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 retiring to supply all the adopters and adoption groups wanting them. Now greyhounds are rarely available and we don't now when or if we will get more. As a result, many greyhound adoption groups across the country have already closed their doors or have switched to other breed rescue. Our group is remaining open to support greyhounds that we and other groups have placed and help with rehoming them if necessary. 

If you are in our adoption area of GA, SC and NC, please fill out the form below. You will be contacted to complete the approval process, with a home visit, IF we have a greyhound available that will work for your home. If you are approved and have adopted from us before please fill out the form below so we have your current info and can add you to our waiting list.

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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