All New GPAN Greyhound Picnic!

Making new greyhound friends and just hanging out are two of the best things about GPAN's picnic.

The fun for you and your hounds starts here.

When: 1-4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.
Where: Large Event Pavilion at the rear of Centennial Park, Nashville.
Who: All greyhounds, owners, former owners and folks interested in greyhound adoption are welcome.
Why: Just for the fun of it and to raise money to help GPAN help more hounds.


Visit the craft booth to make several of these clever felt greyhounds.

What's New

We'll have a craft table where you can customize a felt greyhound of your own, plus a fortuneteller skilled in divining the futures of retired racers. There'll be a spin wheel for prizes, plus a senior strut and blessing of the hounds and you can buy a St. Francis of Assisi Tickets will be sold for some of these activities at sign-in and by volunteers.

Of course, we'll have our traditional life and silent auctions, shopping, foster dogs and foster bags for sale.

Whether it's a new collar, coat or hat for hounds, the shopping is terrific at GPAN's picnic.
Looking for something unique or special? Bid high and bid often at the GPAN picnic silent auction table and in the live auction.

Food and Fun

When you say picnic, we say hotdogs, so we'll be roasting wieners (beef and vegan) on site. They're the centerpiece of an all-inclusive lunch including soda or water, chips and homemade cookies. When you pay in advance, the price is just $5 per person and your lunch is reserved. The day of the picnic, they'll be $6 and sold while the supply lasts, so click below to reserve your lunch.

Winter's coming, so check out the wide selection of cozy greyhound pajamas at the picnic.

Additional hotdogs ($3 each), and beverages, cookies and chips ($1 each) will be available a la carte while the supply lasts.

Follow us on Facebook and through our Yahoo list for details. Questions? Call 615-269-4088 or email This is a sighthound only event. Please leave other breed dogs at home.


Adopter's Experiences

I just wanted to say kudos to everyone that puts forth the effort to find homes for these adorable, majestic, and kind hounds.
GPA-N has really really showed me how much they care where these adopties end up. The process is long but well worth it. My little girl Loca is a delight. The book Retired Racing Greyhounds for dummies is a must. Greyhounds are definitely different, but it's a good different trust me. John Pepper and Erin Walker were awesome on the home visit. So please consider a h more...

Some Recent Adoptions

Congratulations to Better and Santee who were recently adopted by Tiffany & Christopher and their Family

Congratulations to Red who was recently adopted by Matt

Congratulations to Runner who was recently adopted by Michael & Brent

Congratulations to Thunder who was recently adopted by Sharon & David