The Summer Picnic Fundraiser is upon us!

1-4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 21
Centennial Park Large Events Pavilion

An afternoon of auctions, games, shopping, nail trims, foster dogs, food & fun. All greyhound owners & folks interested in retired racer adoption are welcome. It's FREE!!

  • This is GPAN's biggest fundraiser. Proceeds will pay for the care of broken-legged dogs. Average cost of one repair - $3,000-$5,000.
  • Roasted hotdogs will be available for sale. Please bring a side dish to share - desserts, salads, appetizers, you get the idea.
  • Special Guests Leslie Balcerak, author of The 45 mph Couch Potato Nashville Veterinary Specialists staff will talk about dog first aid.

This year our very own Tony and Lisa Wynn (Tequila and Beth Ann) will be grilling up Premium All Beef Hot Dogs and Polish Sausage.

For Vegan options we have: Italian Sausages (Seitan), Lightlife Jumbo Smart Dogs (Soy) and Tofurky Kielbasa (Soy).

If you order your hotdog online you will get a free drink with every hotdog.

Vegan options MUST be pre-ordered before the event.

Make sure you and your dogs don't go hungry by buying a hot dog with your choice of toppings for just $4!

Buy ONE for $4


**Special Web only pricing of 2 Dogs with your choice of toppings for $7.

Buy TWO for $7


On the Road Again

B-ham Hauler Makes Maiden Run

Thanks to the support of GPAN and many donors across the country, Oh My Greyhounds' (formerly the Birmingham adoption kennel) new dog hauler made its maiden trip last week.

In preparation for the haul, hounds are loaded in secure crates especially constructed for the truck. Each haul has space for 20-23 dogs. (Photos by Ray Wong)

GPAN helped Oh My Greyhounds (OMG) raise funds to replace its old hauler, which was beyond repair, with a challenge grant. The challenge to match donations up to $15,000 helped OMG raise more than $30,000 (including GPAN's match) to buy the new truck plus modify it for dog hauling. Modifications, which were done by OMG volunteers, included insulation, installation of HVAC, auxiliary fans and a generator plus sealing the floors.

On its first trip, the B-ham team took 15 dogs to a prison program in Quincy, Fla. and then delivered 15 prison program graduates to Second Chance Adoption in Douglasville, Ga. The truck goes back on the road Aug. 15 to take dogs to groups in Virginia and other east coast states.

OMG's first haul took 15 hounds to a women's prison in Quincy, Fla. Inmates will teach them basics like walking on steps and pet skills such as walking on leash, coming when called and following simple commands.

Second Chance volunteers meet the OMG hauler in Douglasville, Ga. This group will place these prison-program graduates in foster homes prior to adoption.

Take Your Hounds on the Road

One of the best things about owning a greyhound is that you'll find friends wherever you go. To make that easy, below is a partial list of upcoming greyhound events around the country, so plan your travels around one. You'll enjoy a good road trip with your dogs.

Note GPAN's events in September and February. And if you know of a greyhound event that isn't listed, send the details to We'll be updating this list throughout the year.

GPA Indianapolis Picnic

Sunday, Sept. 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Boone County Fairgrounds, Lebanon, IN

Greyhound Retirement Adoption Care & Education

Sunday, Spt. 7, 11a.m.-4 p.m.

Van Burent Park, Belleville, MI

GPAN Picnic

Sunday, Sept. 21, 1-4 p.m.

Centennial Park, Nashville, TN

Beach Bound Hounds

Spt. 25-28

Myrtle Beach, SC


Saturday, Oct. 4

Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Owensboro, KY

Greyhounds Reach the Beach

Oct. 9-12

Dewey Beach, DE

Midsouth Greyhound Adoption Option Reunion

Saturday, Oct. 11

Southland Gaming & Racing

1550 N. Ingram Blvd., West Memphis, AR

GPA Louisville

Saturday, Oct. 25, 1-5 p.m.

Buechel National Guard Armory

4815 Progress Road, Louisville, KY

GPANashville Winter Gathering

Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, 1-4 p.m.

Middle Tennessee Livestock Center

1720 Greenland Dr., Murfreesboro, TN

Sandy Paws

March 5-8, 2015

Jekyll Island, GA