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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I didn’t really want you, I wasn’t really sure and
I’ll admit I had my doubts, when you came through that door
Not small or cute or fluffy with big soft puppy eyes,
But tall and thin and bony with bald pink bulging thighs.

You weren’t the kind I had in mind, not in any way,
Perhaps it would be better if I took you back today,
Before we know each other, it really won’t be kind
To keep you here for 1 more day & then to change my mind.

But against my better judgment I decided you could stay,
and quickly I discovered you were kind in every way.
Your gentleness and patience really stole the show.
Why these dogs are wonderful, I must let others know!"

You’re my gentle giant, who just needed the chance,
To show us all what you could be, to wipe away that history,
dispel our preconceptions, that put us all to shame,
And so we come to know & love what lies beneath that frame.

And now I’ve come to understand,
What I missed at the start,
That Greyhounds need that great deep chest,
To house their great big hearts.

(Originally printed in newsletter of "Greyhounds in Need", UK)


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 nonracing 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.

Our Dogs

Senior greyhounds are friendly, intelligent, affectionate dogs that thrive on attention. When their racing careers are over, they make marvelous companions.

Adopt a greyhound and change your life, and theirs.

Apply On-Line, by Mail or Fax

On-Line Adoption Application
Adoption\Foster Application

Unable to Adopt?  Visit our Special Dogs page and help sponsor a dog in need.

We can use your donation to help offset our costs of taking care of the dogs.


Foster Homes are URGENTLY Needed!  Please help a hound.  For more information and application, click here.

ADOPTION PENDING Sampson: Racing name: Sgt Jim Chee
Ear Tag #:Right, 32D  Left, 11300
Color: Brindle

He is good with other dogs…not sure about cats (he does chase rabbits and gets very excited when he's sees a cat out the window)

He uses a doggy door to potty. Had a plate in right left leg but that was removed several years ago. He likes to run a few laps in the yard every day then is quite content to do absolutely nothing:). He loves to have his ears rubbed.



Man In Black - "Eddie'

birth date: Sept 24 2002

 le/15586 re/92E

126 races


Eddie, black male Good with small dogs and cats, has spatial issues with humans but is very friendly

UPDATE: Lady has been moved to special needs....


Gabby (WR Givens) joined us yesterday from Champions Farm.  She is 10yo, ran 128 races, and had 27 puppies. She is a happy little girl and the tail is wagging whenever she has a human in sight.  Gabby has a slight limp due to a broken right rear hock (which is the injury that likely ended her racing career) but is able to use the leg.  More info will be posted as we learn more about her.


ADOPTED!! Registered Name: K B's Reliance           
Called: Riley
GPA SS tag # 0522

RE:  126?    LE: 40769
Color:  Red
Currently fostered at  Spring Hill

Not sure if she is small dog and Cat safe, but she lived in the trainer's house and is house broken.  Getting along well at the foster's home with four other greyhounds.

Prairies Eagle
color: Dark Brindle
sex: female
weight: 29 kg ~ 64 lbs
date of birth: 5 NOV 2004
land of birth: USA
land of standing: USA
ear mark: 114F-29965

Bold Dash, aka Handsome Dash, is a blonde brindle, DOB; 02/21/02.
Dash was recently returned through no fault of his own - unfortunately another result of these hard economic times. Dash is now 12 years old, he is relatively small for a male. He has short bursts of energy, followed by long naps. He enjoys human companionship. Make a little room in your home for Dash and we are sure he will reward you with lots of love and affection. He is a true Couch Potato who loves short walks, followed by a few vanilla wafers for his treat! Won't you please consider giving this handsome guy his forever home?

DONALD, aka "Donnie Boy"

Racing Name: Hallo West Acre, DOB: 11/7/01, Male, 12, Weight: 66 lbs.

Have you ever wanted to live with a famous sports personality? Maybe invite Dan Marino, Don Shula, or Richie Incognito to come live with you? Well you now have your chance! We have just received a retired racer who is a racing legend in his own time. His name is Hallo West Acre, he is twelve years old, similar in human age to Don Shula possibly and almost as well respected in the racing field as Don is in the football industry. Donald participated in the Hollywood World Classic three times and won in 2005, beating everyone that was anyone in the world of greyhound racing.
This great racer and sire of 343 pups is now deserving and ready for a soft bed and lots of love. He had some eye surgery recently, as seen by the stitches around his eye, but he doesn't care! He knows he's a handsome, loving guy and he wants to spend his golden years in a happy home. He has a clean bill of health, greyt bloodwork and can easily provide so much joy and love you will feel that you have known him his entire life

The following dogs are available from Miami.  Contact us for more information:







R Tattoo

Cat Tol.?

11/12/09 ®




white & Brindle

6 yrs



2/2/14 ®

Whistler Cosmo



White & Black

8 yrs




Hallo Old Spice




9 yrs



1/28/2014  ®

WW Jazz Me Up



White with Black tkd

11 yrs



12/21/2013 ®

Bold Dash




12 yrs




Hallo West Acre



White & Brindle

12 yrs




They Sailed the Ocean

Greyhounds came to the New World in 1493 on Columbus' second expedition.

A Quiet Place

Baby or dog gates are an inexpensive and very useful way to keep your newly adopted Greyhound confined to a "dog proofed" safe area or room of your home during the house breaking period or while you are temporarily away from the home.

We can use your donation to help offset our costs of taking care of the dogs.


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