2022 Adoptions

A list of all retired racing greyhounds adopted by Greyhound Crossroads in 2022

Wilson Lake
Racing Name:
Wilson Lake
Pet/Kennel Name:
Piper
Age:
Almost 3
Color/Gender:
Brindle Male
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Testing
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Ng (Columbia, SC)
Adoption Status: Adopted by the Burke Family of Aiken SC, 8.1.22

Piper is a brindle boy that never raced and is coming to us straight from a farm in Florida. He will turn 3 on August 19th. He never raced because he has dry eyes that are constantly irritated. He doesn't produce tears for some reason, so will have to have drops to lubricate his eyes for the rest of his life - usually 2-3 times per day. His potential adopter has experience with eye issues with his current greyhound and already has a greyhound opthomologist. Piper's sire is Nashapelli and his dam is Sidlinger. He was exceptionally good at our vet when he got his eyes examined. He is very friendly and sweet. 

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Added: June 29, 2022

 

Lori Keith
Racing Name:
Lori Keith
Pet/Kennel Name:
Lori
Age:
11
Color/Gender:
White with Brindle Spots Female
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Vetter, Murrells Inlet SC
Adoption Status: Adopted by the Vetter Family of Murrells Inlet, SC 7/28/22

SENIOR! Lori just came to us from the Roban Farm, in Florida, where she has been living since she retired from racing in Feb of 2014. She was an amazing racer and raced 133 races at the top levels at Ebro and Sarasota tracks in Florida. She is the 2011 Ebro Mega Morris Juvenile Stake winner and was the 2013 Ebro Inaugural Champion. She is famous! She was retired to the farm to become a mom and had a total of 22 pups in 4 litters. Her last litter was in 2018 and she has been living on the farm as a pet since then. Because of the end of racing in Florida her owners have been forced to cut back on the number of dogs on the farm. They made the tough decision to let us place Lori. They only have 7 dogs left on the farm as pets now. Lori is an incredibly energetic busy girl. She is curious about everything and acts more like a 2 year old than a dog that turned 11 on February 22nd. You would never guess she is a senior. She is incredibly strong and gets excited to sniff everything at first when on leash. She does calm down and walks better after a few minutes. Her sire is the famous Lonesome Cry and her dam is Good Charlotte. Lori raced at 65lbs. Lori passed her small dog test and cat test. She was very curious at first like she is with everything else but calmed down quickly and went on to sniffing everything else. She seemed to like the small kids she met. She is a very friendly sweet girl that is going to make a great pet. Because she is a senior she qualifies for our reduced adoption fee of $250. Lori was vetted at Emerald City Animal Hospital

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Added: October 26, 2021

 

WW Sip
Racing Name:
WW Sip
Pet/Kennel Name:
Sip now Zeke
Age:
2
Color/Gender:
Black Male
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Lundberg Augusta GA
Adoption Status: Adopted by the Makosiej Family of Simpsonville SC 6/27/22

Sip initially came in from the Birmingham Race Track and was placed in 2017 and was called Zeke. He raced 39 races there but only actually won one of those. He fell in a couple of races and quit one race so just wasn't cut out for it. Zeke is a small, 66lb, black, shiny boy that has a crooked tail from an old break. He is friendly and waggy. He passed his cat and small dog tests easily with no interest in chasing either. He loves other dogs and wants to snuggle up to them, no space issues here! Very sweet boy! He also liked the children he met. He travels well and just jumped in a van and laid down for the trip. He is a happy boy and seemed pretty calm even when younger. Sip will turn 7 September 17th. He has been in a home since December of 2017 but is being returned to us due to a divorce. He limps when he is on hard surfaces due to corns on his feet. His sire is Pat C Clement and his dam is WW Consumes.  He was vetted with Dr Ng in Columbia SC. 

