Upstate

Greyhounds available in the Upstate SC area around Greenville and Greenwood SC.
Rita Blackburn
Racing Name:
Rita Blackburn
Pet/Kennel Name:
Rita
Age:
4
Color/Gender:
Dark Red Female
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Elrod, Greenville SC
Adoption Status: Available For Adoption

Rita came in from the Bolton Racing Kennel at the Sanford Orlando Race Track. Rita raced most of her 156 races at the Orlando track and we met her there on a visit to her kennel when she was still racing. We fell in love with her and have been waiting on her to retire. Rita also raced at Derby Lane. She raced a lot of her career at the top A level and even raced in one stakes race. Rita raced at 63lbs and is a beautiful red girl. Her sire is Surf Lorian and her dam is PJ Never Ask Why. Rita turned 4 on July 20th. Rita was pretty overwhelmed at first and nervous away from her trainers and the kennel she was used to. She has quickly regained her confidence and starting to get back to the friendly, goofy, girl that we met at the kennel. She was too nervous at first to be interested in the cats in her foster home. As she has gotten more confident she is paying more attention to their cats, so we have changed her from OK with cats to needs a home with no cats. She is doing great in foster care. She was noisy in her kennel the first night but has been pretty quiet since.

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Added: November 21, 2019

 

WW's Destin
Racing Name:
WW's Destin
Pet/Kennel Name:
Destin
Age:
3.5
Color/Gender:
Red Male
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Upstate SC
Adoption Status: Available For Adoption

Destin came 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. The toe was put back in place before we got him. Our vet examined it and felt it is healing up nicely and shouldn't cause him any more trouble. Desoto is a sweet, friendly, happy, confident 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. Destin rode well during transport and jumped right into the van. He is very social and goes straight up to everyone he sees for attention. Destin is curious about everything but walks pretty good on leash and doesn't pull much. He was too interested in the cats at the vet's office to pass his cat test. He did fine with the small white dog he met. He just sniffed and went on to check out the rest of the house. He is being fostered with small kids and seems to like them. He is getting along with the other greyhounds and whippets in his foster home. He proceeds cautiously on wood floors after slipping a few times, but that is the only thing we had seen that makes him at all nervous. He does like to get up on furniture and climbed right up onto the couch to make himself at home. He did bark some at first in his foster home so may not be suitable for apartment living. He is a great guy that has settled into foster care very easily and seems like he will make an easy addition to just about any home. Gorgeous guy with a wonderful personality too! 

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Added: November 18, 2019

 

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.

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Added: April 26, 2012

 


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