Greyhound Pets of America Senior Sanctuary of Florida is a group of
volunteers who are dedicated to placing senior greyhounds over the age
of seven either in permanent foster homes or hopefully with new adoptive
families. We are also dedicated to educating the public of the
importance and true meaning of lifelong commitment when adopting.
Senior greyhounds are friendly, intelligent, affectionate dogs that
thrive on attention. When their racing careers are over, they make
marvelous companions. Unfortunately, there are many senior greyhounds
retired from breeding, abandoned in shelters, or thoughtlessly returned
by their adopters to the adoption groups they originated from. It is
unfair and extremely sad that, at an elderly age when they should be
relaxing and enjoying the golden years of their lives, they are being
bounced around and left to be forgotten. This is why the Senior
Sanctuary was formed.
People need to realize how upsetting and confusing it can be to be
uprooted in the fragile and sensitive senior years of a greyhound's
life. Senior greyhounds are very easygoing, and enjoy curling up on a
soft bed near you. They have been called "the best kept secret" in
the greyhound adoption community. They fit right into the family as if
they've been there for years. It is hard to believe how easily they
acclimate to new surroundings and thrive.
Greyhound Pets of America Senior Sanctuary of Florida is looking for
people willing to open their homes and hearts to a senior greyhound over
the age of seven.
We have many different adoption/foster opportunities tailored to the
specific needs of each and every senior greyhound we have available and
also for their potential new family. All food, supplies, medical needs,
heartworm prevention, flea/tick prevention, and mentoring are provided.
Please join us at one of our Meet &
Greets or other events.
Keep up to date with the latest
information - Join our
Foster Homes are URGENTLY Needed! Please help a hound. For more information and
application, click here.
Greyhound Friends of Augusta (Georgia) posted a link from their site to
a song called "The Race" by Matt Dahan. Matt wrote the song for
his family's two adopted greyhounds. After listening to the song,
group volunteer, Alan Jackson purchased it, wrote out the lyrics, timed
the song and scoured the internet looking for appropriate photos to make
a slideshow video. After viewing the
video, Matt gave Alan permission to use it to promote greyhound
adoption. You may view it on YouTube.
We can use your donation to help offset our
costs of taking care of the dogs.
We who choose to surround ourselves with
even more temporary than our own
live within a fragile circle,
easily and often breached.
Unable to accept it's awful gaps
We still would live no other way.
We cherish memory as the only certain
never fully understanding the necessary
Bataille, former President, who received the Citizen of the
Year Award from the Florida Veterinary Association at their
annual conference in Orlando, Fl. She is pictured with Dr.
Vincent Centonze, who nominated her for the award.