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!! If you have already submitted an application and received confirmation from our volunteers, you WILL be processed in the order of receipt IF we have greyhounds available.If you are already a GC adopter and in our system, please contact one of us or your adoption rep for help.

Dart
Racing Name:
Dart
Pet/Kennel Name:
Dart
Age:
1.5
Color/Gender:
Black Female
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Older Children Only
Fostered by (location):
Ng, Columbia Sc
Adoption Status: In Process to the Plymale family of Augusta GA

Dart just arrived from the Roban farm in Florida where she was being trained to race. She is really young and won't even turn 2 until November 27th. She was never officially registered and never got a registered name. She was tattooed at 3 months of age though Right ear is 118F and left ear is 73158. She went to race training but flunked that because she is exceptionally shy, what we call a spook. Spooks are usually genetically shy, anxious dogs that are afraid of everything new, much like a person with severe social anxiety. Dart has three littermates that are not as shy, that are registered to race Mergen For Prez, RTSS Cherub Rock and RTSS Zamboni Man. We just placed a half sister by the same mom named She'sLikeNoOther and she is a very friendly social girl. Dart's sire is Superior Panama and her dam is PJ Hardnottolike. Dart is exceptionally fearful of everything new. She loves her crate and feels safe there and doesn't want to come out even for potty breaks. Eventually she will slowly come out, but then she will try to bolt away from the person holding the leash. She is being leash walked to potty by her foster mom inside her fenced backyard because she is too fearful to be caught at first. If her foster mom moves fast or steps on a twig she bolts and she tries to stay as far away from her as she can while on leash. Dart is a dog that will warm up with time to her people in her home. She has to have a securely fenced yard because of the danger of her bolting when on leash and getting away. She is going to be a long term project though and isn't going to just become a happy, social dog in a week or two or even a month or two. Dart is never likely to enjoy going outside her home and will always be a homebody. We have placed dogs like her that have taken a year to really warm up and be comfortable around her own family. She will need a quiet home that doesn't have many visitors and one without small loud kids. Visitors and loud kids and their toys and friends would be terrifying to a dog like her. Dart likes other dogs and really would do best in a home with at least one other confident dog to follow around. A buddy usually helps spooky dogs be more comfortable. Dart may never be a social butterfly that will happily greet you at the door but the spooks can be very rewarding when you finally gain their trust. She needs an understanding family that will accept her as she is and not expect her to change. 

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Added: May 18, 2020

 

Slatex Direx
Racing Name:
Slatex Direx
Pet/Kennel Name:
Direx
Age:
5
Color/Gender:
Red Male
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Lesko, Augusta GA Area
Adoption Status: In Process to the Farthing Family of Asheville NC

Direx just arrived from the Birmingham Race Course Adoption Group. He never actually raced in Birmingham and was just sent to them to place from the Southland Race Track in Arkansas. He also raced at Valley Race Track, Mardi Gras, and Dubuque. He raced 128 races and was a very good racer getting up to A level and even racing in Stakes races. Southland is probably the most competitive track in the country so you have to be good to race there and one of the faster dogs in the country to win there. Direx is truly a star. He raced 128 races. He raced at 74lbs so is a mid sized male. He just turned 5 on May 3rd. His sire is the very famous Kiowa Sweet Trey and his dam is Slatex Selene. Direx is very sweet and very outgoing. He wags lot. He passed his cat test with some initial curiosity but as soon as the cat swatted him he backed right up and wanted nothing more to do with it. He learned stairs quickly and seems to be settling in well. Already relaxed and laying on his back with his feet up in the air which is what we call a roach and something that only comfortable relaxed dogs do. 

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Added: May 18, 2020

 

WW Independence
Racing Name:
WW Independence
Pet/Kennel Name:
Indy
Age:
2.5
Color/Gender:
Black Male
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Testing
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Doby, Salisbury NC
Adoption Status: On Vet Hold for a broken leg

Indy came in from the Orange Park Race Track due to a broken leg. He was quite the racers quickly moving up to the top A level and even competing in a few Stakes races. He raced 50 races and raced his last race March 8th at A level. Races were stopped because of Covid 19 but the dogs still had to run unofficial schooling races to maintain their fitness and he injured his leg in one of the practice runs. He had surgery in Jacksonville before we got him. He is having his splint changes and rehab with us. It usually takes 6 to 12 weeks for a break to heal so he should be ready for adoption sometime in June. He is a sweet guy that falls asleep during splint changes. He is a really good boy that is pretty laid back and friendly. Indy will turn 3 on November 3rd. His sire is Lenson Sanchez and his dam is WW's Federation. More as we get to know him.

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Added: May 17, 2020

 

WW Bulworth
Racing Name:
WW Bulworth
Pet/Kennel Name:
Bully
Age:
2.5
Color/Gender:
Red Male
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
No
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Alden, Bluffton SC
Adoption Status: In Process for the Argentieri family of Anderson SC, 5.31.20

Bully just arrived from the Orange Park Race Track in Jacksonville FL. He also raced at Sanford Orlando and Birmingham briefly. Bully got up to the top A level at Birmingham quickly. He was moved to Orange Park and also raced at A level there. He won his last race on March 15th, but was retired when the track shut down due to Covid 19. Bully has been at the track adoption kennel since then and they had him vetted there on 5/6/20. Bully will turn 3 on August 18th. He raced at 68lbs. Bully is a sweet friendly guy that is not a bully at all. He is cuddly, a leaner and a face kisser. He is comfortable in his crate and walks pretty well on leash. He has seen larger and smaller dogs on walks and is only mildly curious about both but his foster home feels he would do better in a home with no small dogs. He passed his cat test at the track and was OK with cats at first, but got more interested as he got more relaxed in his home, so his foster family feels he needs a home with no cats. Bully approaches new people he sees and is very friendly. He is a fast learner and is adapting quickly to home life. He is young but seems pretty laid back for his age and is content to lay around on dog beds. Bully had a racing injury in May of 2019. He didn't race again until September of 2019. He won several races in a row when he came back so was completely healed up. However he may have a little arthritis in his leg from that old injury because he occasionally favors it now. He raced at total of 36 races. Super nice, sweet guy that his foster feels would make a great first greyhound. He has had no accidents in the house and is adapting very well to pet life. 

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Added: May 12, 2020

 

Fly M Beef Taco
Racing Name:
Fly M Beef Taco
Pet/Kennel Name:
Beef Taco
Age:
5
Color/Gender:
Red Male
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Dyer, Gaffney SC
Adoption Status: Available for Adoption

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.   Update!  Taco is available once again for adoption through no fault of his own.  His owners have made the difficult decision to return him to GC in search of his next family match.  We'll update his information as soon as we can. 

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Added: July 13, 2018

 


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