Greyhound Pets of America - Nashville
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.
PO Box 1042
Goodlettsville, TN 37070
Pets at Our Rescue Group:
Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:Our targeted adoption territory includes Middle Tennessee, Northern Alabama and Southern & Western Kentucky.
About Our Rescue Group:Each year, 22,000 greyhounds retire from U.S. tracks in need of homes.
Greyhound Pets of America/Nashville is a chapter of Greyhound Pets of America, Inc., a nationwide non-profit, volunteer-supported organization dedicated to the placement of retired racing Greyhounds into homes as companion animals. GPA/N works to place retired racing Greyhounds into companion homes in middle Tennessee and southern and western Kentucky areas.
GPA/N relies exclusively upon Greyhound-savvy families to act as temporary "foster homes" for retired Greyhounds to help each hound make the transition to home life while awaiting adoption.
The foster family helps the Greyhound:
- Recuperate from spay/neuter surgery
- Learn appropriate house manners
- Learn what companion life has to offer!
- Explore all the new things a home has to offer: Most have never seen stairs, ceiling fans, mirrors, patio doors and other things we take for granted.
It is through this program, with the commitment of volunteers, that we work to place the right Greyhound in the right home.
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Come Meet our Pets:Meet & Greets usually are held on Saturdays at a variety of locations around Middle Tennessee
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Our Adoption Process:Our adoption fee is $230, which helps off set our organization's costs of readying Greyhounds for adoption.
Every Greyhound :
- has been spayed or neutered
- has been AVID microchipped with a lifetime registration
- has had a dental cleaning
- is current on vaccinations
- is heartworm tested and placed on preventative
- is bathed and groomed
- is on a topical flea and tick preventative
We also provide a martingale collar, matching lead, and basket muzzle with every adoption.
GPA/Nashville's volunteers work closely with each prospective Greyhound adopter to match the adopter with a Greyhound whose personality and temperament is most ideally suited to the adopters home situation and expectations. Adopting from GPA/N starts by filling out an application and sending it (along with a $50 fee deposit) to our adoption coordinator.
Once an application is received, an adoption representative will then be in contact with you to schedule a home visit. On the home visit the volunteers will bring one or more available Greyhounds who are believed to be suitable adoption candidates for the home.
This procedure enables us to observe how the Greyhound will react to other animals in the home, as well as to observe interaction between the Greyhound and the adults and any children in the household.
If your application is approved and we agree on a Greyhound, an agreeable time for the adoption to be completed will be set. It is best to have a couple of days to help your new family member acclimate to his new environment.
We ask all potential adopters to read Retired Racing Greyhounds for Dummies by Lee Livingood and families with children are asked to read Child-Proofing Your Dog by Brian Kilcommons. Both books are available for purchase through GPA Nashville.