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!

Ray Lewis
Racing Name:
Ray Lewis
Pet/Kennel Name:
Smokey
Age:
2.5
Color/Gender:
Dark Fawn Male
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Norman, Augusta GA Area
Adoption Status: Pending to Kondek family

Smokey just arrived from the Orange Park Race Track in Jacksonville. He raced 65 races there and was pretty good getting up to A level. His last race was November 22nd and he pulled up during the race and stopped so may have had a minor injury that would be long healed by now. He will be checked over by our vets. Smokey will turn 3 on July 28th and is a big guy that raced at 83lbs. He is a dark tan with black tips on his hair that makes him look even darker and a dark face. His sire is the famous KC and All and his dam is Sol Lacy. Smokey has done great in his foster home with their small dog and their other greyhounds. He is walking on leash pretty well. 

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Added: February 17, 2018

 

Pocono Shades
Racing Name:
Pocono Shades
Pet/Kennel Name:
Shades
Age:
3
Color/Gender:
White and Brindle Female
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Testing
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Lundberg, Augusta GA Area
Adoption Status: Just Arrived

Shades just arrived from the Orange Park Race Track in Jacksonville FL. She has 99 races listed and also raced at Wheeling Downs in WV. She was a very good racer that got up to A level at Wheeling, which is quite the accomplishment, since it is a fast track. Her last race was Nov 9th and she finished out of the picture so must have had an injury of some kind that should be long healed by now. When you see Shades you understand where her name came from. She has brindle spots over each eye that look a lot like sunglasses and she is mostly white otherwise. Her sire is Super Lee and her dam is Briecat. Shades will turn 4 on May 28th and raced at 62lbs. More as we get to know her. 

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Added: February 17, 2018

 

Karl Malden
Racing Name:
Karl Malden
Pet/Kennel Name:
Karl
Age:
1.5
Color/Gender:
Fawn Male
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Testing
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Erskine, Simpsonville SC
Adoption Status: Just Arrived -In Process to the Grover family of Aiken SC

Karl just arrived from Daytona Beach Race Track in Florida. He is a large fawn male with cute floppy ears that weighs 80lbs. He only had 2 schooling races that we could find and he finished so far back that he wasn't even in the picture in the first one and was 10.5 lengths behind in the second one. So he was retired really young without an official race. He won't even turn 2 until July 27th. His sire is the famous Greys Statesmen and his dam is U Too Serena. Karl is friendly and outgoing. Very sweet. More as we get to know him.

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Added: February 17, 2018

 

Superior Catalpa
Racing Name:
Superior Catalpa
Pet/Kennel Name:
Catalpa
Age:
2.5
Color/Gender:
Red Fawn Female
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Testing
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Cole, Columbia SC
Adoption Status: Just Arrived

Catalpa's litter were all named for types of trees with the Superior prefix. She is coming from the Melbourne Race track and also raced some of her 56 races at Derby Lane, Sanford Orlando and Mardi Gras tracks in Florida. She only won 4 races so was moved around in hopes her owners could find a track that she would be competitive at, but that wasn't to be the case. In her last race she wasn't paying attention and missed the break out of the box. She still managed to come in 6th, but they decided to retire her. Catalpa is a 62lb red female that is young and won't turn 3 until June 27th. Her sire is Shonn and her dam is Superior Tingler. Catalpa is a very friendly girl that was hard to get pictures of because she would run right over for an extreme closeup as soon as she saw anyone come in. She really likes people and seems like a very happy outgoing girl. 

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Added: February 16, 2018

 

I'm Not Shy
Racing Name:
I'm Not Shy
Pet/Kennel Name:
Shy
Age:
1.5
Color/Gender:
Fawn Brindle Female
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Testing
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Johnson, Greenville SC
Adoption Status: Just Arrived In Process to Stowe Family of Simpsonville

Shy is coming in from the Mardi Gras Race Track in Florida. She only had a few schooling races there and finished so far back she was out of the picture in one and just stopped in the front stretch in her last schooling race. Since she was clearly not interested in racing, she was retired young at only a year and a half old. Shy will turn 2 on July 17th. She is a 64lb light fawn brindle girl. Her sire is the famous SH Avatar and her dam is Jet Force. When Shy arrived she was actually pretty shy and overwhelmed. More as we get to know her. 

