Friday, December 02, 2005


The last 6 hounds we received have already made their way into their new homes and we have 3 arriving tomorrow morning, plus 5 more on Weds morning. Of the 8 hounds, 5 have homes and the others will soon have a home of their own..

The GPA Board met this past month to elect officers and to also fill some additional vacant seats on the board. We are excited to have a board that is dedicated to finding homes for these hounds while working together to make a stronger organization.

Our Board is as follows:

Gil Caldwell, President
Mark Lane, Vice President
Beth Nilles, Treasurer
Bobbie Moore, Corresponding Secretary
Amy Rizzo, Recording Secretary
Tim Gray, Board Member
Tom McDonald, Board Member
Brian Shaunassey, Board Member

We recently established a message group for GPA Members. This will allow our members the opportunity to discuss their hounds with other Greyhound owners. It can be a very informative way to communicate with each other, share ideas, organize playgroups etc.
To Join, please send an email to the following email address:
I process emails mainly in the evening so it will take a few hours to get a response but I will respond. I hope that this board will allow our members to communicate with each other to form a stronger Greyhound community.

In Closing, I am happy to include the following message from GPA National President, Rory Goree.

To: Greyhound Pets of America - Volunteers, Members, Adopters, Friends and Supporters.

As we approach this season, I want to express my gratitude for your efforts in finding homes for greyhounds and for your support. Every one of you has performed an outstanding job.

The adoption of each greyhound speaks volumes. This past year has been tremendous, even with the difficult times of track closures, and natural disasters, you managed to continue on with the mission of GPA in finding forever homes for greyhounds.

During the Christmas season many of us are running around wrapping up gifts and putting the finishing touches to our holiday decorations. In GPA, every day we are wrapping up adoptions and putting the finishing touch onto another successful adoption. I can't begin to express my heartfelt appreciation for each and every one of you.

Enjoy every minute with your family, friends and pets. I wish you a wonderful holiday season.


President - Greyhound Pets of America - National