Available Hounds

IMPORTANT! As of January 1st 2018 our adoption fee went up to $325 due to increasing vet fees.

Retired racing greyhounds available for adoption through Greyhound Crossroads in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia. New greyhounds arrive about every two weeks. If you don't see what you are looking for please fill out an adoption application and we can often find what you need. Satellite foster areas include Greenville SC, Charlotte NC, Columbia SC, Greenwood SC, and Augusta GA.

Most greyhounds can live with cats and small dogs with careful introductions and supervision. Please note that the results of the cat and small dog testing listed by each hound below may be the result of only one encounter with only one small dog or cat. Even cat and small dog tolerant greyhounds, must be introduced to new animals very carefully and supervised at first. Greyhounds do not usually encounter small dogs or cats in racing kennels and your animals may look very different and get a different reaction. Please see our Cats and Greyhounds page for tips on how to safely introduce cats and small dogs to greyhounds.

Most greyhounds are great with well behaved kids. Although most of our foster homes do not have kids, we introduce our greyhounds to children and watch the dog to see if they have the temperament for living with kids. Unless noted, the dogs may not have experience living with kids or prolonged contact with children. Please see our Kids and Greyhounds page for tips on managing kids and greyhounds together.

KB's Nokerr
Racing Name:
KB's Nokerr
Pet/Kennel Name:
Nokerr
Age:
1.5
Color/Gender:
White Female with Red Spots
Cat Tolerance:
Trainable
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Johnson, Greenville SC
Adoption Status: Available For Adoption

Nokerr had no official races. We did find 6 schooling races at Palm Beach Race Track for her and she finished toward the back of the pack in those. Nokerr retired very young and won't even turn two until April 20th. She raced at 60lbs. Her sire is Coldwater Konow and her dam is TB's Star Baby. She was initially very interested in the cat she saw but after the cat slapped her once she backed off. She cautiously went up for another sniff and got slapped again. Then she stayed as far away from the cat as she could. So we think she may be trainable with a confident cat and plenty of supervision. Nokerr did great with an Italian Greyhound in her foster home so should be OK with small dogs. Initially she was very vocal in her kennel when she first arrived but corrected well and has quieted down now. Nokerr may not be a good choice for apartment living, because she has sounded the alarm when she sees someone outside that she doesn't think should be there. She does sleep all night by herself in her kennel so may do fine as an only dog. She walks nicely on leash and did great on her first walk in the park. She is friendly with people she meets and seems pretty calm for one that is so young. 

Added: January 21, 2018

 

Cobi's Sparks
Racing Name:
Cobi's Sparks
Pet/Kennel Name:
Sparks
Age:
1.5
Color/Gender:
Brindle Female
Cat Tolerance:
Trainable
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Erskine, Simpsonville SC
Adoption Status: Available For Adoption

Sparks just arrived from the Daytona Beach Race Track. She only had 6 schooling races there and finished so far back in every one of those that she never actually had an official race.  She is a very young girl that won't turn 2 until April 20th Sparks looks like a tiny little body builder. She is very short but stocky and raced at 61lbs. Her sire is Atascocita Gray and her dam is Backwood Barbra. She was initially interested in the cat until the cat slapped her, then she didn't want to get near the cat again. We think she would be trainable with a confident cat with supervision. Sparks did fine with an Italian Greyhound that she met. She is settling in to foster care very well. She whined to let her foster dad know that she needed to go outside from the first day in a home. She was initially nervous on stairs but figured them out within a few hours. Sparks doesn't like to go potty on leash, so probably will need a home with a fenced yard where she can pick the perfect spot to go and have her privacy. She does seem to pick up new things very quickly and doesn't seem to stressed by new things. Her name fits her, Sparks is a happy, friendly, silly, girl that seems like she has a bouncy, fun personality. She does need some more work on her leash manners because she is curious to go check out everything and is young and just hasn't had that much experience walking on leash yet with such a short racing career. 

Added: January 21, 2018

 

Craigie Say What
Racing Name:
Craigie Say What
Pet/Kennel Name:
Kendal
Age:
3.5
Color/Gender:
Light Fawn Female
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Stanberry Augusta GA
Adoption Status: In Process to the Hawkins Family of Lyman

Kendal just arrived from the Palm Beach Race Track where she spent about half of her racing career of 57 races. She also raced at Orange Park. She mainly raced at the lower levels of racing but did win a few races and did a lot of placing. Kendal is a small light fawn female that raced at 58lbs. She seems really calm and well behaved and didn't make a peep in her kennel. She will turn 4 on August 1st. Her sire is KC and All and her dam is Mani Sweet. Kendal passed her cat test so should be fine to live with cats or small dogs. More as we get to know her. 

Added: January 21, 2018

 

NB's Amazing
Racing Name:
NB's Amazing
Pet/Kennel Name:
Amy
Age:
Almost 2
Color/Gender:
Brindle Female
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
Testing
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Lane Augusta GA
Adoption Status: Available for Adoption

Amy is a young girl that only had 4 schooling races and never an official race. She started out her schooling at Palm Beach and then was moved to Sanford Orlando for one more attempt before she was retired and set to us. She is a small girl at just 56lbs. She will turn 2 on February 27th. Her sire is Fuzzy's Cannon and her dam is Amazing Run. She was too excited about the cat when she met it, so needs a home with no kitties. She seems like a fun happy girl. More as we get to know her. 

