2020 Adoptions

A list of all retired racing greyhounds adopted by Greyhound Crossroads in 2020

DKC Astro Dude
Racing Name:
DKC Astro Dude
Pet/Kennel Name:
Dude
Age:
2.5
Color/Gender:
Brindle Male
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Hilton Head Island Area
Adoption Status: Adopted by the Watford Family

Dude just arrived with his brother Angus from the Daytona Race Track. He didn't actually have an official race. Like his brother he started out racing at Tri State in West Virginia but was move to Daytona Beach when he didn't show a lot of speed. We could only find where he schooled 4 times. He quit in his last race back in June. He has just been hanging out at the track since then. Dude turned 2 on September 8th. He raced at 78lbs. Dude's sire is the famous Barcelona Boss and his dam is Dizzy Diva. He is a very confident, happy guy. He gets along well with other greyhounds and  his foster brother who is a small dog. He passed his cat test at the track but failed a subsequent test after he arrived so he needs a home with no kitties. He seems like a pretty smart guy because he mastered the doggy door on the first try. He is a happy guy with lots of personality.

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Added: January 23, 2020

 

AT's Lola
Racing Name:
AT's Lola
Pet/Kennel Name:
Lola
Age:
4.5
Color/Gender:
Black Female
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Older Children Only
Fostered by (location):
Householder, Charlotte NC Area
Adoption Status: Adopted by the Hollar family of Hickory NC 2/16/20

Lola just arrived from the Celtic Hounds Kennel at the Sanford Orlando Race Track. She raced 149 races in her career. She also raced briefly at Dubuque and Mardi Gras race tracks. She raced a lot of the longer races and did get up to the top A level. Her sire is the famous Oshkosh Slammer and her dam is USS Time To Go. She came in with her sister Silver and her brother Maxwell. Although they did come in together and raced some at the same track they have all been apart racing at different tracks and will be fine being adopted out separately. Lola is a tiny, short girl that raced at 60lbs only because she is stocky. She is a gorgeous shiny black girl with flashy white chest and feet. Lola will turn 5 on July 20th. She passed her small dog test easily. She and her littermates have been around cats at some point because they all refused to get near the cat and turned their face away to avoid the claws if the cat came near them. Lola is the most timid of the litter. Although she approaches carefully with her head down low, she seems like she wants to be with people. She seems to warm up fast once she knows you and will lean in for affection. Fast motions can make her a little nervous, so we think living with loud, young kids would probably be too much for her. When she met some toddlers she turned her head away from them. She politely allowed them to pet her and didn't run away, but they did make her nervous. She can be pretty vocal in her crate so probably wouldn't be a good apartment dog. Although she complains sometimes about being in her crate she seems to feel pretty safe there and often chooses to be in there.   

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Added: January 29, 2020

 

AT's Maxwell
Racing Name:
AT's Maxwell
Pet/Kennel Name:
Max
Age:
4.5
Color/Gender:
Black Male
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Frymire, Upstate SC
Adoption Status: Adopted by the Farrell Family of Simpsonville SC 2/11/20

Max just came in from the Celtic Hounds Kennel at the Sanford Orlando Race Track. He is arriving with two of his sisters Silver and Lola. He and his sister Lola look just alike. He started out his career in Orlando. He showed some promise as a racer so was moved to Dubuque where he raced briefly at A level. Since Max was good, he was moved up to a tougher track, Southland. The competition there was too stiff, and he only won 1 race, so he was moved back to Dubuque and then to Wheeling. When he wasn't able to win another race at either of those tracks he was moved to Derby Lane. He only won one more race there, so was moved back to Sanford Orlando where his sisters were racing. He was retired after just a few races there. Max is a flashy black guy with a white chest and white feet. He raced at 72lbs and will turn 5 on July 20th. His sire is the famous Oshkosh Slammer and his dam is USS Time To Go. Max travels well. Max got along fine with the small dog he met. He appeared to have already met cats before. As soon as he saw the cat he turned his face to the side and carefully backed away to avoid the claws. Max seems like a pretty calm guy that has been a little overwhelmed so far. He seems like he will warm up after a day or two though. He seemed to like the kids he met and wagged happily. He can be vocal in his kennel occasionally so may not be a great apartment or townhouse dog. So far he hasn't been a very good eater, probably due to the stress of the move. 

