Greyhound Pets of America-Springfield, MO is a volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit organization providing information about and promoting adoption of retired racing greyhounds. We also promote cooperation with other adoption programs nationwide to further the placement of greyhounds as pets into responsible loving homes.

Alane Shultz is the founder of the local GPA chapter and has had retired racing greyhounds as pets for 30 years. She has facilitated greyhound adoptions since 1992.

Greyhounds are clean, quiet and have no hereditary health problems. Their exercise requirements are surprisingly low - they prefer to curl up and have you pet them! Loving and loyal, your greyhound is your fast friend for life!

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Greyhound Pets of America-Springfield, MO will hold a drawing for our donors, and give away our unique Homes for Hounds afghan!

This beautiful afghan was crocheted by Nancy DeSmet, mom to Greyhound Luka (adopted from GPA-Springfield MO) from a crochet design by Lenora Conlon. Lenora has delighted greyhound lovers and fiber artists with her crocheted greyhound afghan, sweater and toy patterns. Lenora Conlon personally made the lovely crocheted houses on this afghan.


  • Elegant Homes for Hounds afghan measures 50 by 62 inches.
  • It is crocheted in lovely muted mushroom, green, raspberry, gold and blue-greens.
  • Ten Greyhound face panels with floppy ears are placed on squares. The faces are grey, black and white, cinnamon, brindle, white and cinnamon.
  • Every other panel has a cream color house. We hope every house becomes a home with the love of a pet.
  • Very soft. Made of synthetic yarns. Machine wash on delicate cycle, dry on delicate.

This Afghan Could Be Yours! Simply make a $5 donation to GPA-Springfield MO and your name will be in the drawing. A $25 donation will put your name in the drawing 6 times!

Donate via Paypal: pay to agreyhound@mchsi.com and note AFGHAN

Donate via US Mail: send money order or check to GPA-Springfield MO, 2016 S Arlington Ter. Springfield MO 65804 along with your name and address, and note AFGHAN.

Drawing will be held Oct. 24, 2015. Free Shipping within the US 48 contiguous states.

Good Luck! And thank you for your generous donations!

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Wall Calendar

Our very popular
2016 Celebrating Greyhound calendars are now available for sale!

• $13 for wall calendar (above)

• $16 for desk calendar (right)

Plus $6 to mail for one or both.

Order and pay by mail to:

GPA Springfield MO
P.O. Box 3693
Springfield MO 65808

or order and pay via Paypal to agreyhound@mchsi.com
Make sure to state your items and quantity in the "notes" section.

Desk Calendar

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BarrettBarrett is a typical Greyhound boy... sweet, easy going, likes his crate, and gets along with other dogs. He likes men and women and would be fine with kids. Barrett is well behaved in the house and would be best living with another dog. He's 4 years old.

See more pictures of Barrett.

Meet all the Adoptable Hounds available through GPA-Springfield.

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Support GPAMO!

Support Greyhound Pets of America by shopping at Amazon Smile!GPAMO

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate o.5% of your purchase price to Greyhound Pets of America. It costs you nothing extra, but the greyhounds benefit greatly! Support us every time you shop!

The first time you sign in, fill in "Greyhound Pets of America" in the "Choose Your Charity" box. A list of GPA chapters will appear. Scroll down to choose "Springfield, MO" before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make on AmazonSmile will result in a donation to GPAMO.

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Walk For A DogWalk for a Dog is a smartphone application that supports GPAMO every time you walk your dog. WoofTrax, through the Walk for a Dog mobile app, creates fundraising opportunities for animal organizations, shelters and rescues while encouraging dogs and their humans to exercise together regularly.


After you download the app onto your smartphone, you can register and choose Greyhound Pets of America-Springfield from a list of beneficiaries. Take the phone with you when you walk your dog(s). Simply press the “Start Walking for …” button and the app will keep track of your walk. When your walk is stopped it is credited to GPAMO. The more people walking, the more we can gain, so please spread the word.

Read this great story about WoofTrax.

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100% of proceeds go to GPAMO!

"Steve & I wanted to see if we could raise a little bit of money for the greyhounds and GPAMO..." – Heidi Carlsen Rogers

Local artist Heidi Carlsen Rogers, one of our adopters in Bella Vista, Arkansas, has made a unique opportunity available for the benefit of GPAMO. Heidi writes, "Steve & I wanted to see if we could raise a little bit of money for the greyhounds and GPAMO for the holidays. We partnered on an art project and came up with shooting some black and white art prints called Studio Dogs. They are posted on my Etsy art site. Hoping our greyhound models can help their hound friends! We will donate 100% of proceeds to GPAMO."

Wouldn't these make wonderful gifts?

See them on Etsy HERE and HERE.

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Check out this public service announcement from Adopt-A-Greyhound!

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Heartguard Plus Supports GPA-Springfield MO

M & M Designs

Dog Collars by M&M Designs will donate 25% of every collar or coat order
to GPA-Springfield. Just mention our group name or
tell them Alane Shultz referred you to them.

Thanks again to M & M Designs for attending the 2014 Greyhound Gathering!
$225 was donated to GPA-Springfield, MO from their sales!

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