greyhound-4blogRecently there has been a lot of media coverage on the Greyhound racing industry and some of the disgraceful training methods that were being practised and the way the dogs are treated. Rather than rehashing the same story I would like to talk more about the organisations that rescue and rehome Greyhounds and why Greyhounds make such great pets.

There are a number of fabulous organisations in Australia that are dedicated to saving and rehoming greyhounds, providing them a second chance at life. Most of these Greyhound rescues in Australia are non-profit organisations that rely heavily on volunteers and donations in order to keep helping these beautiful dogs. Greyhounds that end up in the care of these organisations have not necessarily been mistreated or subjected to appalling training techniques. Some of them are puppies, some have never raced and others may have raced, been injured or retired.

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October 1st to October 8th is RSPCA Awareness Week, with October 5th being a dedicated fundraising day; Happy Tails Day.

RSPCA stands for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The RSPCA is a wonderful organisation dedicated to preventing animal cruelty, helping all animals in need and promoting their care and protection. Every year the RSPCA cares for over 150,000 animals that have been surrendered, mistreated, injured or stray.  The RSPCA needs support from the community to help these animals as less than 3% of their funding comes from the government.

Friday October 5th is Happy Tails Day, which is a national fundraising event to help raise some much need money for this wonderful organisation.  As a pet owner or a lover of animals this is great opportunity to show your support for the RSPCA and the animals they help.

This year vet-n-pet DIRECT are happy to be offering the Happy Tails fundraising merchandise for sale on our website.  It is easy to help support this well deserved cause, simply follow the link, and make a purchase from the exclusive Happy Tails Day range and 100% of the proceeds will go to the RSPCA.

For more information on the RSPCA or Happy Tails Day visit the website at

Until next time,

Paws ‘n’ licks…..Puddin’

Please meet our sponsored Chocolate Labrador puppy, named Puddin’. – born on 3rd March 2009.  Puddin’ will continue her puppy raising stage for 14 months in Perth before returning to Assistance Dogs Australia’s National Training Centre for further intensive training.  Vet-N-Pet Direct supports all Puddin’s food, heartworm/flea preventative treatment, vet care, etc.

We also sell some Assistance Dogs Australia merchandise on our website in the charities section.

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