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Welcome to "The Greyhound Inmate Experience"
Celebrating 9 years and graduating over 900 greyhounds!

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 volunteer 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!


Fall is here, and we hope Covid 19 will be gone soon!

We hope all is well with your families and friends. Thank You for your support. We look forward to a vaccine sometime in the near future so  we may all resume our normal lives.

COVID 19 Lakeland Update

The prison has reported several new cases but is still has a no visitors allowed policy. We have not been inside Lakeland since February of this year. It will probably stay this way for the balance of the year. We maintain close contact with the handlers and staff to keep up with the program and it's daily activities.

While Session 44 was 14 weeks we are back to our 10 week program, and will look to try and maintain this schedule.

New Arrivals

Session 46 Photos are up!

We welcomed 16 new greyhounds and 4 Lurchers on September 3rd, 2020. This session is for ten weeks. Happy to report all new dogs are doing well and doing well in their training.
We have put pictures up today, October 21st,2020

The graduation for this session will be on November 12th, 2020.

Photos are Here

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The Free Press Features TGIE

The Free Press published an article on December 15, 2015. Here is a link to that article on the Detroit Free Press site.

 Link to the Article