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!

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: Available For Adoption

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

 

AMF Sweet Pete
Racing Name:
AMF Sweet Pete
Pet/Kennel Name:
Sweet Pete
Age:
4
Color/Gender:
Dark Brindle Male
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Older Children Only
Fostered by (location):
Augusta GA Area
Adoption Status: In Process to the Collins Family of Chatham VA

Sweet Pete just arrived from the Birmingham AL Race Course Track adoption kennel. He never actually raced there, but was one that was sent there because they transport a lot of retired dogs to other adoption groups across the country, including ours. He raced 126 races all at the Palm Beach Race Track in Florida. He was a pretty good racer racing a lot of his career at the top A level and even winning A level races. Sweet Pete is a stunning 76lb dark brindle guy that is a rich mahogany red with black stripes. He has the most beautiful shiny coat. Just stunning! Sweet Pete turned 4 on December 8th. He is a strong guy that needs some reminders on walking nicely on leash because he gets excited and wants to see everything at once. He is very friendly and has loved all the people he has met. Sweet Pete just couldn't resist chasing the cat, so he needs a home with no kitties. He was better with the little dog he met and just sniffed him politely but was initially interested in him at a distance before he knew what he was. He just needs a careful intro to small dogs that might look like bunnies or squirrels. Sweet Pete's sire is the famous Gable Sour Cream and his dam is AMF Blazing Sun. Pete is being fostered with a 6 year old child and really seems to enjoy being around her. We listed him as "older kids only" because he could knock over a toddler accidentally when he was being bouncy, happy and silly. Pete is more energetic and fun than the typical couch potato greyhound. He would be the perfect choice for a family that likes to go for walks or hikes. Sweet Pete will enjoy a more active lifestyle than most. Pete does complain about being in his kennel, so would not be a good choice for apartment or townhouse living. 

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Added: March 22, 2018

 

PJ Speed Zone
Racing Name:
PJ Speed Zone
Pet/Kennel Name:
Icon
Age:
5
Color/Gender:
Black Male
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Doby in Salisbury, NC
Adoption Status: On Vet Hold for Broken leg

Icon is a gentle 86 lb giant that just came in from the Birmingham Race Track Adoption Kennel. He never actually raced there but was just sent to their adoption kennel to place with one of the adoption groups they work with. Icon was one of the best racers, getting up to the very top AA level, at the best track in the country- Southland in Arkansas. He also raced at another top track, Wheeling in WV, then Mardi Gras, Dubuque and finally Sarasota. He raced 153 races. Icon broke his leg on January 6th of 2018. He was casted for 6 weeks and put into a soft splint for 2 after that at the track. His splint has been removed now but he still isn't using his leg much, so we will have our vets check it to see how it is healing. If it requires any farther treatment we will have that done before he is released for adoption. Icon is huge. He raced at 86lbs. He is very tall and his back comes up to our hip, probably around 31 or 32 inches at the shoulder. Icon has a gorgeous shiny black coat. He is friendly and happy. Icon travels really well and is silent in his crate so may be a good choice to live in an apartment or townhouse. He loves to put his head in your lap for petting and seems pretty calm indoors. Icon can be playful and bouncy outside. He may have some activity restriction depending on what our vets find when they X-ray his leg, but for now he just runs around happily on 3 legs and holds up his injured leg without any problem. It doesn't slow him down much. His leg may always bother him some, so Icon may not enjoy long hikes. He loves to go for shorter walks though and can support his weight and uses his leg when walking. He is a great guy and his foster home just loves his personality. He is a really good guy that seems to want to please and just wants love. He passed his cat and small dog tests easily with no desire to chase either. He seems to like other dogs and everyone he meets. Icon's sire is the very famous DJays Octane and his dam is Silver Idol. He just turned 5 on April 1st.

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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

 

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

Black House is a gorgeous, large, 79lb, black male that came 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 but very shy. House warmed up to his foster family after a few weeks, but gets very overwhelmed and scared in new places and can be very shy with new people. Nothing bad ever happened to him, he just has a shy, timid personality. He is more of a homebody that usually prefers his familiar environment. He does jump right in the SUV and likes to go for drives though and actually seemed to enjoy the attention of people at a recent PetSmart meet and greet. So he may eventually do better in new situations with more exposure. House does walk pretty well on harness and leash. He is doing great with the children in his foster home and the other dog. With most shy dogs, a house full of loud children may be overwhelming, so if we place him with kids it would be best if it they were quieter kids. House showed no interest in chasing cats when he met them and was more interested in getting into the safety of a familiar crate at the scary vet office. He is normally really well behaved and corrects easily if he does anything wrong. Once he warms up to you he is a happy waggy guy that is very loving. House seems like he will make a wonderful pet. He is just a very sensitive guy that will need time to warm up to new situations and a new family. He generally likes his crate and looks on it as his safe place but can make some noise in it, so probably wouldn't be the best apartment dog. House's sire is the famous SH Avatar and his dam is Lookn Even Finer.

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Added: February 16, 2018

 

Atascocita Brody
Racing Name:
Atascocita Brody
Pet/Kennel Name:
Brody
Age:
2.5
Color/Gender:
Red Male
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Osborne, Columbia Sc
Adoption Status: Available For Adoption

Brody just arrived from the Palm Beach Race Track. He also raced at Naples Ft Myers in Florida and Valley Race Track in Texas. He was moved around hoping to find a track where he would be competitive but he kept coming in near the back of the pack. Brody raced 39 races and only won 1 of those so was finally retired. He is still young and won't turn 3 until June 6th. His sire is the famous Lonesome Cry and his dam is Atascocita Avery. He is a very outgoing, happy, boy with a tail that wags happily all the time. Brody seems to love everyone he meets and doesn't seem to be bothered a bit by the sudden change in his life and so many new things and experiences. He does need some work on his leash walking because he is so curious about everything and wants to go check out everything. Brody passed his cat and small dog tests easily. The cat slapped him before he even noticed it and he stayed away from it after that. Brody is seems like a bouncy, higher energy guy that is going to be playful and fun. 

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Added: January 30, 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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