$3,000 Match is Made
Great Work, Everyone

Thanks to the generosity and compassion of adopters like you, we raised more than $3,000 in just three weeks. Through this campaign, we've met the challenge of matching a $3,000 anonymous donation. Together, this yields more than $6,000 for the hounds of GPANashville. These funds will be used to pay for basic vetting - about $300 per dog. It's the first step in getting more than 20 recently retired dogs ready for adoption.

Our $300 adoption fee rarely covers the full cost of prepping a retired racer for its new life as a pet. Basic vetting includes dental, spay/neuter, lab work and worming. Many dogs require additional care. Through the largess of +40 donors, we exceeded our goal five weeks before the Aug. 15 deadline.

Until the Last Hound Has a Home Right now, we're focused on vetting and placing dogs from the Birmingham track which closed this Spring. Since March 26, GPANashville has placed or has had in foster 29 dogs from the Birmingham Race Course and 14 from Sanford Orlando Kennel Club which closed recently; many more are waiting.

All the Florida tracks close permanently on Dec. 31 and many hounds likely will be needing our help. Your continued support will enable these dogs to find forever homes as pets.

Dogs adopted through GPA/Nashville have had the following services:
  • Spay/neuter
  • Dental cleaning*
  • Heartworm testing
  • CBC blood panel testing for anomalies such as tick-born illness
  • Deworming**
  • Nail trimming
  • Current rabies and DHPPL vaccinations
  • 3-9 weeks of fostering in the homes of experienced foster families***

Each dog comes with:
  • 6 months of heartworm preventative
  • Microchip for identification
  • Star ID tag with 1-800 number call service
  • Martingale collar and leash
  • Racing muzzle
  • At least a week's worth of dog food
  • Adoption packet containing valuable resources such as coupons and publications that will help you better understand your greyhound's unique needs while also assist you in helping your dog adjust to his new life as a pet
  • Support of the largest greyhound adoption community in Nashville

*Senior dogs that have been returned may not have dental cleaning done if the vet determines anesthesia is risky for the hound.

**GPA/Nashville treats all dogs for worms, however worms can be very tenacious. GPA/Nashville provides 6 months of Advantage Multi for additional treatment at the time of adoption with a value of $100. The adopter is responsible for any additional treatments needed.

***%98 of GPA/Nashville dogs have been learning home skills in foster care for 3 weeks or more. Our 15+ years of experience in greyhound adoption has demonstrated that the dogs are best served by moving to their permanent homes when they are ready. This ensures that they form strong emotional bonds with their adoptive families rather than with foster families. However, every dog is different. Those that need more time in foster care get it.

Some Recent Adoptions

Congratulations to Stella and Bo who were recently adopted by Robb & Elaine

Congratulations to Shelly who was recently adopted by Tyler & Caitlin

Congratulations to Millie who was recently adopted by Ellen

Congratulations to Colby and Catch who were recently adopted by Sharon