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Welcome to Nittany Greyhounds

About Us

Nittany Greyhounds, located outside of State College in central Pennsylvania, has been re-homing retired racing greyhounds for 23 years. To date, we have found forever homes for more than 1,800 greyhounds.

We are a 501(c)(3) organization and welcome volunteers who want to get involved in our activities, whether a Nittany Greyhound adopter or not. We are 100% donation based and every penny supports greyhound adoption and awareness.

See our brochure for more information. There is also information if you would like to learn more about greyhounds.

Our History

In 1997, Elaine and Joe Skidel adopted Lily, a tiny special needs greyhound that stole their hearts. They added a small kennel to their house and started the organization that is now Nittany Greyhounds. Adoptions were brisk throughout central Pennsylvania, events were numerous, and our volunteers were generous with both their time and financial support.

Several years later, Elaine and Joe sold their home and left the area, but the board continued on. It took six determined years to raise enough support for a down-payment on a new kennel. With the help of Jo Hoy and Tom Cali we were able to purchase our current home in 2008. Rooo Valley provides enough space for 15-20 hounds. This enables us to find homes for more than 70 greyhounds each year.

· Adopt a greyhound
· Foster a greyhound short-term
· Volunteer at events or activities
· Donate merchandise or financially