Pending Hounds

A list of all the greyhounds pending adoption through Greyhound Crossroads. Although some of these dogs have been on here a long time, they are not available for adoption. In most cases the dogs are safely in their adoptive homes and their owners have not yet made a contribution towards their adoption and/or completed the paperwork to make it official.
 

IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO OUR ADOPTERS!

The majority of greyhounds racing in the US were racing in Florida until all of those tracks closed at the end of 2020.  There weren't enough greyhounds for the adopters and adoption groups wanting them before the tracks closed. Now, with only two tracks remaining in the US, greyhounds have become very rare. We had a long waiting list of adopters and few greyhounds coming in, so we made the difficult decision to stop accepting any new applications to adopt greyhounds. Many greyhound adoption groups have already closed or have switched to other breed rescue. We are remaining open to support greyhounds we have already placed and to help with rehoming any greyhounds adopted through groups that have already closed their doors. Recently we have gotten a few retired racers from Australia, where there are still a number of tracks and not enough adopters. 

If you have adopted from Greyhound Crossroads previously: Please fill out the form below and we will contact you IF we get a greyhound that might be a good match for you.

Greyhound Crossroads Adoption Requests

We will contact you IF we get a greyhound that will be a good match. It may take awhile. We suggest making a donation of $350 when you get your greyhound to help us cover its' medical and transport expenses.

 
Brandy Cargo
Racing Name:
Brandy Cargo
Pet/Kennel Name:
Brandy
Age:
4.5
Color/Gender:
Dark Brindle Male
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Looking for Foster Placement
Adoption Status: Pending to the Barnes Family of Simpsonville SC 6/13/24

Brandy is arriving soon from Australia. He raced 35 races there but only managed to win one. He raced at Dubbo, Bathurst, and Gunnedah. His last race was November 26th of 2022. He has been living with his owner since then. Brandy is 75lbs and his DOB is Nov. 30 2019. His sire is Brad Hill Billy and his dam is Uniting Cargo. His left ear is tattooed with NIFDR. Here is his description from his owner:

Brandy is already well on his way to becoming the perfect family pet. Underneath his gorgeous exterior, he also has a beautiful, soft-natured personality to match! Brandy is a lovely dog. He is incredibly human social and just loves to make friends whenever he gets the chance! In particular, Brandy loves children. He has lived with young kids ages 5-7 as well as teenagers and was great with them all! Brandy has mostly socialised with other Greyhounds, however he has been introduced to smaller breeds too. He was recently introduced to some Cavoodles, however he was a little anxious of them and avoided them when he could. Surprisingly, Brandy has also interacted with cats and doesn’t worry about them at all. He’s a bit of an enigma but overall, any introductions with cats or dogs should be done gradually and under the recommended guidelines to make sure everyone leaves with their tails wagging! Brandy is a clean and quiet boy in his kennels. You’ll only hear from him if there is someone else around and he wants to make sure you know about it too! He is a lovely calm dog, but he is also quite playful. More than anything, Brandy loves to dip his toes in water whenever he gets the chance. Brandy is a wonderful dog and overall, just a great friend. He is sweet, playful, clean, and calm- you’ll wonder how you ever lived without him!

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Added: May 31, 2024

 

Rockstar Gunnar
Racing Name:
Rockstar Gunnar
Pet/Kennel Name:
Bones
Age:
3
Color/Gender:
Black Male
Cat Tolerance:
Trainable
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Broquet
Adoption Status: Pending adoption to the Petak Family of Chapin SC

