…a chapter of Greyhound Pets of America, the largest greyhound adoption network in the world.
GPA-Greater Cincinnati is a 501(c)3 corporation organized completely by volunteers who are dedicated to finding responsible, loving homes for professional racing greyhounds who no longer qualify to compete at the racetrack”.
How you can Help?
We are always looking for greyt fosters.
They are the backbone of our organization without whom we could not bring up dogs
Placing a dog in a foster situation does so much to help transition the greyhound
to its new life.
401(grey) – It’s a greyhound retirement program. For a one time donation of $50,
the donor can name the dog they want to sponsor and we will thank them on our sponsor
page. Another way to donate is a repeating monthly donation.
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You wouldn’t be on this site if you weren’t at least curious about adopting a greyhound.
You may be well-versed in greys, or you have heard something about them, or you
are simply looking for a dog to adopt. In any case, let us offer a bit of information
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HISTORY OF THE GREYHOUND
In talking Greyhounds, why don't we begin at the beginning?
The Greyhound breed has a long and storied history. The Greyhound is an early representative
of the sight hound, one that principally hunts its prey by sight. This type, deep-chested,
long-limbed, and powerful, is adapted for finding prey in open country. Thought
to have been an ancestor of the Asiatic Wolf, Greyhounds are first seen in pictures
and writing of the Egyptians, who revered them highly, mourning them upon death and
embalming them for burial in special tombs.
Greyhounds were also known to the Greeks, as depicted in many art forms. Greek historian
Arrian wrote quite fondly of his hounds, even to the point of writing, “Nothing is
so helpful as a soft warm bed. It is best of all if they can sleep with a person,
because it makes them more human, and because they rejoice in the company of human
beings.” Who would have imagined the ancients could think like many of us do when
it comes to our furkids?
It is widely believed that the Celts introduced Greyhounds to Britain from Asia.
In southwestern Wales, in AD 500, “two white-breasted brindled greyhounds” ran beside
Prince Kilburgh as he traveled to Arthur's Court. These dogs wore broad collars,
set with rubies, and they were said to have “sprung about their owner like sea-swallows.”
What a wonderful description!