In 2010 the need to keep overflow retired greyhounds was desperate.  When the call was sent out to organizations for help, the Dept. of Corrections in numerous states answered.  And the 2nd Chance at Life Greyhound and Prison Partnership program was created.

​It was a win-win situation for everyone, people and these greyhounds.  

“Years later, we can  point with pride at the thousands of greyhounds and “throw away people” this program has given a 2nd Chance at Life too!

The 2nd Chance at Life Project is a four phase program beginning with the  Greyhound/Prison Partnership, creating a foster care home for socializing greyhounds and rehabilitating incarcerated inmates, introducing them to the love of these gentle greyhounds;  and training select greyhounds to become PURPLE HEART GREYHOUND SERVICE DOGS for Veterans.

  • Phase 2, the Greyhound/Prison Re-entry program where qualified inmates have help re-settling into the community.
  • Phase 3:  the 2nd Chance at Life Retirement Plan, a Social Security program for racing greyhounds guaranteeing retirement.
  • Phase 4:  the proposed 2nd Chance at Life Greyhound Sanctuary, HAPPY’s Village, a refuge for homeless veterans, greyhounds and other people and animals in need.

Graduation class of incarcerated women with Certificates of Achievement. 

The National Greyhound Foundation, EIN #FL 65-0491973, is a proud member of
the above national organizations United Way, Combined Federal Workplace, Ind.
Charities of America, Animal Charities of America, Best Independent Charity Award
email: topdog@4greyhounds.org  telephone   352-212-5878
snail mail:  The National Greyhound Foundation Inc.
P.O. Box 638, Homosassa, Fl. 34487

Copyright 2019 The National Greyhound Foundation Inc. All Rights Reserved