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Added: November 13, 2017

 

Time To Deal
Racing Name:
Time To Deal
Pet/Kennel Name:
Finlay
Age:
11.5
Color/Gender:
Light Fawn Male
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Testing
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Bowden in Greenville SC
Adoption Status: Adopted by the Sennema Family of Myrtle Beach 6/25/22

Finlay originally raced at Derby Lane in Florida. He was not a good racer and only won one race in his career of 34 races. He usually finished toward the back of the pack. He retired in February of 2013. He was placed by another adoption group, For The Hounds. He has been in that home until now. Finlay has been returned to us due to a financial situation and his owners will miss him. He was very loved. He lived with children in his previous home and was good with them. He also lived with a medium sized dog. There was some confusion about Finlay's identity. His owners thought his racing name was Foolish Times, but when we contacted the National Greyhound Association that registers all greyhounds, they told us that Foolish Times is a female, and that the dog we had was most likely a male littermate named Time To Deal. His tattoos are pretty faded and difficult to read. His sire is Dustin the Way and his dam is SE's Revenge. Finlay is a sweet older guy that turned 11 on January 19th. He has corns on his feet and limps because of them. Especially on hard surfaces. He has done better since we hulled his corns and trimmed his nails. He would do best in a home with lots of carpet due to his corns. Other than the corns, the vet that examined him felt he was healthy. Because he is a senior, Finlay qualifies for our reduced adoption fee of $250. 

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Added: June 29, 2022

 

Karma
Racing Name:
Karma
Pet/Kennel Name:
Aria/Karma/Saber
Age:
5
Color/Gender:
black female
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Moore, Athens GA
Adoption Status: Adopted by the Moore family of Athens, GA, 4.11.2022

Aria was initially placed by the Birmingham Track Adoption Group in early 2016 as a young puppy, just after she was tattooed at 3 months old. Her ear tattoos are 115B and 67724. Although she was tattooed she was never completed the registration process and didn't receive a registered racing name. Her littermates were racers and we ended up placing two of them: NPZ Imperial Lee and KMZ Banshee. Her sire is the famous Trent Lee and her dam is Dancin Inmiami. She was born on November 2nd of 2015. She was the runt of the litter and only weighed 49lbs at her last vet checkup. Her first owners renamed her Karma. That adoptive family decided to return her to the Birmingham Track Adoption Group when she was 10 months old. Her first family thought she would do better with someone with more greyhound experience and they wanted to get a boxer puppy instead. Karma was transported to our group from Birmingham and was adopted 8/28/16 when she was 10 months old by a dog trainer that had had other greyhounds. She was renamed Saber. Unfortunately Saber's owner died in 2020. Right after her owner passed away, Saber got out and got hit by a car. She suffered a broken leg. Her previous owner's family had it fixed and kept her until now. The break is long healed, but still causes her some pain and probably always will. She does limp and is on a low dose of inexpensive doggy pain meds, that she will need to continue to take. Her previous owner taught her a range of obedience commands. She was a Therapy Dog that went on regular visits to hospitals and nursing homes, so is an exceptionally very friendly, well trained and well behaved dog. She has been fine with the small Italian greyhound she met and she was required to be good with other dogs on her Therapy Dog visits. She does want to chase cats so needs a home without them. Saber has developed a corn on her back right foot that will require regular maintenance down the road. It also contributes to her limping. She got a dental and updated vetting at Emerald City Animal Hospital and saw an orthopedic specialist to be sure that there was nothing more that could be done for her previous broken leg when we got her. She is up to date on everything and ready to go home.