Added: January 21, 2018

 

ASAP Andy
Racing Name:
ASAP Andy
Pet/Kennel Name:
Andy
Age:
4
Color/Gender:
Red Male
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
McCann Greenville SC Area
Adoption Status: Available for Adoption

Andy just arrived from the Sanford Orlando Race Track. He also raced at Bluffs Run, Sarasota, and Ebro. He raced 138 races and was good getting up to A level and even competing in a Stakes race. Andy is a smaller, red, male that raced at 66lbs. He will turn 5 on July 26th. His sire is Little Andy and his dam is Pal WW Wendy. Andy passed his cat test and small dog tests. Very friendly and happy guy that is fun and bouncy. He is very curious about everything and doesn't seem to be phased by all the changes in his life. Andy was so comfortable that he was laying on his back in his kennel with his feet in the air in what we call the greyhound "roach" within a few hours of arriving from the track. Greyhounds do this when they are very relaxed and comfortable and many take months to get that comfortable in a new home. Andy is a very sweet happy guy that loves everyone. 

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Added: January 12, 2018

 

B Dom Perignon
Racing Name:
B Dom Perignon
Pet/Kennel Name:
Dom
Age:
1.5
Color/Gender:
Black Male
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Cole, Columbia SC
Adoption Status: Available for Adoption

Dom just arrived from the Sanford Orlando Race Track. He is a young guy that had a very short career of only 3 races and finished last in all of those. Dom is a handsome black male that raced at 73lbs. He is very young and won't even turn 2 until May 18th. His sire is Golden Squire and his dam is B My Merlot. Dom passed his cat test at the track so should be fine to live with cats or small dogs. He hasn't shown any interest in the cats he has met since either. Dom is very sweet and friendly, so much so that it was hard for his foster mom to take pictures of him. Whenever he saw her looking at him he would come straight over to her to get attention. Dom likes to play with toys. He has done just a little whining but is mostly quiet in his kennel. 

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Added: January 12, 2018

 

Heather Dunbar
Racing Name:
Heather Dunbar
Pet/Kennel Name:
Heather
Age:
3
Color/Gender:
Dark Brindle Female
Cat Tolerance:
Trainable
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Older Children Only
Fostered by (location):
Dyer Gaffney SC
Adoption Status: Available for Adoption

Heather had her last official race at the Sanford Orlando Track on June 17th. She also raced at Derby Lane and had a total of 52 races listed. Heather is a dark brindle girl that raced at 71lbs and turned 3 on October 29th. Her entire litter was named for the characters on the Netflix series House Of Cards. We have already placed her littermate Frank Underwood and her sister Skorsky. Her sire is KC and All and her dam is D's Honey Badger. Heather was a pretty good racer getting up to B level in June. She got a sore hip though so was pulled out of racing for a few months to give it time to heal. After her long break her trainers gradually got her back into shape for racing, but when she chased the lure again her hip got sore again. So now she has been retired for good. Her hip is fine for normal pet activities and she runs and plays without a limp now. Heather is a friendly girl that likes people. She sticks very close to her foster mom from the time she got to her house. She has paid no attention to the small dog in her foster home so should be OK to live with them. She was very interested in the first cat she met, but after the cat slapped her once, she wouldn't get near it again. She should be trainable with supervision with a confident cat. Heather likes kids a lot and goes right up to them and gives kisses. Even though she loves kids we think she should be placed in a home without small kids and their toys. We were told that she loves toys and will steal them and doesn't like to give them back, so we think she probably shouldn't go to a home that may have kids toys laying around. So far we have seen no sign of any possessive behavior of any kind though, she didn't even growl over a bone she was chewing on. Heather was perfectly behaved at the vet and has settled in to her foster home too. Really sweet girl!

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Added: January 5, 2018

 

P's Hitch Winner
Racing Name:
P's Hitch Winner
Pet/Kennel Name:
Hitch
Age:
2
Color/Gender:
Black Male
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Owens, Greenwood SC
Adoption Status: Just arrived On Vet Hold

