2021 Adoptions

A list of all retired racing greyhounds adopted by Greyhound Crossroads in 2021

Mohican Kap
Racing Name:
Mohican Kap
Pet/Kennel Name:
Kap now Rosie
Age:
7.5
Color/Gender:
Brindle Female
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Howell, Greenville SC Area
Adoption Status: Adopted by the Howell family of Greenville SC, 7/1/21

Kap came to us from the Daytona Race track because her kennel closed. She wasn't there long and never had a single official race. She was only a year and a half old when she retired in 2015. She was adopted 7/31/2015 and her name was changed to Rosie. She has been in an adoptive home since then. Rosie will turn 8 on December 11th. She is being returned to us with her housemate Bryant due to a divorce. They are very bonded and we are looking for an adoptive home where they can stay together. Rosie is a smaller girl that is just 58lbs. Her sire is Gable Sour Cream and her dam is WW Key Kap Rosy. She is very friendly and waggy with a tail that curls up over her back more like a husky than a greyhound. It is very very cute and makes her a one of a kind. She did complain some at first in her foster home so may be too loud to be an apartment dog. Rosey passed her cat and small dog tests with flying colors and has lived with cats in her previous home. Her trainer brought her 3 boys to work in the kennel with her so she is used to being around kids. Her adoptive home had 2 special needs kids that she did well with too so she has always been around children. 

Rosie was adopted with her housemate Bryant by one of her foster homes. Unfortunately she started limping only weeks after her adoption and was diagnosed with bone cancer. Her pain progressed quickly and she crossed the rainbow bridge

Her Pedigree

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Added: July 2, 2015

 

LK's Shine On
Racing Name:
LK's Shine On
Pet/Kennel Name:
Mako
Age:
5.5
Color/Gender:
Brindle Female
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Ng Columbia SC
Adoption Status: Adopted by the Reimel family, 6.24.21

Mako raced 58 races at Derby Lane in FL in 2017 and 2018. She retired on May 11th of 2018 and was placed by an adoption group in Colorado around that time.She has been in an adoptive home since then. Her owner has moved to our area and has asked us to help re-homing her. His work schedule has changed and he is traveling a lot and is unable to care for a dog. She is not being returned for any behavioral issue. She is good with small dogs and children, but has never been around cats as far as he knows. We will cat test her before she is placed and we will have our vet make sure she is up to date on anything she needs medically. Mako will turn 6 on September 26th. Her sire is the famous SH Avatar and her dam is LK's Caprica. Mako raced at 60lbs. More as we get to know her. 

Added: June 20, 2021

 

Imark Bryant
Racing Name:
Imark Bryant
Pet/Kennel Name:
Bryant
Age:
6
Color/Gender:
Brindle Male
Cat Tolerance:
Trainable
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Howell, Greenville SC Area
Adoption Status: Adopted by the Howell family of Greenville SC, 6/15/21

Bryant came to us at the end of 2016 from the Daytona Beach Race Track. He came in with his brothers Stihl and Benton. He is the only one of the brothers to ever have an official race. He only had 3 races though, and finished at the back of the pack each time, so was retired young. Bryant was adopted January 1st of 2017 and has been in an adoptive home since then. He turned 6 on April 9th. He is one of the tinier boys we have seen, racing at only 63lbs.  Bryant passed his cat and small dog tests easily. He is very used to being around kids, his trainer had her kids work with her in the kennel and he lived with 2 special needs children in his previous home. He was returned to us with his housemate Rosie due to a separation. He and Rosie are very bonded and we would like to place them in a home where they can stay together. His sire is Abita Simon and his dam is Magic Patti. Bryant is a sweet friendly boy! His trainer said that she put the brothers all out together because they were too whimpy to be put out with the other boys. The other boys would pick on them. Bryant hasn't read the book that claim greyhounds are quiet and he does bark sometimes, mainly when the ice maker makes ice. He likes to ride curled up in the front seat of the car, but if he slides off he is perfectly happy to ride with his hind end on the floor and his chest and head on the seat or the reverse of that. He makes himself comfortable wherever he is and is usually upside down with his legs in the air sleeping in the "roach" position. 