Bones is arriving soon from Australia. He raced 13 races and was actually good, winning 4 races in a row and becoming a finalist in the 2023 National Derby! Bones raced at Nowra, Wentworth Park, and Bulli. He raced his last race April 10th, 2023. Bones raced at 77lbs and is a very tall guy for his weight. His DOB is 1/18/21. His sire is Barcia Bale and his dam is Rockstar Stratus. He was vetted in Australia before arrival and his tattoo is NKAMZ. Bones is a big sweetheart! He is gentle and affectionate and an all-round softy. He is a super easy-going, laid back dog with a big heart. He can be a little shy at first, but once he gets to know you, he’ll have endless love to give! Bones will always lean into any pat you give him. He’s used to having a bit of company (usually another greyhound), so he would need a bit more practice and training before he could be left alone for long periods of time. Bones is however, well on his way to becoming a wonderful pet! He walks well on the lead, comes when he is called and only really gets excited when it’s time for food or to be let outside! Bones is a curious guy; he likes to explore and sniff around to get comfortable in a new environment. Even better, if this new environment has some treats he can munch on too! Bones has been socialised mostly with other greyhounds, but has a bit of experience with a smaller dog too. He got on well with the small dog, after some initial interest. He disengaged quickly and was able to walk along parallel without any issues. He was fine with the small dog he met after he arrived too. He had some initial interest in the cat but was equally curious about everything else in the room and he would walk away. He seems like he could be trainable with cats with some supervision at first. Bones is a fantastic guy with a beautiful temperament and with a bit of love and patience, he’ll quickly become a wonderful life-long companion. If you’re looking for a gentle, sweet dog who is just gorgeous inside and out, look no further than Bones.

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Added: May 20, 2024

 

Old Mate Martha
Racing Name:
Old Mate Martha
Pet/Kennel Name:
Martha
Age:
2.5
Color/Gender:
Black Female
Cat Tolerance:
Trainable
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Thompson, Hendersonville NC
Adoption Status: Pending to the Thompson Family of Hendersonville NC

Martha is arriving soon from Australia. She only ran one race at the Dubbo Stadium and finished last. Martha was not cut out for the racing life, she’s too much of a detective! She likes to take her time, explore her surroundings, sniffing around until she gets the full picture and low-down on everything that’s going on! She is always eager to know what’s happening and learn new things. Her DOB is 8/26/21. Martha's sire is the famous Fernando Bale and her dam is Karen Keeping. Her ear tattoo is NKEMT. She was fully vetted before arrival in Australia. Martha (a.k.a. Mad Martha!) is a young, energetic and playful girl with a very sweet nature! She is a happy and confident dog who just adores her humans! In spite of her confidence, Martha can be a little shy around new people at first, but will still accept a pat on the head until she gets to know you- then she wants full on cuddles! Martha is used to being around other Greyhounds, she also has had positive interactions with some smaller breeds. Martha recently met some smallies through a fence and after a quick sniff and hello, she was happy to move on and focus on something else. You don’t make friends for life by coming on too strong! Martha is a dog that just exudes positive energy. She is happy and curious and will only grow in confidence the more she gets to know her new humans. Martha is a wonderful dog who would make a great addition in any home that has the love and patience that she deserves. She is a detective that can’t wait to discover her new family!

So far Martha has been pretty shy and overwhelmed since she arrived, not wanting to come out of her kennel. Once out she does walk nicely on leash and will approach adults and older kids, but seemed more nervous around a toddler. She has not wanted to be sniffed or approached by any other dogs large or small. She showed some interest in the cat until it slapped her then she backed off. She did go back to see the cat later, so was still showing some interest. We think she may be trainable with cats with more supervision. She is supposed to be good with other dogs, so we think she is just a sensitive girl that needs some time to relax around strange dogs.

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Added: May 20, 2024

 

Fritsch
Racing Name:
Fritsch
Pet/Kennel Name:
Fritz
Age:
2
Color/Gender:
Fawn Male
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Snyder, Westminster SC
Adoption Status: Pending to Snyder Family of Westminster SC

