PO Box 8071•Madeira Beach, FL 33738•727-595-7852

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!

Our Greys...


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
Gift Hubble Kasha Pops Wizard Cricket Driver Herman Lil Jo Lucy Barney Bella Dabney Dance Freedom Harley Heff Sallie Ann Simon Tank WayWay Willard Sneakers Heart Rainbow
Events

****New for 2015!!!*** Brown and Brown Insurance Presents Scramble "Fore" The Greyhounds Golf and Tennis Fundraiser at Bardmoor Golf and Tennis Club

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Join us on Friday, April 17, 2015 at the Historic and challenging Bardmoor Golf Club, home to prior PGA and LPGA events. Rregistration begins at 11AM with tee-off at 1PM. $95.00 for singles, $340.00 for foursomes. Includes 18 holes of golf, riding cart, practice balls, lunch, dinner and entry to all golf contests, which include: $10,000.00 Hole-In-One, Longest Drive, Closest to the pin, and Putting. The Tennis event is a choice of 8.0 Mixed Doubles or 8.0-8.5 Ladies Doubles. Lunch provided by Quaker Steak & Lube. Discounts for Doubles Pairs that register together, and for the BBQ Chicken Dinner when purchased with registration! Visit www.ScrambleForeTheGreyhounds.com for more detailed information and to register online. Those interested in sponsoring or donating for this event may do so via this link as well. This will be a HUGE event for golfers, tennis players, and GPATB GREYHOUNDS!

Printable Event Brochure may be found HERE
Printable Event Regristration form may be found HERE

Register for golf or tennis by March 17,2015 for a chance to win a Spa Package worth $150 from Sophisticated Styles Salon and Spa in Palm Harbor. This Spa Package includes your choice of a 75 minute European facial OR a 60 minute massage, a shampoo and style, and a manicure and pedicure.

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Brown and Brown Insurance

Brown and Brown Insurance is Presenting our "Scramble Fore The Greyhounds" golf and tennis event! Our Hounds and volunteers are truly appreciative for the generosity and support of this outstanding business.


News

BISSELL's Partners for Pets
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Greyhound Pets Of America, Tampa Bay is proud to be a Partner for Pets! BISSELL and LostPetUSA.net have teamed up to help organizations like ours raise money, and now you can help too! When you purchase pet products on bissell.com and enter the code ADOPT at checkout, a portion of your purchase will be donated to our organization!

It's simple:
1. Shop pet products on www.bissell.com
2. Enter the code ADOPT at checkout
3. Then select our organization!
Learn more at: www.bissell.com/partnersforpets.


***FREE SMARTPHONE APP BY WOOFTRAX LET'S YOU EARN MONEY FOR OUR GREYS BY SIMPLY WALKING, BIKING OR RUNNING!!***

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The simplest way ever to help earn money for our GPATB greyhounds! "Walk for a Dog" is a FREE smartphone app that will let you walk (or walk your dog,) bike, or run, and for every mile you accrue, GPATB will be the beneficiary. Simply download the app, and CHOOSE Greyhound Pets of America, Tampa Bay as your organization of choice, register with your name and email address (verified by an email,) and when you cut the app on before your activity, it will log the mileage for you! So simple! Please sign up today....tell your kids, family members, friends to join and choose us....the more that join and choose us as their beneficiary, the more money is earned to help our greyhounds. For more information, click on the image above, or just go straight to your smartphone app store to begin!


MAKE A GREYHOUND SMILE!

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Do you wish there was a way to help our greys at no cost to yourself?
WELL, THERE IS!
Whenever you buy something from Amazon.Com, use one of the links in the left-hand column and GPA Tampa Bay will receive a commission - and it won't cost you an extra penny.

Our greys will love you for it!


Features

GPATB Foster Grey Becomes an "Executive" at Derby Lane!

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Our wonderful Wizard has taken on a new role as one of our adoptable hounds...he is being fostered by Executives at Derby Lane! While there, "Mr. Wizard" will be in charge of the Creature Comforts Division, making sure that the carpets are adorned with at least one doggie bed, and a few toys and bones. He is also in charge of providing other Executives with entertainment, greyhound love, and more than a few smiles, laughs, and giggles throughout the busy workday. He is also becoming known for making impromptu visits amongst the crowds visiting Derby Lane, and being a greyt ambassadog for showing what wonderful pets greyhounds are after their racing careers are over. As you can see, he has already taken to his new position quite well. GPATB would like to welcome and thank our new "Foster Home" and even though Mr. Wizard is only a few steps away from where he enjoyed his previous racing career, it goes a long way in showing Derby Lane's commitment to the greyhounds that are enroute to their forever homes. Thank you for sharing these greyt pics of our boy! (Anyone interested in adopting Wizard or one of our other fantastic greys can fill out our online application HERE.)

Heartstrings Hounds...Can they play their music to your soul?

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Barney and Sneakers...A "Tail" of Two Brothers

Not so long ago two beautiful greyhound brothers were born into a litter of champions. Barney and Sneakers, one a beautiful Red with the most expressive eyes and dark snoot, the more serious of the two. The other a stunning White & Brindle boy, the playful, less serious boy. As time progressed and they went through training, everything seemed normal as racing greyhounds go.They were placed into a kennel at Derby Lane with a couple of their siblings, If you follow the racing at Derby Lane, their other brother is "Joey Ice" a multiple stakes winner and well known throughout the industry. Barney & Sneakers never did well as racers. Not unusual, as every family can't have multiple stars...but their story is just beginning. Click HERE to read the rest of the very special "tail" of these two littermates.

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Recaps

 

Images of our February, 2015 Burger 21 Fundraising Event (click on the thumbs for larger images.)

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Images of our Fall 2014 VillageFest Super Meet and Greet (click on the thumbs for larger images.)

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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 info@greyhoundpets.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:
Registration#: CH38076
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.

 

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***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.

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