Hounds

Retired racing greyhounds available for adoption through Greyhound Crossroads in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia. We have a waiting list of adopters at this time so dogs are rarely listed here as 'available'. They usually go straight to 'in process' or 'pending' to someone that has been waiting. If you have not adopted from us previously please fill out an application to get on the waiting list. If you adopted from us previously please contact your area representative to get on our waiting list. 

IMPORTANT! As of January 1st 2018 our requested minimum contribution for a dog went up to $325 due to increasing vet fees!

Doc Of Deadwood
Racing Name:
Doc Of Deadwood
Pet/Kennel Name:
Doc
Age:
1.5
Color/Gender:
Brindle Male
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Glymph, Greenville SC
Adoption Status: In Process

Doc just arrived from the Bolton Kennel at the Sanford Orlando Race Track. He was a very slow guy that only has one race listed and he finished last. He wasn't much better in his previous schooling races. His trainers say that he would be a good candidate for dog sports because he is injury free and just not quite fast enough for the professional track. He is very young and won't turn 2 until May 27th. His sire is the famous Cayman Went and his dam is D's Overthemoon. Doc is a big brindle guy that raced at 80lbs. Doc was a little overwhelmed at first when he first arrived but is already warming up in his foster home and becoming a happy goofy guy. He seemed a little timid at first and would stay just out of reach in the yard by himself but would come right up if another greyhound was getting petted. He needs a little work on leash because he tried to backup or bolt if something scared him. He is very quiet in his crate and is being fostered in a townhouse so should be a good choice for apartment or townhouse living.

Added: February 7, 2019

 

Live Streming
Racing Name:
Live Streming
Pet/Kennel Name:
Liv
Age:
1.5
Color/Gender:
Dark Brindle Female
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Older Children Only
Fostered by (location):
McManis, Easley SC
Adoption Status: Available For Adoption

Liv just arrived with her brother Surprise. She raced at the Bolton Kennel at the Sanford Orlando Race Track. She only had 5 races and finished toward the back of the pack in all of them so was retired very young. She won't turn 2 until July 14th. Liv is a timid little girl that is pretty shy at first. Her trainers said that once she gets more comfortable she really wants to come up to you and interact but just can't seem to get the courage up sometimes. She will gradually warm up to her family but will just need some time. She is a small dark brindle girl that raced at 60lbs. Her sire is Pat C Sabbath and her dam is Livin Ona Prayer. Liv traveled well. She was not interested in the cats she met at all and is being fostered with cats. She wasn't sure of what to make of the toddlers she met and mostly just froze and turned her head away. Since she is shy she may do better in a quiet home with older kids. Young, loud, fast moving kids may be too much for her. More as we get to know her. 

Added: February 6, 2019

 

BGR J Rain Man
Racing Name:
BGR J Rain Man
Pet/Kennel Name:
Rainman
Age:
1.5
Color/Gender:
Black Male
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Weisner, Greenville SC
Adoption Status: In Process to the Ward Family of Columbia SC

Rainman just arrived from Blanchard Kennel at Orange Park Race Track in Jacksonville FL. He is a big black pup that never raced so doesn't have an official race weight but we would guess him to be around 80lbs. He won't turn two until March 5th so is a young guy. His sire is Vee Man Vane and his dam is Superior Samba. He seems like a friendly, happy guy. He pulls some on leash wanting to go check out everything so needs a little work on that. He rode well with the other dogs. More as we get to know him. He is not a marker and didn't even want to pee on trees and bushes on a walk. He may need a fenced yard since he didn't seem interested in taking care of his business while on leash. Rainman loves kids and is being fostered with kids. He also did fine with the small dogs he met. He was pretty interested in the cats he met though so needs a home with no kitties. He is a very good boy that is very sweet and doing really well in foster care. He probably is not a going to be a good choice for apartment living because he has been a little loud sometimes in his kennel.

Added: February 5, 2019

 

Rico's Kwanza
Racing Name:
Rico's Kwanza
Pet/Kennel Name:
Kwanza
Age:
Almost 11
Color/Gender:
Brindle Male
Cat Tolerance:
Trainable
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Bowden, Greenville SC
Adoption Status: On Vet Hold In Process to Oakley family of Travelers Rest

Sweet Senior! Kwanza was a super star when he was racing. He was the Winner of the 2010 Wheeling WVGOBA Middle Distance Championship and placed 3rd in the 2010 Tri-State WVGOBA Open Sprint. He raced 80 races at Tri-State and Wheeling winning at the top A and AA levels and competing in many Stakes races reserved for the best racers at those tracks. He was retired from racing in December of 2011 and has been at his owners farm since then. He had to have a toe amputated on his front foot at some point which is pretty common in pet greyhounds if they dislocate or break a toe. It is long healed and isn't even noticeable unless you are counting toes. Since the painful toe was removed there is nothing there to cause pain and he can run and play normally. Kwanza did sire one litter of pups back in 2015 but they weren't great racers like he was, so it doesn't look like he sired any more pups after that. He has been just hanging out at the farm as a pet until now. Kwanza raced at 72lbs and is short and stocky. His sire is Larking About and his dam is Myokie Flame. We already placed two half sisters Rico's Tignanello and Rico's By A Nose (also same mom). Kwanza will turn 11 on January 31st. Since Kwanza is a senior guy over 8 he qualifies for our reduced adoption fee of $250. Kwanza passed his cat tests with some initial interest that only lasted until the cat slapped him. Then we couldn't pull him back to the cat. We think he would be easily trainable with a confident cat. Kwanza walks perfectly on a loose leash and doesn't pull. He gets along really well with other greyhounds. He has been completely vetted and had a dental and a few tooth extractions. Kwanza was placed in an adoptive home in October but has been returned due to having accidents in the house. Our vet checked him and he just has a urinary tract infection, which is being treated with antibiotics. He will be available for adoption after our vet has retested to make sure he is clear of infection. 

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Added: August 6, 2018

 


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