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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.
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
Call us at 727-595-7852 about fostering a Greyhound. You'll be glad you did!
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.
VillageFest 2014 Super Meet and Greet
Saturday, November 22nd
We will have a Super Meet & Greet in Tampa on 11/22 at the Carrollwood VillageFest. The address for the event is 13420 South Village Dr, Tampa FL 33618. There will be no other meet and greets or other events this weekend, with the exception of our Spring Hill folks who will be busy at the GPATB Garage Sale! The VillageFest runs from 10am-4pm, but our greys will be in attendance from 11:30am - 1:30pm (heat/weather permitting.) Come out and join us!
GPATB Annual Hernando County Fall Garage Sale
Plan to shop til you drop at our Annual Fall Garage Sale, and raise money for our greys in the process! This year's event will be held on Friday, November 21st and Saturday, November 22nd, at 2213 Fentress Court in Spring Hill.
****New for 2015!!!*** Scramble "Fore" The Greyhounds Golfing Fundraiser at Bardmoor Golf Club
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. Visit www.ScrambleForeTheGreyhounds.com for more 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 and greyhounds alike!
***FREE SMARTPHONE APP BY WOOFTRAX LET'S YOU EARN MONEY FOR OUR GREYS BY SIMPLY WALKING, BIKING OR RUNNING!!***
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!
Do you wish there was a way to help our greys at no cost to yourself?
WELL, THERE IS!
Just get in the habit of using the Amazon.Com link on the left
every time you buy anything from Amazon
(even if it's only a 99¢ video download) and GPA TB will receive a commission - and it won't cost you an extra penny.
so all your stored information is still there)
Our greys will love you for it!
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.
We would like to thank Brown and Brown Insurance for their very generous donation to this year's Poker Run, as well as all of the other sponsors who graciously donated. Our Hounds and volunteers are truly appreciative.
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:
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.
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