Our mission is to find homes for ex-racing Greyhounds and to educate the public about this wonderful breed. We cover the greater Tampa Bay area, including Pinellas, Hillsborough, Hernando & northern Manatee counties.
We are an all-volunteer, nonprofit chapter of Greyhound Pets of America, and we're here to help you find your new, best four legged friend. In addition, we are always here to provide support and information to our adopters.
We have many volunteer opportunities and fundraising events throughout the year that give our greyhound owners a chance to show off their hounds, help educate the public about greyhounds, and to socialize with other greyhound owners. We love adding members to our Greyhound Pets of America/Tampa Bay family.
As volunteers of Greyhound Pets of America / Tampa Bay, we find it necessary to address many of the statements being made in various forums about racing greyhounds & their life prior to adoption. People on all sides of an issue can and should have civil debates without name calling, without distorting facts & figures, and without outright lies/fabrications. To this end, we will be posting corrections & clarifications to statements we’ve seen in the news, on social media and in postcard mailings. We cite our own first hand experiences based on over 20 years of greyhound adoptions as well as outlets such as Charity Navigator. Our goal is to inform, not to offend. More facts can be found here.
During Hurricane Irma, many wonderful volunteers stepped up to help us evacuate our adoption kennel and we are eternally grateful. But, with every disaster comes a learning curve.
Our lesson was that we truly are not prepared in the event of another storm to keep our hounds safe and secure…and we need YOUR help! CLICK HERE to see how easy it is to help.
Need a new & fashionable martingale collar for your greyhound? How about t-shirts for you & your family? We can help! Visit our NEW ONLINE STORE and shop til ya drop. All proceeds will help feed and cover vetting costs for our greyhounds awaiting their forever homes.
Check out other pages on this website, we've included lots of information, photos & videos. Want to know more about ex-racing greyhounds? Watch a short documentary by Tenoroc High School and begin your introduction into the awesome world of greyhounds!
Take a look at some of the greyhounds available for adoption by clicking here!
Greyhound Pets of America / Tampa Bay adopts ex-racing greyhounds from the kennels at Derby Lane. Click here for more information.
BISSELL and LostPetUSA.net have teamed up to help organizations like ours raise money, and now you can help too! When you purchase pet products from Bissell, a portion of your purchase will be donated to GPA / Tampa Bay. This works online or after you purchase at a local store.
1. Shop at www.bissell.com/pets
2. Enter the code ADOPT at checkout
3. Then select Florida & Greyhound Pets of America Tampa Bay
4. Finish your checkout process!
In Store Purchases:
1. When you return home, go to www.bissell.com/pets/save-pets
2. Complete the form on the Bissell website
3. Select Florida & Greyhound Pets of America Tampa Bay
4. Submit the form!