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!
The mission statement was written in it's entirety by the TGIE
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
TGIE Transforms Lives
Inmate Dog Handlers
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 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.
The prison environment itself is enriched and the staff benefits
from the sound of squeaky toys to the wagging of tails and the comical
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
Come out and learn more about the program and meet some of these
For other Meet and Greet dates and info Click
Here or see our Events Link in the hearder on the top right of