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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!
Chevy is busily checking out which of his friends are available for adoption!
Take a look at the wonderful dogs currently looking for their forever homes
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Check back soon for more fun events and fundraisers!
GPATB Greyhounds Take To The Skies!
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! (Video footage coming soon!)
June Flight to Ohio
June 29, 2015: Six more of our much loved GPATB Greyhounds took to the heavens enroute to their Forever Homes. Peter, Fiddler, Reba, Farah, Flash, and Buck all co-mingled with the clouds while eager humans awaited them in Ohio. Three of them then proceeded on to Canada! All of them were perfect passengers for their amazing pilot, Jason, and they are now lounging comfortably on fluffy beds. We always find it a bittersweet moment to watch them fly away. We'll miss them, but we know that the end of this journey finds them all celebrating new beginnings as 45mph couch potatoes. Congratulations, our precious 4-legged boys and girls, WE LOVE YOU!
May Flight to Maryland
May 30, 2015: Six of our amazing boys and girls raised their paws to the sky headed to Baltimore with Jason, the wonderful pilot who navigated them safely to anxiously awaiting arms. "Finding Forever Homes" this time were Gold, Joci, Brindle, Norton, Pokie, and Bridget. They landed safely, and all are relaxing comfortably with the new humans in their lives! Congrats to our amazing Hounds!
Our six sky bound hounds after landing safely in Maryland!
Heartstrings Hounds...Can they play their music to your soul?
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.
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