Bryant was adopted with his housemate Rosie by one of his foster homes. Rosie was diagnosed with bone cancer and passed away shortly after adoption but Bryant is doing fine by himself. 

His Pedigree

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Added: December 8, 2016

 

Lily
Racing Name:
Lily
Pet/Kennel Name:
Lily
Age:
1.5
Color/Gender:
Brindle Female
Cat Tolerance:
Trainable
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Scully (Greenville, SC)
Adoption Status: Adopted by the Scully family of Greenville SC 5/21/21

Lily came in from the Running to Stand Still farm in Florida. She was tattooed but never completed the registration process to get a racing name. She has been known as Lily her whole life. She is not going to race due to the closure of all the tracks in Florida. Lily is young and turned 1 on August 3rd. Her sire is Makeshift and her dam is Lilly Langtry. Since she never raced we don't have a racing weight for her. She arrived with her littermate Aspen.  Lily's owner says she can be a bit shy at times, but she has handled the move to us very well and has been very friendly and happy so far. Lily has never had the training that most greyhounds get at the track so still needs leash and manners training. She passed her cat and small dog tests easily so should be able to live with either. She has been in a foster home with cats. She is good with them most of the time, but sometimes still is interested in chasing when they run and play so she would need more training and close supervision in a home with cats. Lily was vetted at Oasis Animal Hospital in Mauldin. Be sure to look at her other photos to see pictures of her at 3 months old on the farm.

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Added: December 8, 2020

 

WP's Petit Jean
Racing Name:
WP's Petit Jean
Pet/Kennel Name:
Jean
Age:
3.5
Color/Gender:
Black Female
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Johnson, Greenville SC Area
Adoption Status: Adopted by the Carter Family of Piedmont SC 5/11/21

Jean initially came in from the Orange Park Race Track where she raced all 68 of her races. She raced mainly at the lower C and D levels and only managed to win 6 of her races. She did place a lot though. Jean raced at 60lbs and turns 4 on July 6th. Her sire is the famous Seldom Told and her dam is WP Black Velvet. Her last race was Feb 24th of 2020 and she was with the track adoption group at the track and was vetted there on 5/6/20. Jean passed her cat test there and ignored the cat at first. Once she got used to the cat, she wanted to play, but she backs right off when the cat slaps her. She has done well with the small dog in her foster home. Jean was adopted to a family and has been with them for about a year. They are having a baby and don't have time for her anymore so would like us to find her another home. She is a good girl according to her family and is great with their cat. She isn't being returned due to anything she did. Her family says she is a bouncy, happy, girl that has a fun level of energy. 

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Added: May 12, 2020

 

RTSS True Faith
Racing Name:
RTSS True Faith
Pet/Kennel Name:
Faith
Age:
2
Color/Gender:
Black with White Female
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
No
Good w/ Children:
Older Children Only
Fostered by (location):
Sellner, Wagner SC
Adoption Status: Adopted by the Georgian family of Aiken SC 4/25/21

Faith came in initially with her sister Paisley from the Running to Stand Still Farm in Florida. She raced just 4 races at Palm Beach in Florida before all the tracks in Florida closed for good at the end of 2020. She was just getting her career started but finished toward the back of the pack in the few races she did have so probably would not have had a long career anyway. Faith raced at 61lbs and just turned 2 on January 16th. Some of our volunteers visited the farm she was raised on so have photos of her taken throughout her life. Be sure to click on her other photos to see them. Her sire is Quick Reply and her dam is Gogo Ontario. Faith was placed in a home but they reported that she was never happy there. She was there for a month, but they said she didn't want to interact with their dogs at all and was protective of her food. When we got her back she was underweight and very hungry, which could have caused her odd behavior. She had shown no sign of any food issues in her foster home or with any other dogs previously and was a happy go lucky girl. She was happy and wagging her tail as soon as she saw her foster family again. She has had no issues with any of the other greyhounds in her foster home and interacts with them normally since she has been back. Even though she has never shown any sign of aggression to people we would prefer to not place her with small children that might grab a bone or mess with her food just to be on the safe side. Faith does have a high prey drive and did not pass her cat test. She hasn't lived with tiny dogs, and can mistake them for squirrels, so needs a home without kitties or small dogs. Faith has been back in her foster home for some time now and has been a wonderful happy girl since she walked through the door. We put Faith on vet hold due to her weight loss to be sure she was healthy but she is gaining weight back and is fine. 

