There are a lot of misconceptions about retired greyhounds and many people don't realise what great pets they make. 

Greyhounds are very low maintenance and easy-going dogs. They sleep up to 20 hours a day and only need one or two 20 minute walks a day. They also rarely bark and don't shed a lot of hair which makes them great indoor dogs.

But there are some more benefits to owning a greyhound that you may not have even considered. Here are five reasons why a greyhound may make the perfect partner for you.

1 - GREYHOUNDS ARE A GREAT LOW-COST COMPANION

Greyhounds are a very healthy breed, don't require a lot of grooming and eat the same amount of food as any other large dog breed. That means it's highly unlikely you'll break the bank when you adopt a greyhound.

2 - THEY ALWAYS MISS YOU WHEN YOU’RE GONE - EVEN IF IT'S JUST FOR FIVE MINUTES

It’s a nice feeling to know that someone is thinking of you all the time and waiting in anticipation for your return even if you've only been gone for a short time.

3 - AND THEY’RE ALWAYS HAPPY TO SEE YOU WHEN YOU RETURN

And who doesn’t love being greeted by a wagging tail and happy face every time they walk through the door?

4 - THEY'LL NEVER ARGUE ABOUT WATCHING FOOTY ON THE COUCH

You'll never have another argument over what to watch on the television ever again. Want to watch the Bulldogs on the weekend? No worries, a greyhound will happily keep you company on the couch during footy season.

5 - YOU’LL NEVER HEAR THEM COMPLAIN ABOUT GOING FOR A WALK

Want to go for a long walk or have a run on the footy field? They’re down for that. Want to go to the park? No problems. You’ll always have an enthusiastic exercise buddy!

Say THANKS to JOSH REYNOLDS!

If you adopt through Greyhounds As Pets, you'll get a greyhound that has been:

- Vaccinated, de-sexed and vet checked

- Behaviourally assessed with small dogs

- Microchipped and lifetime registered with council

You'll also assisted by our passionate staff who have extensive experience working with greyhounds, both medically and behaviourally.

And as a special offer to Bulldogs members and fans, any greyhound adopted from Greyhounds As Pets during the 2017 NRL Season will get a free pet membership and $50 merchandise voucher.

For more details on Greyhounds As Pets and to see all of the greyhounds available for adoption, please visit www.gapnsw.com.au