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Racing Home is pleased to announce our partnership with Second Chance at Life, a program to place retired greyhounds in prisons, where they are trained by inmates. It is a chance for the dogs to help bring hope to the humans, while they are fostered and trained for life after the track. We are honored and very pleased to be the first group in the west to be asked into this wonderful program, which has been working so well in the east and midwest!

We also have partnered with Brad and T.J of "Team Canine" for the dog and inmate trainers. They are familiar with greyhounds, and trained the inmates in Sheriff Joe Arpaio's canine program as well. If you need help with any behavioral issues you can look them up here. Here is an exerpt from their website on their training philosophy "Using a psychological approach from the dog's point of view, we call our training Dogological™."

For those of you that haven't seen what this program is about (Healing spirits and saving lives) please watch this 3 min clip



Also, feel free to click on the SCAL logos (above and below), to go to their webpage, which gives more information on the program and the benefits, both to human and canine alike!

 

What Can These Greyhounds Really Do?
Here is a video showing what the typical trained greyhound can do (Sit, stay, down, come, door manners, leash manners)



How Much Does It Cost To Adopt These Trained Greyhounds? The fee is $350. Keep in mind we are a non-profit and fee goes towards the cost of picking up the dogs from the track, getting their vet work done (spay/nueter, blood work, teeth cleaning etc.), training at the prison, and their food. A normal retired greyhound's fee is $225, so for only $125 you are getting a dog that went through 24/7 training for 9 weeks! It would cost you more than that just to take the greyhound to a group class for 1 hour a week. Plus you'd have to take all the time to go each week, and all the time to work with the dog on a daily basis. In this case the greyhound comes to you fully trained!.

Name: Shoesy
Gender: Female
Status: Available
Summary: not cat safe, Small Dog Safe Available NOW
Name: Rascal (King)
Gender: Male
Status: Available
Name: Gemma
Gender: Female
Status: Available
Summary: Available NOW
Name: Vista
Gender: Male
Status: Available
Name: Smug Mug
Gender: Female
Status: Available
Name: Slick
Gender: Male
Status: Available
Name: Heidi
Gender: Female
Status: Available

Here is a picture of the first group of inmates to have our wonderful dogs!

Prison inmates and dogs

 

And here are two pictures of the greys on their first day!

Outside the prison for first day

 

Outside the prison - first day



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