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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!
Greyhounds and Greyhound adoption is what our organization ia all about. We are an all-volunteer, non profit chapter of Greyhound Pets of America, and we're here to help you find your new, best 4-legged friend. In addition, we're always here for adopters to provide support and information. We also have many volunteer opportunities and fundraising events throughout the year that give our GPATB greyhound owners a chance to show off their hounds, help educate the public about Greys, and to socialize with other greyhound owners, making new friends along the way. We love adding members to our Greyhound Pets of America - Tampa Bay Family. Want to know more? Check out our NEW GPATB Commercial in the "Features" section below, or click HERE to begin your introduction into the awesome world of Greyhounds!
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
2016 Annual Picnic
December 4, 2016
Sponsored by Beverly Bucklew/Future Home Realty
Our Annual Fall Picnic will be on Sunday, December 4, 2016, at Lake Seminole Park in Seminole, at shelter 12, from 11AM unitl 2PM. Hot Dogs and beverages wull be supplied by the GPATB Hounds, but they ask that you bring a side dish to share. Make sure you bring your adopted GPATB greyhounds and LOTS of spending money, as we will have all kinds of goodies for sale to please humans and hounds alike. (Think holiday gifts!!!)In addition, there will be raffles and various other fun things to enjoy. The event is being sponsored again this year by Beverly Bucklew,with Future Home Realty. Please contact her at 727-580-2539 for your real estate needs!
Quaker Steak and Lube Auunal Charity Day
Quaker Steak and Lube, Clearwater
December 9, 2016
Bring your friends and family to the Clearwater location any time on Friday, December 9th, between 11AM and 11PM, and 15% of the proceeds will go to the GPATB greyhounds. One of our flyers must be presented at time of dining purchase. Flyers will be available for online download in November, as well as in stock at our meet and greet locations.
Gulf Coast Veterinary Clinic
Wine Tasting and Grand Opening
December 10, 2016
Dr. Ronald Hamilton returns to the Tampa area with the Grand Opening of his new Gulf Coast Veterinary Clinic branch at 6178 Gunn Hwy Blvd in Tampa! Dr. Hamilton has worked with our GPATB hounds for many years, so please bring your GPATB adopted Greyhound and join us in celebrating from 2PM to 5PM on location. In addition to the great wines available for sampling and purchase (again, think Holiday gifts) there will be raffle items and a 50/50 drawing! All proceeds of this event benefit our GPATB Hounds.
Mark Your Calendars for these Upcoming 2017 Events!
Derby Lane Greyhound Track, St Petersburg
Sunday, February 19, 2017
GPATB and Derby Lane are VERY excited to bring back one of our most popular events ever!!! This is THE Bay Area's opportunity for all non-Greyhound furry friends to show off their stuff at Derby Lane. Stay tuned for more details on this event, which will be open to the public and is being sponsored by Derby Lane. In addition to the "Mutt Races" we'll have lots of vendors, food, and entertainment. Friends, family, and Greyhounds are invited to attend. Greyhounds will not be participating in the races in order to provide a "level playing field" for their awesome canine buddies. All proceeds will benefit the GPATB Greys. BE SURE TO JOIN US FOR THIS ABSOLUTELY AWESOME EVENT!!!!
2017 Scramble "Fore" the Greyhounds
Bardmoor Golf and Tennis Club, Seminole
Friday, April 21, 2017
Our 3rd annual Tournament and Dinner will be another HUGE fundraising event for our GPATB Greyhounds. We hope to even surpass the amazing successes of our previous two events. Please mark this date and plan to participate! More details to follow on this fun day...
GPATB Greyhounds Homeward Bound!
August, 2016 GPATB Transport
Arizona, Ted, Octavian, Cross, Trevor, and Kenny safely and quite comfortably made the flight from Tampa to Pennsylvania. Congrats to all six as they reach their Forever Homes! Many thanks to Pilot Jason and Brave Tide Foundation, who helped make this transport possible.
May flight to Pennsylvania
Our GPATB Greyhounds joined BRAVE TIDE and pilot Jason, who took them to their Forever Homes in Pennsylvania. Congrats to Brady, Danny, Frank, Jash, Ohio and Simba...we'll miss you all, but know you're going to love your new humans!
GPA/Tampa Bay A Featured Speaker in Greyhound Documentary!
GPATB is excited to announce that we are one of the featured adoption speakers in Tenoroc High School's Documentary,
"Greyhounds: From Farm to Couch."
The piece turned out to be an amazing production, with the racing portion filmed at, and featuring, Derby Lane. We commend the students and their teacher for their hard work and dedication in producing this very enlightening documentary. We wish them the best of luck in their competition that showcases all aspects of life of this magnificent breed!
GPA/Tampa Bay Commercial Rolled Out!
The amazing students at Tenoroc High School have also created a commercial for our chapter to specifically inform the public about GPATB and our wonderful greyhounds that are available for adoption. This is a very informative piece, so please take a momment to watch and share this with everyone you know!
GPA/Tampa Bay Facebook Feed
Hambingo at Hamburger Mary's 8-8-2016 Recap
We'd like to give a huge shout of appreciation to Hamburger Mary's in Clearwater and all of the attendees for making this GPATB fundraiser a huge success!!!
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.
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