Greyhounds gaining new lease on life

GAP Tasmania are showing off their furry friends in a bid to boost fostering and adoptions.

If you’re interested in adopting a dog, don’t go past the Greyhound Adoption Program (GAP) Tasmania stand at Agfest this weekend.

Retired racing greyhounds are given a new lease on life by the GAP program, who intend to rehome these dogs who may otherwise be euthanised. 

Greyhounds are quiet, well-mannered, and loving dogs, and would make a great pet for all households, said GAP Tasmania Coordinator Susan Gittus.

Every greyhound that enters the GAP program is temperament tested and has all vet work done prior to any adoptions or fostering.

Ms Gittus said their work is all about finding the best home for their dogs.

“We’re very thorough with our assessments, our temperament testing, and finding out what they do like and they don’t like,” she said.

“It’s really important for us to get the dog a good home, and the right home.”

If you’re considering adopting a greyhound, head over to GAP Tasmania at site #M118, or visit their website at