Available Hounds

Retired racing greyhounds available for adoption through Greyhound Crossroads in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO OUR ADOPTERS!

The majority of greyhounds racing in the US were racing in Florida, until all of those tracks closed at the end of 2020. Even before the tracks closed there weren't enough greyhounds for adopters and adoption groups. Many adoption groups were already closed. Now greyhounds have become a rare breed. Moving forward, we know that IF we have greyhounds, it will be a very limited number since there are only 2 race tracks open in the US. We had to close adoptions to new adopters. We had almost 200 families on our waiting list and that seemed like an impossible number without dogs coming in. Due to the long wait time, many adopted other breeds and dropped off the waitlist. We have just started getting some retired racing greyhounds from Australia, where there are still quite a few tracks and not enough adopters. We may have a limited number of dogs available going forward for at least a little while. 

If you HAVE ALREADY ADOPTED from us before:  and wish to get on our adoption waiting list, please fill out the form below. 

Greyhound Crossroads Adoption Requests

You will be contacted IF we find a dog that might be a match for you. We suggest making a $350 donation, when you get your greyhound, to help us cover its transportation and vetting.

Joanna Nadine
Racing Name:
Joanna Nadine
Pet/Kennel Name:
Jojo
Age:
Almost 5
Color/Gender:
Red Female
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Bowden, Greenville SC
Adoption Status: In Process to the Kirk Family of Durham NC

JoJo initially came to us as an 8 month old pup straight from a farm in Arkansas. She was the runt of the litter and only weighed 47lbs when we got her. They decided she was too small to race, so sent her to us to place in an adoptive home instead. She actually ended up growing up to be a normal smallish sized female greyhound probably weighing between 55 and 60lbs. Her new family picked out the name Joanna Nadine and called her Jojo since she was never registered and never got a racing name. Jo Jo was with the Chatham family of NC since 3/24/20 and is nearly 5 now.  She was returned to us because her mom had some physical problems and couldn't care for her and her housemate Skye. Even as a puppy, Jojo would approach everything new to sniff, rather than shying away. Now she has blossomed into a wonderfully friendly, happy, girl that is fun and bouncy. Jojo is curious about everything and will be busy checking out everything. She gives kisses freely to new people and is very outgoing. She also gets along well with other dogs, but sometimes gets corrected by other dogs because she is so friendly and can come in a little strong. She did live with a small dog briefly too. She has had mixed results with cats in her foster home. When they run she wants to join in the game and give chase, but doesn't bother the cats the rest of the time. Because she is so playful, she would probably do better in a home with no kitties. Although she is not registered, she does have tattoos. Her right tattoo is 59C but her left tattoo is hard to read 73658. The last 2 numbers are really faint. Her birthday is 5/27/19 and her sire is Superior Panama and her dam is AMF Slammed Shut. Jojo has not lived with kids, but she seemed to like them when introduced. Be sure to look at her other photos to see some cute ones of her as a puppy. Jojo was in another adoptive home for a little over a month, but they didn't have a fenced yard. She was resistant to going potty on leash, even after being walked outside for extended periods. Jojo seems to like to walk around and find the perfect place to go potty on her own. A fenced yard is required for Jojo. 

 

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Added: March 20, 2020

 

Truman
Racing Name:
Truman
Pet/Kennel Name:
Truman
Age:
1
Color/Gender:
Black Brindle Male
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
No
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Aiken SC
Adoption Status: Available for Adoption

Truman is an AKC show bred boy and is not from racing bloodlines. He is a very big guy that is very happy, very outgoing and friendly. He loves everyone he meets, so much that he may try to get into your lap. He loves attention and loves his toys. He is up to date on all vaccines and ready to be placed. He has lived with and likes small dogs, but being a playful puppy, he just wants to play with them and harrasses them. Since he is such a playful big boy, he would do better with medium to large dogs that would enjoy playing with him. Truman has seen barn cats at his home from a distance and gets very excited when seeing them, so he is not going to be safe to live with cats. Truman is still a puppy so needs a fenced yard where he can run, and he will need lots of exercise. Puppies are not like the calm retired greyhounds we are used to. He has been living in a home, but will still need some reminders on manners, like all puppies. He can be a thief, stealing things off tables and counters. He is no wallflower, very exuberant and happy. 

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Added: April 29, 2024

 


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