The Greyhound Adoption Program (NSW), Inc. is a non-profit organisation, incorporated with the NSW Department of Fair Trading, which is dedicated to the welfare of Greyhounds. Our primary purpose is to educate the public on the benefits and care of Greyhounds as companion animals, and to find permanent loving homes for these beautiful hounds.
When a dog enters our Program, it is placed in a temporary (foster) home for a minimum period of 3 – 4 weeks, often longer. This is in order to expose them to as many different experiences within and outside the home as possible. The progress of each dog is monitored carefully and their suitability for rehousing assessed. Once the Greyhound has passed through this ‘training’ and evaluation period, he / she will be desexed, microchipped, vaccinated and tested for heartworm. When the dog has fully recovered from the surgery, the dog is ready to be adopted into his / her new home.
GAP (NSW) attends many promotional displays and events throughout the year as part of our educational role. Volunteers are welcome to assist by attending such displays with their dog.
GAP (NSW) is co-ordinated by an eight member Management Committee, elected annually from our membership.
We have three main categories of membership – Full Members, who are generally owners of adopted Greyhounds; Associate Members, who are individuals who support the work of GAP; and Corporate Members.
Membership fees help to cover some of our administrative costs. Benefits of membership include receipt of our quarterly journal “Homeward Bound” and discounts on merchandise (calendars, collars, dog coats etc).
We also hold an annual Picnic Day / Greyhound Reunion where our adoptive families and their Greyhounds get together to exchange stories and renew friendships.