Hounds

Retired racing greyhounds available for adoption through Greyhound Crossroads in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia. New greyhounds arrive about every two weeks. If you don't see what you are looking for please fill out an adoption application and we can often find what you need. Satellite foster areas include Greenville SC, Charlotte NC, Columbia SC, Greenwood SC, and Augusta GA.

IMPORTANT! As of January 1st 2018 our requested minimum contribution for a dog went up to $325 due to increasing vet fees!

Atascocita Lipp
Racing Name:
Atascocita Lipp
Pet/Kennel Name:
Lipp
Age:
3.5
Color/Gender:
White Male
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
No
Fostered by (location):
Henrick, Columbia SC
Adoption Status: Available For Adoption

Lipp just arrived from Bolton Kennel at the Sanford Orlando Race track. He is an all white male with only some tiny speckles on his ears and no actual spots. He raced 148 races. He was a pretty good racer and got up to the top A level briefly a couple of times. He was mainly competitive at the lower levels. Lipp raced at 73lbs. His sire is Hi Noon Hero and his dam is Atascocita Dory. LIpp passed his cat test without much more than an ear prick in the cat's direction so should be OK to live with cats. He is also good with small dogs. He loves having other dogs around and they seem to help his confidence so we would love to find a home for him with another dog. He can be timid at first and is a very sensitive guy that startles easily and tends to overreact to things that startle him. A child threw a toy for another dog and it scared him. Lipp wouldn't come out of is crate if any of the kids were around for a couple of days after that. His foster dad came home late and night and surprised him. Lipp didn't want him to come near him for a couple days. Lipp loves his foster mom and likes to stay close to her though. He is gradually warming back up to the kids and cautiously is coming back up to them for petting so he does warm back up with time. He had a little set back when one of the kids ran up close to him and he got scared again. Because he is so sensitive we think he would do best in a quiet, adult only home that doesn't have fast moving or loud kids. Lipp seems like he would be a good watch dog because he will bark an alarm. Lipp can be a bit whiney in his crate so wouldn't be a good dog for an apartment or townhouse. Lip is a sweet, sensitive guy that was friendly at the racing kennel where he was comfortable. He is just stressed by all the changes in his life and doesn't handle change well so will need a family that will patiently give him time to warm up.

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Added: August 13, 2018

 

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

 

DB's Gardenia
Racing Name:
DB's Gardenia
Pet/Kennel Name:
Gardenia
Age:
7
Color/Gender:
Brindle Female
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Will be McGraw, Columbia SC
Adoption Status: In Process to the Cairns Family of Elgin SC

Gardenia arrived with her sister Blast. She retired from the Wheeling Race Track back in January of 2015 after she was run into by another dog in a race and broke her hock. She went back to the farm for rehab and she has just been hanging out there as a pet for the last 3 years. Gardenia also raced at Tri State in WV. She has 57 races listed and got up to the top AA level at Tri State. She also ran in one stakes race so she was a good racer that would have had a much longer career if she hadn't had the injury. She is a cute brindle girl that has a pure white face and white on her legs and throughout her brindle fur giving her the prettiest look. She won't turn 8 until December 13th so has gone prematurely white. She is starting to look more like a blue brindle with all the gray. She raced at 60lbs. Gardenia's sire is BD's Grayson and her dam is AMF Bone Bruise. Gardenia passed the cat test with just some curious sniffing at first, when the cat slapped toward her she jumped back and didn't want to get close to the cat again. The cat didn't actually even slap her. She has been fine with the small dog in her foster home too. She was a little nervous around small kids and chose not to interact with them most of the time. Gardenia is pretty friendly but is a little less confident at first than her vivacious sister Blast and seems to be a little more cautious of trying new things like steps at first. She has not tried to hug anyone so far like her sister does. She seems pretty laid back, well behaved and good on leash. Her leg has been healed for 3 years now and she is fine to run and play on it and it doesn't slow her down. 

