Prison Greyhounds believes that greyhounds benefit from their professional life at the racetrack. We support responsible racing. We are one of the National Greyhound Association Endorsed Responsible Adoption Groups. We work with the racetracks and kennel personnel to find homes for their retired greyhounds. They entrust their precious retirees to us. We have developed friendships, and a working relationship (not a combative one), with the racing industry. We have been inside some of the racing kennels, seen greyhound farms where the pups are raised, visited the race tracks, and known some of the trainers, owners, and breeders. We believe greyhounds benefit from their life as a racer.
We trust the kennel workers to share with us the special needs (if any) that any of our dogs might have. We want our greyhounds to be adopted by people who come to understand and love the breed and their unique characteristics, not because they feel sorry for them or because they want to “rescue” them.
We often request “special” greyhounds. We encourage the adoption of greyhounds that might get overlooked, perhaps because of color, age, special needs, or past injury. These dogs often wait the longest before an adoption group says “We want that dog!” We take these dogs and find them loving, responsible homes simply by telling their story. And we have greyt success at this because greyhound adopters have over-sized hearts, just like their dogs!
Headquartered in Indianapolis, Prison Greyhounds is an all-volunteer 501c3 nonprofit organization. We are not affiliated with any other adoption nor prison program. We are independent. We are the creators of “A Ticket Home” campaign which raises money to transport and vet greyhounds that are on their way from the track or farm to find a new home in their retirement.