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.

Hooyah
Racing Name:
Hooyah
Pet/Kennel Name:
Hooyah/Butler/Big Guy
Age:
3.5
Color/Gender:
Brindle Male
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Brenot, Raleigh NC
Adoption Status: Available for Adoption

Hooyah is an extra large, red brindle, male that came in from the Melbourne Race Track in FL. He also raced at Mardi Gras. Hooyah only raced 11 races, winning only one of those and usually finishing toward the back of the pack. He was retired young when he was just 2 years old. He has been in an adoptive home since June of 2017 and they were calling him Butler but he also answers to Big Guy or Big Boy. Hooyah celebrated his 3rd birthday on March 19th. He raced at a whopping 85lbs. His sire is the famous Djays Octane and his dam is Killer Roma. Hooyah is a calm, well behaved guy. He wanted to snuggle on the car trip and stood with his head on the driver's shoulder a lot of the trip. While he was at the vet, one of the clinic cats befriended him and curled up with him while he was coming out of his anesthesia. He seems fine with cats and small dogs too. Hooyah is quite friendly with people but can be a bit timid in new situations. He is very afraid of walking on shiny floors and just freezes. Most greyhounds do this at first but relax with time and eventually do OK on shiny floors. That hasn't been the case with Hooyah though. Even after living in a house with shiny floors, he can't seem to get brave enough to do them. He is going to need a home with carpet or strategically placed area rugs so he doesn't have to walk on shiny floors. Hooyah is not very good on stairs either so would do better in a one story house. He could do 4 or 5 stairs to get outside to go potty but long flights of stairs are scary for him.  Hooyah has an interesting brindle coat. He has very little striping and is mostly red on one side so almost looks like a red dog when photographed from that side. He has a lot more brindle striping on the other and looks like a brindle dog in photos taken from that side. Be sure to click on his other pictures to see the difference. It almost looks like you are looking at a completely different dog from one side to the other. Hooyah loved the kids in his first foster home. He is very good about doing his business outside on leash so doesn't require a fenced yard. He hasn't had one accident in his foster home. He is always happy to see his foster dad come home from work and bounces happily, but is otherwise pretty calm for a young dog. Hooyah is very friendly and loving. He was in an adoptive home for awhile so is already home acclimated. Hooyah was returned because he seemed to have some pain in his neck or back and he would whine sometimes. Their vet wasn't able to find anything and wasn't able to find a cause. Hooyah has not shown any sign of having any pain whatsoever since we got him back. We kept him for observation for a month to be sure. Our vets have cleared him for adoption because they have found nothing wrong with him other than being very overweight. We do have him on a diet. Hooyah is a very affectionate sweet sensitive guy that will be a very loving pet. 

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Added: March 20, 2017

 

PJ Bad Boy
Racing Name:
PJ Bad Boy
Pet/Kennel Name:
Moses
Age:
3.5
Color/Gender:
Red Male
Cat Tolerance:
Trainable
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Garrett, Columbia SC Area
Adoption Status: In Process to the Carter Family of Bloomingdale GA

PJ Bad Boy is definitely not the right name for this very sweet, good boy, but he was actually called Moses at the track. Moses came in from the Sanford Orlando Race Track. He also raced at Mardi Gras and Palm Beach. He is a smaller male that raced at just 68lbs. Moses had a pretty long career of 108 races and retired on June 22nd 2018. Moses did get up to the top A level at that track. His sire is the famous DJays Octane and his dam is Ucme Mini Me. Moses will turn 4 on October 5th. He is very a friendly, happy guy and his foster mom says he is a wonderful guy that is an easy foster. He is living in a foster home with kids and loves being around them. He is also living with cats in his foster home and is fine with them. The only reason he is listed as trainable is because he was more interested in a hairless cat he met but of course he didn't have any way to know that was even a cat.  Moses loves toys and is playful. He travels well. He is very well behaved and has good house manners. At night he sleeps next to his foster mom on a dog bed. He also crates well.

