Columbia

Greyhounds available for adoption in the Columbia SC Area

IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO OUR ADOPTERS! Because of Covid 19 restrictions, the end of Florida greyhound racing in December, and the early closure of 3 more tracks during the pandemic, we have received far more applications than we can process in the coming months. The numbers of greyhounds available for adoption is falling quickly and will be nearly non existent by the end of this year. AT THIS TIME WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FROM NEW ADOPTERS!! If you have already submitted an application and received confirmation from our volunteers, you WILL be processed in the order of receipt IF we have greyhounds available. If you are already a GC adopter and in our system, please contact one of us or your adoption rep for help.

Dart
Racing Name:
Dart
Pet/Kennel Name:
Dart
Age:
1.5
Color/Gender:
Black Female
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Older Children Only
Fostered by (location):
Ng, Columbia Sc
Adoption Status: In Process to the Plymale family of Augusta GA

Dart just arrived from the Roban farm in Florida where she was being trained to race. She is really young and won't even turn 2 until November 27th. She was never officially registered and never got a registered name. She was tattooed at 3 months of age though Right ear is 118F and left ear is 73158. She went to race training but flunked that because she is exceptionally shy, what we call a spook. Spooks are usually genetically shy, anxious dogs that are afraid of everything new, much like a person with severe social anxiety. Dart has three littermates that are not as shy, that are registered to race Mergen For Prez, RTSS Cherub Rock and RTSS Zamboni Man. We just placed a half sister by the same mom named She'sLikeNoOther and she is a very friendly social girl. Dart's sire is Superior Panama and her dam is PJ Hardnottolike. Dart is exceptionally fearful of everything new. She loves her crate and feels safe there and doesn't want to come out even for potty breaks. Eventually she will slowly come out, but then she will try to bolt away from the person holding the leash. She is being leash walked to potty by her foster mom inside her fenced backyard because she is too fearful to be caught at first. If her foster mom moves fast or steps on a twig she bolts and she tries to stay as far away from her as she can while on leash. Dart is a dog that will warm up with time to her people in her home. She has to have a securely fenced yard because of the danger of her bolting when on leash and getting away. She is going to be a long term project though and isn't going to just become a happy, social dog in a week or two or even a month or two. Dart is never likely to enjoy going outside her home and will always be a homebody. We have placed dogs like her that have taken a year to really warm up and be comfortable around her own family. She will need a quiet home that doesn't have many visitors and one without small loud kids. Visitors and loud kids and their toys and friends would be terrifying to a dog like her. Dart likes other dogs and really would do best in a home with at least one other confident dog to follow around. A buddy usually helps spooky dogs be more comfortable. Dart may never be a social butterfly that will happily greet you at the door but the spooks can be very rewarding when you finally gain their trust. She needs an understanding family that will accept her as she is and not expect her to change. 

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Added: May 18, 2020

 

Saber Mady
Racing Name:
Saber Mady
Pet/Kennel Name:
Mady
Age:
3
Color/Gender:
Red Female
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
No
Good w/ Children:
No
Fostered by (location):
Gettys, Chapin SC
Adoption Status: Available For Adoption- Currently on Vet Hold

Mady just arrived from the Waverider Kennel at the Daytona Beach Race Track that just closed. She raced her entire career of 92 races there. She mainly raced at the lower levels but did get up to B level. Even though she didn't win many races she was a favorite of her trainer. Mady raced at 60lbs and turned 3 on December 4th. Her sire is the famous Odd Grayson and her dam is Husker Zhivany. Mady was curious about the cat and lost interest after thoroughly checking him out. Mady is a rare greyhound guard dog... her trainer would say Mady Mady Guard Dog and she would start barking. She would then come up for a gentle hug after she feels like she has protected you. Her trainer says she is a little girl but might actually protect you if she felt like she needed to. Mady loves dog beds and has already figured out the hardwood and tile floors and the stairs. Mady was vetted in at Clinton Animal Hospital.  Update!  As Mady has settled in, she's shown us that it's important she live with another greyhound companion in order to be happy.  She knows Greyhounds are the best and would rather stick with her own kind!   When she becomes stressed, Mady can be grumpy and defensive of her space.  She's going to need just the right home with experienced owners who understand and work with her accordingly in a situation without small children, or non-greyhounds.  Although she was fine with the very calm cat in her first foster home, she will need to be evaluated again with more active cats before we could call her tolerant.  Mady is currently undergoing evaluation and observation- if you feel lead to help this special girl who has so much promise ahead of her, let us know!

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Added: March 22, 2020

 


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