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Our Featured Louisville, KY Partner:

Greyhound Pets of America/Louisville, KY Chapter

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.

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Placing retired racing Greyhounds in loving Forever Homes throughout Kentuckiana, consisting of metropolitan Louisville, Kentucky and adjacent Southern Indiana.

About Our Rescue Group:

Greyhound Pets of America (GPA) is a national 501(c)3 corporation organized completely by volunteers who are dedicated to finding responsible, loving homes for professional racing greyhounds who no longer qualify to compete at the racetrack.

GPA 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.

GPA was founded in 1987 and works extensively with the racing industry to encourage its involvement with adoption efforts. The American Greyhound Council, a racing industry-sponsored organization established for the welfare of the greyhounds, began funding a nationwide 800-number service (800-366-1472) in June, 1990. It asked GPA, as the largest greyhound adoption organization, to administer this service. Since then, GPA has fielded thousands of inquiries about greyhound adoption and sent prospective adopters to the nearest adoption agency.

In 1993, GPA assisted in the adoption of 3,188 greyhounds. In 2000, its member chapters adopted out 4,686.

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

Come Meet our Pets:

GPA/Louisville conducts 7 or 8 Meet & Greets in Louisville/Kentuckiana pet stores per month. See our website at for specific dates, hours and locations.

Our Adoption Process:

All prospective adopters must complete a GPA/Louisville adoption application, available at Once the application is received, a home visit will be scheduled. If approved, GPA/Louisville will attempt to identify and obtain the retired racing Greyhound we believe will be a suitable match for the new adoptive family.

The adoption fee is $250, which includes spaying/neutering, teeth cleaning, bloodwork, up-to-date immunizations, etc. as well as microchipping.

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.