Erika Gowanlock
Erika GowanlockPresident & Treasurer
Erika is a Veterinarian Technician who owns and operates K9 to 5 Paws and Play Dog Daycare (, Erika participates in many local events to give back to the the Purina Walk for Guide Dogs and Community Living Face to Face program. After serving for several years with other Greyhound adoption groups, Erika is now President/Treasurer of Greyhound Pets of America – Canada (GPA-C). She currently is mom to Tipperary, & Calhoun
Dominie Watts
Dominie WattsVice President
A Computer Technician & Web Developer for over 25 years, Dominie is always happy to help out whenever possible, especially when Greyhounds are involved. She also makes custom coats and collars, leashes etc through her company Longsnoutz. Being involved with Meet & Greets and events where she can help spread the word about these wonderful Greyhounds as pets has been a passion of hers, so being involved with GPA-C is something very close to her heart. Dominie lives in Windsor, Ont with her partner Clinton and their Greyhounds, Onyx, Elvira, Hank & Abby.
Sheran & Andreja Alwis
Sheran & Andreja AlwisFoster Coordinator & Executive Secretary
Always the first to volunteer to foster, this family is there whenever necessary!

They have fostered multiple dogs at once and train our new Greyhounds how to be “cat safe”. They also help out at our various events including our charity dog washes.

Sheran is Executive Secretary & Andreja is Correspondence Secretary for GPA-C

Clinton Randall
Clinton RandallAdopter Support Coordinator
Seen here with Hank, Abby, Elvira & Onyx, Clinton is the photographer for our events and adoptable dogs as well as Adopter Support Coordinator and handles calls and questions from adopters and potential adopters as well. He also helps out at our meet and greets and events in any way he can. Originally from Dagenham, UK he moved to the Canada (Toronto & Peterborough ON. areas) around 35 years ago and now resides in Wheatley, Ont. with his partner Dominie.
Scott Myers
Scott MyersCompliance Officer (No Voting Rights)
Scott has been a part of GPA-C since the very beginning and has been very active in helping set up events and aiding in any way to help facilitate the adoption of Greyhounds as pets. As a very fair and impartial person, Scott is excellent in his role as Compliance Officer. Outside of the volunteering he does for GPA-C and his career, he spends much of his time helping out his family in many ways and being on hand to help with their church’s bazaars, fundraising and other events.

Foster Families

Without the wonderful volunteers who Foster GPA-C Greyhounds we could not find Greyhounds their Forever Homes. These people open their hearts and homes and provide a safe and loving environment for the Greyhounds to learn about home life.

We can’t Thank them enough!

Sheran & Andreja Alwis
Sheran & Andreja AlwisFoster Family
Sheran & Andreja have been with GPA-C since the beginning and have done a fantastic job! They have taken in multiple foster greyhound at the same time. This Great Foster Family even teach the Greyhounds to be Cat safe! This really helps find greyhounds Forever Families as most people desire cat safe hounds.
Jake Morrassut
Jake MorrassutFoster Dad
Jake has been with GPA-C since the beginning and has done a fantastic job! He is involved with minor Hockey in the Autumn and Winter months but is alwasy ready to Foster again once the warmer weather comes along.
Jenn & John Hennin
Jenn & John HenninFoster Family
Jenn & John have opened their home and hearts to foster GPA-C Greyhounds! Along with their own two greyhounds, Suli & Moves, they help teach their foster Greyhounds the ways of home life.
COMING SOONFoster Family
In The Process Of Adding Foster Family Profiles
COMING SOONFoster Family
In The Process Of Adding Foster Family Profiles
COMING SOONFoster Family
In The Process Of Adding Foster Family Profiles


We LOVE and greatly appreciate our volunteers. They do so much from helping out at events to donations of all sorts!

We can’t Thank them enough!

April, Dave, Tyler and Niklas have been Volunteering with us for a quite a while now. They help out at our Yard sales, Dog Walks other events and Tyler comes to help us bathe dogs at our Fundraising Dog washes. Niklas has even had a Birthday Party where he asked for donations for the Greyhounds instead of Birthday gifts!
Katrina Alwis
Katrina AlwisVolunteer
Katrina is the daughter of our Council members Sheran & Andreja. She has come out to help at a number of our Dog Washes and we are always happy to see her smiling face.
Noel Wright
Noel WrightVolunteer
Noel is our Toronto liaison and helps us with in home interviews with her sweet boy Rico. She also helps us with any needs in the Toronto area She is seen here dressed in a fun Sons of Anarchy theme with her husband Bob and their Greyhound Rico.
Vanessa Woodiwiss
Vanessa WoodiwissVolunteer
Vanessa has been kindly making and donating coats for our adoptable Greyhounds. Here she is with her houndie Farah!
Cheryl Pullen
Cheryl PullenVolunteer
Cheryl Pullin, pictured here with Lexi and Sky, has donated many blankets and towels for our foster dogs! We really appreciate it!
In The Process Of adding more Volunteer Profiles!

We also wish to extend a very special “Thanks” to these wonderful PetValu stores across Essex County who have supported us in so many ways.

Dog food donations from these stores really do make a HUGE difference as well as supporting us through allowing Charity Dog washes, meet & greets and other events to take place on their premises. Being a Paw Program recipient has also made a huge impact in our ability to find more of these special Greyhounds their Forever Families!

Our Heartfelt “Thanks” goes out to our supporting PetValu Stores, their owners/managers and the super staff members who all give us so much support and help in aiding us in finding Forever Homes for these very special dogs.

Please keep them in mind when making any pet related purchases.

(Listed in Alphabetical Order according to Location  NOT in importance!)

Amherstburg PetValu
400 Sandwich St. S. Amherstburg, On (519)- 736- 7447

LaSalle PetValu
5844 Malden Road LaSalle, ON Phone: 519-966-5644

McDougall PetValu
300 Tecumseh Rd East (McDougall & Tecumseh Rd)  Windsor On (519) 254-8129

Riverside PetValu
8420 Wyandotte St E, Windsor, ON  (519) 944-7813

Roundhouse PetValu
3155 Howard Avenue Roundhouse Centre Unit 9. Windsor, ONPhone: 519-966-7834

St. Clair Beach PetValu
13596 Tecumseh Rd, St Clair Beach, ON  (519) 735-0634

Westminster PetValu
5060 Tecumseh Rd E, Windsor ON  (519)945-1329