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Our Featured St Petersburg, FL Partner:

GPA - Tampa Bay

Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

Pets at Our Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, & Hernando Counties.

About Our Rescue Group:

GPA Tampa Bay is dedicated to promoting and facilitating the adoption of Greyhounds when their racing careers end, and to educate the public about Greyhounds and what wonderful pets they can become. Prior to adoption, all of our dogs are spayed or neutered, bathed with a flea shampoo, de-wormed, heartworm tested, vaccinated, and have their teeth cleaned. GPA Tampa Bay cares for the animals from the track to their new homes, using our network of foster homes where loving volunteers help them learn the trials and tribulations of life after the track. GPA Tampa Bay is run entirely by volunteers and depends on fundraising and donations for its operating expenses. Your Support and Donations are greatly appreciated.

Come Meet our Pets:

Petsmart 3993 Tyrone Blvd., St Petersburg 727) 343-7900
Sundays 12-2

Petsmart 2625 Gulf To Bay Blvd, Clearwater(727) 725-3755
Sundays 12-2

Petsmart 12835 Citrus Plaza Drive,
Tampa (813) 926-7488
2nd & 4th Sundays 1-3

Petsmart 2920 Little Road, Trinity
727) 375-9973 Sundays 12-2

Our Adoption Process:

The first step to adopt a greyhound from GPA/Tampa Bay is to fill our application. The questions asked are used to help determine if a greyhounds is the right breed of dog for your household.

Our local Representative will contact your veterinarian (if you have a pet) to verify that your pet is up-to-date on vaccinations and heartworm prevention. Personal references will also be contacted.

After the Application is approved, the adopter will have a home visit with an Adoption Representative. The home visit is time to see your home and to answer any questions that the you might have. It is asked that everyone in the household be present for this visit.

After your home visit, we look among the greyhounds we have available to find a good match for your home. This process usually takes a minimum of 1 week. If we do not have a greyhound that fits your particular needs, it may take several weeks. We ask that you be patient and wait for the right dog. Once adopted, you will agree that your greyhound was worth the wait.

There is a $205 adoption fee donation. GPA uses the fee to pay for neutering or spaying, vaccinations, heartworm testing and teeth cleaning. Remember, GPA/Tampa Bay is a non-profit organization. In addition, you also receive a collar and leash, and a GPA identification tag.

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.