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Greyhounds & other pets – photoshoot by Alex Cearns @ Houndstooth Studio

In the wake of the television show, Four Corners, report on the prevalence of live baiting in greyhound racing, Alex Cearns teamed up with us and Greener Pastures Sanctuary in order to present Greyhounds in a better (and more realistic) light!

Lily chicks and rabbit

The immediate aftermath of the Four Corners report was a bit of a nightmare for some greyhound owners, and I had certainly been subjected to several offensive comments yelled at me from across the street referencing live baiting.

Thanks to Alex’s tenacity, the photos and story were picked up by PerthNow and the article went gangbusters on their Facebook page. Check it out!

Behind the scenes, it was a really hot day, but I know that Barbie & Mouse really enjoyed the shoot and the attention. The Greener Pastures bunnies, chicks, kitten and puppies were accommodated nicely in the studio and the bunnies and puppies in particular seemed very at home. The puppies were adorable big clods and were enjoying all the human attention.

The greyhounds went into the studio two at a time. The greyhounds and other animals had not met before. As you can see from the photos, Dottie & Lily did beautifully with their chicks and rabbits.

Dottie & two rabbits


Barbie & Mouse had already had experience in Alex’s studio and Mouse in particular was a true professional (the fact that she is my dog did not bias my opinion at all). She is looking for her next modelling gig. Mouse and the pup really seemed to have a bond straight away and it made for some really cute shots.

Barbie and kitten

When Barbie was first introduced to the little tortoiseshell kitten, the kitten made sure she knew who was boss by giving her a little love tap on the nose. Barbie almost got up and ran away, but I reassured her and she settled down again for the photo. Getting a dog and a kitten to look at the camera the the same time is no mean feat, but Alex was certainly up to the task along with Deb who was helping keep the little animals comfortable (and in line).

Mouse and puppy

The results from this shoot were really more than we could have asked for, and hopefully it helped rebalance the public perception of greyhounds. A bit of perspective is what is needed – not all dogs get along with smaller animals but that is the same across all breeds. Hopefully greyhounds being unfairly stereotyped will end one day, but we are here, doing our best to open minds.

Welcome to the new blog!

Hello, and welcome to the world of Greyhounds! This blog will be updated regularly with stories from our adopted hounds, features on dogsĀ available, and events that GreyhoundAngels of Western Australia have organised or participated in.

Greyhounds are a diverse lot, and amongst our adopted hounds we have couch potatos, cat lovers and action heros. There are tiny hounds, there are big hounds, and they come in all the colours of the doggy rainbow.


Bronwyn, one of our older hounds who was adopted at the age of 8.

They find their feet in foster care and often this is where their quirks come out, so keep an eye on out for foster dog updates. They will also give you an idea of what it is like to become a foster carer.

Gina, still in foster care and awaiting her new family.

Gina, still in foster care and awaiting her new family.


Check out the links along the top of the page for more background information about Greyhounds, our Foster and Adoption form, and our available dogs!

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