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Added: February 8, 2021

 

Josipovic
Racing Name:
Josipovic
Pet/Kennel Name:
Denton
Age:
1
Color/Gender:
Red Male
Cat Tolerance:
Trainable
Small Dog Tolerance:
Testing
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Crago (Greenville, SC)
Adoption Status: Adopted by the Crago family, 4/19/21

Denton just arrived from the Roban Farm in Florida. He never raced. His tattoos are 74185 - 109H and he was born on October 29th of 2019 so is very young and just turned 1 in October. His sire is the famous SH Avatar and his dam is Biodiesel. Denton had runny eyes and skin allergies off and on, then had a bad reaction to a wormer (Moxidectin) he was given. His adoptive owner should not use Moxidectin or Heartworm preventatives containing Ivermectin on him. Denton recovered completely and seems fine now. His racing owner decided not race him because of his sensitivities, so Denton is looking for a pet home. He was curious and did a lot of sniffing when he met a cat, but passed his initial cat test. He was more excitable around the small, fast moving dog, but it seemed to be more puppy play drive than prey drive. His foster home has small dogs and will see how trainable he is with her dogs. Our vet has checked him and he does have thin hair but no sign of skin irritation. His eyes do get a little discharge from time to time and the results of a tear test came back slightly dry which can be caused by allergies. Our vet gave him some eye drops to try and we are waiting on the results of some other tests. She felt that his allergies were minor and shouldn't prevent him from being adopted. Denton seems sweet and pretty calm for his age. He is still in the puppy chewing stage and needs strong fleece bedding to prevent shredding. Because of his chewing he needs to be supervised in the house until he learns what is OK to chew on and what is not. He seems to prefer wood and fabric items. Denton wants to please and has been responding quickly to training in his foster home. He has done some crying and howling in his kennel, so may not be able to live in an apartment or townhouse. He quickly figured out to go to the door and bark when he needed to go outside to potty. Denton is very sweet and affectionate. His head will be in your lap anytime you sit down. He loves to play fetch and loves playing with other dogs. Denton is young and still has a playful puppy side. 

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Added: April 8, 2021

 

Zorro
Racing Name:
Zorro
Pet/Kennel Name:
Zorro
Age:
3.5
Color/Gender:
Red Male
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Doby, Salisbury NC
Adoption Status: Adopted by the Pruitt family of Anderson SC 3/29/21

Zorro is a dog that one of our volunteers has been waiting on to retire for awhile. He was a good racer that was racing at Southland which is the top track in the country. He got up to the top AA level and ran in a Stakes race there so he was truly one of the fastest greyhounds in the US. He broke his hock in his last race on November 18th. He was taken to an orthopedic specialist by his owner and it was determined that the break would heal best with splinting and didn't require surgery. He was sent to one of our foster homes that specialize in rehabbing injuries and was there until his leg completely healed and our vets released him in March of 2021. The Pruitt family that had been waiting on him to retire was able to adopt him at that time. Zorro is described by his trainer as a gentle giant. He raced at a whopping 88lbs so is an extra large tall guy. He is good on leash and very gentle and calm in spite of his size. His sire is the famous Bella Infrared and his dam is Fly Miley Cyrus. Zorro turned 3 on October 7th. He passed his small dog tests easily and liked the children he met. His foster dad said he would fall asleep during his splint changes and was a super easy guy to work with. 