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Added: February 16, 2018

 

Black House
Racing Name:
Black House
Pet/Kennel Name:
House
Age:
2.5
Color/Gender:
Black Male
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Testing
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Henrick, Columbia SC
Adoption Status: Just Arrived

Black House is a large 79lb black male that is coming in from the Mardi Gras Race Track in Florida. He only raced 26 races and also raced at the Dubuque Track. He only won 2 races in his career so was retired young. He won't turn 3 until August 24th. He is a very calm, laid back guy that is very sweet from what his trainer told us. House's sire is the famous SH Avatar and his dam is Lookn Even Finer. House was pretty overwhelmed and shy when he arrived. Hopefully he will warm up fast but it seems like he is a sensitive guy that likes his routine and misses the kennel and the people he knew. 

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Added: February 16, 2018

 

NB's Amazing
Racing Name:
NB's Amazing
Pet/Kennel Name:
Amy
Age:
Almost 2
Color/Gender:
Brindle Female
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Kaage (Augusta GA)
Adoption Status: Available For Adoption

Amy is a young girl that only had 4 schooling races and never an official race. She started out her schooling at Palm Beach and then was moved to Sanford Orlando for one more attempt before she was retired and sent to us. She is a small girl at just 56lbs. She will turn 2 on February 27th. Her sire is Fuzzy's Cannon and her dam is Amazing Run. She was too excited about the cat when she met it, so needs a home with no kitties but she did great with the small dogs she met so should be able to live with them. Amy also likes kids. This is a fun, happy girl that is very friendly. She does need work on her leash skills since she didn't get much experience with that during her very short racing career. She loves squirrels a little too much on walks and has trouble walking calmly if they are around. Since Amy is so young she does still have some playful puppy energy. This little girl is completely a fresh slate that will be a lot of fun for her future family to work with and mold into the perfect dog.

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Added: January 21, 2018

 

Heather Dunbar
Racing Name:
Heather Dunbar
Pet/Kennel Name:
Heather
Age:
3
Color/Gender:
Dark Brindle Female
Cat Tolerance:
Trainable
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Older Children Only
Fostered by (location):
Wilkie, Anderson SC
Adoption Status: Available for Adoption

Heather had her last official race at the Sanford Orlando Track on June 17th. She also raced at Derby Lane and had a total of 52 races listed. Heather is a dark brindle girl that raced at 71lbs and turned 3 on October 29th. Her entire litter was named for the characters on the Netflix series House Of Cards. We have already placed her littermate Frank Underwood and her sister Skorsky. Her sire is KC and All and her dam is D's Honey Badger. Heather was a pretty good racer getting up to B level in June. She got a sore hip though so was pulled out of racing for a few months to give it time to heal. After her long break her trainers gradually got her back into shape for racing, but when she chased the lure again her hip got sore again. So now she has been retired for good. Her hip is fine for normal pet activities and she runs and plays without a limp now. Heather is a friendly girl that likes people. She sticks very close to her foster mom from the time she got to her house. She has paid no attention to the small dog in her foster home so should be OK to live with them. She was very interested in the first cat she met, but after the cat slapped her once, she wouldn't get near it again. She should be trainable with supervision with a confident cat. Heather likes kids a lot and goes right up to them and gives kisses. Even though she loves kids we think she should be placed in a home without small kids and their toys. We were told that she loves toys and will steal them and doesn't like to give them back, so we think she probably shouldn't go to a home that may have kids toys laying around. So far we have seen no sign of any possessive behavior of any kind though, she didn't even growl over a bone she was chewing on. Heather was perfectly behaved at the vet and has settled in to her foster home too. Really sweet girl!