Fritz is arriving soon from Australia. He raced only 8 races and did OK winning one of those and placing in most of the others. His last race was March 8th of 2024. He raced at Wagga, and Healesville. Fritz's DOB is 1/5/22 so he is 2 years old. His sire is Wow and his dam is Gamma Bale. He is a  very tiny boy racing at just 62lbs. He is smaller than the girls that he arrived from Australia with. He was completely vetted in Australia before arrival and his ear tattoo is VLXIS. Fritz is a happy, friendly, loyal dog who was born to be a family pet. Despite the fact that Fritz has not spent a lot of time in a domestic household, he is already in training to becoming the perfect pet! Fritz just loves to be around people, joining in on the fun and chats whenever he gets the chance! He is super easy-going and is happy to go along with, and join in on, whatever you’re doing! Fritz is equally as social with children- he just loves kids! The children that Fritz has grown up with are 6, 8 & 10 years old and he is so gentle and sweet with them. He is used to playing with them, getting a wash, and just generally being handled by them; so long as he gets his love and pats, he’s a happy boy! Fritz is super easy-going and is just happy to be doing whatever you’re doing. Fritz has interacted with other dog breeds besides Greyhounds and gets along well with them, but he definitely prefers his human friends (they can give him cuddles and pats!). Fritz has lived with a Blue Heeler and her puppies and got along fine with them all- he was just happy he was never asked to babysit them! Fritz did great with a small Italian Greyhound he met when he arrived. He did not pass his cat test so needs a home with no cats. Overall, Fritz is a little gentleman. He is sweet, affectionate, and easy-going- a perfect companion to have. He is a natural sitter that seems very comfortable in that position unlike most greyhounds. Fritz would thrive in a home with plenty of love going around and he would add to that love ten-fold! If you’re looking for a happy, loving, all-round perfect pet, you’ve found the perfect match in Fritz!

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Added: May 20, 2024

 

She's Amiss
Racing Name:
She's Amiss
Pet/Kennel Name:
Missy
Age:
Almost 5
Color/Gender:
Red Fawn Female
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Fraley, Greenville SC
Adoption Status: Pending to the Fraley Family of Greenville SC 5/6/24

Missy just arrived from Australia. She raced only 17 races and retired Feb 8 2022. She raced at Gosford, Richmond, The Gardens and Maitland. Missy only won 3 of her races but placed in quite a few races. She will turn 5 on May 16th. Her sire is Sulzanti and her dam is All A Miss. Missy is a beautiful, happy girl who just radiates positive energy to anyone she meets! She is a confident and curious dog who likes to explore and takes any new situation in her stride. Nothing fazes Missy, she is always super cool, calm, and collected! Missy is a very social dog who loves to meet and make a new friend she’ll approach just about anyone for a snuggle, a treat, and a bit of TLC! She walks well on the leash and has no hassle being handled she’s one of the most chilled out dogs you’ll ever meet!The same can be said about Missy and other dogs too- she’s so friendly she doesn’t care what species you are! Missy is very lady like and polite with other dogs, particularly small dogs- after a quick sniff hello, she’ll happily trot along and leave them about their day. When Missy isn’t making new human or dog friends, she loves to play around in water. Missy will happily jump into a paddling pool and dip the toes whenever she gets the chance. Missy is a gorgeous, happy dog with such a sweet disposition that it’s impossible to not fall in love with her immediately! She would make for a wonderful family pet and would quickly brighten up any home she enters. If you’re looking for a beautiful, chilled out and social girl, look no further than Missy. She has already been vetted in Australia and is microchipped. Her tattoo is NICSW. Missy needs a home with no kitties. She was way too interested in them to be safe around them.

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Added: April 28, 2024

 

Skye Boo
Racing Name:
Skye Boo
Pet/Kennel Name:
Skye
Age:
9
Color/Gender:
Black Female
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
McManis, Easley SC
Adoption Status: Pending adoption to the McManis Family

