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IMPORTANT! As of January 1st 2018 our requested minimum donation for a dog went up to $325 due to increasing vet fees.
DB's Blast
Racing Name:
DB's Blast
Pet/Kennel Name:
Blast
Age:
7
Color/Gender:
Light Brindle Female
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Wilkie, Anderson SC
Adoption Status: In Process to Wolman Family of Aiken SC

Blast arrived with her sister Gardenia from the same farm. Blast was a big star at the track and was the 2013 Wheeling WVGOBA Juvenile Champion and also was a 2014 Wheeling WVGOBA Sprint Stake finalist. Wheeling is one of the top tracks in the country and she was one of the top racers there. Blast raced 97 races and always at the top AA level. She won a lot of the top level races even winning 5 in a row. She was retired from the top level in April of 2015 and went back to the farm to be a mom. She had a total of 20 pups that have been registered so far. 5 in July of 2015, 8 in March of 2016 and 7 in October of 2016. There may be a younger litter that hasn't been registered yet. Blast has retired now from mom duties and is ready for a couch of her own. Blast is a cute little light brindle girl that will turn 8 on December 13th. She raced at 64lbs. Blast's Sire is BD"s Grayson and her dam is AMF Bone Bruise. Blast passed her cat test with just some initial sniffing then lost interest. She has done well with the small dog in her foster home too and was friendly with the children she met. She is very outgoing with everyone. She seems like she is pretty calm but still has a fun playful silly side too. She carries her head and her tail high and just has a quiet confidence about her that so many mama dogs have. She has been encouraged to give hugs at the farm and sit because she does both. She wants nothing more than to put paws up on your chest for a hug and will just stand there as if expecting you to dance with her. She is pretty gentle about it but may not be a good choice for someone that is unsteady on their feet. Blast is very good on leash.

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Added: August 10, 2018

 

Rico's Kwanza
Racing Name:
Rico's Kwanza
Pet/Kennel Name:
Kwanza
Age:
10
Color/Gender:
Brindle Male
Cat Tolerance:
Trainable
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Frymire, Greenville SC
Adoption Status: Available For Adoption

Special Senior! Kwanza was a super star when he was racing. He was the Winner of the 2010 Wheeling WVGOBA Middle Distance Championship and placed 3rd in the 2010 Tri-State WVGOBA Open Sprint. He raced 80 races at Tri-State and Wheeling winning at the top A and AA levels and competing in many Stakes races reserved for the best racers at those tracks. He was retired from racing in December of 2011 and has been at his owners farm since then. He had to have a toe amputated on his front foot at some point which is pretty common in pet greyhounds if they dislocate or break a toe. When you can run 45 mph toes take the brunt of the stop. We aren't sure if he retired due to a toe injury or if that happened later on the farm, but it is long healed and isn't even noticeable unless you are counting toes. Since the painful toe was removed there is nothing there to cause pain and he can run and has no exercise restrictions at all. Kwanza did sire one litter of pups back in 2015 but they weren't great racers like he was, so it doesn't look like he sired any more pups after that. He has been just hanging out at the farm as a pet until now. Kwanza raced at 72lbs and is short and stocky. His sire is Larking About and his dam is Myokie Flame. We got his half brother, Axe, at the same time. Both have the same mom. We already placed two half sisters Rico's Tignanello and Rico's By A Nose (also same mom). Kwanza turned 10 on January 31st. Since Kwanza is a senior guy over 8 he qualifies for our reduced adoption fee of $250. Kwanza passed his cat tests with some initial interest that only last until the cat slapped him. Then we couldn't pull him back to the cat. We think he would be easily trainable with a confident cat. Kwanza walks perfectly on a loose leash and doesn't pull. Such a good boy and so sweet!

