Greyhounds-only trial at Port Elliot Dog Park a great success

The final session in the greyhound off-lead trial at Port Elliot Dog Park was held on Sunday, June 16, and with 28 in attendance, it was deemed a success.

For the final session there was a 'best dressed greyhound' competition, which was won by Tiger, dressed as a lion, and Kate, the bee.

Over the six sessions, more than 60 greyhounds have attended, with some coming from two hours away. 

The trial is a state first, led by Friends of the Port Elliot Dog Park and Alexandrina Council, to give greyhounds a place to run around, as they are not permitted to be exercised off-lead in any public place, including dog parks. This trial has been so successful that other councils in SA and interstate are using the Port Elliot model, including the City of Melbourne.

"On behalf of the community, I'd like to thank the Alexandrina Council Community Safety Team staff for seeing the merit of this idea, making it happen, and now spreading the word to other Councils both in SA and interstate," Friends of the Port Elliot Dog Park coordinator Ruth Miller said.