Thank you for considering making a general donation to the Annual Greyt Walkathon.
This general donation page honors the memory of our founder, John Hern, and 3 of his well-known greyhounds, Babe, Roo, and Ace.
John A. Hern founded Greyhound Pets, Inc. in 1985.
John was a Coeur D'Alene, Idaho businessman who built a foundry business. Among John's many and varied interests, he held great admiration for ex-racing greyhounds and became committed to their care and welfare.
John adopted several greyhounds after Roo and Babe. Ace was one of his favorites and was the subject of many of John's stories.
John was the executive director of GPI for many years. His generous bequest to the organization he founded gave GPI the opportunity to continue his work in the ex-racing greyhound rehoming effort.