Greyhound Pets of America – Houston (GPA-Houston) is the Houston chapter of Greyhound Pets of America (GPA), a national non-profit organization. GPA National was founded in 1987 and, together with its nearly 40 nationwide chapters, has adopted over 100,000 greyhounds to homes throughout the country.
Established in March 1988, GPA-Houston was the first greyhound adoption group in Texas. For over thirty-three years, GPA Houston was dedicated to finding responsible and loving homes for retired racing greyhounds and to educating the public on the breed and its adaptability as a pet after racing.
Effective 10/01/2021, GPA-Houston officially began its operation as a non-adoption support group. Even though it is no longer in the "adoption" business for greyhounds retiring from the track, the work it continues to do for this noble breed is important and rewarding. GPA-Houston volunteers are available to offer advice and support to greyhound owners in the community. If you need help, please click on the "Contact Us" tab at the top of this page. The 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.
PUBLIC NOTICE: Membership meetings are now held semi-annually via Zoom. Our next meeting is on Sunday, April 23, 2023, with the annual meeting scheduled for Sunday, October 22, 2023. Meetings begin at 1pm Houston time. Please email us if you would like to attend.
Website Reference Links
About the breed:
About greyhound health:
Local Veterinary Network
Blue Pearl Pet Hospice
Houston Metro Emergency Clinics
GPA Houston Greyhound Handbook
Greyhound Medical Idiosyncrasies
Bag of Tricks Health Tips: #1, #2, #3
Understanding Separation Anxiety
Soft Heart Connections - Animal Communicator
Greyhound Gang's Greyhound Guide
About greyhound safety:
Hurricane Preparedness & Checklists
Greyhounds & Heat Stroke: What You Should Know
Lost Greyhound Flyer
Finding Your Lost Greyhound