Available Hounds

Retired racing greyhounds available for adoption through Greyhound Crossroads in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia. If you have not adopted from us previously please fill out an application . If you adopted from us previously please contact your area representative

Most greyhounds can live with cats and small dogs with careful introductions and supervision. Please note that the results of the cat and small dog testing listed by each hound below may be the result of only one encounter with only one small dog or cat. Even cat and small dog tolerant greyhounds, MUST be introduced to new animals very carefully and supervised at first. Greyhounds do not usually encounter small dogs or cats in racing kennels and your animals may look very different than the ones we used for testing and get a different reaction. Please see our Cats and Greyhounds page for tips on how to safely introduce cats and small dogs to greyhounds.

Most greyhounds are great with well behaved kids. Although most of our foster homes do not have kids, we introduce our greyhounds to children and watch the dog to see if they have the temperament for living with kids. Unless noted, the dogs may not have experience living with kids or prolonged contact with children. Please see our Kids and Greyhounds page for tips on managing kids and greyhounds together.

Nancy G Gracie
Racing Name:
Nancy G Gracie
Pet/Kennel Name:
Gracie
Age:
9
Color/Gender:
Black Female
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Older Children Only
Fostered by (location):
Bowden, Greenville SC
Adoption Status: Available For Adoption

Gracie is a tiny black female that raced at just 57lbs. She originally came from the track in Orlando and raced only 9 races there, not placing in one of them. Her birthday is March 28th 2010 so she is 9 now. As a senior she qualifies for our reduced adoption fee of $250! Her sire is Tony's Oracle and her dam is USS Upside. She is a littermate to Michele Henry and Cute Candle that we already placed and a half sister to several other dogs we have placed. Gracie lived with cats for 2 years in her first home and is fine with them. She has been in two homes so far and has been returned for the same reason both times. The first home adopted several puppies after adopting Gracie. Gracie has always had some issues with not liking to be bothered by other dogs when lying down or sleeping. Having so many dogs in the house was too much for her so her and she really didn't like the puppies. She was placed in a home with no other dogs in December of 2014. That home adopted a second female dog in 2015 and Gracie got along well with her for 4 years. In the last 6 months Gracie has bitten her twice though. We have had Gracie checked by our vet and found that she is low thyroid and needs medication. That can cause behavior changes and grumpiness. Gracie is very loving with people. She is fine with people approaching her when she is laying down according to her former family. She loves everyone she meets and is very outgoing and friendly with adults and children. Because she has shown grumpiness about her space with other dogs we chose to mark her older children only just to be safe. Gracie wants a home where she will be the only dog and will need to remain on inexpensive thyroid medication. She can be whiny, so needs a home that is either OK with that or will completely stop rewarding the behavior by ignoring the whining. Gracie is doing great in her foster home and has shown no grumpiness towards their dogs so far. She is also doing better on her whining after a few corrections.

Her Pedigree

Added: April 26, 2012

 

Lee Peg Goodluck
Racing Name:
Lee Peg Goodluck
Pet/Kennel Name:
Lucky (Gimpy)
Age:
2
Color/Gender:
Black Female
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Older Children Only
Fostered by (location):
Wilder-Maxwell Ridgeland SC
Adoption Status: In Process to the Wilder-Maxwell family of Ridgeland SC

Gimpy came in with her two sisters Lee Peg Creator and Lee Peg Mator from the King Kennel at the Sanford Orlando Race Track in Florida. Gimpy never actually had an official race at the track due to an old injury to her right front foot. It looks like she may have been stepped on by another dog or maybe she kicked something while running and damaged several toes as a puppy which gave her her name.  One toe had been partially amputated by a vet at some point, but because she was a pup, the bone continued to grow and was causing some pain. Our vet amputated more of the worst toe on June 13th and she is healed up and ready to go home now. She does still hold up the foot when standing and limps some and is likely to always do that. It really doesn't slow her down though. She loves to run and play and doesn't worry too much about her foot. She loves going for walks and gets so excited to see the leash.  After we took care of her toe we changed her name to Lucky which was more fitting for her. Lucky is full of energy and is a real love to everyone who meets her. Whoever meets this happy little girly is going to fall madly in love! So much happiness and personality in this one. Lucky's sire is the famous Trent Lee and her dam is Dakota's Peggey. She is a tiny girl who weighed just 56lbs at the vet. Lucky is young and turned 2 on April 4th. She passed her cat and small dog tests at the track. She was fostered with a cat in her first foster home and did fine with it. Lucky doesn't seem to be stressed by much and was roaching (Sleeping on her back with her feet in the air which is the sign of a relaxed happy greyhound). Lucky is doing great on hardwood floors. She gets excited and jumps on people sometimes, so it is a good thing she is a tiny girl. She doesn't always like to be bothered while lying down, so needs to be placed in a family with older kids capable of understand the saying "let a sleeping dog lie" or with no kids.  She is friendly and goes right up to everyone for attention and seems like she is going to be a very loving pet and companion. This is the cutest little girl! 

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Added: June 7, 2019

 


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