Hounds

Retired racing greyhounds available for adoption through Greyhound Crossroads in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia.

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 the this year. AT THIS TIME WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FROM NEW ADOPTERS!! We are only placing greyhounds with repeat adopters that are already approved and in our system. If you have already adopted from us please contact your adoption rep or one of us to be added to the waiting list.

AMF Ole Grandad
Racing Name:
AMF Ole Grandad
Pet/Kennel Name:
Friday
Age:
3.5
Color/Gender:
White Male with Red Spots
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Columbia SC Area
Adoption Status: Available for Adoption

Friday is a return that we were asked to assist with rehoming. He was originally adopted through God's Greyts in Florida but is located in our area now. Friday is a 72lb male that raced 48 races at the Sanford Orlando Race track. He was good, getting up to the top A level right before they closed permanently back in March. He was adopted and has been living in a home with a lot of cats since then. His sire is the famous Djays Octane and his dam is WhiskeyBodacious. His whole litter was named for different Whiskeys. Friday turned 3 on February 27th. More as we get to know him. 

Added: October 21, 2020

 

Hogs Fudge
Racing Name:
Hogs Fudge
Pet/Kennel Name:
Fudge
Age:
2
Color/Gender:
Brindle Male
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Adoption Status: Available for Adoption

Fudge came in from the Orange Park Race Track in Jacksonville FL. He was vetted in Florida before arriving by the track adoption kennel there Greyhounds As Pets of NE Florida. Fudge wasn't a good racer so retired early after only 22 races. He stayed in maiden (races for dogs that have never won a race) for 20 races. Then won one, but finished toward the back of the pack at the lowest D levels so was retired after just 2 more races. Fudge raced at 73lbs so is a mid sized male. He turned 2 on August 3rd. His sire is the famous Dragon Fire and his dam is Caramel Delight. Fudge passed his cat and small dog tests at the track so should be able to live with either. More as we get to know him.

Added: October 21, 2020

 

GS Yolo
Racing Name:
GS Yolo
Pet/Kennel Name:
Yolo
Age:
3
Color/Gender:
Black and White Female
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Bluffton SC
Adoption Status: Available For Adoption

Yolo came in from the Orange Park Race Track in Jacksonville FL. She had her vetting done by the track adoption group there, Greyhounds As Pets of NE Florida, before arriving. Yolo raced her entire career of 67 races at Orange Park. She wasn't a very good racer and only won 2 of her races at the lowest D level. Yolo is a tiny girl that raced at just 57lbs. She turned 3 on June 26th. Her sire is GS Taylor and her dam is GS Casey. Yolo passed her cat and small dog tests at the track so should be able to live with either. More as we get to know her. 

Added: October 21, 2020

 

Raiders Cinnamon
Racing Name:
Raiders Cinnamon
Pet/Kennel Name:
Cinnamon
Age:
6
Color/Gender:
Red Female
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Testing
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Doby Salisbury, NC
Adoption Status: Available For Adoption

Cinnamon just arrived from the Roban Farm in FL. She is a littermate to Precious Gift that arrived at the same time. Cinnamon raced 76 races at Orange Park, Flagler and Naples Ft Myers in Florida. She retired from Naples on April 22nd 2017. She wasn't a very good racer, racing most of her career at the lower D Level. Some of her littermates were superstars at the track, so when Cinnamon retired from racing, she went back to the farm to be a mom. They didn't end up actually breeding her due to racing ending in Florida at the end of this year. So she has just been living at the farm for a few years and is being sent to us to find an adoptive home now. Cinnamon raced at 68lbs and turned 6 on March 3. Her sire is the famous Flying Coal City and her dam is Raiders Chia. More as we get to know her. 

Added: October 6, 2020

 

Precious Gift
Racing Name:
Precious Gift
Pet/Kennel Name:
Gift
Age:
6
Color/Gender:
Red Female
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Testing
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Doby Salisbury, NC
Adoption Status: Available For Adoption

Gift just arrived from the Roban farm in Florida with her littermate Cinnamon. She went back to the farm to be a mom after her racing career was over. She had one litter of 4 pups in October of 2018 that has just started their race career at the Wheeling Track in WV. Gift raced 50 races, starting her career at Orange Park, then Sarasota, Ebro, back to Sarasota and finally Sanford Orlando. Her last race was May 5th of 2017. She wasn't a very good racer, but some of her litter were superstars, including one brother who is now a stud dog. So Gift ended up being chosen to carry on the bloodline too. Her sire is the famous Flying Coal City and her dam is Raiders Chia. Gift raced at 64lbs and turned 6 on March 3rd. More as we get to know her. 

