2022 Australian-USA
Greyhound Rehoming Program

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R2R President Bec Miller in the USA with R2R greyhounds Buster, Evie (now Roo), Jock (just his head peaking), Cheeky & Leo [2019]

The opening of International borders in 2022 is enabling Racing2Rehome to re-start its initiative to rehome Australian greyhounds as pets into adoptive USA homes in an effort to find loving homes for more greyhounds

Why are we working with American groups to rehome Australian greyhounds into USA pet homes?

 

There are not enough Australian pet homes for the available greyhounds seeking a family of their own. The pandemic lock-downs in the State of Victoria have been lifted; so as people resume their normal lives and take overdue holidays, the adoption demand has fallen drastically and foster carers are hard to find. This has also resulted in significantly longer waiting lists for racing greyhounds to get into any of the programs of greyhound rehoming groups. 

Racing2Rehome is recommencing our USA Rehoming Program, which was forced to cease in March 2020 due to to closed international borders. In 2019-20 with four flights, 23 greyhounds were successfully flown to the USA and found loving adoptive homes.

In June and July 2022 Racing2Rehome will fly 29 dogs (7 flights) to 4 Volunteer based Greyhound Adoption Groups in the USA.

 

For some of their USA stories click here

Why send to the USA?

 

Greyhound racing in the USA is declining rapidly, as racing is not legal in most states. Currently, only 3 states have active greyhound racing tracks.

 

Americans are still keen to rehome greyhounds, so greyhound charities are fund raising to assist taking greyhounds from the Irish racetracks (where adoption rates are very low) and from the Galgos in Spain.

Hence, Racing 2 Rehome wishes to give more Australian racing greyhounds a chance of living in loving pet homes through volunteer-based greyhound charities that have established adoption networks, and hold the same values as Racing 2 Rehome.

Racing 2 Rehome has developed strong links with Royal Hounds Greyhound Adoption and Greyhound Pets Inc. both of whom are based near Seattle in Washington State. These groups are small volunteer charities that are also fund-raising to assist with the costs of transporting Aussie greyhounds. The first flights of Australian greyhounds will be rehomed through these two groups.

 

 

Our USA partners

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Our Australian sponsors

When and why was this program started?

 

For more information on how Racing 2 Rehome commenced this rehoming program in the USA, please check out these pages:

USA Rehoming Program 2019

Departures & Arrivals

 

Donate Now to our USA Flights program

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Harry contemplating what his USA Couch will be like!

What is the selection criteria for Australian Greyhounds?

 

Racing 2 Rehome is very careful in pre-selecting healthy greyhounds with confident temperaments. Then they need to be certified by a vet as fit to travel as well as have USA mandated vaccinations. Racing 2 Rehome exclude dogs with major racing injuries, over 5 years or of a shy/timid disposition as the trip would be too difficult for them.

Is Racing 2 Rehome still rehoming greyhounds in Australia?

 

Racing 2 Rehome will continue to work with Australian trainers and owners to rehome greyhounds through our existing rehoming network into loving Australian homes, as our first preference.

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