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Added: January 5, 2018

 

P's Hitch Winner
Racing Name:
P's Hitch Winner
Pet/Kennel Name:
Hitch
Age:
2
Color/Gender:
Black Male
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Owens, Greenwood SC
Adoption Status: Just arrived On Vet Hold

Hitch is a handsome black guy that just arrived from the Daytona Beach Race Track. Hitch has a severe auto immune caused dry eye condition where the tear ducts suddenly stopped producing any tears at all. Our vet started him on lubricating eye drops that are given several times a day. Unfortunately the medication wasn't enough and he developed ulcers on one eye and had to have emergency surgery to save the eye. When he went in for a recheck on the eye that had surgery, ulcers were found on the other eye so he just had to have another emergency surgery on the other eye. Each surgery he has had has been around $2500. He may have to have a 3rd expensive surgery with a specialist to reroute some saliva glands into his eyes. That surgery only has a 50 percent success rate though so he still may end up blind in spite of all our work to save his eyes. Hitch's eyes were OK when he began racing and his last race was August 8th. He has been waiting for a group to take him since then. He started on antibiotic treatment, lubricating drops and eye flushes while he was at the track. He raced 30 races and only managed to win one of his races. He is a smaller guy that raced at 66lbs. Hitch turns 3 on April 23rd. His sire is P's Gibbs and is dam is Kiowa Super Cin. He has been quiet in his crate, and seems to be very comfortable there, because he can just relax with his eyes closed. His eyes do cause him a lot of pain and he paws at them a lot so after his surgeries he has had to wear a cone to protect them. Hitch is an exceptionally sweet guy that has a wonderful personality in spite of all the trouble he is having with his eyes and the pain he has been in. He lets us put drops in his eyes and seems to know that we are trying to help him. He has been very cooperative with the vets and staff during his surgeries. He is a very calm guy and doesn't play or run around much. He did start playing with a toy when the vet deadened his eyes for his first checkup so we think he may be more playful when he is not in pain. Hitch passed his cat and small dog tests easily so should be able to live with either. We are doing everything we can to save this sweet boy's eyes. If you would like to help with Hitch's medical expenses please go to our donation page.

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Added: December 30, 2017

 

Flying TigerLady
Racing Name:
Flying TigerLady
Pet/Kennel Name:
Tiger Lady
Age:
4.5
Color/Gender:
Black Female
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Doby in Salisbury, NC
Adoption Status: Available for Adoption

Tiger Lady is a retired brood mom that had a litter of 7 puppies in 2015 that are already racing and another litter after that that is still on the farm. She is retired from being a mom now and looking for a couch. She raced at Southland, Flagler, and Naples Ft Myers but never was really good. She just quit racing in her last race in April of 2015. She raced at 72lbs so is pretty big for a female. She turned 4 on April 16th. Her sire is Tiger Boy a famous dog that one of our volunteers owns. She is fostered by her dad's owner. Her mom is BA My Charity. Tiger Lady is a calm, laid back girl. She can be a little timid at first with strangers and seems to prefer women over men at first. She does warm up and gets very excited to see her foster dad though. She seems to like the kids she has met but because she can be a bit timid probably wouldn't do well with very loud wild little kids or a lot of kids. Lady passed her small dog test but has not been tested with cats yet.

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Added: November 19, 2017

 

Paulie Walnuts
Racing Name:
Paulie Walnuts
Pet/Kennel Name:
Paulie
Age:
2.5
Color/Gender:
Black Male
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
McManis Easley SC
Adoption Status: Available For Adoption

Paulie Walnuts initially came in from the Palm Beach Race Track. He just didn't do well in his race training so never actually had an official race. He is a young guy that won't turn 3 until April 2nd. He doesn't have an official racing weight but is a pretty small boy so we would guess him to be about 65lbs. His sire is the very famous Trent Lee and his dam is BM Murphy. Paulie was excellent on leash, quiet in his kennel and seemed very calm for a pup when he first came in at a year and a half old. He has been in an adoptive home for over a year now. Paulie's family had a baby and don't have time for Paulie anymore, so are sending him back to be rehomed. He passed his cat test and his small dog test easily. He sniffed both but never got excited or acted like he even thought about chasing them. Paulie potties on leash so may be OK for a home without a fenced yard. Very very sweet guy! This is a precious little boy with the sweetest most gentle eyes and personality to match. He is already home acclimated and adjusted to home life too!

His Pedigree

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Added: December 3, 2016

 


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