About Greyhound Pet Adoption Northwest

Mission Statement


The mission of Greyhound Pet Adoption Northwest is to find responsible loving homes for Greyhounds, which fail to qualify or no longer qualify for the racetrack. Greyhound Pet Adoption Northwest acquaints the public with the desirability of Greyhounds as pets and informs them of the availability of the dogs for adoption.

With the end of Greyhound racing and breeding in Oregon, most of our Greyhounds now come from states with racetracks such as Arizona, Kansas, Florida, and others, but we accept Greyhounds from any other state into our program. Some of our Greyhounds began racing in the USA but ended their career in Mexico at the Caliente’ racetrack in Tijuana Mexico. We work together with many people to transport and bring Greyhounds to their new homes here in the Northwest. We accept Greyhounds returned to animal shelters and those abandoned by their owners. No Greyhound is turned away from Greyhound Pet Adoption Northwest regardless of age, injury or where it began it’s life.


Who we are

Daphney- FullGreyhound Pet Adoption Northwest is a non-profit corporation and a tax-exempt organization. It is part of a national network of Greyhound adoption groups that follow the highest standards for the care of Greyhounds and adoption procedures. Your donations to Greyhound Pet Adoption Northwest are tax deductible and our Federal tax exemption number is available upon request by contacting our Treasurer.

Staffed entirely by volunteers; all donations and other revenues are dedicated entirely to supporting our Greyhound adoption program.

Areas we serve

Based in Portland, Oregon with volunteers throughout Oregon and Southern Washington, Greyhound Pet Adoption Northwest serves Oregon, Southern Washington and Northern California. We have volunteer groups established for events, adoptions and support in Portland, Bend, Salem, Eugene, Corvallis, Albany, Grants Pass, and Vancouver, WA. We can work with and support you in any area of Oregon and Southern Washington.

If you would like Greyhound Pet Adoption Northwest and the Greyhounds to come to your area, please contact us and let us know where you live. We have volunteers in many areas and we have a special program called Hounds Out & About that brings Greyhounds and trained placement volunteers to meet the public.

Board of Directors

2019 Board Members (elected Nov 2018)

  • Eric Merchant
  • Sarah Hunt
  • Marilyn Merritt
  • Jackie Holstrom
  • Bryan Walker – Secretary
  • Janet Chandler – President
  • Rebecca Nance – Vice President
  • Janice Jones


The Board of Directors meetings are held monthly.  Meetings are open to all members. Meetings are posted on our events page. Email us at Info@gpa-nw.org to get the time and location of each meeting as they vary.

Click here to view the 2016 year in review presentation from our annual meeting.