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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

 

Witty Inthe City
Racing Name:
Witty Inthe City
Pet/Kennel Name:
Witty
Age:
9
Color/Gender:
Black Female
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Testing
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Doby, Salisbury NC
Adoption Status: Available for Adoption

Special Senior! Witty is a girl that was originally placed by another group up North NGAP. Her owner moved to NC and was only able to keep two of her dogs where she moved and had to re-home Witty. She said that Witty is a goofy, playful girl. Witty retired from the Daytona Beach Race Track in January of 2012. She raced 55 races there and only won 2 of those. She did place some even if she didn't win, so was able to keep racing for a little while. She is a black female that is starting to get white in circles around her eyes giving her a very cute goggle look. Witty raced at 65lbs and turned 9 on April 16th. Since she is an older girl she qualifies for our reduced adoption donation of $250. Her sire is Tempo Petrocelli and her dam is LookButDontTouch. She is already spayed, but she will get a fresh dental, blood work, heart worm test and anything else she needs before she is adopted. Witty injured her tail at some point previously and had to have it removed so she has a cute little nub now. More as we get to know her. 

Added: August 4, 2018

 

Kandy Blue
Racing Name:
Kandy Blue
Pet/Kennel Name:
Kandy
Age:
3
Color/Gender:
Dark Brindle Female
Cat Tolerance:
Trainable
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Augusta GA Area
Adoption Status: In Process

Kandy just arrived from the Bolton Kennel at the Sanford Orlando Race Track. She raced 85 races at the Orlando track and won at the top A level, so was one of the best racers at that track. Kandy is a 66lb dark brindle female. She turned 3 on February 18th. Her sire is Flying Coal City and her dam is Kandy Bale. She is a friendly happy girl that does a greyhound grin when she is happy. Very cute girl. Kandy was only a little interested in the cat when she first met it and quickly lost interest so we think she would be trainable with some supervision. She was fine with the small dog she met and seemed to like kids. 

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Added: July 29, 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

 

Hey Levi
Racing Name:
Hey Levi
Pet/Kennel Name:
Levi
Age:
3
Color/Gender:
Red Male
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Hamilton, Augusta GA Area
Adoption Status: In Process to the White family of Aiken SC

Levi came in from the Ebro Race Track. He also raced at Sarasota, Sanford Orlando, Flagler and Naples Ft Myers. Levi wasn't a very good racer and was moved from track to track in hopes he would find a track that he could be competitive at. He ended up winning only 4 of his 48 races so eventually was retired. Levi raced at 73lbs and his sire is P's Gibbs and dam is Gable Charolais. He turned 3 on March 7th. Levi likes kids and has been great with the ones he has been around. Levi passed his small dog test easily so could live with them but has had mixed results with cats. We think he should not live with cats. Levi is a friendly guy that loves being with his people. He follows his foster parents around and loved going to the Farmers Market last weekend and getting attention from all the people there.

Added: July 9, 2018

 

PJ Bad Boy
Racing Name:
PJ Bad Boy
Pet/Kennel Name:
Moses
Age:
3.5
Color/Gender:
Red Male
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Garrett, Columbia SC Area
Adoption Status: Available for Adoption

Moses just arrived from the Sanford Orlando Race Track. He also raced at Mardi Gras and Palm Beach. He is a smaller male that raced at just 68lbs. Moses had a pretty long career of 108 races. That is relative though, each race takes around 30 seconds, so just 54 minutes of actual racing total over the last 2 years. He started out at the better tracks in July of 2016, and then was moved to a lower end track where he would be more competitive and retired on June 22nd 2018. He did get up to the top A level at that track though. His sire is the famous DJays Octane and his dam is Ucme Mini Me. His sister Alice is also available for adoption. Moses will turn 4 on October 5th. Moses is a friendly, happy guy. He passed his initial cat test but was too interested in the cat in his adoptive home be able to live with cats so he is now looking for a home with no cats. 

