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Petco Foundation

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The Petco Foundation has served as a voice for companion animals across the country since 1999. Each year, they help animal-welfare organizations find lifelong, loving homes for millions of orphaned pets, as well as fund spay and neuter efforts, animal assisted therapy programs and humane education.

We are proud to be an approved Charitable Partner of the PETCO Foundation and are deeply grateful for their support.

Chris Boileau Bio - TGIE Trainer

Theology Teacher at Divine Child High School for five years; total years teaching is 19. My educational background is in Theology and Pastoral Ministry with degrees in both from Sacred Heart Major Seminary and Saint Xavier University. In addition to teaching I have worked as a Professional Dog Groomer and Veterinary Technician. My passion for dogs began when I was a kid getting my first dog when I was 7 years old-a Toy Manchester named “Scruffy.” I started training and showing dogs as a teenager in 4-H and then later in AKC Shows.(American Kennel Club)

I have owned, trained, and shown many dogs of different breeds over the years but have a special place in my heart for Toys. I had Miniature Pinschers and served as President and the Obedience Chair for the Motor City Miniature Pinscher Club for many years, earning multiple titles in Obedience and Agility. It was with this breed that I became involved with both Pet Therapy and rescue.

Pet Therapy is a powerful therapeutic, calming, and rehabilitating experience for everyone involved. My dogs and I have partnered with Henry Ford Hospital in Wyandotte and in several local nursing homes. For the past several years however, the focus of my work in Pet Therapy has been in my classroom and the schools where I teach. This has led to a dog training club for students and staff at DC called K9’s For Care. Students learn how to train and care for their dog and prepare for the AKC Canine Good Citizen test. The hope is for them to then be able to take their dogs out in the community as Therapy Dogs.

I’ve been an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator for six years and Pet Therapy and rescue work are more common for me now than the show ring. I still groom, but only a few small dogs of a select clientele. These days I share my life with: a rescue Rat Terrier named Hope who was raised in my classroom as a school Therapy Dog, a Chihuahua named Major, a rescue Chihuahua mix named Rollo, and a retired racing Greyhound and TGIE Graduate named Josh. He came on board as DC’s second Therapy Dog and is Rollo’s new best buddy and big brother.

Dogs aren’t my whole life but they have certainly made my life whole.

Care Center Hospital for Animals

For over five years Dr. Lanford and Dr. Knirk has supported the prison program and assured the good health of our greyhounds.  They are located conveniently close to the prison at 657 East Chicago Road. We acknowledge and thank them and their entire staff for all they do and for their continued support.

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The McAfee Animal Hospital is located in Valparaiso, Indiana. Dr. Larry came to Lakeland to provide training and support for the program and the inmate trainers.

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It’s PAWSible

It’s PAWSible Dog Training Center in Westhampton MA. is credited for our well trained and obedient TGIE  graduates.  We are extremely grateful to Wayne and Beth Parks for their contribution and support.
As a seasoned rescuer and trainer of retired (and abused) greyhounds, Beth learned long ago the power of positive reinforcement, and developed gentle and effective methods to teach specific behaviors.  As a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and her familiarity with Greyhounds, we believe we have found the perfect partner to teach and advise our dog handlers. The results have been outstanding!
We encourage you to visit their website and checkout their Five Week Dog Obedience Course on DVD. We highly recommend it…..for all breeds.

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Mobile Greyhound Adoption Center

Most of our prison dogs come from the adoption center in Mobile, AL. Thanks to the ongoing efforts of Lil Buchanan and our hauler, Barry Jackson, every ten weeks twenty greyhounds arrive at the prison, on time and in good health. They are both dedicated greyhound lovers and work tirelessly toward the adoption of greyhounds as pets initiative.

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In over 8 years in business we have given back $171,000 greyhounds rescue group across the country, in money and merchandise. $62,000 of that amount is the money that rescue groups have made their organizations by selling our merchandise. 

Our volunteers make top-quality, yet affordable collars and toys for your pets, including the world famous "Mother Bunny" Bunnies, and our beautiful AnyWear Martingale and Tag Collars.  For those dogs who use a harness, our beautiful tag collars can provide that special designer touch, available in all of the gorgeous fabrics on the collar pages.

We suggest you try the links above because the dogs love those bunnies and the collars ar beautiful. A great way to get something wonderful for your grey and help the cause at the same time.

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Fido Inc

Fido Inc. is committed to providing the best quality merchandise at the best price. Fido products are guaranteed free from manufacturing defects with 100% dog and customer satisfaction.

They make a wide variety of eatable chews, toys to play with, and dental sticks. Click the logo to find out more about there line of products and where to purchase them . Their slogan is "We Make Dogs Smile".

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Based on the acronym T.H.E. W.I.L.L., our core values shine through in every product, every employee, and every day. We are champions of inspired creativity no matter how many ideas we have to try to find that one brilliant gem. We believe in honesty and that means putting long-term safety and happiness far ahead of short-term profit. Our environment always reflects complete openness, equality, and teamwork.

Our parent company, Radio Systems, owns many of the most recognizable pet brands in the world. This includes not just us at PetSafe® but also Invisible Fence® Brand (the leading wireless fence brand), SportDOG® Brand (the leader in training equipment for sporting dogs), and other bestselling brands like Premier® Pet Products, Drinkwell® Pet Fountains, and Innotek® training products. You’ll also find the pet-loving hearts at Radio Systems and its brands giving back to the community by sponsoring dog parks, rescue missions, adoption facilities, and dozens of other philanthropic ventures.

  • Become a Supportive Friend

    As the saying goes "You can never have too many friends!"  We understand that times are tough and while this makes it particularly difficult for us to ask for donations and sponsorship, we do need your help. I promised the inmate handlers that I would beg, borrow (but not steal) to get them the resources they need to keep the program going. TGIE  and its adoption partners fully fund the program.

    Corporate and individual sponsors can help defray the daily operational costs of the program including 1,500 lbs. of dog food each session, treats, rawhides, hygiene products, heartworm and flea and tick medication. If you're interested in becoming a  sponsor please contact us. If you're interested in making a monetary donation, please click the donate button below.

    Thank You for considering us as one of your favorite charities, and if you believe in the power of prayer, we always need lots of those!