Available Hounds

Retired racing greyhounds available for adoption through Greyhound Crossroads in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia. If you have not adopted from us previously please fill out an application . If you adopted from us previously please contact your area representative

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 than the ones we used for testing 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.

Kiowa Heritage
Racing Name:
Kiowa Heritage
Pet/Kennel Name:
Heritage
Age:
7
Color/Gender:
Red Female
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Pike Myrtle Beach Area
Adoption Status: Available for Adoption

Heritage just arrived from the Birmingham Race Track where she raced 48 races. She was retired for bumping into and playing with other racers during her last race. That isn't allowed. Her sire is BD's Grayson and her dam is Flying Marietta. She is a smaller red female that raced at 57lbs. She turned 2 on the 4th of July. Heritage is grinner, when she is happy she will do the cutest big grin. Heritage did pass her cat and small dog tests at the racetrack. More as we get to know her.  Updated Description!  Her owners have made the heart-breaking decision to let her be rehomed because of recent changes in her pack have left her very unsettled and unhappy.  She seems to be a dog that needs to be surrounded by a pack with a clear leader in the home.  After the her housemates Passed, she is refusing to eat and carry on with life normally.  They love her very much but feel she needs a location where she can be comfortable once again.  She is good with children, but hasn't been around cats or small dogs since adoption.  The results listed above from her first adoption will need to be repeated for anyone with those who are interested in adoption.  She has no health issues, is up to date on everything medically, and is ready to go home again.

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Added: October 22, 2014

 

T's Envoy
Racing Name:
T's Envoy
Pet/Kennel Name:
Envoy
Age:
2.5
Color/Gender:
Black Male
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
No
Good w/ Children:
Older Children Only
Fostered by (location):
Frymire (Greenville, SC)
Adoption Status: Available for adoption

Envoy initially came in from trainer AJ Grant at the Sanford Orlando Kennel Club in FL. 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. We got him in October of 2018. Envoy is a young black male that won't turn 3 until November 25th. He raced at 71lbs. His sire is Flying Titanium and his dam is Flying Cesium. Envoy is an energetic guy that still is pretty young. He would love to have kids or other dogs to play with. Envoy has been in a home living with a female greyhound since December and is being returned to us for financial reasons and not because of anything he did. 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. He needs further testing with small dogs.This gorgeous fella is ready to start looking for his new family.

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Added: October 28, 2018

 

BGR On The Edge
Racing Name:
BGR On The Edge
Pet/Kennel Name:
Edge (Bowie)
Age:
1.5
Color/Gender:
White Male with Red Spots
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Older Children Only
Fostered by (location):
Franco (Columbia, SC)
Adoption Status: In Process to the Williams family of Candler, NC 9.16.19

Edge just arrived from the Blanchard Kennel at the Orange Park Race track. He only had 3 schooling races and finished toward the back of the pack in all of them. He was more interested in playing with the other dogs than chasing a lure. He even raced one of his schooling races with blinkers on in hopes it would encourage him to focus on the lure instead of playing with the other dogs. Playing with the other racers is not allowed during races and is the quickest way to be retired.  So Edge won't turn 2 until June 6th and is already retired and looking for a home. He is a silly guy that loves to run and play but he calms down nicely and sleeps in his crate and is very quiet in the crate even when completely alone. So he may do fine as an apartment dog or an only dog. He has done fine with the small dog in his foster home but does want to play with him. He would need rules and supervision with very small dogs just because of the size difference. Edge passed his cat test at the vet's without much interest. When he got into a foster home with kitties he got more interested in them moving around him so we decided that he would do better in a home without cats. He really liked the small kids he met and was fostered with a small child. Edge raced at 69lbs so is a smaller guy. His sire is Dox Out Of Peace and his dam is Superior Carly. Edge is a very good boy that responds really well to correction. He is calm for such a young dog but does have some energy because he is so young. He will run around the yard a few times and settle right down though. He is curious about everything. He has done very well on his potty training.   Updated Description!  Edge, now known as Bowie, is once again available for adoption.  His family loves him very much, but they have recently brought home an adorable newborn!  His behavior has since changed significantly demonstrating that he's just not going to be safe with the infant in the home.  This is unusable in greyhounds, but in his case they have tried very hard to turn the situation around.  We agree with their decision completely and will move Edge into foster placement as soon as we find a good location.  He is a great dog and this is the one and only reason they are returning him to us.  To reflect this, we have changed the status above to reflect "older children only" so that interested adopters will see this explanation. 

