Founded in July 1998 by Lisa Sallie, Grateful Greyhounds partners with other organizations to help find homes for Greyhounds in New York City, Long Island, and parts of New Jersey.
Racing Greyhound pups are typically born in litters of about eight. Young Greyhounds receive a lot of attention and are handled as much as possible. As the pups approach their first birthday, training begins - they learn to chase a lure and eventually progress to a racetrack.
Greyhounds race every three to seven days. When not racing, track life is very routine - morning feedings, turnouts in exercise yards, and spending time with up to 60 other Greyhounds. Most Greyhounds see very little of the “real world” or other animals. Houses, stairs, mirrors, windows, tile floors, etc. are all new. Other dogs and cats are unfamiliar to former Racing Greyhounds.