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Added: April 8, 2021

 

Turbo Fermina
Racing Name:
Turbo Fermina
Pet/Kennel Name:
Mina
Age:
3
Color/Gender:
Brindle Female
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Testing
Good w/ Children:
No
Fostered by (location):
Bluffton, SC
Adoption Status: Adopted by the Howitt family of Bluffton SC 3/25/21

Mina initially came in from the Orange Park Race Track in Jacksonville Florida where she raced until July of 2020. She also raced some of her 30 races at Sanford Orlando race track and Palm Beach.  got up to the top A level in Orlando but dropped down fast in her last few races. Mina is a tiny brindle girl that raced at just 56lbs. Her sire is Turbo Penske and her dam is Flying Snowstorm. She turned 3 on November 12th. She still needs to be tested with cats and small dogs. She was placed in a home with two older gentlemen in August of last year, but mostly avoids them and has growled and snapped at one of them. Mina usually chose to stay at the other end of the house when they were home, but loves it when strangers come over and will run right up to anyone new for attention. She was very loving with her foster family, so we think she was just in the wrong home. Mina loves to be around other greyhounds, she has no accidents in the house and is very well mannered in the house. She also walks beautifully on leash. Since she was grumpy towards one of her previous owners we would prefer to place her in a home with no kids. Mina is doing great in her foster home since we got her back. So well that they have decided to keep her permanently. 

Added: August 19, 2020

 

TMC's Jellusmuch
Racing Name:
TMC's Jellusmuch
Pet/Kennel Name:
Jelly
Age:
3
Color/Gender:
Black Male
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Older Children Only
Fostered by (location):
Bluffton SC Area
Adoption Status: Adopted by the Beshears family of Hickory NC 3/22/21

Jelly raced 50 races and ended his career at the Orange Park Race Track in Jacksonville. He also raced at Wheeling Downs in WV and at Southland in Arkansas. He wasn't able to win at Southland or Wheeling so was moved down to a lower level track in hopes he would be able to compete. He finally was able to win a few races in Jacksonville but only managed to get up to B level. Jelly raced his last race on Dec 5th of 2020 before that track closed permanently. He was vetted in Jacksonville and placed by the track adoption center in a home. He was placed in a home with small children and he gradually got very stressed and anxious due their noise and activity. He was returned to the track adoption group for rehoming recently and they sent him to us. He lived with kittens while he was in the home and mostly avoided them. He loves stuffed animals and toys that squeak and loves it if you throw toys for him in the backyard so he can zoom after them. He also loves to chew on a Nylabone. He is a digger that would love to have a designated spot to to dig. He loves other dogs too. Jelly can be a little nervous in crowds and seems to be more comfortable with women than men.  He can be vocal so wouldn't be a good apartment dog. He will make noise at breakfast time and when the doorbell rings or on trash day when they 'steal' his trash. He loves short walks in areas he knows - just 20 - 30 minutes and then he is tired and ready for a nap. His former family reports that he is a great snuggler and wants to be a lap dog. He does have some sleep startle and doesn't like to be bothered when he is sleeping. Jelly snores, barks and even sings in his sleep. Jelly raced at 80lbs and has gotten up close to 90lbs so needs to take off some weight. His sire is TMC's Remedy and his dam is CTW Quintessence. He turned 3 on December 30th. 

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Added: March 21, 2021

 

JHawk RebelChild
Racing Name:
JHawk RebelChild
Pet/Kennel Name:
Rebel
Age:
7
Color/Gender:
Fawn Female
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Older Children Only
Fostered by (location):
Bowden, Greenville SC
Adoption Status: Adopted by the Boylan Family of Greenville SC 3/19/21

Special Adoption! Bonded Pair! Rebel isn't really very much of a rebel. She is actually just a bit timid at first and not a real confident girl. Rebel is tiny, racing at just 57lbs. She turned 7 on September 4th. Her sire is KC and All and her dam is Brett Lee Queen. She only raced 26 races, all of them in Wheeling WV. She was a very good racer there getting up to the top AA level quickly. After winning and doing well, she suddenly started coming in at the back of the pack. When she stopped doing well at that track, she was moved to Sanford Orlando to race. They decided that she wasn't going to race well anymore after a few schooling races there and retired her. She ran her last official race June 11th of 2016, so has been retired for years. Rebel was adopted in August of 2016 and lived with a wonderful adoptive family until now. They made the difficult decision to re-home her because they foster special needs kids. Recently they added several children to their family for a total of 5 under the age of 8. Although Rebel was OK with kids at first, she has gotten very uncomfortable with the number of kids in the family now. She would prefer a quiet home with no small kids. Rebel has lived with cats and small dogs and is fine with them. She was returned with her housemate Delilah who is also available for adoption. The two girls are very bonded and constantly lean on each other and lay together, so we would love it if we could find a special home that wants two girls. Rebel crates very quietly. Her foster home describes her as a true couch potato. She even lays down when she eats. She was pretty timid and overwhelmed when she got to her new foster home but has gotten very comfortable there in a short time. The girls are both really sweet and already well behaved so should make easy additions to a home. Because she is the more shy of the two girls, Rebel relies on Delilah. The pictures when she first arrived show the dark muzzle she used to have. The lighter muzzle photos are her new pictures. 

