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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!
GPA Tampa Bay Greys are back in your favorite locations after the Holidays! Be sure to consult our calendar for Meet and Greet times and venues, and don't forget to check out our SPECIAL EVENTS for the beginning of 2017 listed below.
Take a look at the wonderful dogs currently looking for their forever homes
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2017 Mutt Derby Info, Participant Registration, and Vendor Sign up
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 on the Derby Lane.Oval! The event 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 amazing canine buddies. All proceeds will benefit the GPATB Greys. BE SURE TO JOIN US FOR THIS ABSOLUTELY AWESOME EVENT!!!! We now have a dedicated web page for all of the information, registration and vendor sign up. Please click on the "Mutt Derby" link in our navigation menu to access everything regarding this fundraiser.
2017 Scramble "Fore" the Greyhounds
Bardmoor Golf and Tennis Club, Seminole
Saturday, April 22, 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, including sponsorship information, can be found on our "Scramble Fore the Greyhounds" dedicated website. Just click on the link in our Navigation Menu on the left of this page for all information, updates, brochures, and more!
Still Available!!! Whiz Kid, as seen on ABC ACTION NEWS "Rescues in Action"
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
2016 Annual Picnic
We'd like to give a huge shout of appreciation to all the GPATB families and Greyhounds that attended, the volunteers, vendors, and the facility, for such a successful and entertaining event. We look forward to seeing you ALL again!
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.
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