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Racing Name:
PJ Brady
Pet/Kennel Name:
Brady
Age:
3.5
Color/Gender:
Black Tuxedo Female
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Land Family Greenville SC Area
Adoption Status: Available For Adoption

Brady is a beautiful black girl with a white blaze on her nose and white stockings. She has a shiny black coat too. Brady's litter was all named for football players. She raced 103 races at Derby Lane, Southland and finally Sarasota. She raced mostly at the lower D and C levels but did win some and placed a lot. Brady raced at 60lbs and will turn 4 on October 1st. Her sire is the famous Pat C Clement and her dam is Canttellmenothin. Brady is a happy, friendly girl that seems to have a lot of personality. She is very sweet and passed her cat test easily and also was fine with the small dogs she met. She traveled very well and just hopped in the van and laid down. More as we get to know her. 

Added: April 21, 2018

 

Racing Name:
Blazing Xander
Pet/Kennel Name:
Xander
Age:
2.5
Color/Gender:
Brindle Male
Cat Tolerance:
Trainable
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Ng Columbia SC
Adoption Status: Available For Adoption

Xander is a friendly, happy brindle guy that raced at 70lbs. He just arrived from the Mardi Gras Race Track. He also raced at Naples Ft Myers and Valley. He only raced 38 races but did win enough to get up to the top A level so was pretty good. His sire is the very famous Kiowa Sweet Trey and his dam is CTU Side Party. Xander passed his cat test with just a little initial interest at first. After a thorough sniffing, he decided that there were more interesting things to sniff than the cat and totally lost interest. He also did fine with the small dog he met. He seems like a fairly confident guy that may be a natural leader. He has an ear that stays flipped over his head most of the time, which just makes him stand out in a crowd and is very cute. Xander turns 3 on June 7th. More as we get to know him.

Added: April 21, 2018

 

Racing Name:
Blackjack Steve
Pet/Kennel Name:
Steve
Age:
2
Color/Gender:
White and Fawn Male
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Wiesner Moore SC
Adoption Status: Available For Adoption

Steve just arrived from a kennel at the Sarasota Race track. He only raced 20 races and only won one of those so he was retired young. Steve just turned 2 on January 6th. He is an adorable little guy that raced at just 64lbs which is small for a boy. His sire is TK Quick Strike and his dam is Oh Yeah Baby. Steve was too interested in chasing the cats to be able to live with kitties. He was great with a small dog. Since he has arrived Steve has been really friendly and happy but his trainer says that he is a sensitive guy that has a little bit of a timid side too him too occasionally. It may be something that he is outgrowing though because he wanted to help drive at first, then settled down and went to sleep on the trip up. Steve has the cutest slightly roman nose that is rare in a greyhound. He knows it just makes him much more handsome. Steve seems like he will be a playful fun guy. He liked the children he met and will be fostered with kids. More as we get to know him. 

Added: April 21, 2018

 

Boc's Saralido
Racing Name:
Boc's Saralido
Pet/Kennel Name:
Sara
Age:
4.5
Color/Gender:
White and Brindle Female
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Upstate SC
Adoption Status: In Process to the Moore Family of Athens GA

Sara just arrived from the Orange Park Race Track in Jacksonville Fl. She was a good racer that raced 122 races and got up to the top A level and won often. She pulled up and slowed way down in her last race on March 31st. She finished so far back that she wasn't in the picture at the end so was retired. Sara also raced at Bluffs Run, Naples Ft Myers and Flagler tracks early on in her career. She will turn 5 on November 9th and she raced at 63lbs. Her sire is DJays Octane and her dam is Boc's Sarasota. We have actually placed several of Sarasota's littermates.  Sara was a kennel pet and favorite at the track. She has a very outgoing social personality and is a happy silly girl with a wonderful personality. She passed her cat and small dog tests. She sniffed them both and wouldn't get near the cat again after it slapped her for sniffing it one time. More as we get to know Sara.

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Added: April 11, 2018

 

WW Gallant
Racing Name:
WW Gallant
Pet/Kennel Name:
Gallant
Age:
2.5
Color/Gender:
White with Brindle Spots Male
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Erskine, Simpsonville SC
Adoption Status: Pending Adoption to the Erskine Family of Simpsonville SC

Gallant just came in from the Birmingham Race Course. He didn't actually race there, and was sent to the adoption kennel there because they move dogs from many tracks into adoption groups. He raced a total of 60 races at Orange Park in Jacksonville Florida and Daytona Beach Florida. He only ever won one race though. He did place some, which kept him racing at the lowest beginner level for awhile. He was retired the end of December and has been waiting on a group to take him since then. Gallant will turn 3 on August 9th. His sire is Aerial Battle and his dam is WW's Kuniya. He was too interested in the cat to be able to live with one. He did fine with the small dog he met though. After only one day in his foster home his foster mom asked if he had lived in a home before. He was perfectly behaved and acted like he was already house trained. As far as we know, he has lived in the kennel, but we don't have a lot of history on him to know for sure. Either way he is a very very good boy that should be an easy, well behaved addition to about any home. He seems to learn fast and want to please. He is very good in his kennel. He loves people and will just stand next to you for love as long as you will pet him. He is a very lovable guy. Gallant was adopted briefly and when he returned to our group his original foster family decided that he should stay with them. 