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Added: January 29, 2020

 

Submissive
Racing Name:
Submissive
Pet/Kennel Name:
Formerly Submissive now Meno
Age:
Almost 8
Color/Gender:
Brindle Male
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Hubble, Aiken SC
Adoption Status: Pending Adoption to the Hubble - Ferguson Family of Aiken SC 2/10/20

Submissive is a return that was initially adopted back in November of 2013 before he was even 2 years old. He had broken his leg while training to race in Dubuque. We were asked to take him before his race career even started. His leg was healed up before being adopted to his first family. He was renamed Meno then. Although his home started out to be a good one and he was happy and spoiled, things can change over time. We just got him back from what appeared to be a poor situation. He had gotten heart worms but his owner hadn't been willing to treat it for some time. He is now being treated for heartworm and our vet is expecting him to make a full recovery. Although Meno wasn't in the best home situation he is a wonderful sweet guy. He loves to be on couches and beds and prefers those to dog beds. Meno's sire is the famous Flying Hydrogen and his dam is Slatex Sassy. He is a very smart guy that taught himself how to take off his own muzzle as a young dog before we got him. Meno travels well and is a very laid back boy that just wants love and a soft place to sleep. Meno has lived with cats and loves them. He also is good with other dogs of all sizes and kids. He lived with a female greyhound in his previous home until she passed away. He will turn 8 on March 23rd. 

His Pedigree

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Added: October 16, 2013

 

DKC Angus Boy
Racing Name:
DKC Angus Boy
Pet/Kennel Name:
Angus
Age:
2.5
Color/Gender:
Brindle Male
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Hilton Head Area
Adoption Status: Adopted by the Georgian/Crosman family 2/8/20

Angus just came in from the Daytona Beach Race track with his brother Astro. He started out race training at the Tri State Track in West Virginia but only just schooled there and was sent to Daytona Beach to continue schooling. He didn't show much speed and finished so far behind the other dogs that he got an OOP on his race record. That means he was out of the picture and couldn't be seen in the race video because he was so far behind. After some time schooling he got a little better and actually raced 5 real races, but just wasn't fast enough so was retired in October. He just came to us from the track. Angus raced at 77lbs and turned 2 on September 8th. His sire is the famous Barcelona Boss and his dam is Dizzy Diva. Angus passed his cat test at the track but failed a subsequent cat test so needs a home with no cats. He has been fine with the small dogs he met. Angus gets along well with his two greyhound roommates in his foster home. He has mastered stairs inside and out and he loves playing with his toys. Angus is gentle, affectionate and loves people. He is a confident boy and does great on leash walks.

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Added: January 23, 2020

 

Braska Santana
Racing Name:
Braska Santana
Pet/Kennel Name:
Santana
Age:
3
Color/Gender:
Brindle Male with White
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Frappier, Greer SC
Adoption Status: Adopted by the Benson Family of Lexington SC 2/6/20

Santana came in intially from Orange Park Race Track in Florida in early 2019. He only had 4 races listed and did win one of those, but after his one win, came in last. He just turned 3 on January 8th. He is a very tall lanky guy that raced at 80lbs. His sire is the famous Soprano Drive and his dam is Braska Angie. He is a gorgeous brindle guy with white socks, chest and blaze on his nose. Santana is very outgoing and likes people. His foster mom says he is a velcro dog and wants to be touching her or laying next to her all the time. When she is doing dishes he is asleep at her feet. He is very good on leash and stays right with her on walks too. He passed his cat and small dog tests with just a brief sniff of both. He seems like an energetic guy that will make a great pet. Santana was adopted in March of 2019. His new family was older and ended up having to rehome him in February of 2020 due to health issues. We were thrilled that one of their friends that babysat him and knew him well decided to adopt him. 

