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Our mission is to find homes for retired racing Greyhounds. We cover Pinellas & Hillsborough, the greater Tampa Bay area, Northern Manatee and Hernando Counties. Click here to fill out an adoption application.
Adopt a Greyhound and make a Fast Friend!
When you Adopt a Greyhound, you are bringing a pet with a full and rich history into your home. Once known as "Companions of Kings," the breed was considered to be fit only for the most noble of families. In nearly every instance, when you adopt your GPA/Tampa Bay Greyhound, we can provide you with not only the immediate history of your new Hound, but also with the resources to view his or her lineage dating back hundreds of years. Bring some Royalty into your World...take a look at our available Greyhounds and let us help you find your next Forever Friend.
Take a look at the wonderful dogs currently looking for their forever homes
Click on a picture to see more information about a particular dog
!!! Sunday, December 6, 2015 - Mark Your Calendars !!!
Kick off Your Holiday Season at Our.....
GPA/TB will be kicking off the 2015 Holiday Season with our ANNUAL "FALL" PICNIC! This year's gala will be held at Philippe Park in Safety Harbor, at Shelter #6 from noon - 3PM.. Your GPATB Greyhounds are not only invited, but are, as always, the Stars of the event! This paw-featured-party will include hot dogs and beverages provided by our Chapter, but please bring a side dish to share. In addition, there'll be Raffles, Auctions, and MANY items for greys, non-greys, and humans, for sale. THINK HOLIDAY GIFT GIVING!!!! All proceeds of this annual event go to helping find our amazing greyhounds Forever Homes.
GPATB is proud to announce that this year's Annual Picnic is being sponsored by Beverly Bucklew/Future Home Realty.
GPATB Greyhounds Take To The Skies!
September Flight to Delaware
Before the sun rose over the Tampa Bay area on Sunday, September 6, six more of our awesome GPATB Greyhounds were already gazing high over the horizon, en route to Delaware and their Forever Homes. Congratulations to Sally, Sandbox, Krissy, Dimitry, Rojo, and BOB, the 100th Greyhound to fly with Brave Tide Foundation! Words cannot express our gratitude to this non-profit organization, and pilot Jason, for everthing they've done and the great care they give our greys!
August Flight to Maryland
The summer skies of August found six of our much loved GPATB greyhounds headed to Maryland and their Forever Homes. This go round, our skybound hounds were Havoc, Lucy, Becky, Chandler, Elsie, and Classy. Congrats to all of them, and to their lucky families!
July Flight to Pennsylvania
July 11, 2015: Yet six more of our beloved GPATB Greyhounds became cloud bound hounds on their way to Forever Homes. Congrats to: Real, Shane, Mister, Kit Kat, Lucky, and Ace for their safe landing and new beginnings!
Check back soon for more featured stories!
Slide Show of the Scramble Fore the Greyhounds Fundraiser at Bardmoor Country Club, 4/2015. Due to the large number of images available, this was compiled on Photobucket...browse all the pics, or find your favorites and ENJOY!
Slide Show of the INCREDIBLE sponsors for this event...GPATB simply can't thank you enough for your generosity and support of our greyhounds!
Images of our February, 2015 Burger 21 Fundraising Event (click on the thumbs for larger images.)
Images of our Fall 2014 VillageFest Super Meet and Greet (click on the thumbs for larger images.)
We are currently looking for an accountant that would work with our group in preparing an audited statement for our group for grant purposes. Since we are a non-profit charity organization, we are hoping for an au gratis offer, or at a significantly reduced rate. Please contact us at 727-595-7852 or email us at email@example.com.
Looking for new landscaping ideas that are considered "pet friendly" for your hound? Or maybe you just want to add a little bit of "life" to the inside of your home? Now you can reference our Pet Hazards page for a list of indoor and outdoor plants that are deemed appropriately safe by the ASPCA for your beloved 4-legged friends.
Our Most Recent Online Newsletter
Click on the link below to view our current Homeward Bound:
2014 Fall Newsletter
Greyhound Pets of America, Tampa Bay Chapter is registered with the State of Florida under the following information:
A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINTED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.
***IMPORTANT MEDICAL INFORMATION***
Greyhounds and Anesthesia...Know the Protocol
For years, veterinarians struggled with the oftentimes difficult and sometimes lethal outcomes when dealing with greyhounds and surgeries. Greyhounds have unique body chemistries, and even the most routine dental can end in tragedy if your veterinarian is not aware of the specific protocol(s) developed to prevent greyhounds from "crashing" both during surgery and post operatively. Fortunately, our pets have benefitted greatly from these new ways of dealing with anesthesia, and their liklihood of safely recovering have increased tremendously. If you are a greyhound owner, we highly recommend downloading the following document on Anesthesia Protocol for Greyhounds, and keep one for yourself, give one to your vet, and keep one in your automobile in case of an emergency. It could save your greyhound's life.
The Race: An inspirational movie by Alan Jackson