News & Information
2015 GPA National Conference to be held in Las Vegas!
On Septermber 18th and 19th at The Stratosphere, 2000 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89104. Phone: 1-800-998-6937. Detailed information has been sent to Chapter Directors for their distribution. The Business meeting will be held on Saturday, the 19th (agenda to follow.) One free complimentary Continental Breakfast per room will be included when booking within our slotted block of rooms only...please confer with Chapter Director for details.
The Greyhounds still need your help. You may still join GPA National and your entire membership donation will help the hounds in numerous ways-from assisting the many Greyhounds who are either still awaiting transport from tracks to adoption groups, or who are in need of major medical assistance from our Emily Griffin Injury Fund (this Fund assists individual Chapters by defraying costs of Greyhounds who are sick, or needing surgical procedures for racing injuries before they can be available for adoption); or your donaton may even come to the aid of Greyhounds when disasters such as Hurricane Katrina have left them completely without food and shelter. There are three levels, or "tiers" to join and take an active part in helping Greyhounds on their journeys to forever homes. Donation levels are broken down as follows:
Bronze - $25 to $49
Silver - $50 to $100
Gold - $100 and up
GPA National Grant Programs also provide funding for many special projects such as purchasing trailers or vans, or for capital improvements such as repairs to kennels, purchasing crates, fencing, upgrading electrical needs, HVAC needs or helping a chapter with expenses to send a delegate to the annual national meeting, etc.
If you would like to join and take a proactive role in helping GPA meet its many financial needs, your Membership payment can be made through paypal here on the website OR you may download and print this GPA Donation Form and mail it along with your check or money order to the address listed on the form.
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GPA/Three Rivers Greyhounds
GPA/Three Rivers Greyhounds
GPA/Three Rivers Greyhounds
P.O. Box 147
Greenburg, PA 15601
Phone & Fax 724-216-5820
Greyhound Pets of America, Three Rivers Greyhounds in Pittsburgh, PA has been chosen as our current featured Chapter, and have submitted the following info on their group:
We began as a sub-chapter in September 2009, and received full chapter status in February 2010. Since that time, GPA/TRG has found homes for about 150 greyhounds, averaging about 36 placements per year. Considering there are 4 other greyhound adoption groups in our immediate vicinity, we are very proud of the success of our adoption program.
We’ve had a large number of repeat adopters in our 4 year history, and we have a close partnership with The Petco Foundation. We hold monthly meet & greets in several area Petco locations to promote greyhound adoption. Among our other events is an annual bath-a-thon, a pasta buffet fund raiser, Bowling for Greyhounds, and our annual Rock ‘n Roos Reunion.
In June of 2014 we will host the North American Greyhound Adoption Conference in Pittsburgh. We are very excited about this opportunity to showcase both Three Rivers Greyhounds and the city of Pittsburgh.
We maintain a Facebook page to promote adoptions, events and to share our love of greyhounds with our adoption family. Follow us at: GPA/TRG Facebook Page
We are blessed to have an incredible volunteer base who are just as passionate about greyhounds as we are, and who are immensely talented at fund raising. We are a relatively small group, but what we lack in numbers we more than make up for in heart and drive!
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The purpose of Greyhound Pets of America(GPA) is to find responsible loving homes for Greyhounds, to acquaint the public with the desirability of Greyhounds as pets, and to inform them of the availability of Greyhounds for adoption.
Greyhound Pets of America Greyhounds are primarily ex-athletes from various racetracks around the country. The breed is noted for being very gentle and non-confrontational. They are very adaptable upon adoption, and fit very well into all walks of life....
Greyhound News and Views
September 24, 2015
Daytona Beach Greyhound Association in conjuction with Daytona Beach Kennel Club and Poker Room proudly present:
Real Retired Racers Fancy Feast
and the very first
RRRFF Race for Home!
The purpose of this great event is to raise funds to help support our local greyhound adoption group, Greyhound Pets of America-Daytona, as well as to promote the adoption of the beautiful athletes into adoptive homes!
We are reaching out for the community’s support to make this event Daytona Beach’s premier greyhound adoption event! There are a few different ways in which you can help make this GREYT:
The first part of our event starts before the matinee card is over! The last race of that day (Sept. 24th”) will be a feature race including the best of the best racers at Daytona Beach Kennel Club and Poker room. The best 8 racers will compete in the first ever RRRFF Race for Home. The money earned will be split in half. The first half going to the GPA (Greyhound Pets of America-Daytona) and the second half going as a reward to be split between the participants in the race. We are looking for sponsors to help ensure this race is a huge success for GPA. We are hoping to meet and pass our goal of $10,000 donation to the group that works so tirelessly to find the perfect homes for our retired racers, including transport to non racing states where adoption groups have difficulty in finding enough dogs to meet the needs of the adoption applications they receive daily. With this assistance, our hounds are placed in loving homes across the US and Canada.
The event, after a short hiatus between the card and dinner, kicks off at 6pm. There will be vendor booths (a few spaces are still available.) Cocktails, music, and fun! The Daytona Beach Kennel Club and Poker Room is providing a world class buffet in their beautiful dining room. In the area adjacent to the dining room we will be holding a silent auction. There are going to be many baskets and items available from classy wine baskets to doggy supplies (we included things for the little dog lovers too.) There will also be back to school children’s items, jewelry, as well as Yankee Candle…and much, much more! We are still taking donations for our silent auction as well!
Last, but not least, we will be providing each person who purchases a ticket with a gift bag worth over $75! With tickets being only $40, each and everything going to a GREYT cause, it is well worth it!
For more information or to secure vendor booths or sponsorships, please contact:
Secretary-Daytona Beach Greyhound Association
BOD-Florida Greyhound Association
Founder-The Pro Greyhound Movement
Trainer-Waverider Racing Kennel
Daytona Beach Kennel Club and Poker Room
President-Daytona Beach Greyhound Association
Owner-Waverider Racing Kennel
(Greyhound Pets of America was founded in 1987 to find homes for racing greyhounds when their racing careers were finished. Through the support of our volunteers and countless hours that they have given, GPA and its chapters have adopted over 80,000 greyhounds to homes throughout the country.)
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Call us or your local Chapter today because
Greyhounds make Champion Pets!