck stories - just the words supplied by the rescue group. So instead of googling for grey rescues that work in your area and guesing who they are - just go to the website, search for your area and ring the relevant rescues. Easy.

    GAP isn't the only grey rescue and if they don't want to use this searable site - they don't have to by the looks of it. Other rescue groups are already using it.

    This is a quote from the web site.
    If you require information about the greyhounds listed on this website please contact the author of the greyhound listing as all listings are managed by individual owners/trainers/pounds/shelters and rescue groups, not by website management.
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    Rescues that don't get their charges desexed before rehoming are barred from Petrescue. So if I find a rescue that has no listing on petrescue - I worry about their credentials and ethics. I'ver read some horror stories about people calling themselves "Rescues" and doing all the wrong things.

    This would be a particular problem with greyhounds who do need special training before rehoming. And a website that facilitates rehoming with no checks on the re-training - I have a problem with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RileyJ View Post
    So - 'everygreyhound' - you are saying that - 'eGreyhound.com.au is a searchable directory' and you do not do any rescue or re-training or have anything to do with greyhounds at all !
    Given it is a "website" a "website" is unable to do any physical work with a dog apart from list and promote these dogs to assist with directing the public to the rescues who are doing that work with them. The more help the better and the rescues involved have been happy to receive the extra help.

    Quote Originally Posted by RileyJ View Post
    So -------from what I can gather your - ' eGreyhound.com.au' is just trying to put another layer on top of GAP - who is a very good and extremely hard working organisation - and you are - trying to take some kudos - without doing any of the work !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    The Every Greyhound website has all of the information to explain its function and aims on the "about" page and the "home" page if you'd like to have a read. This is not aimed at any particular rescue and since this website "is not a rescue" it is certainly not its idea or capability to "put a layer on top of" any rescue at all. EVERY rescue is different and unique in their own ways, no 1 rescue is perfect, and they all do an admirable job. This website will never take away from that. Its not about judging people or rescue groups its about ensuring that greyhounds are able to be found by the public faster/easier which certainly seems to be working with positive reports to date.

    Quote Originally Posted by RileyJ View Post
    I really and truly hope that you have nothing to do with 'P o u n d R ou nd s" - because you will definitely be doing the wrong thing as far as I am concerned with rescues.
    eGreyhound.com.au caters for every greyhound by listing those in pounds as well as those who are safe in rescue - every greyhound who is looking for a pet home

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    GAP, as far as I am concerned need a lot of different types of help - and really not what 'eGreyhound.com.au' is offering
    The website is there to help "every greyhound". It is about the greyhounds, helping the dogs. I'm not sure what you are referring to with different types of help required but I hope that they find the help they need, they do a great job. GAPNSW are listing their own dogs on the Every Greyhound website. GAP, like other rescues, do a fantastic job as do all animal rescue groups. A tireless but very thankful rewarding job seeing animals being loved in their forever homes.

    Quote Originally Posted by RileyJ View Post
    My next questions are:

    Do GAP even know that 'eGreyhound.com.au ' exists ?
    Most importantly - have they told you that they need your 'eGreyhound.com.au' ?[/QUOTE] Every rescue group in Australia with greyhounds in their care were formally written to prior to the launch of the website to inform them of its launch and also of the parameters they could work within. So YES Multiple conversations in person and writing have taken place with GAP and other rescue groups, loving the help they are giving and very thankful for their time and their tips to make the site succeed.


    OK - over to you - everygreyhound and 'eGreyhound.com.au'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    This would be a particular problem with greyhounds who do need special training before rehoming. And a website that facilitates rehoming with no checks on the re-training - I have a problem with that.
    There are many rescues (not all greyhound specific) who rehome greyhounds, similar to other breeds with special requirements. There is a list of the rescue groups on the egreyhound forum which shows some small rescues most would not have realised have rehomed a greyhound in recent time. Every Greyhound • View topic - Rescue Groups who have had greyhounds listed on eGreyhound
    The website aim is to allow these dogs to be found by the public faster, rather than them having to search through many different websites or many different pages of websites to be able to find that special one in their area. The aim is not to scrutinise the job of rescue groups or how they go about what they already do and have been doing for a long time already clearly with great success. There is no real monitoring of rescue procedures/policies/foster care training across the board and most would realise funds would not allow for this a lot of the time....(speaking about behavioural issues with all canine breeds). The site also allows for the listing of those greyhounds that have to date been listed in free online advertisements and in local papers by their current owners. Its about providing a positive solution in that rescue groups can go onto the every greyhound website on a daily basis and search for greyhounds by "listing type"...that means "pound" or "racing owner/trainer" These are the greyhounds that would not have had their vet work done yet. This allows them to be listed in the one place making them easier to find so they can be fed into rescue or found an alternative before the public get them, and instead of rescue groups and facebook pages having to hunt endlessly to find these poor souls in so many different places (eg trading post online, gumtree, classifieds, simpletrade....where does it end...how many get missed and never get seen....if rescues are full and the owners are turned away, what options do they have?). Without trying to help no-one will ever know. Lets make a change and help in a positive and safe way rather than undesexed dogs being given away all over the place and ending up in the wrong hands. All dogs deserve a chance to be assessed or at least seen - happy to help

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    Sounds good to me to have it all centralised like that.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    I foster for GAP and so would reccomend just going through them. I know they are actually backed by the Greyhound Association so everything is very above board.
    Ive heard of some 'cat safe' greyhounds that have been rehomed by other rescues and have turned out to be very very uncat safe. I would just stick with a reputable association.
    But if this website just centralises everything I dont see how it can hurt, in the end its up to the new owner to choose where they get their grey from and how much they trust its background and training.

    They are amazing dogs but can be very unpredicatable if not trained correctly which is why GAP monitors training very very closely.

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