Greyhound Pets of America - Senior Sanctuary of Florida
2205 Hunterfield Road - Maitland, Florida 32751
Phone 352.728.2839 - Fax 407.834.9553


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Stop by the Semoran Skateway in Casselberry to meet the resident greyhound, Chanel, and to learn more about the breed firsthand.  Ask for Debby.


Every retired racing greyhound wants A TICKET HOME. But each ticket costs $75. The current cost of a long distance haul (from Daytona Beach to any of the non-racing states with adoption groups waiting) has risen to $2400. A full “haul” ships 32 dogs. $75 per greyhound. By long standing tradition, GPA Daytona pays 100% of the cost. As a greyhound adoption group, they own the equipment, pay fuel charges, upkeep and maintenance, registration, insurance, etc. They hire drivers as independent contractors.

This is on top of their regular expenses like dog food, vet bills, etc. to house the dogs until they each get their ticket home. The racetrack generously provides GPA Daytona a kennel to house 110 dogs waiting for adoption. (There is always a waiting list of 150 more retired greyhounds wanting into this adoption kennel.) The Daytona racetrack is also setting an industry standard by paying for the majority of the broken legs, and pays the kennel staff that work in the adoption kennel. So it is a good working relationship. GPA Daytona however pays the specialized vet expenses, as well as the total cost of each greyhound’s ticket home.

The adoption groups that receive the dogs are only charged enough to reimburse for the dogs’ basic pre-adoption vetting, but never for any additional surgery from injuries. Adoption groups are never charged additional fees to ship the dogs. This full $75 Ticket Home has traditionally always been paid by GPA Daytona. This financial burden now puts the long distance hauls at risk. Yet if the dogs can be shipped to states that do not have race tracks, there are many potential adopters waiting for a new greyhound. Prison Greyhounds, one of the adoption groups that they ship to, is kicking off a promotion (on behalf of GPA Daytona) that we call “A TICKET HOME”. Here is how your tax deductible donation would work:

- A TICKET HOME - $75 donation guarantees 1 ticket home for another greyhound
- SEND A LITTER - $375 donation send home 5 greyhounds
- FILL THE WHOLE TRAILER!!! - $2400 donation sends a trailer of 32 greyhounds to an adoption group!

The ticket’s destination will be at the sole discretion of GPA Daytona, according to the need. (They decide, not the donor.) Just this week, one haul had to be turned back and postponed because 2 of the 3 air conditioners on the specialized dog trailer died, which would have put the dogs at severe risk. The units have been totally replaced, just another expense in the long list of maintenance requirements.

Every retired racer deserves a home. More importantly, there IS a home out there for every retired racer, if someone can finance their ticket home. We challenge you to purchase as many tickets as you are able.

Make checks payable to:
Greyhound Pets Daytona Beach
960 S. Williamson Blvd
Daytona Beach, FL. 32114

Let them know it is “A TICKET HOME” or donate through their website and designate A TICKET HOME.  Every $75 sends another former racing greyhound home, somewhere, to the home he truly deserves. Share this with your friends who care.

Recurring Events

  • Lake County Farmer's Market
    Lake County Fairgrounds
    Rts 44&452
    Eustis 32726
    At the gate 930 -1 (market is open 8-1)
    Every Thursday(weather permitting)

  • Tractor Supply
    100 West Ardice Ave
    Eustis Fl. 32726
    1st Saturday of the month, 11:00am-1:00pm

    3500 SW College Rd, Ocala 34474
    1st Saturday of the month,  1:00-3:00PM

  • PetSmart at Lake Square Mall
    10401 us hwy 441
    Leesburg Fl.34788
    2nd Saturday of every month,10:30am-1:00 pm

  • Petco
    600 US 441, Rolling Acres Plaza, Lady Lake
    3rd Saturday of each month from 11:00 to 1:30

  • PetsMart
    2625 Gulf to Bay Blvd.
    Clearwater, FL 33759
    Located at the Clearwater Mall between David's Bridal, Michael's and Lowes
    We will be meeting there the 3rd Sunday of each month with our current schedule being: TBA

  • PetSmart - Lake County
    534 North Highway  27/441, Lady Lake in the Villages near Rolling Acres Road.
    Phone: 352-205-7196

    th Saturday of every month from 11:00AM to 1:00PM


Read our Needlenose Newsletters:
December 2012
September 2012


Greyhounds are the oldest pure breed dog and date back to the Pharaohs in ancient Egypt.  It's also the only dog to be mentioned in The Bible.


Life's Good

These purebred athletes enjoy many years of good health.  With proper care, they have a life expectancy of 12 years or more.


Sketches: Susan Colflesh
Some Pictures © Praveen Mutalik