Skye was initially adopted from another group as a small puppy. We have been asked to help rehome her due to her owner being unable to physically care for her anymore. Sky has been in a home in NC for nearly nine years. She was born on 3/25/2015. She was from an accidental litter. Her mom is RCK Raven who has her own Facebook Page: Raven's New Adventure. Her sire is RCK Rambo. Since she was from an accidental litter, she never got ear tattoos. Her former mom did a lot of training with her and she earned her AKC Canine Good Citizen when she was just 6 months old. So she knows basic obedience commands and is a very well behaved dog on leash and in public. She was returned with another 5 year old greyhound named Jojo. She has not lived with cats, kids or small dogs, but did great on her testing with all of them. Since she was returned, she has been in a foster home with cats and has done well. She seems to like every human and animal she meets. She is very sweet, friendly and bonds fast. She loves to get up on the couch and sit next to you. She will pat you with her paw to remind you to pet her. She is very calm and laid back. Be sure to look at her other photos to see cute ones of Skye as a puppy. Skye and Jojo were adopted together again a few months ago together, where they lived with a small dog. They were returned again because both girls needed a fenced yard and their owners didn't have one. Both girls are resistant to going potty on leash and like to wander around and find the perfect spot. So a fenced yard is required for Skye.

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Added: March 20, 2024

 

Racing Name:
HL's Huxley
Pet/Kennel Name:
Huxley
Age:
Almost 4
Color/Gender:
Black Male
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Gilmore, Leeds Alabama
Adoption Status: Pending Adoption to the Gilmore family of Leeds AL

Huxley is a black male that is a retired racer. He raced only 7 races at Southland before the track closed at the end of 2022. He only won one of those races. He has been in a home in Alabama since he retired from racing. Our group was asked to help place him in a new home. Huxley raced at 71lbs and will turn 4 on May 15th. His sire is KL's Harvey and his dam is Kool Hemmi. He is a friendly, happy guy that is great with other dogs of all sizes and is also cat friendly. He was neutered by VIP Mobile Clinic in Chelsea AL on 3/18/24. The foster family that held him for us in Alabama until we could pick him up, decided they wanted to adopt him. 

Added: March 18, 2024

 

CRT Idol
Racing Name:
CRT Idol
Pet/Kennel Name:
Idol
Age:
11
Color/Gender:
Red Brindle Male
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Hopkins
Adoption Status: Pending to the Hopkins Family

Idol is a return from a Gainsville FL greyhound adoption group that is no longer in business. He only had 2 schooling races at the Flagler Race Track in June of 2012. He finished so far behind everyone else that he wasn't even on camera. He was sent to Dubuque to try a different track and has one more schooling race in November of 2012.  Again he finished last, so he was officially retired. At some point he was sent back to Florida and was placed in an adoptive home there, at the end of 2012 or the beginning of 2013. He has been in that home until now. He is being returned because his owners are being relocated due to work. They haven't been able to find a place to live that will accept large dogs. Idol is an older guy that turned 11 January 9th so qualifies for our senior discount of a $250 adoption donation. He raced at 74lbs. His sire is the famous Maryville Rumble and his dam is Grey's Paper Doll. He currently lives with an elderly dog and 3 year old twins. He is great with the toddlers and lets them play on and around him. He has also lived with cats and is great with them. Idol barks when he needs to go outside to go potty. He is a very calm, laid back, guy that loves everyone. He likes to be nearby but isn't needy. Idol travels well, he is not on any medications other than heart worm prevention. He likes walks and is excellent on leash. He has a fenced yard to play in and doesn't act his age. His only fault is that he doesn't like his crate. As perfect as he sounds, he probably wouldn't need to be crated. This is a great guy that is looking for a new home through no fault of his own. 

Added: April 8, 2022

 

Fly T Code Blue
Racing Name:
Fly T Code Blue
Pet/Kennel Name:
Code Blue
Age:
3
Color/Gender:
Light Brindle Male
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Smith, Greenville SC
Adoption Status: Pending Adoption to the Smith Family of Greenville SC

Code Blue just arrived from the Xtrem Hess Racing Kennel at Wheeling WV race track. He raced a total of 74 races and also raced at Dubuque in IA and Southland in Arkansas. He mainly raced at the lower C and D levels. Code Blue is a big light brindle guy that raced at 80lbs and is a stocky very muscled boy. He turned 3 on June 2nd. His sire is Flyin Honor Code and his dam is Sierra Nevada. Code Blue seems like a pretty active, curious boy that is very friendly and confident. He is very strong and excitedly goes from place to place sniffing and pulling on leash so needs some work on leash walking. He has a strong prey drive and definitely can not live with cats. He did fine with a small white Italian Greyhound he met, but may need to be introduced cautiously to any small dogs that resemble rabbits or squirrels.  He is doing great with the other male greyhounds in his foster home and learned the stairs easily. Code Blue seems like a smart boy that isn't phased by new things. Code Blue seems like he will be a great pet for someone that will work with him on his leash manners. Code Blue was vetted on November 4th at Emerald City Vet Clinic in Greenwood. 

