GPA Central Florida Inc, mailing address - 3525 Manassas Ave., Melbourne, Florida, 32934
Kennel location - 1100 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL, 32935

Contact us at: email - phone 321-242-9010

January 2014 Update!!!

For 2014, we have managed to move 239
greyhounds into adoption locally & via transport.

Racing at Melbourne started up in January.
The adoption kennel in is now OPEN
and there are candidates for adoption.
If interested in adoption, please contact us & set up an appointment to see one of our greyhounds.

We also welcome any able body volunteers to help with
Kennel Maintenance & Assisting Caring for the greyhounds.

GPA Central Florida continues to support GPA Daytona
by maintaining their trailer and making updates to insure
their operation to move greyhounds out of Florida
& into homes.
We are also supplying & maintain other trailers to
support GPA Orlando & Gold Coast Greyhounds to move
greyhounds on a regular basis.

In order to help place more greyhounds,
we have also partnering with Gold Coast Greyhound
adoption in Orlando.
Applications we receive here on the space coast

can be referred to Gold Coast adoptions.
We do the home visits to verify the adopter for them.

Facebook Fans!!!!

GPACF now has a facebook page.
For current news, Please check us out
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Helping Florida Greyhounds!!!
In the off season, GPACF has been busy rebuilding a trailer to transport greyhounds to their forever homes up north. This trailer is being used to xport greyhounds for Gold Coast Greyhounds of Orlando and GPA Greater Orlando. It has already moved over 80 greyhounds.
Check out the major work done to get this equipment on the road.
Trailer Rebuild

GPACF has replaced 2 AC units on the GPA Daytona transport trailer. We are presently overhauling the 16 compartment hauler and will be maintaing it after each of their shipments.
Check out the pictures from the Overhaul & Installation of 2 new generators & replacing the jack. Our current project for October 2014 is installing inside trailer lighting

GPA Daytona Trailer Renovations

Who We Are

Greyhound Pets of America, Central Florida (GPACF) is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to the placement of greyhounds into qualified, caring and loving homes or the shipment to other qualified adoption agencies in non-racing states. Greyhounds make excellent Pets and will amaze you with their kind, loving, calm nature. These "Gentle Giants" will leave paw prints on you heart.

GPACF is located on Florida's Central East Coast often referred to as the Space Coast since we are in the Shadow of the Kennedy Space Center. Our primary objective is the placement of greyhounds retiring from the Melbourne Greyhound Park. Since our greys are in fast company, they are eager to become 45 mph couch potatoes

On The Road

Greyhounds that cannot be adopted locally are shipped to other qualified adoption agencies in non-racing states and Canada. GPACF has been fortunate to network with many outstanding adoption groups throughout the country. We acquired our first trailer in 1999 and used it continuously traveling the eastern half of the US transporting greyhounds from the Melbourne Greyhound Park and Daytona Beach Kennel Club. We literally wore the trailer out transporting 400-500 greyhounds a year.

In 2002, through the support of the greyhound community, we were able to purchase a new 22-stall trailer. This vehicle enables us to safely transport and give greyhounds a chance of a happy retirement.

In 2000, we were able acquire a smaller trailer through a Matching Fund Grant from PETsMART Charities. This vehicle can be seen on the roads around the Space Coast and delivering greys to North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Georgia. It already has been instrumental in transporting many greys to northern states.

In 2013, we refurbished a 12 compartment trailer and installed a caboose to use during the colder months. A Generator to power the three AC units will replace the caboose during hotter months. The trailer is being used to move up to 28 greyhounds from Sanford/Orlando and Melbourne to adoption groups in non-racing states.
In June 2014, GPACF refurbished a 10 compartment trailer complete with generator and two air conditioning units. This trailer is being used by the Sunburst project in Ebro Florida. It is being used by Sunburst kennel personnel to transport greyhounds locally to and from the Vet's office.

Since taking over the adoption office at Melbourne Greyhound Park in 1996, we have helped transition over 7800 greyhounds from racing. While we try to adopt as many greys as we can locally, we depend heavily on shipment to get most of our greys into forever homes.

GPA is award winning.
In 2008, President Dennis Tyler Named 2008 AGTOA "Greyhound Adoption Person of the Year" for details
In 2011, GPACF President Dennis Tyler received a People's Magazine Reader's Choice "Hero's Among Us Award"

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Help Us Help Them!!!

Your support is greatly appreciated.
In 2013, GPACF helped 19 greyhounds recovering from racing injuries.
The Vet Bill for surgeries was over $13,500.
If you would like to help
General Donations and can be mailed to us at
GPACF, 3525 Manassas Ave, Melbourne, FL. 32934 or through our Paypal Account.
We thank all those who have helped us in the past and your support
enables us to continue our dedication to the greyhounds

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