Memorial Garden

“Ivey”
Cee Carol
05/01/91 to 03/14/03
Adopted by Stacey McCarty, 08/19/00
Rescued Racers, St. Louis, MO

“After a dual career of racing and having puppies, Ivey arrived to enrich my life. She made me the center of her world, and carved a spot in my heart which is hers alone.”
“Bongo”
That’s The One
03/20/00 to 08/25/03
Adopted by Sean Borland, 09/08/02
GPA Indiana
“Grover”
Renya
Passed away 07/29/04
Adopted by Dave & MaryEllen Marsters, 01/1997
NGAP (National Greyhound Adoption Program – Virginia Beach, VA)

“Our sweet girl with the goofy name.  What we did for her wasn’t one tenth of what she did for us.”
“Skoshe”
12-15-1990 to 10-17-2005
Loved by Stacey McCarty
since 4-21-2005
GPA Tri-State

“Though Skoshe was with me only a short time, he packed a lot of living and loving into those months. I am grateful for the time I had with him.”
“Hattie”
TK’s Hattie
05-21-1992 to 01-02-2006
Adopted by Stacey McCarty, 09-01-1994
USA D.O.G.

“Hattie was my first greyhound and showed me how wonderful these dogs are. She has left behind quite a legacy in the dogs I have fostered and will foster in the future, and any others that I adopt. Hattie started it all!.”
“Molly”
Catcha Dolly
3-21-1993 to 9-11-2006
Loved by Stacey McCarty
since 01-18-2003
GPA Tri-State

“After Molly’s second career as a mom, she entered her second puppyhood at my house. She taught me that “senior” does not necessarily mean “sedate”. She enjoyed a lifetime of mischief and love during the entirely too short time she was with me.”
“Jimmy”
Cd’s Jimmy
2-05-1996 to 12-03-2006

Jimmy was a handsome silvery brindle who came to GPA Tri-State Dec 2, 2006, on the “Home for the Holidays” run from Ebro & Pensacola, FL. While Jimmy may have been a senior in years, his actions said otherwise… He was very friendly, outgoing, and really seemed to enjoy the adventure on his trip north. Jimmy was in foster care when he passed away peacefully in his sleep the morning of December 3rd. While we may have only known Jimmy a few short hours, he definitely found a place in our hearts and will truly be missed. Our hearts go out to Jimmy’s original owner, Dorothy Moorhead.
“Brett”
Big Brett
3-16-1998 to 2-20-2008
Loved by the Day family since May 2004
GPA Tri-State

“Brett, you walked through our front door and into our hearts forever. Coming to us after you were returned, we couldn’t figure out why anyone would give you up. But then we realized that you were meant to be ours all along. Run free sweet boy.”
“Enzo”
Damage Down
07/05/01 to 11/26/08
Adopted by Fr. Larry Hostetter, Dec ’03
GPA Tri-State

“Just as there are complex and intelligent people, so too in the Greyhound world. Enzo was one of those complex and intelligent beings who added grace, affection, and excitement to my life. We understood each other, and for that he will be sorely missed.”
“Chachi”
09/2004 to 12/14/07
Adopted by David Bristow, 09/08/07
GPA Tri-State

“My boy Chachi wasn’t with me long, but he left a huge paw print on my heart. He had the retirement thing down pat even though he never raced. His big brown eyes were always bright and those curled ears could charm the treats right out of my hand. He was a great playmate and big brother to Karma, who misses her rough-house buddy. I lost my “Chach-meister” way too early and miss him terribly. I know he has made many fast friends at the bridge”
“Darrin”
Smurf’s Dente
03/01/93 to 07/25/07
Adopted by Stacey McCarty, June ’03
GPA Tri-State

“Darrin was a regal dog whose resilience and strength made it possible for him to enjoy 4 years with me after his former owner relinquished him. He sometimes showed an unexpected streak of playfulness and good humor. He quickly warmed up to new people and charmed everyone with his insistent requests for attention.”
“Clover”
Safe Crest

11/05/93 to 07/16/07
Adopted by Stacey McCarty, May ’03 Rescued Racers, St. Louis, MO

“Clover brought unparalleled beauty and intense devotion into my life. She was a one-person dog and I am honored to have been that person.”
“Wolfie”
Wolfrate

07/12/00 to 07/07/08
Fostered by the Allen family and
Stacey McCarty
GPA Tri-State

“Wolfie was a rare dog with a sweet, trusting, patient personality underscored with an incredibly strong will. His battle with cancer was fought with dignity and the determination to live life to the fullest. Cancer may have won over his body but his soul is unconquerable. He left part of himself in the hearts of everyone who loved and cared for him.”