 

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Added: July 28, 2016

 

WW's Hey Delilah
Racing Name:
WW's Hey Delilah
Pet/Kennel Name:
Delilah
Age:
7
Color/Gender:
Fawn Female
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Bowden, Greenville SC
Adoption Status: Adopted by the Boylan Family of Greenville SC 3/19/21

Special Adoption! Bonded Pair! Delilah initially came in from the Daytona Beach Race Track where she raced 78 races. Her last race was June 1st of 2016 so she has been retired for years. She was adopted in October of 2016 and lived with a wonderful family until now. She is looking for a new home because her family fosters special needs children and were asked to take in some more kids. Although she was fine with a couple of kids, the 5 small kids in the home now made Delilah very uncomfortable. Her family made the difficult decision to let her go to a home where she would be more comfortable. She is a tiny 52lbs light fawn female that turned 7 on June 14th. She has the tiniest face and nose and is so cute. Her sire is WW's Dog Gone and her dam is WW's Hey Darla. Delilah passed her cat test easily so should be fine to live in a home with cats or small dogs. She was great with the cats in a foster home and stayed a distance from them and wouldn't even get close. She was around her trainers kids and around the kids in her adoptive home but does get stressed by a large number of kids around her. Delilah would prefer a home with just one or two quiet kids or no kids. Delilah is a curious, friendly girl. She didn't seem stressed at all by the earlier move from the track, but she was pretty stressed and upset, missing her family when she arrived back in foster care for the second time. She acted timid and overwhelmed in her foster home at first, but has completely relaxed now and is very comfortable now. Delilah was returned with her housemate Rebel and they are very bonded, leaning on each other and laying together. We would love to find them a special home where they can stay together. Both girls are loving and sweet and will come right up for love. They are well behaved and should make an easy addition to your home. Delilah is the more confident of the two and Rebel seems to rely on her but Delilah constantly checks in on Rebel and seems just as attached to her. 

 

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Added: October 18, 2016

 

Kansas
Racing Name:
Kansas
Pet/Kennel Name:
Kansas
Age:
1 year
Color/Gender:
Brindle Male
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Testing
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Doby Salisbury, NC
Adoption Status: Adopted to the Ward Family of Greenville SC, 2.20.21

Kansas is a young greyhound puppy that just arrived from a greyhound farm. He broke his leg while playing with siblings on the farm. His owner had the leg surgically repaired with a plate. Even with the best medical repair, Kansas isn't going to be fast enough to make it at the track as a racer, so he was sent to us to place as a pet. Kansas has been X-rayed and examined by our vets and his leg is long healed. He has been released for adoption. Kansas turned one year old in August so is still pretty young and puppyish. He was tattooed at 3 months old and his tattoos are 73997 in left ear and 89A in right ear. He never completed the registration process and never actually raced. He was born on August 29th of 2019 and his sire is the famous Kelso's Fusileer. His dam is SH Norio. He has two littermates that were registered and may go on to have race careers SH minamoto and SH Yukimura. 

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Added: December 7, 2020

 

Waubun Kween
Racing Name:
Waubun Kween
Pet/Kennel Name:
Katie
Age:
Almost 7
Color/Gender:
White with Red Spots Female
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
Testing
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Adoption Status: Adopted by the Sanford Family of Mooresville, NC 2/20/21

Katie just arrived from the Running To Stand Still farm. She was a brood mom after retiring from racing and a mom to at least 10 pups that were born in 2018. She only raced 25 races but was good, going straight up to A level at Derby Lane in Florida. She was bumped in her last race on October 7th of 2016 and pulled up. She has been back at the farm since then. Her sire is the famous Djays Octane and her dam is Bumble Rumble. Katie raced at 68lbs and will turn 7 on February 16th. She passed her initial cat test, but has showed increase interest in the cats in her foster home as she has gotten more comfortable, so may need a home with no kitties. More as we get to know her. 

