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.
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:
It is through this program, with the commitment of volunteers, that we work to place the right Greyhound in the right home.
Every Greyhound :
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.
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.