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Added: April 8, 2019

 

Lee Peg Goodluck
Racing Name:
Lee Peg Goodluck
Pet/Kennel Name:
Lucky (Gimpy)
Age:
2
Color/Gender:
Black Female
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Older Children Only
Fostered by (location):
Kaage Evans, GA
Adoption Status: In Process to the Hill family, 9.13.19

Updated description for this gorgeous girl!  It's time for Lucky to find her forever home.  She's full of energy and is a real love to everyone who meets her.  The problem toe was amputated (see below) so she's "gimpy" no more!  That surgery has healed just fine, letting her run and play like it never happened.  Whoever meets this happy little girly is going to fall madly in love!   Original description:   Gimpy just arrived with her two sisters Lee Peg Creator and Lee Peg Mator from the King Kennel at the Sanford Orlando Race Track in Florida. Gimpy never actually had an official race at the track due to an old injury to her right front foot. It looks like she may have been stepped on by another dog or maybe she kicked something while running and damaged several toes. One toe had been partially amputated by a vet at some point, but because she was a pup, the bone continued to grow and was causing some pain. Our vet amputated more of the worst toe on June 13th and she is healed up and ready to go home now. She does still hold up the foot when standing and limps some and is likely to always do that. It really doesn't slow her down. She loves to run and play and doesn't worry too much about her foot. She loves going for walks and gets so excited to see the leash. Gimpy's sire is the famous Trent Lee and her dam is Dakota's Peggey. Gimpy is a tiny girl who weighed just 56lbs at the vet. She is young and turned 2 on April 4th. Gimpy passed her cat and small dog tests at the track. She was fostered with a cat in her first foster home and did fine with it. She doesn't seem to be stressed by much and was roaching (Sleeping on her back with her feet in the air which is the sign of a relaxed happy greyhound). Gimpy is doing great on hardwood floors. Although Gimpy absolutely loves kids, she gets excited and jumps sometimes, so might accidentally knock over a toddler. We think she would do fine in a home with slightly older kids. She is friendly and goes right up to everyone for attention and seems like she is going to be a very loving pet and companion. 

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Added: June 7, 2019

 

BGR Fuzzy Navel
Racing Name:
BGR Fuzzy Navel
Pet/Kennel Name:
Fuzzy
Age:
3.5
Color/Gender:
Red Fawn Female
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
McManis Easley SC
Adoption Status: In Process to the Marks family, 9.16.19

Fuzzy just arrived from the Blanchard Kennel at the Orange Park Race Track in Jacksonville FL. She also raced at Dubuque and Naples Ft Myers. Fuzzy raced 131 races and won some. She competed in a couple of stakes races too. Fuzzy raced at 61lbs and will turn 4 on December 5th. Her sire is Boc's Blast Off and her dam is Superior Peace. Fuzzy is very happy and outgoing and loves attention. She loves other dogs of all sizes and gets playful and bouncy wanting to play with them. She passed her cat easily and wanted nothing to do with the cat after her first sniff led to a smack by the cat. She is being fostered with cats and is doing great with them. Fuzzy passed her test with small dogs as well, but because of her playfulness with other dogs really tiny dogs might get accidentally hurt. She would love a home with a medium or large dog though. Fuzzy crates nicely and loves belly and ear rubs. She is a real sweetheart!!!

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Added: June 27, 2019

 


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