“Mama”
AMF Big Mama
08/18/03 to 11/03/08
GPA Tri-State

“Mama came to us straight from her racing kennel and was a rather quiet and very shy little girl. Once she started settling in, she blossomed under the guidance and care of her foster families and learned very quickly what friends she truly had here. She loved to sneak on the furniture and even into bed in the middle of the night if she found an empty spot. She always adjusted well and loved to play with stuffies and other dogs. Mama touched the hearts of all who knew her, especially those who got to spend the most time getting to know her as they fostered her. A battle with osteo took this beautiful girl away from us way too soon. She will always be loved and greatly missed by her GPA Tri-State family.”
05/1997 to 01/09/09
Adopted by Barb & Rick Hubbard, 12/30/04
GPA Tri-State

“Jingles”
“Jingles was a Christmas present for me in 2004 and truly changed my life forever. In just a short time with the love he showed, he turned this non-dog person into someone who was saying “eight is enough” this past summer. He had recently been returned to GPA Tri State when we met him at PetSmart and went nose to nose with his “bewitched” nose and his brown eyes melted our hearts. We knew then that he was our boy. Jingles was the leader of the pack and taught his greyhound brothers and sisters, two cats, and many fosters who came through our home so much! He taught us even more. While always dealing with pain from arthritis and corns in his back paws, he didn’t let it stop him. He had short play times with mom and dad daily, ran with the others, and took many trips to Panama City Beach. Jingles could be stubborn as an ox but shared so much love. We were truly blessed to be able to share his last four years with him.” Barb


“Gretchen”
Gretchen
4/14/98 – 4/29/11

Adopted by Jeff and Susan Raber 10/22/10
GPA Tri-State

Gretchen came to our home as a 12 ½ yo Super Senior. She had lost 2 previous forever families when we found her. She quickly nuzzled her way into our hearts and took over. She was the center of our attention and love which she returned twofold. She helped us more then she will know. The last 3 months of her life with us she was diagnosed with cancer. She was a strong girl and fought it to the end. She loved life and no matter where we were she seemed to be taking everything in. She loved to go outside and walk around the yard, she would follow us around the yard and give us a bump with her head to let us know she was there and we needed a hug.
She came into our home and helped us during some difficult times. We love and miss you, we will always remember your loving personality and appreciation of the simple joys of life.


“Gracie”
Marium Uhl
06/09/96 to 08/06/09
Adopted by Ted and Debby Clark, July 2002
GPA Indiana

Gracie was our princess and we spoiled her rotten.  All she ever wanted was to please us. She loved coming to work with us and greeting our customers.  Gracie, we know you are expecting to be served that rabbit, you were so accustomed to being waited on.  We miss you sweet girl.  The feelings and the memories will never leave us.


“Rudy” (foreground)
Pelican Bear
9/15/99 – 9/14/09

Kerry” (background)
ICU Baby Carrie
12/11/99 – 7/19/10

Adopted by Jeff, Susan, and Audrey Raber
GPA Indiana

Rudy found our home first in  November 2001 and adapted quickly to retirement. Kerry came to us in May 2002. Once Rudy was over the shock of having to share his home, the 2 quickly formed a bond and became inseparable. They left us way too soon, but in their stay in our home they showed unconditional love and taught us more than we could teach them. They left us within 10 months of each other and we are finding comfort knowing they are back together again.
Thanks for coming in and making our home your home. We love and miss you both.


“Bernie”
BM Bernie Mac
7/02/07 – 6/19/12

Adopted by Ray and Julie Rowland 3/01/12
GPA Tri-State

We are grateful for the time we had with Bernie, though it was far too brief. From his mohawk to his sweet heart, we loved Bernie and considered it a pleasure to have him as part of our family. We all miss him deeply.