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Introducing GAP


The mission of Greyhounds as Pets WA (GAP) is to encourage and enable greyhound pet ownership through providing safe, healthy greyhounds to homes throughout Western Australia.

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) runs the program as part of its commitment to ensuring the best levels of care for greyhounds at all stages of their lives, through investment, education, monitoring and regulation. When a greyhound retires from racing, at any age, RWWA aims for every healthy and behaviorally sound greyhound to be rehomed.

The Adoption Process

Adopting a Greyhound through GAP is a rewarding experience, and we're here to guide you every step of the way. Here's a simplified overview of the adoption process:

Submit Your Application


Let the GAP team know you’re on the lookout for your great mate by submitting an Adoption Application.

Matchmaking Begins


By using the information in your application, our talented team will find your great match!

Meet Your ‘Hound


Once we’ve found your perfect match, we’ll invite you to meet them at our Southern River facility. All going well, you’ll be able to take them home that day.

Welcome Home


With the guidance provided by the GAP team you’ll welcome your greyhound into your home. We’ll get in touch for regular updates and to provide help as required.

Adoption Day


Most adoptions are “foster-to-adopt”, meaning you have four weeks to get to know your ‘hound and introduce them to pet life. At the end of the four-week period, we’ll invite you to complete the adoption!

Support & Resources

At GAP, we’re committed to ensuring that you and your greyhound have the best start to your life together. Here are some of the support and resources we offer:

  • Comprehensive Behaviour and Training Guide
  • Access to expert Adoption Coordinators and Behaviourists
  • Supportive “Greyhounds as Pets WA Network” Facebook Group
  • Regular community event attendance