All-New GPAN Picnic is Oct. 1

When: Saturday, Oct. 1 Note: This is a new day. Easy hike on one of the park's paths -- Noon -1; Picnic, 1-4 p.m.

Where: Edwin Warner Park Pavilion 5 off Old Hickory Blvd. & Vaughn Road; watch for greyhound signs. Note: This is a new location.

Why: Fun, Fraternity & Fundraising for local greyhound adoption

There is such a thing as a FREE LUNCH!

We are having Walking Taco Lunch (chili over corn chips with all the fixings) at the GPA/Nashville picnic this year. If you register ahead of time online, there will be a free lunch for you! We will have a limited number of extra lunches, and they will cost $3 each at the picnic. For dessert Lil-Mikey's Gourmet Italian Ice will have Ice cream and Italian Ice for sale. A portion of their proceeds will be donated to help greyhounds and greyhound adoption.

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Picnic Highlights

  • Free Instagram Photo Contest with Prizes
  • Sponsor-a-Foster Bags For Sale -- They contain gift cards, treats, t-shirts, artwork & other valuable dog/owner stuff.
  • Sack Auction/Nail Trims

Shop for the Hounds

The GPAN booth will be open for all things greyhound -- PJs for hounds, coats, snoods, knitted dogs & more. Bring any used collar in good condition & get $2 off the purchase of a new martingale or tag collar. Or just donate your used collars and we'll give them to local galgo adoption. Got questions?

Sponsorship Bags

Jillian Howell will be manning the foster bag table this year, with the help of Greg Billings and their hounds. As always, the bags be filled with all kinds of goodies, including toys and treats. Many of the foster sponsorship bags will even have gift cards in them this year! The cost of a foster sponsorship bag is $30, and the proceeds will go towards the current and future hounds of GPA Nashville. These will go FAST! If you'd like to pre-order a foster bag (which we recommend!). Just stop by our table at your convenience to pick up the bag of your choice.


The water spigot at our new picnic site doesn't work. So our hounds have plenty of water to drink, please bring water in clean plastic containers - gallon milk jug, cat litter pail - you get the idea. Carter Newton will recycle empty jugs.

Note: This is a greyhound-only event. Please leave other-breed dogs at home.

Also happening this fall:

Greyhound Calendars Available

Until our supply runs out, we have terrific calendars featuring photos people around the world have taken of their hounds. Interested? Click here.

Celebrate Greyhounds at Bark in the Park

It's a tradition and this year's no different. We'll have a booth at Nashville Humane Society's Dog Day Festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17. Can you help? Contact Todd Werner

Some Recent Adoptions

Congratulations to Speedy who was recently adopted by Amanda & Todd

Congratulations to Doc who was recently adopted by Georgia & Alex

Congratulations to Rocksteady who was recently adopted by Tristen & Madison

Congratulations to Bones who was recently adopted by Clyde & Paula