Added: July 9, 2018

 

Rico's Kwanza
Racing Name:
Rico's Kwanza
Pet/Kennel Name:
Kwanza
Age:
10
Color/Gender:
Brindle Male
Cat Tolerance:
Trainable
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Frymire, Greenville SC
Adoption Status: Available For Adoption

Sweet Senior! Kwanza was a super star when he was racing. He was the Winner of the 2010 Wheeling WVGOBA Middle Distance Championship and placed 3rd in the 2010 Tri-State WVGOBA Open Sprint. He raced 80 races at Tri-State and Wheeling winning at the top A and AA levels and competing in many Stakes races reserved for the best racers at those tracks. He was retired from racing in December of 2011 and has been at his owners farm since then. He had to have a toe amputated on his front foot at some point which is pretty common in pet greyhounds if they dislocate or break a toe. It is long healed and isn't even noticeable unless you are counting toes. Since the painful toe was removed there is nothing there to cause pain and he can run and play normally. Kwanza did sire one litter of pups back in 2015 but they weren't great racers like he was, so it doesn't look like he sired any more pups after that. He has been just hanging out at the farm as a pet until now. Kwanza raced at 72lbs and is short and stocky. His sire is Larking About and his dam is Myokie Flame. We got his half brother, Axe - Rico's Pollax, at the same time. Both have the same mom. We already placed two half sisters Rico's Tignanello and Rico's By A Nose (also same mom). Kwanza turned 10 on January 31st. Since Kwanza is a senior guy over 8 he qualifies for our reduced adoption fee of $250. Kwanza passed his cat tests with some initial interest that only last until the cat slapped him. Then we couldn't pull him back to the cat. We think he would be easily trainable with a confident cat. Kwanza walks perfectly on a loose leash and doesn't pull. He gets along really well with other greyhounds. He has been completely vetted and had a dental and a few tooth extractions and is in good health and is ready for a loving home. 

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Added: August 6, 2018

 

Tiger Spirit
Racing Name:
Tiger Spirit
Pet/Kennel Name:
Ella
Age:
3
Color/Gender:
Brindle Female
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Dyer, Gaffney SC
Adoption Status: In Process

Ella just arrived from Figuroa Kennel at the Sanford Orlando Race Track. She was owned by Lisa Wheeler. Ella raced 46 races at Derby Lane, Palm Beach and Sanford Orlando Race Tracks in Florida. She raced mainly at the lower levels and only won a few races so she was retired pretty young. Her sire is Surf Lorian and her dam is Monoco Gold. Ella is a cute 67lb brindle female that just turned 3 on September 9th. She is very friendly and happy and seems to like kids and everyone else she has met. She loves her food and is a very good eater. Very good on leash and very affectionate. Ella loves squeaky toys and likes to play. She is a bit higher energy than the average greyhound so will be a lot of fun and won't be a total couch potato. She was much too interested in cats to pass her cat test - we tested her twice to be sure. She did fine with a small white dog after she sniffed and realized it was just a dog and not the bunny it looked like. She is very social and very sweet. She is doing great in her foster home. She was a little loud in her crate at first but is getting better. She is probably not going to be a good apartment dog though. 

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Added: September 17, 2018

 

Unequal Rival
Racing Name:
Unequal Rival
Pet/Kennel Name:
Rival
Age:
3
Color/Gender:
Black Male
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Testing
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Kaage, Evans GA
Adoption Status: In Process to the Ruditzky family of Aiken SC

Rival is coming in from the Lester Raines Kennel at Palm Beach. He also raced a few of his 106 races at Orange Park Track in Jacksonville FL. He raced most of his races at the lower racing levels and placed more than he won but he did win some races. Rival is an extra large black male that raced at 86lbs. He turned 3 on April 20th. His sire is the famous DJays Octane and his dam is Unequal Fashion. More as we get to know him. 

