Hounds

Retired racing greyhounds available for adoption through Greyhound Crossroads in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia. New greyhounds arrive about every two weeks. If you don't see what you are looking for please fill out an adoption application and we can often find what you need. Satellite foster areas include Greenville SC, Charlotte NC, Columbia SC, Greenwood SC, and Augusta GA.

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

PS DropaNickle
Racing Name:
PS DropaNickle
Pet/Kennel Name:
Nickle
Age:
Almost 4
Color/Gender:
Dark Brindle Female
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Testing
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Mutolo, Piedmont SC
Adoption Status: Available For Adoption

Nickle is arriving from the Lester Raines Kennel at Palm Beach. She raced most of her 114 races at Tri-State in West Virginia though. She was a very good racer, racing at the top AA level at Tri-State. She is a dark brindle girl that raced at 64lbs. She will turn 4 on November 23rd. Her sire is the famous Defrim Bale from Australia and her dam is Big Ego. More as we get to know her. 

Added: September 21, 2018

 

Flying Prudent
Racing Name:
Flying Prudent
Pet/Kennel Name:
Prudent
Age:
3.5
Color/Gender:
White with Brindle Spots Female
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
Testing
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Owens, Greenwood SC
Adoption Status: Available For Adoption

Prudent is coming in from the Lester Raines Kennel at the Palm Beach Race Track. She also raced at Wheeling Downs in WV. She raced 150 races and got up to B Level. Prudent is a mostly white female with some brindle spots that raced at 64lbs. She will turn 4 on Christmas Day. Her sire is the famous Kiowa Myth and her dam is Flying Sage. She did not pass her cat test at the track so needs a home without kitties. She still needs testing with small dogs. Her trainer says she has a wonderful, very outgoing personality. Very friendly and loving. More as we get to know her. 

Added: September 21, 2018

 

Dutch Wildcat
Racing Name:
Dutch Wildcat
Pet/Kennel Name:
Wildcat
Age:
2
Color/Gender:
White with Black Spots Male
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Testing
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Stenhouse Charlotte NC
Adoption Status: In Process to Stenhouse family of Charlotte NC

Wildcat is a small white guy with black spots that raced at just 66lbs. He is coming in from the Lester Raines Kennel at the Palm Beach Race Track. Wildcat only raced 25 races and raced at few of those at Gulf and Derby Lane. He only won 3 races and quit in his last race on September 13th. So he was retired young and just turned 2 May 18th. His sire is the famous DJays Octane and his dam is Dutch Daphne. More as we get to know him. 

Added: September 21, 2018

 

Kelsos Emulator
Racing Name:
Kelsos Emulator
Pet/Kennel Name:
Tor
Age:
3
Color/Gender:
Black Male
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Testing
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Henrick, Columbia SC
Adoption Status: Available for Adoption

Tor is coming in from the Lester Raines Kennel at the Palm Beach Race Track. He raced most of his 78 races at Southland in Arkansas though. He was pretty good getting up to B level briefly at the top track in the country but mostly raced at the lower levels at that track. Tor raced at 71lbs and turned 3 on June 13th. His sire is Go Wild Teddy and his dam is Kelso's Jenna. More as we get to know him. 

Added: September 21, 2018

 

Unequal Rival
Racing Name:
Unequal Rival
Pet/Kennel Name:
Rival
Age:
3
Color/Gender:
Black Male
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Testing
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Kaage, Evans GA
Adoption Status: In Process to the Ruditzky family of Aiken SC

Rival is coming in from the Lester Raines Kennel at Palm Beach. He also raced a few of his 106 races at Orange Park Track in Jacksonville FL. He raced most of his races at the lower racing levels and placed more than he won but he did win some races. Rival is an extra large black male that raced at 86lbs. He turned 3 on April 20th. His sire is the famous DJays Octane and his dam is Unequal Fashion. More as we get to know him. 

Added: September 21, 2018

 

Adam Schefter
Racing Name:
Adam Schefter
Pet/Kennel Name:
Sarge
Age:
Almost 2
Color/Gender:
Brindle Male
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Johnson (Greenville, SC)
Adoption Status: In Process to the Ritchens Family of Sumpter SC

Sarge just arrived with his two littermates Snoopy and Sparky. They came in from the Ebro race track. Sarge is a tiny, brindle male that only weighs 64lbs. He only raced 13 races and didn't win one of them so he was retired young. He won't turn 2 until October 20th. Sarge is a very sweet guy that is friendly and happy. He traveled well on the trip up from Florida and seems to like to ride in cars. Sarge is very curious and spent a lot of time checking out everything in the house. He gets along very well with other dogs and plays nicely. Sarge wasn't fazed by the hardwood floors or the roomba. He crates well and was OK being crated in a room by himself. His sire is the famous Lonesome Cry and his dam is SJ's Flyingpenny. Sarge passed his cat and small dog tests with just a few curious sniffs so should be fine to live with either. He was friendly with the small kids he met too. 

