South Australian first responders will be given first priority to adopt greyhounds as pets through a new partnership between emergency services unions and peak greyhound racing bodies.
Dubbed ‘Greyhounds as Mates’, the initiative will provide South Australia’s police and firefighter union members with immediate access to Greyhound Racing SA’s leading Greyhounds as Pets (GAP SA) program with adoption fees taken care of, quickly and effectively matching them with a loyal new companion at no cost.
Alongside priority access and waiving of adoption fees for dogs which are already desexed, vaccinated and microchipped, union members will receive three months of quality dry dog food and veterinary support to allow for the best possible start to their new mateship.
It is hoped that the partnership between Greyhound Racing SA (GRSA), Greyhounds Australasia (GA) and the Police Association of South Australia (PASA) as well as the United Firefighters Union of South Australia (UFUSA), will provide tangible benefits for both emergency service workers and greyhounds in need of a forever home.
“It is a privilege to be able to share these benefits with South Australian first responders, ensuring more retired and non-racing greyhounds find a loving home and our dedicated emergency workers receive a loyal and caring companion.” - GRSA CEO Bodelle Francis
For a list of greyhounds available for adoption click here
*If you do make an application to adopt please select 'Greyhounds As Mates' on the 'Where did you hear about GAP?' option on the form.