Added: October 6, 2020

 

Financial Guru
Racing Name:
Financial Guru
Pet/Kennel Name:
Guru
Age:
3
Color/Gender:
Black Male
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Crago, Spartanburg SC
Adoption Status: In Process to the Phillips Family of Lexington SC

Guru just arrived from Lester Raines Kennel at Orange Park Race Track in Jacksonville Florida. He raced 64 races mainly at the Sanford Orlando Race track where he ran in Bolton Kennel. When that track closed, he was moved to Jacksonville. He was a good racer racing at the top A level in Orlando. He jammed his ankle in his last race so they decided to retire him even though it could easily heal up with a couple of months break from racing. There are only about 10 weeks of racing left in Florida so they decided to just retire him. His ankle is already doing really well. He just shouldn't run around for another month or so to make sure it is totally healed. Guru is pretty friendly but can be slightly timid at first in new situations. He was a bit nervous when confronted by a friendly cat and tried to hide in the curtains. Was a little hesitant to approach the small dog too but did eventually get brave enough to sniff. Guru is a mid sized guy that raced at 75lbs. He just turned 3 on August 6th. His sire is the famous KC and All and his dam is Sav Anna. He looks like he was the only pup in his litter and he was born at Plum Creek farm. More as we get to know him 

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Added: October 6, 2020

 

KB's Devil Kat
Racing Name:
KB's Devil Kat
Pet/Kennel Name:
Kat
Age:
1.5
Color/Gender:
Red Female
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Doby Charlotte NC
Adoption Status: Available For Adoption

Kat came in from the Brindle Kennel at the Palm Beach Race Track. Her racing owner is one of our group's volunteers and she asked us to help her place Kat. Her owner recently broke her back and can't bring in a new dog into her home right now. Kat was not a good racer. Out of her 66 races she only won one race and came in 2nd in one. Kat raced at 66lbs and is very young. She won't turn 2 until November 15th. Kat is a really timid shy girl that is very overwhelmed by being in a home for the first time and being away from her littermates and trainer at the track. She is going to take a bit to warm up to a new environment and people she doesn't know. Her new family will need to be patient with her as she warms up. She needs a quiet home and they should expect her to take a few weeks to warm up to them if not longer. Her foster dad thinks she would do best with experienced greyhound owners that have worked with shy dogs before. Kat passed her small dog tests and did fine with the kids she met, but if placed with children she would need to be around calm, quiet, kids only because noisy toys and running and yelling would definitely scare her. More as we get to know her. 

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Added: September 15, 2020

 

Blade
Racing Name:
Blade
Pet/Kennel Name:
Blade
Age:
1.5
Color/Gender:
Black Female
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Thompson, Hendersonville NC
Adoption Status: in Process

Blade came in from the Roban Farm in Florida. She never went to the race track and never raced. Her owner said she would rather play with the other dogs than chase the lure. She weighed in at 62lbs when she arrived. Blade passed her cat and small dog tests without much interest in either. She is friendly and happy after she warms up, but she can be very timid at first. Her first trip off the farm where she was born was very stressful and overwhelming for her. She has warmed up to her foster family after a few days and has shown her playful silly side. She loves to run in the yard, but only for a short while and then she spends most of the day sleeping. Blade won't be 2 until November 1st. She has not had an accident, not chewed anything, no counter surfing, and has been quiet in the crate. She does not like staircases but has done OK on just 4 steps going down to a potty area. Blade never got an official racing name, but was tattooed at 3 months old. Her tattoos are 118B 73078. Her sire is Pat C Clement and her dam is Lily Langtry. Blade was vetted at Oasis Animal Hospital in Mauldin. Blade was in a home with an elderly lady for a couple of months and was mostly good but pawed at her for attention and when she was playful. That was hard on her owners very fragile skin so she has made the decision to re-home her. 