Added: August 30, 2016

 

She's HerOwnWoman
Racing Name:
She's HerOwnWoman
Pet/Kennel Name:
Paisley
Age:
2
Color/Gender:
Black With White Female
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Joczik, Anderson SC
Adoption Status: Adopted by the Joczik Family, 4.7.22

Paisley just arrived from the Running to Stand Still farm in Florida with her sister Faith. She raced a total of 24 races at Derby Lane in Florida before all the Florida Tracks were voted out of business at the end of 2020. Paisley raced her entire career in maiden - the lowest level of racing for dogs that have never won a race. They must win one maiden race to start climbing the different levels of racing and Paisley just couldn't do it before racing ended. Paisley raced at 58lbs and just turned 2 on January 16th. Her sire is Quick Reply and her dam is Gogo Ontario. Paisley passed her cat test easily with no interest at all. She is being fostered with cats and is doing great with them. Her foster home got her hoping that she would do good with their other pets and planned to keep her if all went well so she will be staying. Be sure to check out Paisley's other photos. Lots of cute puppy pictures of her at the farm. 

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Added: February 8, 2021

 

Jamie Farr
Racing Name:
Jamie Farr
Pet/Kennel Name:
Jessie James
Age:
5.5
Color/Gender:
Brindle Male
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
No
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Adoption Status: Adopted by Goodman family of Spartanburg 3/18/22

Jessie James came to us as a return. He was initially adopted through Greyhounds As Pets Of North East Florida. They were the track adoption group for the Orange Park Race Track that has closed and the adoption group has also closed. We were asked to re-home him because he attacked another greyhound in his home when it fell and screamed. He is a higher prey drive greyhound and a screaming, thrashing dog can sometimes set that prey drive off. Before that happened Jessie James had lived with other large dogs in his home and had never shown any aggression towards any dog or human. He was just the opposite - sweet and snuggly. Very friendly and silly. While we don't feel this was true aggression, we think he would do best to be placed as an only dog just to err on the side of caution. Although he likes children, because of the incident with the other dog, we would prefer to place him in a home with no kids. He also needs a home with no kitties. Jessie James was born 12/18/16 so he is five and a half years old. His sire is Gable Sour Cream and his dam is BM Murphy. He is a cute brindle male. More as we get to know him. 

Added: April 4, 2022

 

La De Rae
Racing Name:
La De Rae
Pet/Kennel Name:
Greta
Age:
12
Color/Gender:
Brindle Female
Cat Tolerance:
Trainable
Small Dog Tolerance:
No
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Kaage Augusta GA
Adoption Status: Adopted by the Howell Family of Greenville SC

Special Senior! Greta initially came in from an Oklahoma farm where she had been since she has retired from racing. She raced at Derby Lane, Naples Ft Myers and Flagler Race Tracks. She did get up to the top A level so was good. She race 121 races and retired in September of 2013, and went back to the farm to be a mom. She never ended up actually having pups though and was sent to us in January of 2016 to be a pet. Her sire is the famous Kiowa Mon Manny and her dam is PR's Maddy Rae. Greta is a tiny girl that raced at just 54lbs. She will celebrate her 12th birthday on November 16th so qualifies for our reduced senior adoption fee of $250. Greta was adopted by one of our volunteers after her arrival back in January of 2016. Unfortunately they have been forced to give up their beloved dogs. Her owners are experiencing severe health issues that keep them from being able to care for pets anymore. Greta is a real lover that seeks out attention and follows her family around when she is not dozing on a dog bed. She loves the kids she has met. She is very friendly and happy. Greta came into her home like she had always been there. She was a little interested in cats at first but became very good with cats and chose to avoid them. She was too interested in small dogs that were bouncing or running around, so her initial foster home thought she would do better in a home without small dogs but she has been around small dogs successfully over the years since. Greta is gentle, loving and loves to snuggle. She has no trouble with stairs and easily navigates all types of flooring. She crates well and loves to go for rides in the car.

