After 17 years with Greyhound Pets of America (GPA), ten of them as the organization’s President, long-time adoption leader Rory Goree retired from that position on April 1.
Goree, a U.S. Navy veteran, led GPA through a period of exceptional growth. Under his leadership, the organization added dozens of local chapters and placed thousands of retired greyhounds in adoptive homes.
Although Goree will no longer be involved in GPA, he plans to continue working on greyhound welfare issues nationally and internationally.
“Greyhounds will always be an important part of my life’s work,” he said. “But I guess it’s time for another adventure.” He expressed appreciation to the officers and volunteers of GPA, saying “it’s been a blessing” to work with them.
AGC Communications Coordinator Gary Guccione said Goree has been an exceptionally dedicated greyhound welfare advocate, establishing GPA as a national adoption leader with a dedicated army of local volunteers scattered all across the U.S.
“Rory should be extremely proud of the countless greyhounds that have enjoyed a better life due to his service,” Guccione said. “We wish him the very best in his future efforts, and look forward to working with GPA's new leadership in the coming months and years."
Goree has been succeeded by current GPA Vice President Jim Shofstahl.