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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 see what we have to offer.
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We would like to show you the wonderful dogs currently looking for their forever homes
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CRITICAL NEED: GPA/TB is in dire need of Foster Homes. Our entire program centers around them, and chances are excellent that your hound's retirement began in one. Please consider touching another grey's life in that manner and give us a call at 727-595-7852 for more information. Please see our foster home page Become a Foster Home for an in-depth look at the benefits of opening your home to a grey in need. You'll be glad you did!
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.
All of our fundraisers with listings below are "Come Play" events in which the general public is encouraged to attend unless otherwise noted. While certain common sense rules and restrictions apply, such as parental supervision of minor children (at child-friendly events), these activities are great ways to help Greyhounds on their way to their forever homes, and to have lots of fun in the process! Please contact us at 727-595-7852 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like further information on these events.
Troubles For Bubbles
Fundraiser extended through February 28, 2014
GPA/Tampa Bay, and our sweet girl, Bubbles, need your help...
Bubbles the retired racing greyhound had to have a rear leg amputated. She has an amazing spirit and is doing well, and we are looking for donations to help defray her medical costs. See the rest of her story at: Help for Bubbles.
2014 Annual Poker Run Dates Announced
Mark your calendar! Sunday, April 6, 2014 has been set for our largest fundraiser of the year! The event begins and ends at Quaker Steak & Lube, located at 10400 49th St. N., Pinellas Park. Registration is from 10AM-11AM, with the first vehicle out at 11AM. This event will be held rain or shine. We are looking for SPONSORS also!!! For more information, and to stay up to date on all the details, please click on the "Run With The Big Dogs" link in our navigation panel, or give us a call at 727-595-7852.
"Junk In The Trunk" Fundraiser Set for April 12, 2014
GPA/TB is hosting this fundraiser to be held at First Lutheran Church, located at 1644 Nursery Rd., Clearwater. Cost per vendor space is $25.00. More information on this event will be available soon.
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 Current Newsletter
Click on the link below to view our current Homeward Bound:
2013 Spring 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.
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