Available Hounds

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.

IMPORTANT! As of January 1st 2018 our requested minimum contribution for a dog went up to $325 due to increasing vet fees.

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.

Blazing Xander
Racing Name:
Blazing Xander
Pet/Kennel Name:
Xander
Age:
3
Color/Gender:
Brindle Male
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
No
Fostered by (location):
Owens, Greenwood SC
Adoption Status: In Process for the Prickett family, 11.6.18

Xander is a friendly, happy brindle guy that raced at 70lbs. He initially came in from the Mardi Gras Race Track. He also raced at Naples Ft Myers and Valley. He only raced 38 races but did win enough to get up to the top A level, so was pretty good. His sire is the very famous Kiowa Sweet Trey and his dam is CTU Side Party. Xander's ears stay straight up a lot and one flips over his head sometimes, which just makes him stand out in a crowd and is very cute. He turned 3 on June 7th. Xander passed his cat test with just a little initial interest at first. After a thorough sniffing, he decided that there were more interesting things to sniff than the cat and totally lost interest. He also did fine with the small dog he met. Xander is a very confident guy that can be a bit pushy, so he needs a dog experienced home with a confident owner. He is a very happy guy that is curious about everything and not a bit shy. Xander has already been in a home for awhile. He crates when told, sleeps quietly alone all night and gets along well with the other dogs in his foster home. He corrects easily with an ACK sound if he does anything he should not do. He is very smart and seems to learn quickly. We have him marked no kids because he has shown some grumpiness over his space when laying down. 

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Added: April 21, 2018

 

T's Envoy
Racing Name:
T's Envoy
Pet/Kennel Name:
Envoy
Age:
Almost 2
Color/Gender:
Black Male
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
Testing
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Augusta GA Area
Adoption Status: Available For Adoption

Envoy is just arriving from trainer AJ Grant in Sanford Orlando. His last race was actually at Derby Lane in September and he also raced at Dubuque earlier. He was moved to Orlando in hopes he would be competitive there,  but but never had an official race at that track. He won a couple of races early on, but usually came in toward the back of the pack so the decision was made to retire him after 20 races. Envoy is a young black male that won't turn 2 until November 25th. He weighted 68lbs at the vet so is a smaller guy but he could gain a few pounds still. His sire is Flying Titanium and his dam is Flying Cesium. Envoy is an energetic guy that still is very young and puppyish. He would love to have kids or other dogs to play with. He will need some training on good house manners since he is still a goofy, curious pup. He is very friendly and did great at large greyhound event with lots of people and dogs around. He walked politely around and loved all the attention he got. Envoy did not pass his cat test so needs a home without kitties. 

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Added: October 28, 2018

 

CTW Beckham
Racing Name:
CTW Beckham
Pet/Kennel Name:
Beckham
Age:
2
Color/Gender:
Fawn Male
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Johnson, Greenville SC
Adoption Status: Available for Adoption

Beckham just arrived from the Lester Raines Kennel at Orange Park in Jacksonville Florida. He is a young fawn male that preferred to play instead of race so was retired with no official races. Since he has no races listed he doesn't have an official racing weight but he weighed about 71lbs at the vet. His sire is Counselor and his dam is CTW Rosemary. He was born on a beautiful farm in Texas. Beckham celebrated his 2nd birthday on the day he arrived with us November 1. He is a very outgoing guy that is playful and silly. He still has a lot of puppy in him. He seems like he is a pretty smart boy because he figured out how to escape from a wire crate. He is in a plastic vari style crate now that works best for the houdini types. Beckham doesn't seem to be phased by much. He likes everyone he meets. He is curious about everything new and wants to sniff or taste it and is willing to climb up to get it so will need some work on manners. Beckham can be noisy in his crate so wouldn't be a good apartment or townhouse dog. He was too interested in the cat when he was tested so needs a home with no kitties. He is being fostered with a small Italian Greyhound and was also fostered with an older bassett hound so should be OK with smaller dogs. He spends a lot of time trying to convince other dogs to play with him and would do best with a playful dog that would enjoy that type of thing. Beckham is an adorable pup with a big personality that is going to be a lot of fun. 

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Added: October 28, 2018

 

Article Patch
Racing Name:
Article Patch
Pet/Kennel Name:
Patches
Age:
10
Color/Gender:
Brindle Female
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Hogan, Augusta GA area
Adoption Status: Adopted by the Burnside Family of Martinez GA 11/11/18

Patches originally raced at Naples Ft Myers and Flagler tracks. She raced 103 races mainly at the lower levels of racing. She raced 22 times before she won her first maiden race and became an official racer. She did get up to the B level briefly. Patches has been retired and in a home since November of 2011. She was initially adopted through Greyhound Lifesavers and was returned to us to rehome. Her owner felt that she spent too much time alone due to her busy schedule. Patches just turned 10 on August 20th and really doesn't look her age. Just a gorgeous girl that doesn't have a lot of white on her face yet. Her sire is Oneco Spirit and her dam is Hammer This. Patches passed her cat and small dog tests and loves children. She is quiet in her crate and well behaved, she does whine when she needs to go out though. Her favorite place to be is the bed closest to a person. She is used to being on a couch or human bed and will get up on either.  She is a very sweet girl that was just a bit overwhelmed when she first arrived. Because she is an older gal she qualifies for our reduced senior adoption fee. 

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Added: November 12, 2018

 

Craigie Oasis
Racing Name:
Craigie Oasis
Pet/Kennel Name:
Oasis
Age:
4
Color/Gender:
Light Fawn Female
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Testing
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Doby, Salisbury NC
Adoption Status: In Process to the Lenkofsky family of Sylvania GA

Oasis is a littermate to Cabana that we also placed. Their racing owners were two of our members and volunteers. Oasis raced 169 races at Palm Beach and Sanford Orlando. She was pretty good getting up to A level for awhile and even competed in one stakes race. She turned 4 on June 27th and is a small girl that weighs only 57lbs. Her sire is the famous Kiowa Mon Manny and her dam is Skiddy Belle. 

Added: November 12, 2018

 

Craigie Jayhawk
Racing Name:
Craigie Jayhawk
Pet/Kennel Name:
Jayhawk
Age:
3
Color/Gender:
White with Red Spots Male
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Testing
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Doby, Salisbury NC
Adoption Status: In Process to the Newsome Family

Jayhawk raced 60 races at Palm Beach and Mardi Gras Race tracks. He got up to A briefly and also competed in a couple of Stakes Races so he was pretty good. He retired in September. Jayhawks racing owners and foster home are a couple of our volunteers. His sire is the famous Djays Octane and his dam is Craigie Joplin. Jayhawk turned 3 on October 7th. He raced at 73lbs. Jayhawk is a handsome white and red boy with a white blaze up the center of is nose and white all the way around his neck. His red is mainly on his back and head with the rest of him being white. 

Added: November 12, 2018

 


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