GST's Sun State Greyhound Adoption

Gearing up for Summer events!

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GST’s Sun State Greyhound Adoption volunteers work tirelessly to place our fosters and to educate the public.  We are out nearly every weekend speaking to passersby as we promote greyhound racing and debunk myths about the industry.  The fact is, we couldn’t facilitate the transition of these amazing pets into homes without the love and care provided to the dogs from the farm to the track.  If you’re interested in fostering, visit our Foster Homes page.

Two new events find their way on our calendar for the summer and we (the humans) couldn't be more excited!  First up, July 8th, our volunteers will be hosting HAMBingo at Hamburger Mary's in Ybor city.  Plan on a night out for dinner and Bingo festivities.  Bingo starts at 5.  And, who knows, you may just win a prize!

PROud to Support Greyhound Racing

Awesome Greyhound Documentary

GST's Sun State Greyhound Adoptions visited Suncoast Farms to pick up fosters from their kennel in Dover.  Cat testing, vetting, and fostering is a time-consuming effort, but so rewarding, when you see the hounds with their new families!  If you're interested in fostering, or know someone who is, please contact us; we're always looking for foster homes!  The more foster homes we have, the more hounds we can get adopted!!  See our "Foster Homes" page for more information. 

The second new event is a Paint your Pet FUNdraiser at Lakeland's Painting with a Twist.  You read that right!  Once you reserve your seat, you email the studio a picture of your favorite hound, they'll sketch it for you, and you paint it!  No stress allowed!!  While seats are $55, you get to leave with your very own painting of your pet - and GST's Sun State Greyhounds will get 20% of all proceeds from the event.  Oh, and did I mention it's BYOB?!  We hope to see you there.

This by no means is everything we have planned for the summer.  Check our calendar frequently to stay up to date with our goings-on!

Recently, students at Tenoroc High School, in Lakeland, FL, had the opportunity to visit Derby Lane race track in St. Petersburg and two farms in Ocala to experience, first-hand, the lives of racing greyhounds.  They take you behind the scenes in their documentary.

Greyhounds: From Farm to Couch.

Volunteers Cat-Test at Suncoast Farms

Volunteers in Tampa are gearing up for a busy summer of fun-filled fundraising events.  Join is this weekend at the St. Pete Pride Festival!!  Another summer favorite is our Fourth of July Celebration in Tampa, at the Red, White, and Blue Festival.  Stop by and see our hounds decked out to celebrate our Nation's Independence!  We will close out July with another trip to Tampa's MetroCon.  The Hounds get super excited about this event, where they get to dress up as their favorite comic characters and show off their model-like capabilities!  Take time away from your Fan Favorites to pet the hounds.