Greyhound Pets of America – Houston (GPA-Houston) is the Houston chapter of Greyhound Pets of America (GPA), a national non-profit organization. GPA was founded in 1987 and, together with its nearly 40 nationwide chapters, has adopted over 100,000 greyhounds to homes throughout the country.


GPA Houston is dedicated to finding responsible and loving homes for retired racing greyhounds, to educating the public on the suitability and availability of greyhounds as pets, and to acquainting them on how this beautiful and noble breed makes an excellent and loving pet.

GPA Houston was established in March 1988 as the first greyhound adoption group in Texas. For over thirty-three years, the organization has been dedicated to retired racing greyhound adoption and educating the public on the breed. In that time, over 4,400 greyhounds have been placed into forever homes. GPA Houston is an all-volunteer organization with over 500 members in the Houston metropolitan area. 


Effective 10/01/2021, GPA Houston officially began its operation as a non-adoption support group. Even though we will no longer be in the "adoption" business for greyhounds retiring from the track, the work we will still do for this noble breed is important and rewarding. Our priority is, as it always has been, the safety and well-being of greyhounds.


For full details on what "support mode" means to the organization and its members, please click here.

GPA Houston is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) public charity; our Federal Tax Identification Number is 76-0210038.