THE GAP PROGRAMME:
GAP was launched in Wellington on March 29, 2006.
Since then 580 dogs have been rehomed.
The first to find a home was Rosie, who lives in the Wairarapa.
Greyhounds have an ancient history; they feature on engravings inside pyramids and are the only dog mentioned in the Bible.
They have a soft, easycare coat that doesn’t smell due to the absence of oil.
They can run up to 70km an hour . . . but prefer to snooze or hang out with their families.
Greyhounds love car rides, most lying quietly, enjoying the view out the window.
Their expected lifespan is between 12 and 15 years.
Thirty five greyhounds have found permanent homes with Hutt Valley families.