This web site is under going an update.  Please bear with us as a new one will be here shortly.
The 2018 event will be held at Villas by the Sea, Jekyll Island, GA form 8-11 March.   





On Line Registration has closed, however, walk in registration is available at no added cost.

For first time visitors to this site, scroll across the listing at the top of the page and let your cursor sit on the topic,  A new drop down window will appear with more info.



DEADLINES:  Tomorrow, Sat Feb 25 at 11 pm.

Last chance to sign up for the dinner.  We need to get the count in to Chef Austin.

Also for the Paper Mache Class.  Mr. Wirtz needs to know how many forms and supplies to bring.

On line REGISTRATION is still open, but will close on Mon, Feb 27 so that we have time to get all the name tags ready.  Walk -In registration will be available at the event.  

Can't wait to see everyone!



Updates in case you didn't see them on our Facebook page:

Wow, hard to believe, but this time next month the event will be open. Yes, that's right, the event is 2-5 March! If you haven't registered, there is still time. However, pre -order of t-shirts will end on Wed, 8 Feb. We need time to get the order placed with the printer. Don't miss your chance to get "Diggin' the Beach" in short and/or long sleeve. More info and the logo design is under Registration/Store.


Join paper mache artist Steve Wirtz for a "Paper Mache Grey" class! You will construct a paper mache greyhound using a pre-made wire frame by Steve Wirtz. It's fun, it's just a little messy, and it helps the hounds. And hey, don't feel like you have to be some kind of "arty type" to take this class- you don't! All materials provided, but you may wish to wear clothes you don't mind getting messy in. See you there!
The cost is only $40. And a % will be donated to Greythound
Please email Mr Wirtz at: and let him know you are interested in the class. Payment will be collected before the class starts. Please arrive at 9:45 for this 10:00 class, held Friday, March 3 at the Villas by the Sea Conference Center.
Below is just a sample of the class. Class size is limited to the first 30 people. Don't miss out on the fun, email Mr., Wirtz today!


We are pleased to announce that one of our seminar speakers will be Mr. Rory Goree’. Past President of National GPA and now volunteers as Compliance Officer for Greyhound Pets of America-National. His topic will be Adopter turned Regulator. His seminar is meant to inform the public about what goes on behind the scenes to protect racing participants and the wagering public. Also, what he has learned and to make his home safer for his greyhounds. This seminar is intended to educate the audience on greyhounds prior to becoming pets. The pro racing/anti racing controversy will NOT be addressed or discussed.


Join us on Friday, Mar 3 from 3-4 at the Villas by the Sea Conference Center for an informal Q&A on information from the Greyhound Health Initiative. Hosted by Janet Shaffer, Operational Programs and Fundraising Director and Leslie Glynn, Manager of Communications and Public Relations


For the first time at Sandy Paws, artist Kathy Goree' of Greyhound Studies, will be vending. She will have original artwork, imprinted items, note cards, and all sorts of wonderful items. 

D&J Glass Designs will also be back this year.They also have something new: Memory Beads. Memory beads need about 1/4 tsp of ashes. It takes about an hour to make them. Buyer can pick the color of the bead and they will fit a Pandora like item. David will also been make custom beads.
They will also have an assortment of their stained glass items.

All vendors will be at the Villas by the Sea Conference Center.



Registration is open.

When going to the home page, slide your cursor over the REGISTRATION button and scroll down to STORE.  There you can register, find the t-shirt sales, dinner and add $3.00 for paying through PayPal.  You may also do a walk-in registration at no extra cost.


In the mean time all updates will be posted on our Facebook page:

Registration is accessable through this web site.

Thank you


March 2-5, 2017. REGISTRATION IS OPEN!!!

Hard to believe, but in a few short months we will be starting our 14th event. 

(There is a technical issue when trying to access the phone info.  Sorry for the inconvience)

Still working on a few other surprises. Stay tuned!

    Top breaking news will be found right on the front page to make it easier to know what is happening.


Even if you are unable to attend the Sandy Paws Event,but you still would like to donate to a greyt cause,  any donation would be greytly appreciated.
Checks may be made out and mailed to:  Greythound Guardians   13245 Atlantic Blvd  Suite 4-144   Jacksonville, FL  32225   Thank you!


BINGO is also back on Thursday evening. Prizes and a cash bar are available. 
As so many people are on Facebook so are we. Remember to LIKE us and click on the receive notification buttons for our updates.
And, as always, after our expenses we will be donating back to groups in need.  Come and join us as we celebrate our thirtenth year.  Looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones!

We are pleased to announce that there will be four (4) hotels offering accomodations for the 2015 event. These are (in alphabetical order)

Hampton Inn     Holiday Inn    Quality Inn & Suites   Villas by the Sea

As every hotel offers different ammenities, please choose the hotel that best meets your needs. Costs vary from $99 - $229.  Additional fees include taxes, all Island fees and a pet fee.

Please click on the HOTEL link for further information.


Island Updates:


There have been several changes to access the Island.

The toll plaza has been moved closer to the entrance area of the Island and across from the Welcome Center.  There are 3 lanes for payment and it is through an automated machine that accepts cash, debit or credit cards. You may choose from a daily, weekly, monthly, or a yearly pass.

A daily pass is $6.00 and is re-usable in a 24 hour time frame.  There is a 'help' button if needed as someone is close by during the day. You will need to go straight and go around the round-about to your left to find the hotels.