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Added: August 6, 2018

 

Rico's Pollax
Racing Name:
Rico's Pollax
Pet/Kennel Name:
Axe
Age:
7.5
Color/Gender:
Black Male
Cat Tolerance:
Trainable
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Owens, Greenwood SC
Adoption Status: Available For Adoption

Axe is a happy, big, black male that raced at 79lbs. He will turn 8 on December 22nd but you would never guess his age because he has not gotten white in the face yet like most other dogs his age. Axe was quite the star during his racing days, racing at 3 of the top tracks in the country and winning at the top A and AA levels and competing in Stakes races reserved for the best dogs at those tracks. He only raced 41 races and retired in April of 2013 due to a broken hock. The leg is long healed and he gets around just fine on it. He is free to run and play as much as he wants to. Axe has been hanging out at his owners farm since his injury. Axe's sire is Odd Skill and his dam is Myokie Flame. His half brother from the same mom is arriving with him, Rico's Kwanza. We already placed two half sisters that also had the same mom, Rico's Tignanello and Rico's By A Nose. Axe was very interested in the cat when he first met it but after the cat slapped him a few times he didn't want to go near it again so he would probably be trainable with a confident cat. He has been living in a foster home with a small white dog and has done fine with him. Axe is pretty vocal and did some barking in his kennel so he probably won't be a good choice for townhouse or apartment living. Axe is an intense boy, very alert and curious about everything. He watches everything and tries to be involved in everything you do. This isn't your typical older, couch potato, greyhound. He wants to be part of your life and will want to be included in everything. Axe is good on leash most of the time. If he gets really excited about something it is hard for him to resist pulling a little though just to check it out. When Pollax was neutered a tumor was discovered in one testicle and removed. Surgery is curative for most testicular tumors so Axe should go on to have a long life. This type of tumor doesn't usually spread to other areas. 

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Added: August 6, 2018

 

Nelly
Racing Name:
Nelly
Pet/Kennel Name:
Nelly
Age:
4
Color/Gender:
White Male with Red Spots
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Johnson (Greenville, SC)
Adoption Status: Available For Adoption

Nelly is an extra large guy that raced at 83lbs. His full racing name is Nelly, one of the shorter names we have seen. He just retired from Bolton Kennel at the Sanford Orlando Race Track. He was a fast boy and also raced at the top track in the country, Southland in Arkansas. He raced 133 races total. Nelly just turned 4 on April 23rd. His sire is the famous KC and All and his dam is Taurasi. Nelly is a big, calm, sweet guy that got along very well with the other dogs at the race track. He settled into home life as soon as he got to his foster home. He found the bed and laid right down and went to sleep. He wasn't worried about the wood floors or the steps and seems like he would just settle easily into any situation. Nelly was very intent on chasing the cat so has to have a home with no cats. He did fine with the small dogs he met though. Nelly also liked the small kids he met. He did make a little noise in his kennel at first so may not be a good choice for an apartment or townhouse. He seems like a happy, friendly guy and is just so handsome. 

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Added: July 29, 2018

 

Fly M Beef Taco
Racing Name:
Fly M Beef Taco
Pet/Kennel Name:
Beef Taco
Age:
3
Color/Gender:
Red Male
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Dyer, Gaffney SC
Adoption Status: In Process to the Durr family of Lexington SC

Beef Taco just arrived from the Birmingham Race Course where he raced all his 94 races. He was a good racer racing most of his races at the top A level. He retired from the top A level July 2nd after pulling a muscle. He has completely recovered now and has no sign of any pain or injury now. Beef Taco's entire litter was named for types of tacos: Fish, Soft, Hard etc. They were born June 12th of 2015 so just turned 3. Beef Taco's sire is BD's Grayson and his dam is Flying Animals. He raced at 67lbs so is a smaller male. Beef Taco is a very friendly guy whose tail wags a lot. Very happy, outgoing and sweet. Taco has had mixed results with cats passing a couple of cat tests but was not able to resist a running cat in an adoptive home even with a couple of weeks of work. So Taco needs a home with no cats. Taco is usually quiet in his kennel and has lived in a townhouse. He has done great as an only dog too. He is good on leash and potties well on leash so doesn't require a fenced yard. Taco has been in a foster home with a 15lb Italian greyhound and has done well with him after a short adjustment time so he may do fine with dogs that size and up. 

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Added: July 13, 2018

 


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