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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
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. We have short term (2-3 weeks) or regular (foster until adoption finalized) options. 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!
Hernando County Garage/Yard Sale Fundraiser Coming Soon!
We have set the date for the GPA Annual Garage Sale as the weekend of April 25,26 & 27th. The address is 2213 Fentress Ct., Springhill, FL 34609. Be sure to join us for your shopping fun! Call 727-595-7852 for more info, or if you you have items you'd like to donate. All proceeds go to our GPATB greyhounds.
GPATB'S First Annual Spring Fling Event - Entire Month of May!
The idea is simple: You host an event or party and invite your family, friends, and neighbors. Have an event or party that is small or large, casual or formal: it's up to YOU! Any day in May, any time of day or night! How does this raise money for the greyhounds? "Charge" your guests based on the type of food you are serving, games you are playing or service you are providing. When your event is over, send donations to GPA-TB!
Call us at 727- 595-7852 or email email@example.com for more info and to register your event or party. The .pdf version of the Spring Fling application may be downloaded HERE.
GPATB Participates in Give Day Tampa Bay on May 6, 2014
Give Day Tampa Bay is a one-day online giving challenge led by the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and the Florida Next Foundation to raise support for local nonprofits and grow philanthropy in our region. It is a community-wide event to show off Tampa Bay's spirit of giving, raise awareness about local nonprofits, and celebrate the collective effort of our region...to learn more about Give Day, and how you can support GPA/Tampa Bay, please visit the Give Day Tampa Bay website.
GPATB Greyhounds Reach New Heights!
Our Inaugural Flight on March 14, 2014...
The skies over Tampa Bay have never looked so greyt as they did that morning! Six of our amazing greyhounds boarded a private plane heading north to their forever homes. Even the sometimes fickle Florida weather seemed to agree that the day wasn't meant for stormy delays and cooperated fully for their journey. All six bravely leapt into the unknown, seemingly having some intuition that in a few short hours their adventure would end in anxious and loving arms several hundred miles away. As they taxied down the runway, it did our hearts good to know that by the afternoon our precious four legged passengers were landing into a life of sofas, stuffies, and sweet doggie dreams. GPATB profusely thanks the pilots for taking such good care of our homeward bound hounds! You can check out the first leg of their journey home here on Facebook.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
2014 Annual Poker Run Recap
Our 2014 Annual Poker Run Fundraiser was a huge success again this year thanks to all of the participants, volunteers, and attendees. You can catch highlights of the event by clicking on the "Run With The Big Dogs" link in our navigation panel!
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 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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