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.

Nancy G Gracie
Racing Name:
Nancy G Gracie
Pet/Kennel Name:
Gracie
Age:
9
Color/Gender:
Black Female
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Older Children Only
Fostered by (location):
Bowden, Greenville SC
Adoption Status: Available For Adoption

SPECIAL SENIOR! Gracie is a tiny black female that raced at just 57lbs. She originally came from the track in Orlando and raced only 9 races there, not placing in one of them. Her birthday is March 28th 2010 so she is 9 now. As a senior she qualifies for our reduced adoption fee of $250! Her sire is Tony's Oracle and her dam is USS Upside. She is a littermate to Michele Henry and Cute Candle that we already placed and a half sister to several other dogs we have placed. Gracie lived with cats for 2 years in her first home and is fine with them. She has been in two adoptive homes before and has been returned for the same reason both times. The first home adopted several puppies after adopting Gracie. Gracie has always had some issues with not liking to be bothered by other dogs when lying down or sleeping. Having a bunch of wild puppies in the house was too much for her and she didn't like them. She was placed in a home with no other dogs in December of 2014. That home adopted a second female dog in 2015 and Gracie got along well with her prefectly for 4 years. In the last 6 months Gracie has bitten the other female dog in her home twice, once over food and once over her space. We have had Gracie checked by our vet and found that she is low thyroid and needs inexpensive thyroid medication. Low thyroid can cause behavior changes and grumpiness. Although Gracie needs a home with no other dogs, she is doing great in foster care in a home with other dogs, large and small. She goes to a greyhound playgroup and is fine playing with the other dogs there. She has only gotten upset enough to bite twice in 4 years time, so although we don't want to place her in a home with other dogs, she is OK almost all the time with other dogs and is very easy to manage. She has never been grumpy with people approaching her when she is laying down, according to her former family. She is friendly with adults and children she meets. Because she has shown grumpiness about her space with other dogs, we chose to mark her 'older children only', just to be safe. Gracie isn't a needy girl and is perfectly happy laying on her bed most of the day. She doesn't follow you around and although friendly, isn't one to seek out affection and attention all the time. You will hardly know she is there unless she whines. Gracie can be whiny sometimes and her foster mom is working on correcting that behavior and making sure she isn't accidentally rewarded for it. She is doing much better with the whining already.

Her Pedigree

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Added: April 26, 2012

 

T's Envoy
Racing Name:
T's Envoy
Pet/Kennel Name:
Envoy
Age:
Almost 3
Color/Gender:
Black Male
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
No
Fostered by (location):
Frymire (Greenville, SC)
Adoption Status: Available For Adoption

Special Needs! 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 turns 3 on November 25th. He raced at 71lbs. His sire is Flying Titanium and his dam is Flying Cesium. Envoy is a happy, silly, guy that is pretty playful and energetic for a greyhound. He is going to need a very special home. He has some space issues and has bitten 3 women that tried to move him off of furniture or bumped him when he was laying down. He has been returned two families so far and never challenged the men in those homes, so we think he would do better in a home with men only. Envoy is very friendly with women and everyone he meets, when out and about. He only growls and snaps about his space when he is laying down. Although he normally likes kids and has shown no aggression towards them, because of space issues, he needs a home with no kids. Envoy is a very, happy, sweet, guy 99.9 percent of the time, but he is going to need a very special dog experienced home that has experience with working with dogs that have space issues.

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Added: October 28, 2018

 

Sherwin
Racing Name:
Sherwin
Pet/Kennel Name:
Sherwin
Age:
2
Color/Gender:
Dark Brindle Male
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Jacobson, Lexington SC
Adoption Status: Available For Adoption

Sherwin came in from the Blanchard Kennel at Orange Park. He only had 3 schooling races and finished toward the back of the pack in the first two and pulled up and nearly stopped in the last one. His last race was in January but they kept him at the track for a long time before they made the decision to officially retire him. Sherwin raced at 75lbs. He turned 2 on June 20th. He was adopted in May but has been returned by his family due to some personal issues, not anything he did. They were heartbroken to have to return him to us for rehoming. They said he is a very good boy and has excellent house manners. Sherwin's sire is P's Gibbs and his dam is Zero. He seemed a little timid and overwhelmed when he first arrived from the track but warmed up right away in foster care. After just a day or two he became a friendly guy that would seek out attention. He is great with the other greyhounds, male and female in his foster home. He also passed his cat and small dog tests easily. Sherwin seems to love the kids he has met too. He loves to lay on doggy beds and is calm in the house but also has an active fun playful side too. He has done great with his potty training and didn't have one accident in the house when he came from the track or when he was returned to his foster home. He doesn't get up on the furniture and only comes in the kitchen if invited. He is very quiet so may be a good choice for apartment living. He has not been using a crate in his previous home or in his foster home currently. 