Added: September 18, 2018

 

Tiger Spirit
Racing Name:
Tiger Spirit
Pet/Kennel Name:
Ella
Age:
3
Color/Gender:
Brindle Female
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Dyer, Gaffney SC
Adoption Status: In Process

Ella just arrived from Figuroa Kennel at the Sanford Orlando Race Track. She was owned by Lisa Wheeler. Ella raced 46 races at Derby Lane, Palm Beach and Sanford Orlando Race Tracks in Florida. She raced mainly at the lower levels and only won a few races so she was retired pretty young. Her sire is Surf Lorian and her dam is Monoco Gold. Ella is a cute 67lb brindle female that just turned 3 on September 9th. She is very friendly and happy and seems to like kids and everyone else she has met. She loves her food and is a very good eater. Very good on leash and very affectionate. Ella loves squeaky toys and likes to play. She is a bit higher energy than the average greyhound so will be a lot of fun and won't be a total couch potato. She was much too interested in cats to pass her cat test - we tested her twice to be sure. She did fine with a small white dog after she sniffed and realized it was just a dog and not the bunny it looked like. She is very social and very sweet.

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Added: September 17, 2018

 

Atascocita Lipp
Racing Name:
Atascocita Lipp
Pet/Kennel Name:
Lip
Age:
3.5
Color/Gender:
White Male
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Older Children Only
Fostered by (location):
Cole, Columbia SC
Adoption Status: In Process to the Rementer Family of Murrells Inlet

Lip just arrived from Bolton Kennel at the Sanford Orlando Race track. He is a gorgeous, rare, all white, male with only some tiny speckles on his ears and no actual spots. He raced 148 races. Lip was a pretty good racer and got up to the top A level briefly a couple of times during his career. He was mainly competitive at the lower levels. Lipp raced at 73lbs. His sire is Hi Noon Hero and his dam is Atascocita Dory. LIpp passed his cat test without much more than an ear prick in the cat's direction so should be OK to live with cats. He is also good with small dogs. He loves having other dogs around and they seem to help his confidence, so we would love to find a home for him with another dog. Lip can be a little timid at first in new situations. He seems like he is a sweet, sensitive guy that startles easily. A small child threw a toy for another dog and it scared him. Lipp wouldn't come out of his crate if any of the small kids were around for a couple of days after that. His foster dad came home late and night and surprised him. Lipp didn't want him to come near him for a couple days after that. Lipp loves his foster mom and likes to stay close to her. He did gradually warm back up to the small kids and would cautiously approach them for petting but we think he would be more comfortable living in a quiet home without small rowdy kids. Lip is being fostered now with teenagers and he absolutely loves them. So a home with older kids would be fine for him. Lipp seems like he would be a good watch dog because he will bark an alarm if something startles him. For that reason he wouldn't be the best dog for an apartment or townhouse. Lip is a sweet, sensitive guy that is very affectionate and loving especially with females and older teenage kids. He can be a little more cautious with men but will warm up with a little time. 

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Added: August 13, 2018

 

Rico's Kwanza
Racing Name:
Rico's Kwanza
Pet/Kennel Name:
Kwanza
Age:
10
Color/Gender:
Brindle Male
Cat Tolerance:
Trainable
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Frymire, Greenville SC
Adoption Status: In Process to the Mulholland Family of Mathews NC

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 got his half brother, Axe - Rico's Pollax, at the same time. Both have the same mom. We already placed two half sisters Rico's Tignanello and Rico's By A Nose (also same mom). Kwanza turned 10 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 last 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 and is in good health and is ready for a loving home. 

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Added: August 6, 2018

 

Witty Inthe City
Racing Name:
Witty Inthe City
Pet/Kennel Name:
Witty
Age:
9
Color/Gender:
Black Female
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Doby, Salisbury NC
Adoption Status: In Process to the Pulley Family of Martinez GA

Sweet Senior! Witty is a girl that was originally placed by another group up North, NGAP, years ago. Her owner moved to NC and was only able to keep two of her dogs where she moved and had to re-home Witty. She said that Witty is a goofy, playful girl that is really sweet. Witty retired from the Daytona Beach Race Track in January of 2012. She raced 55 races there and only won 2 of those. She did place some, even if she didn't win, so was able to keep racing for a little while. Witty is an adorable black female that is starting to get white in circles around her eyes giving her a very cute goggle look. Witty raced at 65lbs and turned 9 on April 16th. Since she is an older girl she qualifies for our reduced adoption donation of $250. Her sire is Tempo Petrocelli and her dam is LookButDontTouch. Witty was already spayed, but she just got a fresh dental, blood work, heart worm test and anything else she needs and has a clean bill of health. Witty injured her tail at some point previously and had to have it removed so she has a cute little nub now. WItty is a sweet girl that is friendly and silly. She is getting along well with the other dogs in her foster home. She is good with small dogs as well and passed her cat test without much interest so should be fine to live in a home with either. 

