Kiwikiwi Hounds Adoption
Interested in adopting a greyhound? Please make sure you read our FAQ page.
The early bird catches the worm and we are happy to announce Kiwikiwi Hounds WILL be selling Richard Skipworth's brand spanking new Lockdown Doodles Portfolio book 😍😍 as a fundraiser for our group. While we are working out the best price for our supporters, expressions of interest are invited.
We are on the look out for foster homes in Canterbury. You will need to either already have a greyhound or be greyhound savvy, You will need to provide your home, patience and your time. We provide the greyhound! We also will provide kibble, crate, coat, collar and muzzle.
Please complete our questionnaire if you feel this is something you would like to try, stating that you are interested in fostering.
Head to our Martingale Collars page for new and restocked collars!
12 months after we first launched, we have just completed our 12th adoption (although only 10 months since our first, thanks to Covid).
Whilst it's not about numbers, we are immensely proud of this and say a huge thank you to all who have helped us reach this!
Here's to our next year!
It's a New Year and hopefully a good one!
Last year, we launched our adoption programme, just before the Covid Lockdown - who knew?!
We adopted our first greyhound out at the end of June and in total, we matched eight greyhounds with their families, which we are over the moon with!
We started this year with a meet and greet on New Year's Day, so hopefully will be another greyhound in their forever home.
Not all our greyhounds make it to the website or Facebook page - some we match with their family before that happens. So please, do complete our questionnaire if you are looking to adopt - your greyhound may be already waiting!
Happy New Year to everyone that has supported us and to all those that have joined the Kiwikiwi Hound family.
21 June 2020
We did it! Our first adoption! David (Epic Boom) has headed to his new home. Check our News page for details and our We've Found Our Home page for photos!
A huge congratulations to Sukhveer and David on their new family member!
14 June 2020
We now stock collars and dog collar ID tag clips by Woofo Empawrium. Head to our Martingale Collars page to view!
Something amazing has been in the pipeline for a while and yesterday it happened!! We are so excited to announce that Craig from www.furtography.co.nz is generously donating his time and immense talent to photograph our dogs for adoption ❤
Here are some snaps I took of Craig yesterday with Paige (who is for adoption) and Sid and Scarlet (who definitely are not😉) Thank you so much Craig, yesterday was a blast and we cannot wait to work with you again soon!
24 May 2020
Our mission is to help retired racing greyhounds find loving pet homes at the end of their racing career and to actively promote greyhounds as wonderful pets.
Working alongside other rehoming groups, we strive to individually match each dog with a family. We will offer ongoing support and guidance to all adoptive families, for however long is needed after the initial adoption.
We will be working with the Great Mates Rehoming programme, which was set up by Greyhound Racing New Zealand (GRNZ) in 2019.
The Great Mates Rehoming Programme is dedicated to rehoming more greyhounds by providing full assessments, training, grooming, vet care and de-sexing, to fully prepare each retired racing greyhound for a new life as a pet. GRNZ want to give every dog the best chance of being successfully rehomed. Therefore, every dog that enters the GRNZ Great Mates Rehoming Programme will be assessed not as a 'pass' or 'fail' but assessed in what areas they need extra training, to adjust to life as a pet. GRNZ and Nightrave Greyhounds will provide this specialist training.
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