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Added: October 26, 2021

 

Harry Bosch
Racing Name:
Harry Bosch
Pet/Kennel Name:
Harry
Age:
1.5
Color/Gender:
Black Male
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Greenberg, Spartanburg SC Area
Adoption Status: Pending to the Thomson family of Charlotte NC

Harry is one of the last greyhounds coming to us from the Florida race tracks. The tracks there have been gradually shutting down over the last 2 years due to a vote to end racing in Florida by the beginning of 2021. Harry came to us from D'Arcy Kennels at Derby Lane. That track just closed on December 27th of 2020. Harry never actually had an official race at that track and was retired before his career even got started. His sire is the famous Makeshift and his dam is Shanagolden. He will turn 2 on March 13th. Since he didn't race we don't have an official race weight on him, but he is a pretty tall guy that is bigger than his two brothers that he arrived with. He weighed 72lbs but is on the thin side. As a pet Harry should probably weigh between 75 and 80lbs. Harry came in with his two littermates Irvin Irving and Reggie Woo and both of them are smaller guys that raced at just 71lbs. Harry's litter were all named for the popular Harry Bosch books and TV series. Harry did not pass his cat test. He was very interested in the cat until the cat slapped him. He wouldn't go near the cat after that, so it is possible that he could be trained with them. But he still barked and seemed excitable from a distance, even after the cat smack. We think he would do best in a home without kitties. He has been fine with a small dog in his foster home and seems to get along with the their other greyhounds as well. He is very quiet in his crate and crates nicely so he may do fine as an apartment dog. He is very friendly and happy and gets a little bouncy and playful when he comes out of the crate. He liked the children he met too. Very sweet curious guy that is busy checking out everything in the house. He gives sweet kisses.

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Added: December 29, 2020

 

My Rag Doll
Racing Name:
My Rag Doll
Pet/Kennel Name:
Pumpkin (Rag Doll)
Age:
8
Color/Gender:
Brindle Female
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
McManis (Easley, SC)
Adoption Status: Pending for the Marshall family of Simpsonville, SC 6.5.23

Rag Doll initially came in from the Sanford Orlando Race Track in June of 2019. She is a tiny girl that raced at 60lbs and raced 72 races. She started out racing at Mardi Gras briefly then was moved to Sanford Orlando to race. She was pretty good, getting up to A level for part of her career. She started slowing down, so was retired. Her sire is Kelsos Bogman and her dam is Valeri Deer. Rag Doll turned 8 on May 2nd. She is a very calm girl that passed her cat test easily with no interest in them. She was also fine with the small dog she met. She is quiet in her kennel and pretty good on leash too. She liked the kids she met. She is just a little overwhelmed by everything new but doesn't really seem to be shy and will go up to people for attention. Rag Doll had to have 11 teeth taken out at the vet so will need to have good dental care and maintenance to save the rest of her teeth. She is able to eat just fine with the her remaining teeth. Rag Doll was adopted in June of 2019 and renamed Pumpkin.   UPDATE!    Pumpkin is a very special little girl to GC, with a special story.  Her personality takes her a bit to warm up in new situations, and the stress of being moved can make life very stressful for her initially.  She expresses this by being what we might gently call a little Drama Queen.  Once she relaxes, however, it's clear that she loves her humans and just has a quirky personality.  This little sweetheart is currently on a short medical hold to sort out some tummy issues and settle into her foster home, but we are happy to discuss possible adoption while that happens.  Contact us to hear more about her unique story and what she needs for a comfortable home in retirement.  Qualifies for Special Adoption status!

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Added: June 9, 2019

 


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