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Added: October 26, 2015

 

WW's Blue Sky
Racing Name:
WW's Blue Sky
Pet/Kennel Name:
Sammy
Age:
7.5
Color/Gender:
Red Fawn Male
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Pike, Longs SC
Adoption Status: Adopted by the Kornmeyer Family of Ft Bragg NC 2/11/22

Some Special Needs Please Read Description! Sammy is a red, male, greyhound that initially came in from a greyhound farm in Abilene Kansas. He just wasn't interested in racing or chasing a lure, so he stayed on the farm until he had an adoption group to take him. He never went to the race track. He was not even 2 years old when we first placed him in 2016. He turned 7 on May 15th. He is a small to mid sized boy that is around 68lbs, but does not have an official racing weight since he never raced. His sire is Last Outlaw and his dam is WW Fast Star. He is a pretty red male that is very friendly and loves everyone he meets.  Sammy passed his cat and small dog tests easily when he arrived. Although he hasn't really been around cats since, he is very good with other dogs of all sizes and breeds. He loves to play and run with any dog that will play with him. He even lives with Parrots! Although he has not lived with kids, his current owner feels like he would probably be good with them, because he is so easy going and loves everyone so much. Sammy is being returned to us because of some health issues his owner is having, she is just not able to care for him at this time. She says he is a great dog. He never has accidents in the house and never has been one to get into anything. He doesn't need a crate because he is completely trustworthy, even unsupervised, and always has been. He has been living as an only dog in his home, so would be fine in that situation. Sammy does have some quirks. He has never learned to be comfortable on slippery floors in his home, even after 5 years.He has just alerted his owner when he needs to go somewhere and she has pulled him on a dog bed to where he wants to go. He needs a home that is mostly carpeted. He also needs a one story home because he is very uncomfortable on stairs. He just had 5 stairs to go outside to go potty at his former home. He would go down them, but then would dance around and was too scared to come back up them without help. He never got over that living in the same home for 5 years. Sammy is mostly a homebody and on walks he will sometimes just stop and turn into a statue, not wanting to walk any farther. He won't jump into a car and needs to be helped in. Many, if not most greyhounds come to us with similar quirks and usually quickly get over their fears with some encouragement and training. Sammy lived with a dog trainer and she wasn't able to get him past his fears, so we just want to find a home that he can be comfortable in from the start. If you have a mostly carpeted, one story home, without too many stairs to access your yard, you could be the family for Sammy. He also needs a family that is OK with a dog that is a homebody and doesn't like to go for long walks. Although Sammy is fearful of a few odd things, he is not fearful with people and is a very happy, loving, boy that is very very good and never gets into any trouble. Sammy is doing well in his foster home so far. He will be checked over by our vet in Columbia and get his vaccinations, heartworm test, fecal and a fresh dental and be ready to go home on February 2nd.

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Added: March 20, 2016

 

Road Runner Bird
Racing Name:
Road Runner Bird
Pet/Kennel Name:
Road Runner
Age:
6
Color/Gender:
Red Male
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Crago, Spartanburg SC
Adoption Status: Adopted by the Waters Family of Simpsonville SC 2/10/22

Road Runner initially came in from the Sanford Orlando Race track in Summer of 2017. He is an XL red male that never actually had an official race. He just didn't do well enough in race schooling. He weighs 88lbs and is a big, happy, bouncy guy that has a wonderful, outgoing personality. Road Runner turned 6 on October 1st. He has been in an adoptive home since October of 2017, but they have one toddler and another baby on the way and just don't have time to spend with him. Road Runner's sire is Dyna Nalin and his dam is Time Release and yes he does have a brother named Wile E Coyote. This cute guy passed his cat and small dog test easily. When the cat ran, he did show some interest, but wouldn't actually get near the cat even then. He appeared to already understand that cats have claws. He lived with small Italian Greyhounds in his foster home and loves them. He tries to get them to play with him. He likes toddlers and babies and everyone he has met. He is a very joyful guy and everything makes him happy. He would be an excellent dog for someone that wants a very social dog they can take anywhere. He loves other dogs and tries to get everyone he meets to play with him by offering a play bow. Road Runner is definitely going to be a fun guy for a lucky family. He travels very well. Even as a young dog he was pretty calm and well behaved. His foster home loves having him as a guest because of his happy, silly personality. Road Runner was returned to us earlier, after being in an adoptive home for just over a month, again a return that was not due to anything he did. 

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Added: June 29, 2017

 


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