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Added: March 22, 2018

 

SH Hoity Toity
Racing Name:
SH Hoity Toity
Pet/Kennel Name:
Hoity Toity
Age:
2
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 Tucker Family of Greer SC

Hoity Toity comes to us from the Melbourne Race track. She just has a few training races listed. Her first two schooling races she refused to run. She did eventually start running but never was very good, so was retired really young. She just turned 2 on April 13th. Her sire is Definitely Opinion and her dam is SH Kung Fu Kathy. Hoity Toity is a red female that weighs 60lbs. Hoity Toity passed her cat and small dog tests easily and really doesn't seem to have much of a prey drive. She is quiet in her kennel and very sweet. Hoity Toity was a little overwhelmed by everything new but isn't really shy and seems to like everyone she has met. Just a little cautious at first and keeps her tail tucked in new situations. She plays well with other dogs even when first meeting them. She seems like a girl that will be calm in the house and in her kennel, but will be ready to play with her buddies outside for short spurts. She has the biggest expressive eyes. Hoity Toity has been fostered in a home with cats and has been doing great with them. She is a very sweet girl and is so cute!

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Added: March 19, 2018

 

P's Hitch Winner
Racing Name:
P's Hitch Winner
Pet/Kennel Name:
Hitch
Age:
almost 3
Color/Gender:
Black Male
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Clark, Simpsonville SC
Adoption Status: Available For Adoption

Special Needs Boy That Has Been With Us The Longest! Hitch is a handsome, black guy that came to us from the Daytona Beach Race Track. He is a smaller guy that raced at 66lbs. Hitch raced 30 races and only managed to win one of his races so was retired young. He turns 3 on April 23rd. His sire is P's Gibbs and is dam is Kiowa Super Cin. Hitch has an auto immune caused dry eye condition where the tear ducts just suddenly stopped producing any tears. Hitch's eyes were OK when he began racing and his last race was August 8th. When his trainer noticed that his eyes became dry, he was started on antibiotic treatment, lubricating drops and eye flushes at the track. Hitch was at the track waiting on a group to take him from August to December. We got Hitch from the track at the end of December and have been working with our vet and eye specialists since then to resolve his eye issue.  Our vet started him on prescription lubricating eye drops that were given several times a day when he arrived. Unfortunately that medication didn't work well and he developed a deep ulcer on one eye and had to have emergency surgery to save the eye. When he went in for a recheck on that eye, ulcers were also found on the other eye. So Hitch had to have another emergency surgery on that eye too. One surgery was $2200 and the other was $1800. The eye specialist came up with another treatment plan with drops that can be given several times a day that work to keep his eyes lubricated. We have had him on a vet hold to let his eyes heal from the surgeries and to be certain that this treatment is working. The treatment has been successful and he seems to be pain free now and he has good vision!! So Hitch has finally been released for adoption after 4 months. Hitch is an exceptionally sweet guy that has a wonderful personality, in spite of all the trouble he had with his eyes and the pain he was in. He lets us put drops in his eyes and seems to know that we are helping him. He has been very cooperative with the vets and staff during his surgeries and treatment. Once Hitches' eyes stopped hurting all the time and he could see again, he went from a subdued dog that liked staying in his crate with his eyes closed, to a silly, happy, playful guy. Hitch passed his cat and small dog tests easily, and has been fostered with both so is used to being around them. Hitch has been going to work every day with his foster mom and is very well behaved in the office and enjoys the attention from her coworkers. The pictures of Hitch with the gunk around his eyes were taken when he first arrived. The ones with shaved patches around his eyes were taken right after surgery. The one with Hitch wearing the cone was taken some time after the surgeries and you can see the red grafts. The hair has grown back now and his eyes are clear, but each eye has a reddish patch where a surgical graft was put on to patch the holes in his eyes. You can see the graft in the more recent pictures taken in April with the toy, standing on the wood floor and with the green circle drawn around the eye.

If you are considering adopting this special guy, these are the medications that Hitch is on and what they cost: Twice daily drops of compounded 1% Tacrolimus morning and evening ($75 for 2.5 -3 months supply). Drops of artificial tears several times a day: morning, after work, and right before bed would work (cheap and available over the counter). One drop of Fluriprofin 1 time per day whenever convenient ($12 to $25 dollars depending on where it is purchased, one bottle lasts months). Hitch will need rechecks of his eyes twice a year. Hitch doesn't need drops at night when he is just sleeping.

We have spent nearly $5000 on Hitch's two surgeries, hospital stays and on trial and error trying different medications until we found a treatment that worked. If you would like to help with Hitch's medical expenses please go to our donation page. We appreciate all the donations that have come in for Hitch already!

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Added: December 30, 2017

 


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