Queenslanders have been encouraged to consider a retired “longdog” if they are in the market for a pet on National Greyhound Adoption Day.
Racing Minister Grace Grace said big-hearted Queenslanders from all over Queensland had already adopted 1224 retired greyhounds in the past five years.
The Palaszczuk Government boosted the adoption program in 2015 with a new levy on greyhound-racing as well as diverting incentives for greyhound breeding. The program now has facilities in Townsville and in south east Queensland, with greyhounds common pets all around the state.
“As any dog owner will vouch for, every pet is an individual,” Ms Grace said.
“But greyhounds generally are quiet and gentle dogs that thrive in a family home environment.
“If your household is considering a dog, I’d encourage you to contact the Greyhound Adoption Program at