Adopting an older dog is an act of faith and compassion. Senior greyhounds — typically dogs eight and older — repay their adopters with their gentle ways, devotion and companionship. GPA/N’s Senior Incentives (SI) program actively encourages the adoption of hounds eight and older. It is open to homes with greyhounds adopted through GPA/N. Other adopters require board approval. Here's how it works.
The $250 adoption fee is waived when current or previous GPA/N adopters adopt greyhounds eight and older after May 27, 2007. First-time GPA/N adopters of dogs eight and older pay $175. SI adopters receive a one-time $150 allotment for veterinary services for their senior greyhounds. To access this benefit, you must first pay your senior's original vet bills, then submit these paid invoices to GPA/N for reimbursement.
Invoices may be submitted as the service occurs or as a group after the $150 limit is reached. The stipend can be used for routine check-ups, medications, lab work, heartworm preventive, etc. Services must be performed at a veterinary clinic.
Send invoices for reimbursement to:
GPA/N, PO Box 1042, Goodlettsville, TN 37070. Include your senior’s name, (both racing and call names) and indicate that you are seeking a SI reimbursement.
The Oshkosh Maximum Fund
This fund honors a senior hound who crossed the Rainbow Bridge while awaiting adoption. Through this fund, adopters may apply for a grant of up to $500 in additional financial assistance.
OMax Fund grants are intended to help with unexpected or costly veterinary charges, not to cover or underwrite routinely expected senior care. Exceptions may be made in situations in which an SI adopter's changing personal financial situation is a barrier to the senior hound getting needed care.
To take advantage of the OMax Fund, adopters must contact GPA/N directly at 615-269-4088 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Each grant request must be submitted separately to the GPA/N board of directors.
No single adopter can request more than half the available dollars in the OMax Fund. For example, if the OMax Fund has $600 available, the maximum that can be awarded to an individual adopter at that time is $300. To be eligible, the senior need not continue to reside in the GPA/N area.
For information, contact us at email@example.com.