GPA/MD, Inc. is an all volunteer organization founded in 1985 by Betty Rosen and dedicated to finding responsible, loving homes for retired greyhounds and younger dogs that can`t make the grade at various tracks throughout the country--resulting in an early retirement. GPA/MD`s goal is to let people know what excellent and loving pets these gentle, retired racers make.
ABOUT GPA/MD GREYHOUNDS
Greyhounds adopted through the GPA program usually range from two to five years of age (some younger and some older). The life expectancy of an ex-racer is twelve or more years. Retired racers are very intelligent, adaptable dogs who fit easily into their new home environment following a brief adjustment period. They are eager to please and respond positively to any attention given given them; they become quickly attached to their new families.
The majority of retired track greyhounds are quiet, clean, good-natured and gentle dogs that adapt and get along with children and with other animals. They do not require a great deal of space, and are usually quite content to curl up in a corner on a soft dog bed.
A greyhound requires about the same amount of exercise as any dog their size. They should be walked, on a leash, a moderate distance three or four times a day unless there is a fenced yard. You and the dog will develop a pattern that is satisfactory. They make superb jogging companions, as long as they are kept on a leash. Greyhounds stand between 26 and 29 inches tall at the shoulder and weigh between 50 and 80 lbs. depending on sex. They come in many colors: black, white, several shades of brin dle, fawn, blue, red or a combination of these colors.
TO ADOPT A GREYHOUNDPlease download our information sheet and application
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For information or an application you may either call or e-mail one of these GPA/MD, Inc. Representatives:
EVENTSMonthly Meet and Greets:
1st Saturday of the Month:
2nd Saturday of the Month:
3rd Saturday of the Month:
4th Saturday of the Month:
Additional Meet & Greets:
For other events, please contact Roberta Dolos
> for more information - 301-216-2210 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greyhound Pets of America/Md., Inc. 12th. Annual Greyhound Reunion
Sunday - May 19, 2002 from 10 am to 3 pm at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, Md. Open to the public. Please call 410-744-4542 for more information or directions.
There is a $195.00 adoption fee for all GPA/MD, Inc. greyhounds. Some of the services the fee my help to defray are transportation, boarding, and veterinarian services (all greyhounds receive e xamination, shots, fecal check, bath, flea & tick dip and are heart worm negative when placed with their new owners.) All greyhounds have been spayed or neutered prior to adoption. A care booklet and a nylon safety collar and a six foot lead is provided. GPA greyhounds are transported from various locations a nd sources. GPA/MD, Inc. assigns a representative to assist you in acclimating your new greyhound.
HOW ELSE CAN YOU HELP?
If you are unable to adopt a dog, you can still help by making a donation to help us cover medical, boarding and food expenses, etc. Please make checks payable to Greyhound Pets of America / MD, Inc. and mail to GPA/MD, Inc., P.O. Box 42103, Baltimore, MD 21284-2103 and remember...tell your friends about GPA.
Last Edited: April 2, 2001