In Loving Memory


This page is dedicated to the memory of beloved animal companions who have crossed the Rainbow Bridge.  If you would like to submit a photo and/or small tribute to your greyhound or other pet, please send it to  Memorials will remain on this page for one month.  Out of respect for the bereaved family, no tributes will be posted without their express permission.

Balentine Ale
11/21/02 – 12/29/16

Last night we had to say good bye to the sweetest dog we've ever had in our family. Bella was just over 14 years old. We inquired about adopting a greyhound from you 10 years ago when our kids were only 2 and 4 years old. We were told that you didn't usually adopt to families with young children but you, with the help of Barnaby's dad, agreed to consider us and do a house check anyway and finally decided to place Bella with us. I can never thank GREAT enough for that decision because she grew up with my boys and was a big part of their lives. We can't imagine what it would have been like without her. Now my boys are 12 and 14 and we all miss her immensely.

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to have Bella be a part of our family, we love her so much and will miss her every day!

Sincerely,Jennifer Cavalieri

Dallas Decoy


8/19/07 - 11/2016

Dallas was a sweet chocolate brindle who was owned by Maureen Ripley for many years. People in the Westchase area would often see Maureen walking her and Jewel along Countryway Blvd. They looked like twins despite the difference in age and breeding. Maureen’s recent illness made it necessary for her to return the dogs to us. Dallas came to me and Jewel went to Joanie Huff at Just Like Home. They both made themselves right at home. Dallas took over the couch and spent most days in a cockroach position moving from couch to loveseat for reasons only she knew. She was quite the princess, believing that breakfast in bed was quite acceptable. Since she needed to be coaxed to eat, I was ready for anything – for awhile! The other 2 four-legged residents of my home (Luke and Fury) were a little puzzled but they just went along with whatever Dallas wanted.

Unfortunately, it became evident that she was having severe neurological issues for which there was no path to recovery. Since her symptoms were progressing and were only going to get worse, the decision was made to let her go. She crossed the bridge peacefully and may still be enjoying breakfast in bed.

Robin Del Guidice (foster Mom)


Kristen Kyle



Kira was a happy and delightful greyhound.  She loved her greyhound housemates Bette and Diana (her litter sister) and IG Gaspar.  After Bette and Diana became angels, Luna and Lindy joined the household.  Kira loved to take trips, go to meet-and-greets, and visit with Auntie Leslie, Uncle Dave, Auntie Linda and Auntie Gloria.  She made several trips to Mountain Hounds in Gatlinburg, TN.  Much of the time she would stand up in the van and watch the scenery go by.  At meet-and-greets she would alternate from napping to greeting adults and children alike.  Once in a while she would throw in a play bow and bark her happiness.  And she loved to sniff every blade of grass it seemed. 

Kira is the “Face” of GREAT Inc.’s Facebook page – ears ever alert to see what is happening next!  She is SO missed.

Carol and Johnny Chilton

Luna, Lindy and Kira’s daughter Bee



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