Added: September 21, 2018

 

Kelsos Emulator
Racing Name:
Kelsos Emulator
Pet/Kennel Name:
Tor
Age:
3
Color/Gender:
Black Male
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Testing
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Henrick, Columbia SC
Adoption Status: Available for Adoption

Tor just arrived from the Lester Raines Kennel at the Palm Beach Race Track. He raced most of his 78 races at Southland in Arkansas though. He was pretty good, getting up to B level briefly at the top track in the country, but he mostly raced at the lower levels at that track. Tor raced at 71lbs and turned 3 on June 13th. His sire is Go Wild Teddy and his dam is Kelso's Jenna. Tor is settling in nicely to foster care. He loves the kids in his foster home. He was just a little overwhelmed at first with all the change in his life but warms up fast and loves attention. He will just stand next to you for petting for as long as you will pet him. He gets along great with the other two large male dogs in his foster home. Tor loves going for walks and is very good on leash. He seems like a calm guy that will be a great pet. He is a very handsome, black guy with one cute floppy ear that doesn't always match the other. He is very cute and sweet!

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Added: September 21, 2018

 

Dutch Wildcat
Racing Name:
Dutch Wildcat
Pet/Kennel Name:
Wildcat
Age:
2
Color/Gender:
White with Black Spots Male
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Testing
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Stenhouse Charlotte NC
Adoption Status: In Process to Stenhouse family of Charlotte NC

Wildcat is a small white guy with black spots that raced at just 66lbs. He just arrived from the Lester Raines Kennel at the Palm Beach Race Track. Wildcat only raced 25 races and raced at few of those at Gulf and Derby Lane. He only won 3 races and quit in his last race on September 13th. So he was retired young and just turned 2 May 18th. His sire is the famous DJays Octane and his dam is Dutch Daphne. He was picked as a playful guy that gets along well with others for one of our volunteers that has a young playful greyhound that needs someone to play with. He will be staying with her if he tests OK with her cats and fits in with her current dog.  

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Added: September 21, 2018

 

Flying Prudent
Racing Name:
Flying Prudent
Pet/Kennel Name:
Prudent
Age:
3.5
Color/Gender:
White with Brindle Spots Female
Cat Tolerance:
Trainable
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Owens, Greenwood SC
Adoption Status: Available For Adoption

Prudent just arrived from the Lester Raines Kennel at the Palm Beach Race Track. She also raced at Wheeling Downs in WV. She raced 150 races and got up to B Level. Prudent is a mostly white female with some brindle spots that raced at 64lbs. She will turn 4 on Christmas Day. Her sire is the famous Kiowa Myth and her dam is Flying Sage. She was too interested in cats at first meeting at the track so they didn't think she would be OK with them. When we introduced her to our cat she remembered cats had claws and wouldn't get near it after the first time the cat swatted her. She only wanted to get out of the room and away from that scary cat. Since she did great in our cat test, but was interested at her first meeting, we listed her as trainable with cats. Prudent also did OK with the small dog she met. She has a wonderful, very outgoing personality. Very friendly and loving and will give you lots of kisses. She was loud in her crate at first but did quiet down except to let you know when she needs to go outside. She may not be quiet enough to be an apartment dog though. Prudent is a happy, bouncy girl that is energetic and fun. 

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Added: September 21, 2018

 

PS DropaNickle
Racing Name:
PS DropaNickle
Pet/Kennel Name:
Nickle
Age:
Almost 4
Color/Gender:
Black Brindle Female
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Johnson, Greenville SC
Adoption Status: In Process to the Ameele Family of Greenville SC

Nickle just arrived from the Lester Raines Kennel at Palm Beach. She raced most of her 114 races at Tri-State in West Virginia though. She was a very good racer, racing at the top AA level at Tri-State. She is a very unusual black brindle girl that at first glance looks completely black. If you look close you can see faint orange stripes barely visible in her fur though. Nickle raced at 64lbs. She will turn 4 on November 23rd. Her sire is the famous Defrim Bale from Australia and her dam is Big Ego. Nickle passed her cat test easily without much interest. She also passed her small dog test easily so should be able to live with either. She is a bit overwhelmed by all the changes in her life but is calmly friendly and will stand next to you to be petted and will look up into your eyes with the sweetest expression on her face. She was a little whiny in her crate but did quiet down eventually. She may not be quiet enough to be an apartment dog though. She seems like a very calm girl. She is pretty good on leash too. More as we get to know her. 

