Animal's Name: Gemma
Gender: Female
Birthdate: 03/12/2019
Color: Red
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Heartworm Tested: Yes
Vaccinations Current: Yes
Monthly Heartworm & Flea/Tick Treatment Current: Yes
Cat Trainable: Not Yet Cat Tested

Gemma, racing name Imark Gemma.  Gemma has been selected to participate in The Greyhound Inmate ExperienceTGIE places retired racing greyhounds in the care and supervision of specially selected and trained inmates of a correctional institution.  The greyhounds and inmates engage in a 10-week training program.  The greyhounds transition from racer to pet.  The inmates experience unconditional love and learn to trust, to be patient, and to become compassionate.  A wonderful Win-Win adventure.

Gemma graduated on 8/19/2021 from The Greyhound Inmate Experience.

Gemma has had a really great start to learning about pet life thanks to her participation in The Greyhound Inmate Experience!  She already knows how to sit, down, and stay and is starting to master the stairs! Gemma has a tail wag for everyone she meets but is still trying to figure out dogs she sees on our walks that are not greyhounds… “what are those furry things?”

She gets along with the resident greyhounds and May be cat trainable with a patient adopter willing to work with her.  We continue to hone her leash manners, as every outing is a super adventure for little Gemma.  However, once she gets into a stride, she is a nice walking companion!

Gemma LOVES to play with toys and will squeak and play and walk around the house with a toy in her mouth until she tuckers herself out!  She likes her bed and her ‘timeouts’ and naps in there are relatively quiet.  She is also affectionate, looking to be petted at every opportunity she gets.  Plus once she gets to know you, she’ll show you how appreciative she is.

This sweet, playful, spunky greyhound will make a fun and interactive pet for the right family and is available for approved adopter visits.