Added: August 4, 2018

 

PJ Bad Boy
Racing Name:
PJ Bad Boy
Pet/Kennel Name:
Moses
Age:
3.5
Color/Gender:
Red Male
Cat Tolerance:
Trainable
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Garrett, Columbia SC Area
Adoption Status: In Process to the Carter Family of Bloomingdale GA

PJ Bad Boy is definitely not the right name for this very sweet, good boy, but he was actually called Moses at the track. Moses came in from the Sanford Orlando Race Track. He also raced at Mardi Gras and Palm Beach. He is a smaller male that raced at just 68lbs. Moses had a pretty long career of 108 races and retired on June 22nd 2018. Moses did get up to the top A level at that track. His sire is the famous DJays Octane and his dam is Ucme Mini Me. Moses will turn 4 on October 5th. He is very a friendly, happy guy and his foster mom says he is a wonderful guy that is an easy foster. He is living in a foster home with kids and loves being around them. He is also living with cats in his foster home and is fine with them. The only reason he is listed as trainable is because he was more interested in a hairless cat he met but of course he didn't have any way to know that was even a cat.  Moses loves toys and is playful. He travels well. He is very well behaved and has good house manners. At night he sleeps next to his foster mom on a dog bed. He also crates well.

Added: July 9, 2018

 

Hooyah
Racing Name:
Hooyah
Pet/Kennel Name:
Hooyah/Butler/Big Guy
Age:
3.5
Color/Gender:
Brindle Male
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Brenot, Raleigh NC
Adoption Status: Available for Adoption

Hooyah is an extra large, red brindle, male that came in from the Melbourne Race Track in FL. He also raced at Mardi Gras. Hooyah only raced 11 races, winning only one of those and usually finishing toward the back of the pack. He was retired young when he was just 2 years old. He has been in an adoptive home since June of 2017 and they were calling him Butler but he also answers to Big Guy or Big Boy. Hooyah celebrated his 3rd birthday on March 19th. He raced at a whopping 85lbs. His sire is the famous Djays Octane and his dam is Killer Roma. Hooyah is a calm, well behaved guy. He wanted to snuggle on the car trip and stood with his head on the driver's shoulder a lot of the trip. While he was at the vet, one of the clinic cats befriended him and curled up with him while he was coming out of his anesthesia. He seems fine with cats and small dogs too. Hooyah is quite friendly with people but can be a bit timid in new situations. He is very afraid of walking on shiny floors and just freezes. Most greyhounds do this at first but relax with time and eventually do OK on shiny floors. That hasn't been the case with Hooyah though. Even after living in a house with shiny floors, he can't seem to get brave enough to do them. He is going to need a home with carpet or strategically placed area rugs so he doesn't have to walk on shiny floors. Hooyah is not very good on stairs either so would do better in a one story house. He could do 4 or 5 stairs to get outside to go potty but long flights of stairs are scary for him.  Hooyah has an interesting brindle coat. He has very little striping and is mostly red on one side so almost looks like a red dog when photographed from that side. He has a lot more brindle striping on the other and looks like a brindle dog in photos taken from that side. Be sure to click on his other pictures to see the difference. It almost looks like you are looking at a completely different dog from one side to the other. Hooyah loved the kids in his first foster home. He is very good about doing his business outside on leash so doesn't require a fenced yard. He hasn't had one accident in his foster home. He is always happy to see his foster dad come home from work and bounces happily, but is otherwise pretty calm for a young dog. Hooyah is very friendly and loving. He was in an adoptive home for awhile so is already home acclimated. Hooyah was returned because he seemed to have some pain in his neck or back and he would whine sometimes. Their vet wasn't able to find anything and wasn't able to find a cause. Hooyah has not shown any sign of having any pain whatsoever since we got him back. We kept him for observation for a month to be sure. Our vets have cleared him for adoption because they have found nothing wrong with him other than being very overweight. We do have him on a diet. Hooyah is a very affectionate sweet sensitive guy that will be a very loving pet. 

His Pedigree

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Added: March 20, 2017

 


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