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Pointy Pembleton

A gregarious greyhound out to make a difference!

Pointy Pembleton

Pointy Pembleton is a gregarious children’s picture book character dreamed up by two animal-loving creatives determined to make a difference to greyhounds in need. Pointy needs your help!

You can pre-order Pointy’s picture book, and follow along on Facebook and Instagram to keep up with his progress and get sneak peeks behind the scenes!

Pitch in for Pointy!

You can help Pointy Pembleton to change the lives of greyhounds everywhere. By pre-ordering Pointy Pembleton Visits the Dog Park, you will be ensuring that Pointy’s tale of friendship and diversity can reach families everywhere, and at the same time raise desperately needed funds for rescue dogs.

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Pre-order the book!

Crowdfunding is a way to turn lots of smaller contributions into a big deal! We need your help. We must raise $15000 to finish, print a first edition run of 2000 copies, market and distribute “Pointy Pembleton Visits the Dog Park” to spread Pointy’s story of diversity and friendship to children and families around the world.

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Pembleton’s Journey

Pointy Pembleton is a fun-loving picture book character whose friendly nature and goofy good times teach kids all about diversity, and how to be accepting of others.

Pointy Pembleton was inspired by real-life rescue greyhound Zac, or “Zacarella Pembleton” to his friends. Sadly, Zac passed away at the age of thirteen and a half in late 2016, but his legacy lives on in the pages of Pointy’s book.

Gorgeous Greys

So why do greyhounds need our help? Greyhounds are hard done by. They are bred to be used by the racing industry, and when they aren’t fast enough or they can no longer win races, they’re discarded. Most will be killed.

This is the sad reality of the racing industry in Australia, and until things change there will be far more greyhounds needing homes than there are adoptive families. This “wastage” will continue.

"Greyt" Pets

Greyhound Rescue is one of many fabulous organisations in Australia working to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome these gorgeous dogs.

Most retired greyhounds will make excellent family pets with a bit of love and care, and the comforts of home that they have never known.

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Who is Pointy Pembleton?

Pointy Pembleton is a gregarious greyhound character dreamed up by two Sydney creatives who want to make a difference. This lovable character is based on a real-life rescue greyhound named Zac. Pointy Pembleton’s story will come to life through the pages of his book, and a portion of the proceeds will go to help other dogs just like Zac who are still looking for their forever homes.


I want the book!

Pointy Pembleton Visits the Dog Park is available to pre-order! Pre-ordering the book will ensure that we can get the book printed at the quality that you would expect in a book store, and out to as many families as possible, to raise finds and awareness for greyhound in need.

Follow us on our social media channels to keep up to date with the latest developments and learn how you can help to bring Pointy Pembleton to life.

Who are the author and illustrator?

Pointy Pembleton’s first book was written by Nat Panzarino. Nat is an English and Visual Arts teacher, and mother to two kids and several greyhounds. She volunteers with Greyhound Rescue and has adopted several greyhounds, the first of which was Zac, the inspiration behind Pointy Pembleton.

Pointy Pembleton is brought to life and illustrated by Fer Wicker. Fer is a graphic designer and artist who also volunteers for Greyhound Rescue. Fer has rescued greyhounds herself and is passionate about animal welfare and rescue.

How does this help greyhounds in need?

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of every Pointy Pembleton book is donated to directly help greyhounds in need of homes, so not only does Pointy Pembleton teach kids about diversity, but also provides for rescue hounds!

How can I help?


We have launched our crowdfunding campaign to publish the first Pointy Pembleton picture book in hardcover.  Stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram to keep in the loop, and join our mailing list to make sure that you can do your bit to help Pointy Pembleton come to life.


What is crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is based on the concept of a lot of people contributing small amounts to create something big! You can pre-order Pointy Pembleton Visits the Dog Park and everyone’s contributions will add together to fund the production of the book. That’s why it is really important to share with your friends, so that they can pitch in too!


You can find our press release and images for media purposes here, feel free to send us an email ( if you require any further information.

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