Many former racing greyhounds have their lives on hold in cages because adoption groups can not find enough foster homes. Some nonviolent inmates are ready to make amends. Together, we can impact both.
Prison Greyhounds fosters, trains and socializes retired greyhounds prior to their adoption into permanent loving homes. We rehabilitate their inmate-handlers who gain job skills, teamwork experience and opportunity to explore a better way of living before being released into our community.
Headquartered in Indianapolis, Prison Greyhounds is an all-volunteer 501c3 nonprofit organization. We rescue greyhounds that are in the prime of their life, and match them with specially selected inmates within Putnamville Correctional Facility in Greencastle, Indiana. A team of two inmate-handlers per dog will train the dogs for life outside of a racing kennel, thus ensuring a more successful adoption. The dogs provide a calming effect on the entire prison population. We provide curriculum, volunteers to coach the inmates and all necessary supplies including dog food, bedding and leashes. We pay all veterinary expenses, including spay / neuter treatment, full dental, all vaccinations and heartworm preventive. We find responsible families that will adopt the greyhounds upon graduation.