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Black Hounds Big Hearts Campaign
Twenty Black Greyhounds

Welcome to "The "Greyhound Inmate Experience" Prison Program

We invite you to spend a few minutes exploring our site to get better acquainted and learn more about this all inspiring program that touches the lives of so many people.

The Greyhound Inmate Experience is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) Michigan organization. Our purpose is to socialize, train, and care for retired greyhounds in a prison environment and to educate the public of the redemptive qualities and rehabilitative benefits of the program.

 Every ten weeks twenty greyhounds are put into the care and supervision of forty specially selected and trained incarcerated dog handlers. As the greyhounds transition from racer to pet, people's lives are also transformed.

This program touches the soul of everyone connected to it. Learn more about our inspiration,  our adoption partners who find forever homes for our graduates and our Supportive Friends who contribute on an on-going basis...we could not do this without them!

Mission Statement

The mission statement was written in it's entirety by the TGIE handlers:

It is the mission of The Greyhound Inmate Experience (T.G.I.E.) to provide the best trained and socialized retired greyhounds for family adoption and to demonstrate what a great breed the greyhounds are. We will accomplish this through patience, skilled training, team work, and compassion from the utmost trained incarcerated handlers. It is our sincere desire to be part of the rescue process and to educate the public on the importance of the redemptive qualities and rehabilitation benefits of this program.

Thank you for your interest in The Greyhound Inmate Experience!

Black Hounds Big Hearts

TGIE welcome in 20 black greyhounds in an effort to raise awareness of the beauty and uniqueness of each dog.

TGIE Transforms Lives

Inmate Dog Handlers

The inmate dog handlers themselves are revitalized and engaged in a daily purpose. They experience the miracle of unconditional love. They learn to trust, to be patient and become compassionate. They begin to understand "teamwork" and effective Greyhound with a hat on knitted by an inmate.communication skills and they are willing to accept responsibility and be accountable. Beyond that, they write reports, compose poems, knit sweaters, sew coats and make dog beds. Our mission statement itself was written by the dog handlers and the greyhound used in our logo is the result of one of our talented handlers.

Prison Environment

The prison environment itself is enriched and the staff benefits from the sound of squeaky toys to the wagging of tails and the comical "roach" position.

Inmate Families

The families of the inmates are comforted when they talk to their sons, fathers, brothers, and husbands and hear the excitement in their voice as they tell stories and share their greyhound experience.

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Petco Allen Park Meet and Greet

The 2nd Sunday of ever month

Ronnie, Vic, and Knock a Red, Black and Bridle greyhounds.Come out and learn more about the program and meet some of these amazing greyhounds.

For other Meet and Greet dates and info Click Here or see our Events Link in the hearder on the top right of every page.