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GAP Racenight 2021


The purple carpet was rolled out last night at Angle Park for GAP's Racenight for 2021

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GRSA are delighted to announce that Nicole Massey has accepted the role of GAP Manager

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New greyhounds are available for foster or adoption will now be added to our website on Tuesday and Friday mornings at 9am.

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Here at GAP SA, we use a method of training called ‘Positive Reinforcement’. Put simply, this means to reward our greys for doing a desirable behaviour or to reinforce good behaviour by adding a resource, like yummy treats, toys, or even a good pat. Positive reinforcement training is the best training method to use with any breed of dog but is especially important when training a greyhound. 

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The GAP SA team has resumed operations as normal, and we are back in the office. However, all visits will still be required to be conducted via appointment only.

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The GAP SA team will be resuming operations as of Wednesday, July 28. We will continue to work from home where possible and as a result, the office will remain unmanned. All visits will be required to be conducted via appointment only.

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As a result of the recent COVID-19 lockdown, our office will be closed for the next 7 days. We are still accepting applications and all calls from GAP will be from a private number. We are still here to assist all our greyhounds!

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Adopting a Retired greyhound will now help seriously ill children such as Alex Tann, thanks to Greyhound Racing SA

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There has never been a better time to open your home to adopt a greyhound, with Greyhound Racing SA (GRSA) set to donate the proceeds from the Greyhounds As Pets SA (GAP SA) program to the Little Heroes Foundation (LHF).

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We all love our greyhounds and want to be able to provide the most loving and comfortable homes for them. Just like people, dogs want to come home to a house and family where they feel safe, secure, comfortable, and cared for - this includes having some personal space and alone time.

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It was an exciting day at GAP Headquarters on Saturday as we celebrated National Adoption Day for the first time since 2019. With over 300 registered attendees and many beautiful greyhounds looking to find their forever homes, it was great to feel the greyhound love in the air.

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National Adoption Day Photo Competition Terms and Conditions

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the Greyhound Adoption Program SA will be rebranded to Greyhounds As Pets. This rebrand better fits the organisation which not only adopts, but also foster greyhounds, as well as educating new owners and promoting the fact that greyhounds make great pets.

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We are renaming the Greyhound Adoption Program to Greyhounds As Pets.

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Not being able to leave the house isn't just affecting us it is also affecting our pets. Here we have put together some great tips on how you can help your greyhound during lockdown.

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We know a knew process can be confusing that is why we have put together a list of FAQs to assist you in navigating it.

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Our svelte foster star Colby certainly deserves her race name “Where’s Sparky” - one minute she’s a tornado, the next she’s asleep...

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Colby instantly felt like she was meant to be ours, she adapted to our routine, she's never soiled the house, and so our foster role has become a foster fail because we're keeping her! 

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Have you ever been out and noticed a dog wearing a muzzle and assumed that it must be because the dog isn’t friendly or must be aggressive? Don’t worry you aren’t the only one to have this thought, but it is often a misunderstood accessory that can lead to negative breed connotations.

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We have a few tips to help your greyhound adjust back to your normal routine as you return back to the office.

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If you have made the switch to working from home, it’s important to consider the impact this change in routine may have on your foster or adopted greyhound.

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KEEPING YOUR GREYHOUND OCCUPIED DURING ISOLATION. Need something to do with all those leftover toilet rolls? Here is the perfect use for them!

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Greyhound Racing SA and Little Heroes Foundation have been teaming up for the last 12 months, with some big wins both on and off the track, to help seriously ill children.

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Found yourself with a lot of spare time while you’re stuck at home? Luckily Netflix is here to get you through those days and nights on the couch with your greyhound, although don’t plan on your greyhound making it through the whole show without dozing off!

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GAP receives a lot of questions about cats and greyhounds, so we've answered some of the most frequently asked.

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You probably remember Smokey our amazing foster carer Jennie Alcorn's 100th hound… well here is is a little update on what he is up to these days now he has been adopted by the Jones Family.

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Summer is here and it is only going to get hotter whether we like it or not. Due to their slender bodies, greyhounds can be very susceptible to heat stress and heatstroke.  So, with temperatures in the high 30s.....

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Christmas is a time when lots of people decide to get a new pet to give as a gift. While it may seem like a great idea, the reality of the time and financial commitment is often not something that is thought about.

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Fostering or adopting a greyhound is one of the most rewarding things any animal-lover can do. While they’re known for their speed and athleticism, greyhounds are naturally quite docile, which makes them a wonderful, easy-going indoor companion. What’s more, their gentle and affectionate nature is bound to melt your heart.

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There are a few myths out there about this gorgeous breed, so we thought we would clear up the main ones for you. So listen up, and prepare to learn some surprising things about these athletic yet ultra-cuddly canines!

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Tips for fostering or adopting a greyhound!

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If you’re also suffering frostbite and seafood cravings, our topic today is guaranteed to warm you from the inside out. (Secondary effects include spontaneous greyhound adoption.)

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For six weeks you’ve taken mine and Dave’s word for it. Greyhounds are the best! we bark. Adopt a tall, skinny pup! we plea. Your life will be changed forever and ever amen! we shriek while roaching on the couch. But there’s a limit to how persuasive one gal and her silky black hound can be. Thus, we decided to collect stories from around the globe to back us up.

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It took me three goes to type ‘greyhound’ and ‘objections’ in the same sentence. My hands seized at the keyboard, clouds swept over the sun and somewhere in the distance, a lonely hound howled. Those two words don’t go together.

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This week, Dave donned a monocle and spoke (in secret dog lingo) to Professor Anna Chur-Hansen from the University of Adelaide about pets and their impact on human health.

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Tapping my plastic and grabbing the snacks, I glanced once more in Dave’s direction. He now stood, tail wagging and snout extending towards a woman as light as a leaf.

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It’s 8 in the morning. The sun has lost its summer oomph and is now a pale presence in the living room, providing little warmth. Dave and I are rugged up accordingly - me sporting an itchy woollen beanie, Dave, a pinstripe felt kimono with a big bow tied around his waist.

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Do you dream of owning a castle, complete with rolling paddocks, puddles and a smattering of delectable doggie treats for your hounds to roll in?

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Love at first sight. I was never a believer. It was something that happened to Meg Ryan, and occasionally when faced with a fresh almond croissant.

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