Available 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 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.

My Wishbone
Racing Name:
My Wishbone
Pet/Kennel Name:
Bones
Age:
3
Color/Gender:
Dark Brindle Male
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Frymire, Greenville SC
Adoption Status: Available for Adoption- Special Needs (Waiting List position not required)

Special Needs Heart Problems! Bones came in from the Daytona Beach Track Closing. He raced at the Waverider Kennel there. He raced 94 races there, and did race a couple at Orange Park early on too. He wasn't real good and only won a few at the lower levels of racing. He just turned 3 on Feb 1st and raced at 73lbs. His sire is the famous Barcelona Boss and his dam is B's Elite Wendy. Bones passed his initial cat test with some sniffing and then lost interest but was too interested in cats when meeting them later so at this point he probably would do better in a home with no cats. He is a friendly guy that has a wonderful personality. Bones seems smart and picks up things fast. When he came in he excitedly pulled on leash checking everything out. After just a little coaching he started walking nicely on leash. Bones is used to being around and handled by the 5 kids of his trainer so should be good with children. When Bones arrived our vets noticed that he had a significant heart murmur, enlarged heart and an irregular heart beat. He has been seen by a specialist at Upstate Specialists and does have what looks like genetic heart problems that are likely to continue to get worse and shorten his life. It is amazing that he was able to race and that his heart held up to that strenuous activity. We are starting him on a medication that will slow his progression into Congestive Heart Failure. Once he gets into Congestive heart failure he will have 8 to 10 months. We do not know how long he will have with the medication. Bones is just the sweetest guy with a wonderful personality. He is still goofy, playful and fun and everyone that has met him has fallen in love with him. Our vet suggested limiting playtime to 10 minutes and no lure chasing or really strenuous play. Bones is a special guy that deserves a very special home for whatever time he has left.  NOTE!  Because of his status as Special Needs, interested adopters do not have to be on the waiting list.

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Added: March 30, 2020

 

XT's Rusty Red
Racing Name:
XT's Rusty Red
Pet/Kennel Name:
Emery
Age:
3
Color/Gender:
Brindle Female
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Bowden, Greenville SC
Adoption Status: In Process

Emery just arrived from the Celtic Hounds Kennel. She was in the last load from the now closed Sanford Orlando Race Track. She raced her whole career of 76 races there except for one race at Dubuque. She raced mainly at the lower C level but did get up as far as B a couple of times. Emery raced at 61lbs and turned 3 on Feb 1st. Her sire is Barcelona Boss and her dam is XKT Minnie Beets. Emery is a happy, slightly higher energy girl. Emery was very interested in the cat and excited by fast movements, but she did back off when the cat hissed and smacked her. Would probably be best in a home with no cats, although she may be cat trainable in a very experienced home with a confident cat. She did not like being alone in the kennel and cried a lot after the other dogs left. Emery is used to being around her trainers children at the race track. More as we get to know her. 

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Added: April 20, 2020

 

Sheezalilrunaway
Racing Name:
Sheezalilrunaway
Pet/Kennel Name:
Amy Farah Fowler
Age:
2.5
Color/Gender:
Red Female
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
No
Fostered by (location):
will be Conolly, Simpsonville SC
Adoption Status: In Process to the Kelly family of N. Myrtle Beach SC, 7.8.20

Amy came from the Sanford Orlando Race Track closing. She has been fostered by her racing owner in NC since, so has already been home acclimated for awhile. Amy raced 38 races and also raced briefly at the Palm Beach Race track. She wasn't very good only winning a few times at the lowest D level. Amy raced at 66lbs. She won't turn 3 until Nov 25th. Her sire is the famous Gable Sour Cream and her dam is Flying Unrest. Amy LOVES people and attention. She also loves other dogs and wants to cuddle with other dogs on their beds. She has no sense of personal space and wants to be as close as possible to snuggle. She likes to be with her humans and is quiet during the day just hanging out where she can see people. She is learning to play fetch and loves running around in the yard with her housemates.  She goes in her crate willingly to eat her meals and likes to lay in her crate with the door open. She does make noise in the crate when the door is closed, so would not be a good apartment dog. She does well with her potty training during the day, but does still have accidents if left out of the crate all night, so needs some more work. Her owner thinks she may do best in a home with other dogs since she loves being around them and playing with them so much. Although Amy is friendly towards kids she meets and seems to like them, we need to place Amy in a home with no kids. She snapped at a child over a bowl of cereal after being placed with a young kid in her first home. So now she is looking for another home with no small kids. 

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Added: May 7, 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: Available for Adoption (Waiting List position not required)

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.  NOTE-- because of his status with a rehabbed break, we do NOT require potential adopters to be on the waiting list.  He is available to previous GC adopters or anyone with an already-approved application to adopt.

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Added: May 17, 2020

 

Mi SweetBabyRay
Racing Name:
Mi SweetBabyRay
Pet/Kennel Name:
Eddie
Age:
2
Color/Gender:
Fawn Brindle Male
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Upstate SC Area
Adoption Status: In Process to the Wicker family of Columbia SC, 7.5.20

Eddie just arrived from the Blanchard Kennel at the Orange Park Race Track in Jacksonville FL. He only raced 2 races and was retired young. He raced at just 66lbs so is a pretty small for a male. Eddie just turned 2 on May 12th. His sire is Superior Panama and his dam is Kelso's Evita. Eddie is a sweet guy, but is a bit nervous and overwhelmed so far with all the changes going from racing to be a pet. He seemed too stressed to have any interest in the cat or the small dog and didn't seem to even notice they were there. His track trainer says he is not a shy boy and should come around fast. Just needs a little time to adjust to everything new. 

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Added: June 28, 2020

 

LA's Thyne
Racing Name:
LA's Thyne
Pet/Kennel Name:
Luna
Age:
8
Color/Gender:
Red Fawn Female
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Weser, Hilton Head Island SC
Adoption Status: In Process to the Lumley family of Windsor SC, 6.30.20

Luna is coming to us from the track adoption kennel in Jacksonville Florida. She was returned to them by her family through no fault of her own. They have a 3 year old child and a 7 month old baby and just found out they are expecting a third child. They didn't feel like they had enough time to devote to Luna anymore and wanted her to have a family that can give her the time and attention she deserves. Luna initially raced just 20 races at Derby Lane in Florida. She retired in January of 2015 and was initially placed by GPA Tampa Bay. She has been in her home since then. Luna was born on March 12th of 2012 so is 8 years old and as a senior qualifies for the reduced adoption fee of $250. Luna is great with kids and has been living with a 3 year old and a 7 month old. She is also great with all dogs and people and loves everyone she meets. She is very loving and loves attention. She is afraid of thunderstorms and she needs a home with no cats. Her sire is Blaze N Toddie and her dam is Ruby Is The Best. More as we get to know this sweet girl. 

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Added: June 28, 2020

 


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