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Added: March 16, 2019

 

AMF Howcoulditbe
Racing Name:
AMF Howcoulditbe
Pet/Kennel Name:
Panda
Age:
4
Color/Gender:
Black Female
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Niven, Augusta GA Area
Adoption Status: Adopted by the Mack Family of Augusta, GA, 2.1.20

Panda came in from the Sanford Orlando Race Track. She also raced at Wheeling Downs in WV. Panda raced 134 races and retired due to an injured toe. She raced at 66lbs and is a beautiful muscular girl. She turned 4 on May 14th. Her sire is the famous Djays Octane and her dam is AMF Pause. She travels really well and loves to go for rides. Her trainer shared with us that Panda loves animal crackers. She would follow her around waiting for hers. When Panda goes into her kennel she turns around waiting for her cookie since she usually got one for going in her kennel. Panda was pretty timid at first when she moved into foster care. She tends to overreact to things that she thinks are scary at first but warms up pretty fast. The first time the HVAC system kicked on when she was outside, she was afraid to go back into the yard. She jumped at first when cars zoomed by on walks but is very good on leash now and loves walks. She has completely warmed up in her foster home now and meets them at the door with a wagging tail. She has become a very devoted velcro dog. Once she found the dog's toy box, she started piling all the toys on the bed and then laying on top of the toy mountain. Toys that squeak are her favorite. She liked the kids she met, but may be a little too timid to live in a home with loud fast moving little kids and loud toys that would be scary. Panda was too interested in the cats she met so needs a home with no kitties. She has been fine with the small dogs she has met. Panda follows her foster family around and likes to be in the same room that they are in and is such a love bug!

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Added: November 25, 2019

 

WW Camile
Racing Name:
WW Camile
Pet/Kennel Name:
Camile
Age:
3
Color/Gender:
Red Brindle Female
Cat Tolerance:
Trainable
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Mutolo, Upstate SC
Adoption Status: Adopted by the Guari Melhem family of Greenville, SC 2/1/20

Camile just arrived from the Waverider Kennel at the Daytona Beach Race Track. She raced all of her 75 races there. She raced at 63lbs and just turned 3 on January 5th. She has a cute curly tail. Her sire is the famous SH Avatar and her dam is WW's Tropical. Camile's entire litter were all named for hurricanes. Her trainer described her as a friendly girl and says that she is a smiler when she gets excited. She seems like a pretty calm girl so far and did pretty well walking on leash. She is used to being around her trainers kids and liked the two small kids she met here. Camile was initially very excitable around the cat, but after just one slap she decided that cats were not something she wanted to get close to. We couldn't get her to go near the cat again she put on the brakes and wouldn't even walk near the cat. She did fine with the small dog she met and just sniffed him appropriately. 

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Added: January 23, 2020

 

Centex Spitfire
Racing Name:
Centex Spitfire
Pet/Kennel Name:
Spitfire
Age:
3
Color/Gender:
Red Brindle Female
Cat Tolerance:
Trainable
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Householder, Charlotte NC Area
Adoption Status: Adopted by the Headley Family in Charlotte NC 1/31/20

