Established in 1990, Greyhound Pets of Atlantic Canada (GPAC) is a non-profit organization that provides the adoption of greyhounds throughout NS, NB, PEI and Newfoundland.
Our success in placing retired racing greyhounds into a forever home is thankful to our director/founder, Jeanette Reynolds who is a qualified RN in psychology, having a Masters student of animal science behavior degree, is a certified dog trainer with 30 + years of experience with all dog breeds. Jeanette is a certified St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Evaluator for the Prov. NS and St. John Ambulance pet first aid instructor.
Jeanette has been working with problem dogs and dogs with special needs dogs including dogs with physical injuries for more than 30 years.
Also, not to be forgotten is our dedicated regular volunteer base who assist Jeanette and David in the daily care, exercise and playtime of the Greyhounds in the kennel, they too are monitoring their well being, taking note of each Greyhound's needs and comfort requirements, several of our regular volunteers have taken the Tellington Touch Seminar.
We are also fortunate that some of our kennel volunteers come with backgrounds that are a great resource to us, including Veterinarians and Veterinary assistants adept at monitoring any potential health concern with a Greyhound if one should appear, Dentists and Dental Hygienists who monitor the Greyhounds teeth and gums, seasoned professional dog trainers assisting Jeanette with obedience training and evaluations, professional dog groomers as well as volunteers in many human medical fields. All of our great volunteers share their precious time and volunteer at our kennel location to ensure we maintain healthy and exceptionally happy greyhounds.
With their dedication and hard work they have made GPAC the #1 Adoption Program in the Maritimes and Newfoundland and have placed well over 3200 greyhounds.
GPAC strives for the well being of our arriving greyhounds by ensuring that our volunteers have full orientation and training sessions in the handling and caring for greyhounds while they are in transition to a placement in either foster care or to their new permanent homes. Once a greyhound is placed, we provide full support training and behavior consultation. We are more than proud to say that we have a 97% success rate of placing dogs into new homes with small children and other pets the very first time.
Our retired racers are available for adoption all year long. The greys are spayed/neutered with their first shots and dental scaling, deworming ,full tick panel test, and the price includes an adoption kit with a handbook, collar, muzzle and now 6 weeks of free pet insurance with Petsecure!