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Added: August 10, 2020

 

BGR Tad Lucas
Racing Name:
BGR Tad Lucas
Pet/Kennel Name:
Tad
Age:
4
Color/Gender:
Red Fawn Female
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Looking for Foster placement
Adoption Status: In Process to the Mason Family of Belville NC

Special Needs! Tad came in from the Blanchard Kennels at Orange Park Race Track in Jacksonville FL. She didn't actually race there though. She actually raced at Blanchard Kennels at Wheeling Downs in WV first then was moved to their kennel at Tri-State in WV. Tad raced 103 races and did get up to the top AA level at Tr-State so was a good racer. She just turned 4 on May 25th and raced at 61lbs. Her sire is NMS Sweet Thing and her dam is Boc's Posh Spice. Tad was a little shy and overwhelmed when she arrived but does warm up pretty fast and loves her people deeply. She has loved all the kids she has met. She passed her cat test with just some sniffing and would back away from the cat when it approached and rubbed on her. She lived in a home with a cat and was afraid of it.  Tad came in with a note attached to her paperwork from her trainer: "Tad is very special, she's a little strange but awesome". Tad is special needs because she has pretty severe separation anxiety. She needs to be crated when left to keep her from being destructive and going potty in the house, but she is very loud in the crate and hates it. Since she is loud in the crate she definitely couldn't live in a townhouse or apartment. She needs to have blankets as padding in her crate rather than a dog bed because she likes to unstuff dog beds when left alone. Although she passed her small dog test, she can be bossy with other dogs small and large so may do better as an only dog. Having another dog in the home to hang out with when left doesn't seem to help her separation anxiety. Tad has been returned a couple of times now due to her separation anxiety. She is looking for a quiet home that has people home most of the time that can spend time working with her and help her get over her separation anxiety. She can have tummy issues but since retirement has been on a lamb based food. She has also been able to eat fish treats, beef, pasta, and milkbones. She was fed a mostly beef diet at the track. Tad has been living in a home without a fenced yard and does potty well on leash. She loves to run and play at the dog park so would do great in a home with a fenced yard too. She loves to go for car rides and will jump right in the car on her own. 

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Added: June 25, 2020

 

My Wishbone
Racing Name:
My Wishbone
Pet/Kennel Name:
Bones
Age:
3
Color/Gender:
Dark Brindle Male
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
No
Fostered by (location):
Frymire, Greenville SC
Adoption Status: In Process to the Lee family of N. Myrtle Beach SC

Special Needs Heart Problems! Bones came in from the Daytona Beach Track Closing. He raced at the Waverider Kennel there. He raced 94 races there, and did race a couple at Orange Park early on too. He wasn't real good and only won a few at the lower levels of racing. He just turned 3 on Feb 1st and raced at 73lbs. His sire is the famous Barcelona Boss and his dam is B's Elite Wendy. Bones passed his initial cat test with some sniffing and then lost interest but was too interested in cats when meeting them later so at this point he probably would do better in a home with no cats. He is a friendly guy that has a wonderful personality. Bones seems smart and picks up things fast. When he came in he excitedly pulled on leash checking everything out. After just a little coaching he started walking nicely on leash. Although Bones was used to being around and handled by the 5 kids of his trainer at the track, he did not like the kids in his first home so is back looking for a home with no kids. When Bones arrived our vets noticed that he had a significant heart murmur, enlarged heart and an irregular heart beat. He has been seen by a specialist at Upstate Specialists and does have what looks like genetic heart problems that are likely to continue to get worse and shorten his life. It is amazing that he was able to race and that his heart held up to that strenuous activity. We are starting him on a medication that will slow his progression into Congestive Heart Failure. Once he gets into Congestive heart failure he will have 8 to 10 months. We do not know how long he will have with the medication. Bones is just the sweetest guy and loves adults. He is still goofy, playful and fun and everyone that has met him has fallen in love with him. Our vet suggested limiting playtime to 10 minutes and no lure chasing or really strenuous play. Bones is a special guy that deserves a very special home for whatever time he has left.  NOTE!  Because of his status as Special Needs, interested adopters do not have to be on the waiting list and his adoption fee is reduced to help his new family.

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Added: March 30, 2020

 


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