Added: July 9, 2018

 

Hooyah
Racing Name:
Hooyah
Pet/Kennel Name:
Hooyah/Butler
Age:
3
Color/Gender:
Brindle Male
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Doby, Salisbury NC
Adoption Status: On Vet Hold

Hooyah is an extra large, red brindle, male that came in from the Melbourne Race Track in FL. He also raced at Mardi Gras. Hooyah only raced 11 races, winning only one of those and usually finishing toward the back of the pack. He was retired young when he was just 2 years old. He has been in an adoptive home since June of 2017 and they have been calling him Butler. Hooyah celebrated his 3rd birthday on March 19th. He raced at a whopping 85lbs. His sire is the famous Djays Octane and his dam is Killer Roma. Hooyah a calm, well behaved guy. He wanted to snuggle on the car trip and stood with his head on the driver's shoulder a lot of the trip. While he was at the vet one of the clinic cats befriended him and curled up with him while he was coming out of his anesthesia. He seems fine with cats and small dogs too. Hooyah is friendly with people but can be timid in new situations. He is very afraid of walking on shiny floors and just freezes. Most greyhounds do this and relax with time and eventually do OK on shiny floors, but that hasn't been the case with Hooyah. Even after living in a house with shiny floors, he can't seem to get brave enough to do them. He is going to need a home with carpet or strategically placed area rugs so he doesn't have to walk on shiny floors. Hooyah is not very good on stairs either so would do better in a one story house. He can do a few stairs to get outside to go potty just fine but long flights of stairs are just too scary for him. Hooyah has an interesting brindle coat. He has very little striping and is mostly red on one side with more striping and more brindle on the other. Be sure to click on his other pictures to see the difference. It almost looks like you are looking at a completely different dog from one side to the other. Hooyah loved the kids in his first foster home. He is very good about doing his business outside on leash so doesn't require a fenced yard. Hooyah is being returned due to some neck pain he has been having. His owners have been taking him to the vet but the vet has been unable to figure out the cause of the neck pain. He has been responding well to pain medication but that doesn't fix the problem. For now he needs some chiropractic to see if that helps and possibly a more expensive MRI if the chiropractic doesn't relieve the pain. He will be on vet hold until we are able to get to the bottom of what is causing his pain.

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Added: March 20, 2017

 

Charlie Sheen
Racing Name:
Charlie Sheen
Pet/Kennel Name:
Charlie
Age:
6
Color/Gender:
Black Male
Cat Tolerance:
Trainable
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Sanders, Greeneville TN
Adoption Status: Available for Adoption

Charlie Sheen fans, here is your chance to cuddle with him on your couch! Charlie is a gorgeous, tall, 75lb, black male that will turn 7 on December 27th. He retired from the Naples Ft Myers Track in May of 2016 and has been in an adoptive home since August of 2016. He also raced at Palm Beach, Flagler and Mardi Gras tracks. Charlie Sheen was a very good racer and was the 2014 Celebrity Champion at Naples Ft Myers, he was also the 2014 Palm Beach He's My Man Finalist and the 2013 Palm Beach Dick Andrews Futurity finalist. He raced 170 races. Charlie's sire is Yahoo Omar and his dam is Flying Lakeside. This guy was a champion. Charlie has a beautiful glossy coat and is very handsome. He has ears that both go straight up when he is excited. Charlie is having to be re-homed because his dad is having to do a lot of traveling and he is having to be boarded a lot. HIs dad loves him a lot and wants a more stable home for him. He says Charlie has been the best dog he has ever had. He never had one accident in his home and was only crated for the first week or two. He is not destructive and doesn't get into anything when he is left home alone. The worst thing he has ever done is to tear up a napkin or two. He is good with other dogs and trainable with cats. He hasn't been around kids much in his home but always is happy to see them on outings. Charlie is currently still staying with is owner in Tennessee. He will be moved to one of our vets for a fresh dental and a checkup when there is interest in him, so it is not necessary to drive to Tennessee to meet him.

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Added: August 16, 2016

 


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