Greyhound Rescue Victoria

Greyhound Rescue Victoria is a registered, non-profit charity with a passion for rehoming and rehabilitating greyhounds. Operating from Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs, with a HQ in Carrum Downs, we are supported by our dedicated foster carer network and volunteers. Founded in 2013, we have successfully rehomed many ex-industry greyhounds and pound saves.

With growing community support, our mission is to rescue and rehabilitate unwanted greyhounds from the racing industry (and beyond) and create the necessary groundwork for their transition from life in the industry to life as a pet. This includes training, behaviour management and socialisation, introduction to new sounds and places, supervised testing of tolerance towards children of all ages, as well as other animals e.g. small and/or large dogs, as well as other dog breeds and cats.

We take in hounds range from pups to 8+ years in age. The majority of hounds that come through our program from the racing industry are either deemed too slow, unwilling to chase, or may have suffered injuries that impact track performance – these greyhounds simply win hearts.


Greyhound Rescue Victoria
Adoption Program

Greyhounds often find themselves stuck in pounds, and pounds are overwhelmed with the influx of greyhound surrenders. Due to a lack of public awareness about greyhounds as companions, and the breed as a whole, these hounds simply don’t get the chance they deserve.

Ex-broods (mothers) come to our program at 6+ years. These hounds are generally very relaxed and slip into family life well. We also seek to take in pound rescues. These dogs are typically aged 2+ years, and are fast-learners and do rehabilitate well.

The stories of these greyhounds differ, but we work incredibly hard to ensure that their stories do not end. Greyhounds win hearts, not races. We treasure every hound that comes through our program and believe that greyhounds are prized pets, cuddle buddies and couch potatoes.

We are a volunteer-based organisation, and do not receive any external funding. Greyhound Rescue Victoria relies on support from our community through fundraising and donations. We are always seeking sponsorship and/or goods/services which may benefit our greyhounds, and/or fundraising events. If you would like to sponsor us, please click here. Your support and generosity is invaluable!