Rescue and Adoption Groups 

GSN was founded over 10 years ago by a group of dedicated volunteers who love Greyhounds and were moved to give to these beautiful companion animals a life after racing. We endeavour to provide a Safety Net for retired Greyhounds who may not otherwise be saved. Our Mission is to find homes for as many of these beautiful creatures as we can.

Greyhound Safety Net Inc. is a non-profit organisation, incorporated with Consumer Affairs Victoria, and registered as a charity.

Jack Russell Rescue is a non-profit, community-based organisation controlled and operated by volunteers. 


JR Rescue was established by co-founders, Jill Clinch and Sandra Ferris, to save and re-home abandoned Jack Russell Terriers and JRT cross-breeds that find themselves on death row in pounds throughout Australia. 


Whilst the majority of dogs arrive at the JR Rescue shelter from death row, a few unwanted dogs are privately surrendered to us for re-homing due to a change in circumstances, such as a marriage break up or death.  If we have the capacity, we will always endeavour to accept a JRT in need.


On average, we will have 35-40 dogs in care, and re-home more than 200 dogs per year. The number of dogs re-homed is increasing every year, and this year we are expecting to get closer to 250 dogs into our Rescue.


The dogs that we offer for adoption may not all be pure JRTs, but at JR Rescue, we believe they are worthy of saving. 

Who are we?


Two crazy dog ladies with a similar passion for and love for working breed dogs hahaha…

Jennie and I hit it off as soon as we met and have the same thoughts and ideas in regards to rescuing dogs and educating along the way to change the way in which unwanted working dogs are treated.

We had common ideas on the way in which a resuce should run and conduct itself, and when we met in person we realised we are actually the same person and think the same about everything and now we finish each others sentences. So over a glass of wine one night, we decided it would be a good idea to put our common passion and experience to work for the greater good, and thus herd2homes dog rescue was born in July 2015.

We wanted a platform to help people to be able to help dogs, and to do it well. We very much wanted to create a supportive organisation where we can educate and learn with our volunteers along this great journey.


We are hands on and can relate with our carers as we ourselves save dogs and foster them through to adoption, just as they do.

Greyhounds As Pets is a not-for-profit initiative coordinated by Greyhound Racing NSW. The program aims to provide families with a pet that is ideally suited to their needs, while giving those Greyhounds not suited to racing, or ready to retire from their life as an athlete, a new home.

We pride ourselves on matching the right dog to you and your circumstances, and providing you with comprehensive support during and after the adoption/foster care process.

Finding a dog is easy. Finding a family friendly dog is a challenge that Greyhounds As Pets take very seriously and this begins from the first point of contact you have with us. We want you and your new family member to live ‘happily ever after’.

Australian Working Dog Rescue is a non profit charitable institution whose primary function is to save working dog breeds from being euthanased in council pounds and shelters and find new homes for them. We cover the entire continent of Australia which encompasses Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory.

Our site contains photos and descriptions of dogs that are generally on death row in pounds and shelters and in desperate need of saving. They are nearly all in danger of being euthanased either because they have been surrendered by their owner or because they are a stray that nobody has claimed. Once saved and either in temporary care or longer term foster care we list them here again for adoption. We also do courtesy listings for other rescue organisations when they need help to rehome a dog.

Most dogs rescued by us are also visible on PetRescue once they are ready to be adopted.

An incredible number of Goldies are received on a regular basis. All arrive at GRR lost and bewildered, requiring grooming, food and varying degrees of veterinary care. The dogs are reassured, loved and nurtured by GRR or with foster carers until after an intense screening and matching process, suitable new homes offering love and stability are found for them. They go to their new families in the best of health ready to give the unconditional love that Golden Retrievers are so good at. Follow up calls and visits are always carried out to ensure that the relationship is a happy and harmonious one for all concerned.

Our aim is to raise awareness of the results of irresponsible ownership, the practice of puppy farming or backyard breeders, and to encourage people to purchase their puppy from a breeder registered with the Canine Council in their state. With many rescues each week, we have plenty of work to do!

Like most people, we too were amazed that there is a need for a rescue service for this beautiful breed. Browse through the Current Rescues page and meet the Goldies who are looking for a new family to love. Also check out the Rescue Success page to see the hundreds of Goldies who have found their way to GRR and a new life, and read about the people currently on the GRR Team!

We're Dedicated To Saving Our Older Best Friends From Shelters Through Foster Care And Rehoming.


We Also Offer Assisted Rehoming For Those In Need.


Please Adopt, Don't Shop.

Our founder, Gina Fallon, has much experience in the world of Animal Rescue. Gina and team have compassion and expertise and are focused on the best outcome for each individual animal.

Labrador Rescue Inc. is a not-for-profit organisation and is run by volunteers who donate their time and open their homes to our rescues.

The group is located around the Yass region of New South Wales, with volunteers located in Canberra and surrounding districts.

The labradors we rescue come mostly from the pound. We save dogs from pounds in our region, and where necessary from further afield. These dogs would otherwise be put down without ever getting their second chance at life.

We also take in animals that are surrendered directly to us. This however, only happens in special circumstances when all other alternatives in finding the dog a new home have been exhausted.