Spitfire just arrived from the Daytona Beach Race Track. She also raced at Southland in Arkansas, Orange Park in Florida and Tri-State in WV. She raced 77 races, mainly at the lower levels. That is why she kept moving to different tracks, in hopes that they could find somewhere that she would be competitive. When she stayed at the lowest level stay after the last three moves, she was retired. Spitfire is not actually a spitfire at all. She is really sweet and friendly and just stares up into your eyes. She really loves treats according to her trainer and she will do anything to get one. Since she is so food motivated she may be one that would enjoy obedience or trick training. She is a tiny brindle girl that raced at just 56lbs. She has cute ears that go straight up when she is curious about something and a cute curly tail. Spitfire turned 3 on November 24th. Her sire is TMC's Remedy and her dam is Asteria Drive. Spitfire seems like a very sweet girl and didn't seem to be terribly stressed by the move. Her one quirk is that she doesn't want to go into a new crate. She sets her feet and raises her head as high as possible so she won't fit through the doorway. Once in the crate she is completely fine and lays down and goes to sleep. We may try bribing her by throwing in a treat. When she was at the vet's office she was very interested in the cats she saw and they didn't think she would be OK with cats. After she actually sniffed our cat and it slapped her, she completely changed her mind though and wouldn't go anywhere near our cats again. She seemed pretty traumatized by the one light slap the cat gave her. So we think she should be at least trainable with a confident cat that would just slap her one time.

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Added: January 23, 2020

 

Gettin Warmed Up
Racing Name:
Gettin Warmed Up
Pet/Kennel Name:
Dax
Age:
3
Color/Gender:
White Male with Dark Brindle Spots
Cat Tolerance:
Trainable
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Older Children Only
Fostered by (location):
Llewellyn, Simpsonville SC
Adoption Status: Adopted by the Nelson family of Chapin SC 1/30/20

Dax just arrived from Wave Rider Kennel at the Daytona Beach Race Track. He also raced briefly at the Orange Park Race Track. He raced a total of 64 races and did get up to the top A level briefly. Dax raced at 77lbs and just turned 3 on Jan 3rd. His sire is the famous Dragon Fire and his dam is Barts Sweet Pea. Dax has a big personality and is pretty energetic for a greyhound. He is very outgoing and friendly and goes straight up to meet everyone he sees. He wags so hard that he injured his tail as a pup and lost half of it. He is pretty excitable and wants to jump up and give hugs to everyone he meets. We are working on toning down his enthusiasm a bit. He is curious and wants to check out everything. Dax seems like a very confident guy that isn't afraid of anything. He is playful and goofy. His trainer says he mumbles and talks to himself in his kennel and will carry on a conversation with you if you talk back to him. Dax is very used to being around kids because his trainer brings her kids to the kennel with her. We marked him older kids only because of him jumping on people. He would knock a toddler or small child down in his excitement without more training. Dax liked the small dog he was around that lived in the racing kennel and did fine with the small dog he met when he arrived with us too. He initially showed a little interest in the cat he met but lost interest pretty fast after sniffing and having the cat hiss at him a few times.  If you want a greyhound that is personality plus, Dax is your guy. Dax is a strong excitable guy that does pull on the leash when excited so will need some more leash training. 

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Added: January 23, 2020

 

DKC Road Scout
Racing Name:
DKC Road Scout
Pet/Kennel Name:
Scout
Age:
3.5
Color/Gender:
Brindle Male
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Hunter in Charlotte NC Area
Adoption Status: Adopted by the Hunter Family of Charlotte NC 1/29/20

Scout just arrived from the Daytona Beach Race Track. He also raced at Tri-State in West Virginia, and Ebro and Sarasota in Florida. He raced 66 races and did get up to the top A level briefly. Scout is a large brindle boy that raced at 79lbs. He turned 3 on September 1st. His sire is Flying Coal City and his dam is Diamond N Ruff. Scout is a very friendly, happy guy. He is a big strong boy that needs a little work on not pulling on leash. He seems like a confident curious guy that has a great personality. He was roaching (sleeping on his back with his feet in the air) the first day if foster care. That is a sign of being very comfortable and relaxed. If he even sees you look his way he will wag his tail happily. He passed his small dog test at the track without much interest and also did fine with our small dog. He was initially very interested in the cat but did lose interest after the cat slapped him, then he checked out the rest of the room. We caught him stealing glances back at the cat so we weren't completely convinced that he had completely given up chasing the cat though. We think he probably would do better in a home with no cats. He liked the kids he met too and is used to being around the kids in his trainer's kennel. 

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Added: January 23, 2020

 


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