By Suzanne Monaghan

PENNSAUKEN, N.J. (CBS) – A New Jersey non-profit is looking to give Greyhounds a new “leash” on life through an adoption program that matches the dogs with military veterans.

Captain April Nees is taking home her new dog, Swoop.

“She seemed to be connected to me and seems like we’re going to be a really good match.”

They were brought together through the “Hounds for Heroes” program which allows veterans to adopt greyhounds free of charge.

Bill Brennan is a veteran and volunteer with Greyhound Angels Adoption of Pennsauken.

“Contrary to popular opinion, the don’t need a fenced in yard, they are typically referred to as couch potatoes because they’ll sleep 16-18 hours a day.”

The program is open to retired or active duty veterans and their families who meet the adoption criteria.  More information is available at

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