How Do I Get a Green Collar

Only non-racing greyhounds (i.e. retired racing greyhounds, those kept solely for the purpose of being a pet and show greyhounds) are eligible to complete an approved greyhound re-training program and are therefore eligible for a muzzling exemption. (Please refer to the definitions below for each type of greyhound.)

Please click on the category that applies to you.

I have an existing pet greyhound.

My greyhound has a green collar in another state and I would like to be eligible for a muzzling exemption in NSW. 

View the complete NSW Division of Local Government document  here.  “Guidelines for approval as a greyhound re-training program under clause 33B(1)(a) of the Companion Animals Regulation 2008

 

 DEFINITIONS

Existing pet greyhound  

means a greyhound identified and lifetime registered on the NSW Companion Animals Register:
a. that has never knowingly been registered in accordance with the rules made under the Greyhound Racing Act 2009, OR
b. that has previously been registered in accordance with the rules made under the Greyhound Racing Act 2009 but has also previously passed through a greyhound adoption program, OR
c. that has been rescued from an impounding facility by an animal rescue organisation (other than an approved greyhound re-training program), OR
d. that is also registered with Dogs NSW (Royal NSW Canine Council) for the purposes of showing (ie: a show greyhound)
Note: Such a dog is considered to be an existing pet greyhound irrespective of where it was originally sourced from (eg: an impounding facility or a registered greyhound trainer). 

Retired racing greyhound

means a greyhound that has previously been registered in accordance with the rules made under the Greyhound Racing Act 2009, with the exception of such greyhounds that have passed through a greyhound adoption program prior (ie: an existing pet greyhound). 

Greyhound sourced from an impounding facility

means a greyhound sourced from a private or council operated impounding facility that has not previously passed through a greyhound adoption program.