Upstate

Greyhounds available in the Upstate SC area around Greenville and Greenwood SC.

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.

Purchase Me
Racing Name:
Purchase Me
Pet/Kennel Name:
Chase
Age:
2
Color/Gender:
Black Female
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Keen, Greenville
Adoption Status: In Process to the Petak Family of Chapin SC

Chase just arrived from Birmingham Race Track Adoption Kennel. She didn't actually race there and was sent there after the Palm Beach Race Track closed suddenly. Her last race was June17th. She also raced some of her 33 races at Naples Ft Myers in Florida. She wasn't very good and only won one race in her career. She raced at the lowest level at both tracks D and J and still wasn't fast enough to win. Chase is a tiny girl racing at just 55lbs. She just turned 2 on July 10th so is still very young. Her sire is Dare Devil Deven and her dam is Roann Danseuse. Chase is doing great in her foster home with her potty training and everything. She passed her cat test with almost no interest other than some casual sniffing. She seemed to like the little white dog she met too. More as we get to know her. 

Added: July 13, 2020

 

So It Goes
Racing Name:
So It Goes
Pet/Kennel Name:
Abe
Age:
4
Color/Gender:
Black Male
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
McManis, Easley SC
Adoption Status: In Process to the Tropauer Family of Charleston SC

Abe just arrived from the Birmingham Race Track adoption kennel. He didn't actually race there though and was sent there to be placed after the Daytona Beach Race Track Closed. His last race was March 17th. He also raced briefly at Gulf, Naples Ft Myers and Flagler tracks. Abe raced at total of 95 races and was pretty good, getting up to A level and winning some races at that level. He raced at 76lbs and just turned 4 on June 21st. His sire is the famous Bella Infrared and his dam is Skate Jukin. Abe seems like a pretty calm friendly guy. He passed his cat and small dog tests easily with just a little sniffing. He liked the kids he met. More as we get to know him. 

Added: July 13, 2020

 

WW Spice Bazaar
Racing Name:
WW Spice Bazaar
Pet/Kennel Name:
Spice
Age:
3.5
Color/Gender:
Red Male
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Land, Mauldin SC
Adoption Status: In Process

Spice just arrived from the Birmingham Race Course Adoption Kennel. He never actually raced there though. He raced most of his 114 races at the Caliente Track in Mexico. He was a good racer getting up to A level and winning there so he was moved to Southland in Arkansas to compete. He didn't do as well there and quickly dropped down to the lowest level and was retired. His last race was March 11th. He was sent to Birmingham to be placed in their excellent adoption program that sends dogs out to adoption groups all over the country. Spice's sire is the famous KC and All and his dam is WW's Vibrant. Spice if a very friendly guy that loves people. He is a big red male that raced at 77lbs. Spice will turn 4 on September 23rd. He was too interested in the cat to be able to live with kitties. He was fine with the small dog he met though. He seemed to like the kids he met too. Spice does pull when on leash so will need some more training to walk without pulling because he is a big strong guy. He is a happy guy that is curious about things and just wants to check everything out and he wants to go meet the people he sees. 

Added: July 10, 2020

 

Homare
Racing Name:
Homare
Pet/Kennel Name:
Homare
Age:
1.5
Color/Gender:
Black Female
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Land, Mauldin SC
Adoption Status: In Process to the King family of Simpsonville SC, 7.11.20

Homare just arrived from the Birmingham Race Course adoption kennel with her sister Carli Cool. Homare didn't actually race there but was sent there from the Palm Beach Race track when it closed. She only has a schooling race listed at Palm Beach and no official races. It looks like she raced a few races in Iowa before that but finished toward the back of the pack. Homare is a tiny little thing that raced at just 50lbs. She won't turn 2 until September 3rd. Homare's sire is Cheeky Monkey and her dam is Cool Valley. Homare lost interest in the cat after a few sniffs and was polite and well behaved with the small dog she met so should be fine to live with either. She seemed overwhelmed and very calm when she first arrived but has gotten more active and puppyish after a few days. She has been mostly quiet in her kennel but did a little barking at first. So far she hasn't been eating very good, probably due to the stress of everything new. She is a sweet girl that seems like she likes people and other dogs. 

Added: July 10, 2020

 

Fly Blaze Black
Racing Name:
Fly Blaze Black
Pet/Kennel Name:
Blaze
Age:
2.5
Color/Gender:
Dark Brindle Male
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Mendez/Barquero Greenville SC
Adoption Status: In Process

Fly Blaze Black isn't black and he doesn't have a blaze either (White stripe on face). The litter was named for his mom Flying Blazing and each has a unique name that starts with a B after that Black, Bet, Blade, Blake, Bluff, and Blur. Their sire is the famous Barcelona Boss. Blaze will turn 3 on October 19th so he is still pretty young. He was retired from racing due to the Birmingham Track closing down. He also raced about half of his 40 races at Tri State in WV. He wasn't a great racer and only managed to win 3 of his races. Blaze is a friendly guy that seems to like everyone he meets. He happily greeted the small dog he met and wagged his tail and sniffed the cats and seemed to do his best to make friends. He liked the small kids he met briefly too. He raced at 71lbs. He is a strong guy that pulls some on the leash because he is curious about everything and wants to go say Hi to everyone he sees. He is doing better with his foster family on walks already and just pulls at first when he is excited. Blaze's tail wags happily most of the time. He loves to chase balls and loves to run and play in his foster's yard. He was whiny at first but is quieting down now but still may not be a good apartment dog. More as we get to know him. 

Added: July 10, 2020

 

BGR Tad Lucas
Racing Name:
BGR Tad Lucas
Pet/Kennel Name:
Tad
Age:
4
Color/Gender:
Red Fawn Female
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Kreiger (Greenville SC)
Adoption Status: In Process

Tad came in from the Blanchard Kennels at Orange Park Race Track in Jacksonville FL. She didn't actually race there though. She actually raced at Blanchard Kennels at Wheeling Downs in WV first then was moved to their kennel at Tri-State in WV. Tad raced 103 races and did get up to the top AA level at Tr-State so was a good racer. She just turned 4 on May 25th and raced at 61lbs. Her sire is NMS Sweet Thing and her dam is Boc's Posh Spice. Tad was a little shy and overwhelmed when she arrived. She passed her cat test with just some sniffing and would back away from the cat when it approached and rubbed on her. Tad came in with a note attached to her paperwork from her trainer: "Tad is very special, she's a little strange but awesome". More as we get to know her.   UPDATE!  Tad's owner has discovered that she has separation anxiety- an inability to stay completely alone when the humans leave home.  They've made the difficult decision to have us find another, more comfortable home for Tad.  She's going to be most happy with a family that has other dogs for company, and not living in an apartment type environment where she might bother the neighbors.  She's going to make an amazing companion for some lucky owner who has those things available for her!

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Added: June 25, 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):
Connolly, Simpsonville SC
Adoption Status: Adopted by the Kelly family of N. Myrtle Beach SC, 7/13/20

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. Amy's foster home says she is their favorite foster and she is just perfectly behaved. They would keep her if they could.

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Added: May 7, 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

 

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

 


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