GREYHOUND PETS OF AMERICA -
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Are you thinking about adopting a dog?  We'd love to talk to you about making a retired racing Greyhound a part of your family.

Greyhounds are clean, quiet and docile.  Most are fine living with other canine breeds and many get along well with cats.  Retired racers make wonderful household pets and companions but they are strictly inside pets.  They make excellent walking companions and most are greyt with well behaved children.

Get in touch with us today or visit one of our Meet & Greet events to learn more about Greyhounds and our terrific group of adopters.

Join us for our

2014
Greyhound
Lovers
Gathering

Saturday, October 25th

 

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A portion of your purchase price will be returned to GPA/Louisville as a "referral fee" and those funds will help us find homes for more retired racing Greyhounds!


GPA/Louisville is a 501(c)(3) all-volunteer organization which relies entirely on donations and gifts from people like you and organization which support our efforts.

You can help us to find homes for more wonderful retired racers by making a tax-deductible donation by mail to the address below or by PayPal to GPA@GPALouisville.org.

Take a look at
GPA/Louisville's
Available Dogs
Here is the
GPA/Louisville
Adoption Application
Check out our
Meet & Greet schedule


Learn more about GPA/Louisville &
Kentucky Dept. of Juvenile Justice's

Greyhound Foster Program at
Morehead Youth
Development Center

Where young women from MYDC foster newly-retired racing Greyhounds in a unique 12-week program designed to transition dogs from track to home with socialization and basic training

Watch the 06/02/2012 episode of Kentucky Life on public television KET profiling the people and dogs who make the MYDC Greyhound Foster Program such an amazing success for the dogs and the young ladies who help them prepare for their new lives as pets!


Video courtesy of

Make a fast friend . . . Adopt a Greyhound!

Learn more by visiting us at one of our Meet & Greet events:

Meet & Greet Schedule for AUGUST 2014:
1st Saturday   Petsmart at 4601 Outer Loop Road                               10AM-1PM
2nd Saturday   PetSmart at 10308 Westport Road in Louisville                  12PM-2PM
3rd Saturday   Feeders Supply at Middletown Station -- Corner of 
                   Shelbyville Rd. & English Station Road --
                   12949 Shelbyville Rd. in Middletown (NEW ADDRESS)          11AM-2PM    
4th Saturday   PetSmart at 1020 Veterans Parkway in Clarksville, IN           11AM-2PM
               and Feeders Supply at 2236 Holiday Manor Center                12PM-2PM
5th Saturday   Moochie & Co. in the Mall St. Matthews in Louisville            1PM-4PM
Meet & Greet Schedule for SEPTEMBER 2014:
1st Saturday   Petsmart at 4601 Outer Loop Road                               10AM-1PM
2nd Saturday   PetSmart at 10308 Westport Road in Louisville                  12PM-2PM
3rd Saturday   Feeders Supply at Middletown Station -- Corner of 
                   Shelbyville Rd. & English Station Road --
                   12949 Shelbyville Rd. in Middletown (NEW ADDRESS)          11AM-2PM    
               and Feeders Supply at 2236 Holiday Manor Center                12PM-2PM
3rd SUNDAY     Sunday, September 21st -- "Mutts at Mike's" -- First
                 Annual Adoption Event at Mike Linnig's Restaurant,
                 9308 Cane Run Road in SW Louisville                          12PM-5PM
                 (Rain date is Sunday, September 28th)
4th Saturday   PetSmart at 1020 Veterans Parkway in Clarksville, IN           11AM-2PM
Meet & Greet Schedule for OCTOBER 2014:
1st Saturday   Petsmart at 4601 Outer Loop Road                               10AM-1PM
2nd Saturday   PetSmart at 10308 Westport Road in Louisville                  12PM-2PM
3rd Saturday   Feeders Supply at Middletown Station -- Corner of 
                   Shelbyville Rd. & English Station Road --
                   12949 Shelbyville Rd. in Middletown (NEW ADDRESS)          11AM-2PM    
               and Feeders Supply at 2236 Holiday Manor Center                12PM-2PM
4th Saturday   PetSmart at 1020 Veterans Parkway in Clarksville, IN           11AM-2PM
Meet & Greet Schedule for NOVEMBER 2014:
1st Saturday   Petsmart at 4601 Outer Loop Road                               10AM-1PM
               and Feeders Supply at 2236 Holiday Manor Center                12PM-2PM
2nd Saturday   PetSmart at 10308 Westport Road in Louisville                  12PM-2PM
3rd Saturday   Feeders Supply at Middletown Station -- Corner of 
                   Shelbyville Rd. & English Station Road --
                   12949 Shelbyville Rd. in Middletown (NEW ADDRESS)          11AM-2PM    
4th Saturday   PetSmart at 1020 Veterans Parkway in Clarksville, IN           11AM-2PM
Meet & Greet Schedule for DECEMBER 2014:
1st Saturday   Petsmart at 4601 Outer Loop Road                               10AM-1PM
               and Feeders Supply at 2236 Holiday Manor Center                12PM-2PM
2nd Saturday   PetSmart at 10308 Westport Road in Louisville                  12PM-2PM
3rd Saturday   Feeders Supply at Middletown Station -- Corner of 
                   Shelbyville Rd. & English Station Road --
                   12949 Shelbyville Rd. in Middletown (NEW ADDRESS)          11AM-2PM    
4th Saturday   PetSmart at 1020 Veterans Parkway in Clarksville, IN           11AM-2PM
We are currently investigating additional M&G opportunities.
Please let us know if you have any suggestions for potential locations.
Schedule subject to change without notice.
Please check back often for updates.

UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS:
June 20-22, 2014:
North American Greyhound Adoption Conference

Hosted by GPA/Three Rivers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
greyhoundpets.org and gpathreeriversgreyhounds.org
June 26-28, 2014:
Halfway Home Greyhound Adoption gathering in Abilene, Kansas
      (Greyhound Capital of the World)
halfwayhomegreyhounds.com
July 11-13, 2014:
Greyhound Festival of the Bluegrass in Shepherdsville, Kentucky
greyhoundsofshamrock.org
July 24-27, 2014:
GrapeHound Wine Tour in Seneca Lake, New York
grapehounds.com
Saturday, September 6, 2014:
GPA/Indianapolis Fall Gathering
Boone County Fairgrounds (north of Indianapolis, Indiana)
gpaindy.org
Sunday, September 21, 2014:
GPA/Nashville's Fall Gathering
Centennial Park in Nashville, Tennessee
gpanashville.org
September 25-28, 2014:
Beach Bound Hounds in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
greyhoundcrossroads.com
Saturday, October 4, 2014:
GPA/Tri-State Gathering in Owensboro, Kentucky
Starts at 11 A.M. (Central Time)
gpatristate.org
Sunday, October 5, 2014:
Greyt Greyhound Gathering in Cincinnati, Ohio
12:00pm to 4:00 pm 
At Sharon Woods Park (outdoor event) -- 11450 Lebanon Road
October 9-12, 2014:
Greyhounds Reach The Beach in Dewey Beach, Delaware
GreyhoundsReachTheBeach.com

Greyhound Pets of America/Louisville
2014 Annual Gathering
Saturday, October 25

Noon to 5 P.M.
National Guard Armory in Buechel


Many greys are
cat and small dog safe!

We get together regularly for
monthly dinners and occasional road trips.

Most greys are
kid safe too!
Click here for a
GPA/Louisville Adoption Application
Questions about Greyhounds?
Drop us a line at
GPA@GPALouisville.org
Join our
Email Discussion Group

Visit www.DrawTheDog.com for more awesome canine art!Greyhounds are friendly, affectionate dogs who thrive on attention and human companionship. They are often described as intelligent, sensitive, sweet, non-aggressive and unsurpassed as companion dogs.

As a result of lifelong encounters with other Greyhounds on the racing circuit, these dogs socialize well and are generally tolerant of other family pets – including cats and small dogs.

Their temperament makes most Greyhounds wonderful around children. It must be remembered, however, that these are adult dogs who may have never been exposed to small children, with their quick movements and high voices. Children must be taught the proper respect for a Greyhound, as with any pet.

The average female Greyhound weighs between 50 and 70 pounds. The average male weighs between 65 and 80 pounds. Most retired racing Greyhounds stand between 26 and 30 inches tall.

Greyhounds are strictly indoor pets and cannot tolerate extreme heat or cold. They are short-haired and considered minimal shedders.

Racing Greyhounds are usually “retired” between the ages of two and five years. With proper care, their lifespan is 12 years or more. This long lifespan allows the Greyhound to become an essential part of a loving family for many years.

* "Adopt a Greyhound" artwork courtesy of www.DrawTheDog.com


CLICK HERE TO
LEARN MORE ABOUT GREYHOUNDS

Thinking about adopting a retired racing Greyhound?

Visit our "Reading Room" to learn more about this wonderful breed of companion pet.

If you have small children or grandchildren, we strongly encourage you to read
Childproofing Your Dog by Brian Kilcommons, regardless of what dog breed you adopt.

Many excellent books about Greyhounds can also be found in our Reading Room.
A portion of your purchase price through the Reading Room will be returned to GPA/Louisville
by Amazon.com as a "referral fee" and those funds will help us find homes
and care for more retired racing Greyhounds!

 



Representatives from GPA-Louisville
will be at the locations listed above 
with several retired racing Greyhounds. 
They will be happy to introduce you 
to their dogs.


Visit Draw the Dog
to see more Greyhound cartoons.

If you need more information about where GPA-Louisville representatives
will be visiting soon, contact us at:
GPA@GPALouisville.org

Would you like to learn more about 
adopting a retired racing Greyhound?
Contact us at GPA@GPALouisville.org
Click here to start shopping on Amazon.com.
A portion of your purchase price will be returned to
GPA/Louisville as a "referral fee" and those funds will help us find homes and care for even more retired racing Greyhounds!
PetMeds *

* From Attitudes of Animals in Motion: A Series of Photographs Illustrating the
Consecutive Positions Assumed by Animals Performing Various Movements
www.muybridge.nl

Learn more about greyhounds' unique veterinary needs and
how to find a veterinarian experienced in treating these dogs. 

GPA's Mission

Greyhound Pets of America is neutral on the subject of the Greyhound racing industry.  Our goal is to find responsible, loving homes for racing greyhounds who no longer qualify to compete at the racetrack.

Greyhound Pets of America currently has chapters and sub-chapters around the nation. See http://www.greyhoundpets.org/chapters.php for information on other GPA chapters across the country.

GPA was founded in 1987 and works extensively with the racing industry to encourage its involvement with adoption efforts. 

The GPA adoption program depends on donations and volunteers to accomplish its goals. Whether you send a donation to the national GPA or to one of our member chapters, your donation will be tax-deductible.

The 800 number below is administered by Greyhound Pets of America nationwide as a service to the Greyhound adoption community.  It is funded by the American Greyhound Council.  When you call 800-366-1472, your message will be routed to a GPA volunteer in your region.

(800) 366-1472

 
GREYHOUND PETS OF AMERICA - Louisville, KY
6409 South Drive
Louisville, Kentucky  40272-4529
Phone:  (502) 995-3767                Fax:  (812) 725-0221
E-mail:  GPA@GPALouisville.org

Mike Beavers, President  (502-821-7345 cell)

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