Available Hounds

Retired racing greyhounds available for adoption through Greyhound Crossroads in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia.


The majority of greyhounds racing in the US were racing in Florida, until all of those tracks closed at the end of 2020. Even before the tracks closed there weren't enough greyhounds for adopters and adoption groups. Many adoption groups were already closed. Now greyhounds have become a rare breed. Moving forward, we know that IF we have greyhounds it will be a very limited number. That has given us no other choice but to CLOSE APPLICATIONS to new adopters.  At the time that decision was made, we had almost 200 families already on the waiting list- an impossible number for us to fill with the dogs no longer available.  We are truly sorry it won't be possible to help you adopt.

If you HAVE ALREADY ADOPTED from us before:  and wish to be considered for a rare returned greyhound, please fill out the form below. 

Greyhound Crossroads Adoption Requests


Racing Name:
Pat C Big Foot
Pet/Kennel Name:
Big Foot
Brindle Male
Cat Tolerance:
Small Dog Tolerance:
Good w/ Children:
Fostered by (location):
Owens, Greenwood SC
Adoption Status: Adopted by the Ruditzky Family of Aiken SC 10/2/22

Big Foot raced 118 races at the Orange Park Race Track in Florida and Dubuque. He retired in January of 2018 and was originally placed by Greyhounds as Pets of NE Florida, the track adoption group at Orange Park. That adoption group closed when the track did, so we place any returns that come in, like Bigfoot. He was was sent to us due to medical issues. He had nearly completely degloved his tail August 25th. Over the last month, the tail didn't heal, became infected, died and started sloughing off. He was in pain and was 9 pounds below his racing weight of 71lbs when we got him. He went straight to our vet for a tail amputation. So now Bigfoot has a short tail and is out of pain. Our vet checked him over, updated his shots and he got a fresh dental at the same time. He appears to be a healthy happy boy now and was so good at the vet's office even though he had to have been in a lot of pain when he arrived. Bigfoot is a friendly guy that loves kids and is good with cats and other dogs of all sizes. He is very quiet in his kennel so may be a good dog for apartment living. Bigfoot was born on June 22, 2014 so is 8 years old and qualifies for our senior discounted adoption donation of $250. HIs sire is Pat C Game Face and his dam is Pat C Blue Honey. 

Added: October 5, 2022


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