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Our mission is to find homes for retired racing Greyhounds. We cover Pinellas & Hillsborough, the greater Tampa Bay area, Sarasota, Northern Manatee and Hernando Counties. Click here to see what we have to offer.
Adopt a Greyhound and make a Fast Friend!
We would like to show you the wonderful dogs currently looking for their forever homes
Click on a picture to see more information about a particular dog
***URGENT!!!*** MISSING GPATB FOSTER DOG, RITA, HAS BEEN CONFIRMED SEEN NEAR OLD CRYSTAL RIVER RD OFF OF LAKE LINDSAY RD IN BROOKSVILLE. WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO HELP US MAN THE AREA. IF YOU CAN HELP, PLEASE CALL 813-727-0885 OR 352-397-8014 FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW YOU CAN HELP US!
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.)
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, 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.
Saturday, May 18th, Raymond James StadiumGPATB will have and adoption and information/donation table at the event (no greyhounds.) This event runs from 9AM - 5PM. Please contact JoAnn at 813-727-0885 if you would like to help volunteer to staff any portion of this event.
Ferman Motors Adoption Awareness Event
Saturday, May 25, 11025 N. Florida Ave., TampaTimes are from 10AM - 2PM. This is an indoor event, so our greyhounds will be present in strong numbers and happily awaiting as many pets and loves as you can dish out! We are hoping to feature our available greys and also have some of our veteran adoptees present to prove just what wonderful pets ex-racers become in retirement. Please join us and enjoy the day with a grey! (We are also seeking volunteers with GPATB hounds to help us staff the event. If you are interested, please contact JoAnn at 813-727-0085. Specific requirements apply. )
Walmart Meet and Greet Event
Sunday, May 26th, Tarpon Springs WalmartTimes are from 9AM - 2PM. Greyhounds will be on site until 12 Noon ONLY (due to possible heat conditions.) Please come out and join us! Contact JoAnn 813-727-0885 for further information on volunteering or attending this event.
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 friend.
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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