Hitch is a handsome black guy that just arrived from the Daytona Beach Race Track. He has very dry eyes that were treated by a vet when he was at the track but that that round of antibiotics and lubricating drops made the eyes somewhat better but didn't resolve the problem. By the time we got Hitch after being on a hauler for almost 24 hours with no drops, his eyes were so dry that he couldn't even open his eyes. Our vet has started him on lubricating eye drops for this condition and he has to have them several times a day. Because his eyes need some lubrication before she can really do a thorough eye exam, he will be rechecked soon. He doesn't appear to be able to see very well even when his eyes are lubricated enough to open, so we are hoping they aren't permanently damaged. He uses his nose a lot and is cautious in unfamiliar areas and seems to get around amazingly well. We have him on a medical hold for awhile until we are able to access his eyes better and get them looking better. This dry eye condition is something that came on very suddenly and may eventually go away. We have seen this in several dogs recently and sometimes the eyes resolve themselves with time and sometimes they do not and always require drops or a surgery. His eyes are already much better and he is able to open them just after a few days of drops as you can see in his pictures. They still have some hair loss around them because he scratches at them and they are still crusty. Hitch's eyes were fine when he was racing and his last race was August 8th. He has been waiting for a group to take him since then. He only raced 30 races and only ever won 1 of those so he had a very short career. He is a smaller guy that raced at 66lbs. Hitch won't turn 3 until April 23rd. His sire is P's Gibbs and is dam is Kiowa Super Cin. He has been quiet in his crate, and seems to be very comfortable there, because he can just relax with his eyes closed. We were told that Hitch is an exceptionally sweet guy that has a wonderful personality in spite of all the trouble he is having with his eyes. Hitch passed his cat and small dog tests easily so should be able to live with either. More as we get to know him.

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Added: December 30, 2017

 

Flying TigerLady
Racing Name:
Flying TigerLady
Pet/Kennel Name:
Tiger Lady
Age:
4.5
Color/Gender:
Black Female
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Doby in Salisbury, NC
Adoption Status: Available for Adoption

Tiger Lady is a retired brood mom that had a litter of 7 puppies in 2015 that are already racing and another litter after that that is still on the farm. She is retired from being a mom now and looking for a couch. She raced at Southland, Flagler, and Naples Ft Myers but never was really good. She just quit racing in her last race in April of 2015. She raced at 72lbs so is pretty big for a female. She turned 4 on April 16th. Her sire is Tiger Boy a famous dog that one of our volunteers owns. She is fostered by her dad's owner. Her mom is BA My Charity. Tiger Lady is a calm, laid back girl. She can be a little timid at first with strangers and seems to prefer women over men at first. She does warm up and gets very excited to see her foster dad though. She seems to like the kids she has met but because she can be a bit timid probably wouldn't do well with very loud wild little kids or a lot of kids. Lady passed her small dog test but has not been tested with cats yet.

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Added: November 19, 2017

 

Vampy Vince Neil
Racing Name:
Vampy Vince Neil
Pet/Kennel Name:
Dudley
Age:
2.5
Color/Gender:
Black Male
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Bowden, Greenville
Adoption Status: On Vet Hold Because of Starvation and Lack Of Care by Adopter

Dudley initially came in from the Brindle Kennel at the Palm Beach Race Track. He never had an official race, because he had an injury to his hock while he was in race training. It has completely healed and he has been in an adoptive home since May of 2017. Dudley was just returned to us on 1/6/18 by his owner Jamie Pilgrim of Pickens. On arrival he only weighed 42lbs and was a walking skeleton. Dudley is under vet care and we are hoping he is strong enough to recover. It will be awhile before our vet releases him to be adopted. Dudley turned 2 on August 16th and is a mid sized male that should be at least 75lbs. His sire is Djays Octane and his dam is Hey Dodi Lou. Dudley is a cute, friendly boy that seems pretty calm for a 2 year old. He is quiet in his crate so may be a good dog for a townhouse. He passed his cat and small dog tests easily. He loves being around other greyhounds and dogs and is much more happy and waggie when they are around. He was a bit more reserved at his first foster family's home where he was an only dog. Dudley is an adorable, loving guy that is already home acclimated.  He is terrific with small children and dogs of any size, even those around him who may be very energetic and playful.  He currently needs a daily thyroid pill which is very inexpensive. The pictures of Dudley is from when he first arrived from the track. He does not look like that now and is missing much of his hair has open pressure sores. Our vet has checked him over and his blood work looks normal and nothing was found that would cause this other than starvation. Update Jan 14th: Dudley is eating well and has soft beds to lay on now. Most of his pressure sores are scabbed over. He still has a long way to go but looks like he is slowly putting on weight. 

His Pedigree

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Added: May 6, 2017

 

Paulie Walnuts
Racing Name:
Paulie Walnuts
Pet/Kennel Name:
Paulie
Age:
2.5
Color/Gender:
Black Male
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
McManis Easley SC
Adoption Status: Available for Adoption

Paulie Walnuts initially came in from the Palm Beach Race Track. He just didn't do well in his race training so never actually had an official race. He is a young guy that won't turn 3 until April 2nd. He doesn't have an official racing weight but is a pretty small boy so we would guess him to be about 65lbs. His sire is the very famous Trent Lee and his dam is BM Murphy. Paulie was excellent on leash, quiet in his kennel and seemed very calm for a pup when he first came in at a year and a half old. He has been in an adoptive home for over a year now. Paulie's family had a baby and don't have time for Paulie anymore, so are sending him back to be rehomed. He passed his cat test and his small dog test easily. He sniffed both but never got excited or acted like he even thought about chasing them. Paulie potties on leash so may be OK for a home without a fenced yard. Very very sweet guy! This is a precious little boy with the sweetest most gentle eyes and personality to match. He is already home acclimated and adjusted to home life too!

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Added: December 3, 2016

 


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