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Added: May 13, 2019

 

Oshkosh Iron Man
Racing Name:
Oshkosh Iron Man
Pet/Kennel Name:
Iron Man
Age:
2.5
Color/Gender:
White with Black Spots Male
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Testing
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Fostered in Savannah GA Area
Adoption Status: Available For Adoption

Iron Man is a 79lb white male with black spots that just arrived from the Bolton Kennel at the Sanford Orlando Race Track. He raced just 24 races, starting at Wheeling Downs in WV. He got up to B level there in May. He was moved to Orlando in June and raced only a few races there in July. He has been at the track kennel there since then. His trainer describes him as a calm, quiet guy. Iron Man turned 2 on March 24th. His sire is Dyna Nalin and his dam is Oshkosh Fantasia. More as we get to know him. 

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Added: October 21, 2019

 

B's Spectacular
Racing Name:
B's Spectacular
Pet/Kennel Name:
Spectacular
Age:
3
Color/Gender:
Red Brindle Female
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Testing
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Weser, Hilton Head Island SC
Adoption Status: Available For Adoption

Spectacular just arrived from the Goodman Kennel at the Sanford Orlando Race Track. She raced at 60lbs and raced 105 races. She also raced at the Mardi Gras Race Track and at Melbourne. She was pretty good getting up to A level. She turned 3 on May 5th. Her sire is Boc's Blast Off and her dam is Boc's Danica P. More as we get to know her. 

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Added: October 28, 2019

 

AMF Black Silver
Racing Name:
AMF Black Silver
Pet/Kennel Name:
Fancy
Age:
3
Color/Gender:
Black Female
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Columbia SC
Adoption Status: In Process to the Howell Family of Greenville SC

Fancy is a tiny black girl that raced at just 53lbs. She just retired from the Daytona Race Track. She raced 48 races there and at Wheel Downs in WV. She got up to the top A level briefly. Fancy turned 3 on August 25th. Her sire is KC and All and her dam is AMF Golden Girl. She passed her cat and small dog tests so should be able to live with either. She seems pretty calm and friendly. More as we get to know her. 

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Added: November 1, 2019

 

Racing Name:
WW Hooper
Pet/Kennel Name:
Hooper
Age:
Almost 4
Color/Gender:
White and Brindle Male
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Testing
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Upstate SC
Adoption Status: Arriving soon

Hooper is coming in from Eric Griffin at Orange Park Race Track in Jacksonville Florida. He raced 93 races and also races at Southland in Arkansas and Wheeling WV. He got up to the top A level and was racing in A in his last race. He pulled a muscle on his inner thigh and pulled up and didn't finish that race on November 16th. It is a common injury that doesn't affect life as a pet and is only moderately painful for about a week. Greyhounds can sometimes return to racing after this type of injury. Since he was already nearly 4 years old and had a long career, the decision was made to retire him now. Hooper is a sweet boy who raced at 69lbs. His sire is Barcelona Boss and his dam is WW's Sally Field. Hooper turns 4 on December 17th. More as we get to know him.

Added: November 18, 2019

 

WW Desoto
Racing Name:
WW Desoto
Pet/Kennel Name:
Desoto
Age:
3.5
Color/Gender:
Black Male
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Testing
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Doby, Salisbury NC
Adoption Status: Arriving Soon/On Vet Hold

Desoto is coming in from Eric Griffin's kennel at Orange Park Race Track in Jacksonville FL. He raced most of his 145 races at the Caliente Track in Mexico. He also raced briefly at Wheeling Downs in WV and finally finished up his career at Orange Park. He did get up to the top A level briefly and competed in a Stakes Race. Desoto broke his leg in a race on November 11th. He is having surgery to repair the leg in Jacksonville and will be coming up to us for rehab after the surgery. He will be on vet hold until the leg is healed, which is usually around 2 months. He should be ready to be adopted sometime in January of 2020. If you are interested in adopting then, you can schedule a meeting with him while he is healing. Desoto raced at 73lbs and turned 3 on July 21st. His sire is KC and All and his dam is WW's Baby Bonnet. More as we get to know him.

Added: November 18, 2019

 

WW's Destin
Racing Name:
WW's Destin
Pet/Kennel Name:
Destin
Age:
3.5
Color/Gender:
Red Male
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Testing
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Upstate SC
Adoption Status: Arriving Soon

Destin is coming in from Eric Griffin's kennel at the Orange Park Race Track in Jacksonville Florida. He raced 84 races starting out his career at Wheeling Downs in WV, then going to Southland in Arkansas and finally to Orange Park. He got up to the top A level so was pretty good. He was racing in A, in his last race on November 8th, when another dog ran into him and dislocated his toe. He was retired due to the toe and our vet will fix him up before he is adopted. Desoto is a sweet boy that raced at 71lbs and turned 3 on July 26th. His sire is the famous KC and All and his dam is WW'sbemasunshine. More as we get to know him. 

Added: November 18, 2019

 

Racing Name:
Stumper
Pet/Kennel Name:
Stumper
Age:
Almost 2
Color/Gender:
White Male with Black Spots
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Testing
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Columbia SC
Adoption Status: Arriving soon

Stumper is coming in from the Celtic Hounds Kennel at the Sanford Orlando Race track. He only raced 14 races there and wasn't able to win one of them. He usually finished toward the back. Since he just didn't seem interested enough or fast enough to race he was retired young. He will turn 2 on November 22nd. Stumper is a smaller guy that raced at 67lbs. His sire is SE Tali Sundance and his dam is Butch Becall. More as we get to know him. 

Added: November 18, 2019

 


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