Greyhound Pets of America
Maryland Chapter-----------------------------------------------------------------

P.O. Box 42103
Baltimore, MD 21284-2103
Fax #: 1-800-600-8607 (please call first)

Welcome to the Greyhound Pets of America / Maryland, Inc. homepage. We place greyhounds in Maryland, Washington D.C., Delaware and Pennsylvania.



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.


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.


Please 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:

Ethel Whitehurst
Baltimore, MD
(800) 600-8607

Herb Rosen
Lutherville, MD
(410) 252-7555

Pamela Trainor
GPA/MD Newsletter Editor

Kevin Parker
(410) 549-9293

Don & Mary Garver
Baldwin, MD
(410) 592-9759

Maria Zammeichieli
Frederick, MD
(301) 682-7782

Karen and John Peck
Bowie, MD
(301) 249-2871

Beth Blair
Catonsville/Howard County
(410) 788-3104

Amy Wilcox
(410) 719-8767

David & Sarah Gutter
Felton, PA
(717) 993-5083

Jim & Roberta Dolos
Gaithersburg, MD
(301) 216-2210

Rick & Leslie Sills
Hagerstown, MD
(301) 582-0920

Martha Nurenberg
Silver Spring, MD
(301) 681-8206

Meredith Eriksen
Kensington, MD
(301) 942-7421



Monthly Meet and Greets:

1st Saturday of the Month:

  • Bowie, MD - PETsMART - 12pm - 3:30pm Call Karen & John Peck at (301) 249-2871 for more information.
  • Hagerstown, MD - PETsMART - 12pm - 3:30pm Call Rick & Leslie Sills at (301) 582-0920 for more information

2nd Saturday of the Month:

  • BelAir, MD - PETsMART - 12pm - 4:00pm Call John Himes at (410) 679-7559 for more information.

3rd Saturday of the Month:

  • Germantown, MD - PETsMART - 12pm - 3:30pm Call Jim & Roberta Dolos at (301) 216-2210 for more information. See Map
  • Lancaster, PA (Red Rose Common Shopping Center) - PETsMART 10am - 2pm Call Jodie Gordon at (717) 560-3670 for more information. See Map
  • Rockville, MD - PETsMART (behind White Flint Mall) - Call Martha Nurenberg at (301) 681-8206 for more information. See Map

4th Saturday of the Month:

  • Silver Spring/Cherry Hill - PETsMART - 12pm - 4pm Call Meredith Eriksen at (301) 942-7421 for more information.

Additional Meet & Greets:

  • Gaithersburg, MD - PETsMART - Call Roberta Dolos at (301) 216-2210 for more information.

For other events, please contact Roberta Dolos > for more information - 301-216-2210 or email her at

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.


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.

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Last Edited: April 2, 2001