With graduation, we always welcome a new group to the prison for their training. First thing? Spa day! Everyone gets a bath, complete with an ear cleaning, and a pawdicure!
Our 15th graduation at Jenkins! Wow, time does fly. The theme as you can see was "Twas the Night Before Christmas"! The men outdid themselves! Welcome home graduates!
We were invited to do some pet therapy with the students at Mercer Law School in recognition of Mental Health Week aka "Wellness Week". What a great time we had visiting with everyone there! We put smiles on many faces!
Jenkins Intake Day - September 7, 2017
Along with graduation comes a new group of pups! They start their 10 weeks of training with the spa treatment! Gotta love that!
Jenkins Graduation - September 7, 2017
Another wonderful graduation at Jenkins Correctional Facility! Our 14th class to graduate from this facility. The men always do a wonderful job and this group was no different. All graduates are now enjoying their lives with their new families!
Pigs and Peaches Festival - August 25-26, 2017
We always have such a good time at this very busy festival. Lots of interested folks, lots of great food, and you can't beat the people watching!
Birmingham Dog Wash - August 20, 2017
Every year a group of volunteers from Second Chance Greyhounds visits Southern New England Kennel at Birmingham Race Course to wash all the Greyhounds in the race kennel. It's usually around 65 dogs! Yep, and what a fun time it was. We really enjoy doing it! The dogs really appreciate it and always run better the next week. Truth!
Jenkins Training - August 19, 2017
The pups are almost ready for graduation! All are doing well!
We love coming to this Petsmart to show off our Greyhounds. Come see us!
Wow! What a difference a few weeks make. The men have done a tremendous job training our Greyhounds!
Our pups are always a favorite with the kids!
Hoover Petsmart Meet & Greet - July 16, 2017
This meet and greet is always a blast! The pups love it!
It's amazing what the new group has learned in 10 days! WOW!
We love visiting weary travelers at Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson Airport!
Another wonderful time cheering on the 60,000+ runners in the Peachtree Road Race. Makes you proud to be an American! And the Greyhounds enjoyed it, too!
Another 12 wonderful Greyhounds entered our program today. Spa treatments for everyone!
Our 13th class to graduate from Jenkins. The theme was "Beach Party". The men, the Greyhounds, and guests all enjoyed it.
At week 8, our pups are ready for graduation. They've perfected their basic commands and are learning extras now like bow, shake, pow, and roll over, just to mention a few.
Hoover Petsmart Meet & Greet - June 18, 2017
Inside today due to weather but that didn't damper our spirits. We had a great time, as always, and the pups were perfect.
Trip to the Track - June 3, 2017
Our annual trip to the Birmingham Race Course where we visit a race kennel, watch weigh-in for the matinee races, watch a few matinee races, and enjoy a BBQ buffet. It's a great educational opportunity to see a behind the scenes look at a racing kennel and see how our Greyhounds live before we get them. Always a fan favorite!
It's always a treat to visit our pups in training at the prison. The men do such a great job with them. It's definitely a win-win for both human and hound!
Another wonderful time at the Petsmart in Hoover. We love being here every month and meeting and greeting potential adopters!
We have such a great time at this festival EVERY year. Thanks for inviting us and thanks for all the locals who come to see our Greyhounds!
A check-in with our pups at Jenkins Correctional Facility. They are learning so much and have come such a long way in a few short weeks. Great job guys!
What a wonderful time we have soothing the nerves of weary travelers at Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International Airport. If you're traveling the second Saturday of the month, look for us in the atrium!
Wow, what fun we had at this wonderful festival where all bets are off when it comes to what you might see on the end of a leash!
The Greyhounds of Second Chance wooed the crowds at one of our favorite festivals.
Intake Day - April 20, 2017
It's always a treat receiving our new class from the hauler, introducing them to their trainer for the next ten weeks, and watching the pups get their spa treatment.
Another graduation! The men in our program at Jenkins continue to work diligently to ensure our graduates are spot on with their basic commands plus they usually learn many "extras" that are great fun for the Greyhounds to perform as well as for the adopter to watch. The last picture in this group is one of our graduates who is "praying".
Our 8th appearance at the Atlanta Steeplechase! Our tent in the infield had a steady flow of visitors - all interested in meeting our Greyhounds. What a grand time we had!
Another wonderful morning at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport spreading the Greyhound love to all the weary passengers! A great time was had by all!
Another great weekend supporting the Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival. This marks our 8th appearance at this festival. Always a great time. The weather couldn't have been nicer. See you all next year!
Our second M&G at the Petsmart in Hoover, AL! We love being here every month.
Jenkins Training - March 18, 2017
Our pups are coming along in their training. Four more weeks and it's graduation time!!
We love doing pet therapy at Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International Airport. Being there to comfort nervous travelers and meeting so many interesting people is what it's all about! Love it!!
An amazing visit with our pups and the equally amazing men training them. Most of our Greyhounds already know their basic commands - after just three weeks!!
Our first Hound Hike of 2017. We hiked the a four-mile section of the East Palisades Trail which took us along scenic views of the Chattahoochee River. What a great time the hounds and humans had!!
Our first meet and greet at this Birmingham area Petsmart. Join us next month on March 19, 2017 from 1-3 p.m.
Another wonderful visit at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport with our therapy dog teams! We love visiting with passengers, families, and employees.
Intake Day - February 9, 2017
Another wonderful group of Greyhounds arrive at the prison to start their training. First though, it's spa time!! Baths for everyone!
Another wonderful graduation at Jenkins Correctional Center. These men do a wonderful job training and caring for our Greyhounds.
The folks petting and meeting our Greyhounds in McDonough. Come out next month, March 4th, from 1-3 p.m. and see us!
The pups enjoyed lots of attention at the Petsmart in McDonough, GA.