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Welcome to James River Greyhounds

When a greyhound's racing career has come to a close, they are looking for a loving “forever home”. These amazing, beautiful dogs are ready for a home life; much of their daily routine at the track translates well into life as a pet. They are eager to please, romp and of course lie down for a nap. 

James River Greyhounds (formerly GPA Richmond) has been dedicated to finding responsible, caring homes for retired racing greyhounds since 1989. We have found "forever homes" for more than 1750 
greyhounds - and counting! 

Our organization is run exclusively on donations and the efforts of dedicated volunteers to accomplish our mission of engaging and educating our communities about the need for greyhound adopters, to facilitate the adoption of retired racing greyhounds and, as an extended family, enjoy these wonderful animals as pets. 

Consider yourself invited to our events such as our regular "meet-and-greets", where greyhounds and their adopters can come together to socialize and educate others on the joys of greyhound adoption. We also participate in seasonal events like Easter on Parade, Pet Expo and the Grapehounds Virginia winery tour.

Nonprofit Designation

James River Greyhounds is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit (Federal Tax ID: 54-1473052).

Contributions to James River Greyhounds are tax deductible to the extent allowed by IRS regulations.

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