Available Hounds

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

IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO OUR ADOPTERS!

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 since there are only 2 race tracks open in the US. We had to close adoptions to new adopters. We had almost 200 families on our waiting list and that seemed like an impossible number without dogs coming in. Due to the long wait time, many adopted other breeds and dropped off the waitlist. We have just started getting some retired racing greyhounds from Australia, where there are still quite a few tracks and not enough adopters. We may have a limited number of dogs available going forward for at least a little while. 

If you HAVE ALREADY ADOPTED from us before:  and wish to get on our adoption waiting list, please fill out the form below. 

Greyhound Crossroads Adoption Requests

You will be contacted IF we find a dog that might be a match for you. We suggest making a $350 donation, when you get your greyhound, to help us cover its transportation and vetting.

Truman
Racing Name:
Truman
Pet/Kennel Name:
Truman
Age:
1
Color/Gender:
Black Brindle Male
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
No
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Aiken SC
Adoption Status: Available for Adoption

Truman is an AKC show bred boy and is not from racing bloodlines. He is a very big guy that is very happy, very outgoing and friendly. He loves everyone he meets, so much that he may try to get into your lap. He loves attention and loves his toys. He is up to date on all vaccines and ready to be placed. He has lived with and likes small dogs, but being a playful puppy, he just wants to play with them and harrasses them. Since he is such a playful big boy, he would do better with medium to large dogs that would enjoy playing with him. Truman has seen barn cats at his home from a distance and gets very excited when seeing them, so he is not going to be safe to live with cats. Truman is still a puppy so needs a fenced yard where he can run, and he will need lots of exercise. Puppies are not like the calm retired greyhounds we are used to. He has been living in a home, but will still need some reminders on manners, like all puppies. He can be a thief, stealing things off tables and counters. He is no wallflower, very exuberant and happy. 

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Added: April 29, 2024

 

Fritsch
Racing Name:
Fritsch
Pet/Kennel Name:
Fritz
Age:
2
Color/Gender:
Fawn Male
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Snyder, Westminster SC
Adoption Status: In Process for the Bedenbaugh family, 7.15.24

Fritz is arriving soon from Australia. He raced only 8 races and did OK winning one of those and placing in most of the others. His last race was March 8th of 2024. He raced at Wagga, and Healesville. Fritz's DOB is 1/5/22 so he is 2 years old. His sire is Wow and his dam is Gamma Bale. He is a  very tiny boy racing at just 62lbs. He is smaller than the girls that he arrived from Australia with. He was completely vetted in Australia before arrival and his ear tattoo is VLXIS. Fritz is a happy, friendly, loyal dog who was born to be a family pet. Despite the fact that Fritz has not spent a lot of time in a domestic household, he is already in training to becoming the perfect pet! Fritz just loves to be around people, joining in on the fun and chats whenever he gets the chance! He is super easy-going and is happy to go along with, and join in on, whatever you’re doing! Fritz is equally as social with children- he just loves kids! The children that Fritz has grown up with are 6, 8 & 10 years old and he is so gentle and sweet with them. He is used to playing with them, getting a wash, and just generally being handled by them; so long as he gets his love and pats, he’s a happy boy! Fritz is super easy-going and is just happy to be doing whatever you’re doing. Fritz has interacted with other dog breeds besides Greyhounds and gets along well with them, but he definitely prefers his human friends (they can give him cuddles and pats!). Fritz has lived with a Blue Heeler and her puppies and got along fine with them all- he was just happy he was never asked to babysit them! Fritz did great with a small Italian Greyhound he met when he arrived. He did not pass his cat test so needs a home with no cats. Overall, Fritz is a little gentleman. He is sweet, affectionate, and easy-going- a perfect companion to have. He is a natural sitter that seems very comfortable in that position unlike most greyhounds. Fritz would thrive in a home with plenty of love going around and he would add to that love ten-fold! If you’re looking for a happy, loving, all-round perfect pet, you’ve found the perfect match in Fritz!

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Added: May 20, 2024

 


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