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Added: September 21, 2018

 

Phantom Bianca
Racing Name:
Phantom Bianca
Pet/Kennel Name:
Bianca
Age:
2
Color/Gender:
Red Female
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Older Children Only
Fostered by (location):
Mutollo, Piedmont
Adoption Status: Available For Adoption

Bianca is a young, beautiful, red, girl that turned 2 on February 2nd. She raced at 68lbs. Bianca started out her career at Southland in Arkansas but wasn't fast enough for that really tough track, so she was moved to D'Arcy Kennels at Derby Lane in Florida. She did much better at that track and was winning, but she hurt her leg in her 12th race (on May 2nd), so was retired. She was sent to a farm in Florida to rehab her leg then and has been there for the last 5 months. Now her leg is healed up and she is ready to start her second career as a pet. She is going to make a great pet! She is fun, energetic and has a lot of personality. She is very happy and loving with a tail that wags most of the time. She is settling in very quickly and was already relaxing by laying at her foster mom's feet after the first day. Although she is happy and bouncy at first, she does settle well and sleeps a lot of the day like a typical greyhound. She can be a little whiny in her kennel so may not be quiet enough to be an apartment dog. Bianca did not pass her cat test and was way too interested in chasing the cat so needs a home without kitties. She was fine with the small white dog she met, but needed to sniff it and realize it was a dog. She is a smart girl that is so gorgeous! She LOVES children. We have her listed as older children only just because she was so excited to play with the toddlers she met that she was bouncing and bumping into them. She would be great in a home that had slightly older kids that were big enough that she could play with them without knocking them down. She is just a strong girl that gets excited at first when meeting people and kids. Her sire is the famous Bella Infrared and her dam is Saluted. 

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Added: September 23, 2018

 

Eastnor Rebel
Racing Name:
Eastnor Rebel
Pet/Kennel Name:
Eugene
Age:
4
Color/Gender:
Black Male
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Lane, Greenville SC
Adoption Status: Pending Adoption to the Mowery Family of Waynesboro PA

Eugene just arrived from a Florida farm where he has been living since he retired from racing in March of 2018. He raced mainly at the lower levels but did get up to B level a few times in his 57 races. He raced most of his career at D'Arcy Kennels at Derby Lane, but also raced briefly at Gulf. Most 4 year olds would have a lot more races. Eugene was taken out of racing for a year from December 5th of 2016 and not put back into racing until Nov of 2017 after a collision and fall in a race. He went back and had 15 more races after his year long break. Eugene is a gorgeous 71lb black male. He came in specifically for an adopter that owned his uncle and made arrangements with his trainer to adopt him through us. So Eugene is not available for adoption at this time. He is the sweetest, most gentle boy, that gives kisses to humans and other dogs alike when he meets them. He passed his cat test easily and has been fine with a small dog too. He likes kids and everyone else he meets. He pulls on leash some, curiously checking things out. He is a calm guy in the house though and very well behaved. He crates really well but does whine sometimes, so probably wouldn't be quiet enough for townhouse or apartment living. At the track, some of the other boys would bully him and he didn't even defend himself. His track trainers ended up always turning him out with one or two other gentle boys like him, rather than with the larger pack of more rowdy males. Eugene will turn 4 on September 26th. His Sire is Makeshift and his dam is Celtic Dream. 

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Added: September 24, 2018

 


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