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About the Greyhound Adoption Program Tasmania (GAP)

The Greyhound Adoption Program Tasmania (“GAP Tasmania”) is a program established by Tasracing with the objective of giving permanent homes to these loveable dogs when they have retired from racing.

GAP Tasmania is operated by Tasracing as a not for profit activity. Tasracing employs a GAP Tasmania Manager– Susan Gittus, to oversee the day to day running of the program. Susan has a life-long association with greyhounds along with nationally recognized accreditations and is passionate about their welfare. Susan is assisted by a number of equally passionate and dedicated staff and volunteers.

Every greyhound that enters the GAP Tasmania program is temperament tested, de-sexed, flea and worm treated, C5 vaccinated, micro-chipped, and has their teeth polished and nails trimmed. They then spend up to six with our volunteer foster carers who help prepare our dogs for life outside racing.

The program is run by people passionate about greyhounds and about educating the wider community that  greyhounds make wonderful pets,  the greyhound is one of the kindest and gentlest dogs you will ever meet!

There are two main ways you can assist GAP Tasmania:

  1. Our dogs for adoption are listed on this website here.
  2. If you are interested in adding a new dog to your family, but are unable to commit to permanent ownership, why not foster a dog to help it on its journey.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MEET A GREYHOUND WE ARE AVAILABLE BY ARRANGEMENT AT THE BRIGHTON MEETING FACILITY  TUESDAY TO FRIDAY 1pm – 3pm , SATURDAY 10am- 12 noon. OR KEEP AN EYE ON OUR EVENT PAGE FOR OUR MONTHLY OPEN DAY – MEET AND GREET SATURDAY SESSION (no arrangement necessary just turn up). 

You can also subscribe to our newsletter to receive notifications of any of our events.

And of course, once you’ve discovered for yourself what a fantastic dog the greyhound is as a pet, you can help spread the word via our Facebook page here.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What does it cost to adopt a greyhound?
Are Greyhounds good with other dogs?
What is the average size of a greyhound?
Why do greyhounds make good pets?
What happens if things don't work out?
Are greyhounds good with other animals?
Are greyhounds good with children?
What colour are greyhounds?
What ages are available and how long to greyhounds live for?
Are the greyhounds for adoption house trained?
Do greyhounds have to be muzzled in public?
Do greyhounds require a lot of exercise?
Do retired racing greyhounds adjust quickly to life as a pet?

Help us help greyhounds

To help further this great cause you can either make a donation or buy some merchandise from our store.

Another way of showing support is by coming to one of our events, be sure to check our calendar for anyup-coming events.