The financial year of 2017-2018 has been a very successful one for Gap Tasmania.
99 greyhounds entered the program to join those already entered with 102 being adopted, There are always around 30 dogs within the program at a time so there are many more still waiting patiently for their home to come up.
At Gap Tasmania we are very serious about preparing the greyhounds the best we can for new homes and with the dedicated help of our foster carers we are able to introduce the dogs to new surroundings and gather information about the likes and dislikes of each dog, making it a bit easier for the adopter to find the dog that will most suit their situation. Our foster carer rewards scheme recognises the hard work our volunteer foster carers do and this year we were able to award Foster carer Carol Timbrell with her platinum award for fostering over 50 greyhounds in total to date, along with Toni Dale receiving her gold award for fostering over 25 greyhounds in total, Paddi Mac Kinnon, Robyn Everist, Andrea Broos, Sam Lowe, Sharon Turner, Sharyn Marshall and Tracey watts all received silver awards for fostering over 10 greyhounds in total. Thank you and congratulations to these wonderful people.
We are always on the lookout for more foster carers to assist transition these wonderful dogs to the home of a pet.
Gap also believes that greyhounds in the community is of great benefit to all and currently hold weekly walks with the clients of the Parkside foundation as well as fortnightly visits to Regis retirement village.
During 2017/2018 our greyhounds have also made school visits, attended Agfest, walked through Salamanca as part of the Great Global Greyhound walk and marched through Hobart in the Myer Christmas Pageant.
Our annual Christmas party in December saw 50 greyhounds come and celebrate despite very poor weather conditions.
Gap nation wide held the inaugural National adoption day in April which saw over 200 greyhounds adopted across the country, with National ambassador Todd McKinney and Tasmania’s very popular ambassador Nick Wolfe involved.
We look forward to an even bigger and event filled 2018/2019 and many many more adopted greyhounds.