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Added: February 8, 2021

 

Centex Spitfire
Racing Name:
Centex Spitfire
Pet/Kennel Name:
Valkyrie
Age:
4
Color/Gender:
Red Brindle Female
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Garofolo, Greenville SC Area
Adoption Status: Adopted by the Smith family of NC 2/19/21

Valkyrie initially came in from the Daytona Beach Race Track in January of 2020 and was called Spitfire then. She also raced at Southland in Arkansas, Orange Park in Florida and Tri-State in WV. She raced 77 races, mainly at the lower levels. She kept moving to different tracks, in hopes that they could find somewhere that she would be competitive. When she stayed at the lowest level after the last three moves, she was retired. Valkyrie is really sweet and friendly and just stares up into your eyes. She is pretty energetic and bouncy. According to her track trainer, she really loved treats and would do anything to get one. Her adoptive family says she can be a picky eater though, and only wants to eat Proplan Shredded Chicken. Valkyrie is a tiny brindle girl that raced at just 56lbs. She has cute ears that go straight up when she is curious about something and a cute curly tail. She turned 4 on November 24th. Her sire is TMC's Remedy and her dam is Asteria Drive. Spitfire seems like a very sweet girl and didn't seem to be terribly stressed by her initial move from the track or when she came back from her first adopters. Her family described her as being a more high strung girl that can stress, pant and pace in new situations. One quirky thing we have notices is that she doesn't want to go into a new crate. She sets her feet and raises her head as high as possible so she won't fit through the doorway. Once in the crate, she lays down and goes to sleep pretty fast. When she was at the vet's office she was very interested in the cats she saw, so they didn't think she would be OK with cats. After she actually sniffed our cat and it slapped her, she completely changed her mind and wouldn't go anywhere near our cats again. She seemed pretty traumatized by the one light slap the cat gave her. Spitfire has been in an adoptive home for about a year but is being re-homed with her housemate Thor because of a divorce. She is already home acclimated so should be an easy addition. Although her adoptive family didn't have small kids they said she has always been great with the kids she has been around. She was retested with cats and small dogs when we got her back and she was good with both. 

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Added: January 23, 2020

 

Irvin Irving
Racing Name:
Irvin Irving
Pet/Kennel Name:
Irvin
Age:
1.5
Color/Gender:
Black Male
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Frymire, Greenville SC
Adoption Status: Adopted by the Liberty family of Bluffton SC, 2.12.21

Irvin is one of the very last retired racers we will be getting from Florida. The majority of the racetracks in the country were in Florida and have been gradually closing down over the last 2 years due to a vote to end Greyhound Racing in the state. Derby Lane was where Irvin raced and was one of the last two tracks to remain open, closing on December 27th. The other track closed down on December 31st.  Irvin only raced 8 races for D'Arcy Kennels, and didn't win any of them. He raced at 71lbs so is a smaller guy. He won't turn 2 until March 13th. His sire is the famous Makeshift and his dam is Shanagolden. He is arriving with 2 of his littermates Harry Bosch and Reggie Woo. Irvin was way too interested in the cat to pass his cat test. He was so interested in chasing the cat, that he wouldn't back off and didn't even seem to notice when the cat slapped him for getting too close. He definitely needs a home with no kitties. He did great when meeting a small dog after a bit of sniffing to figure out what it was. He is a friendly and happy little guy that seems to love people. He also like the kids that he met. A friend was photographing races and managed to catch Irvin in one of his last races. Be sure to check out his other pictures to see them.

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Added: December 29, 2020

 

Little But Wild
Racing Name:
Little But Wild
Pet/Kennel Name:
Linda
Age:
2.5
Color/Gender:
Brindle Female
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
No
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Taylor, Moore SC
Adoption Status: Adopted by the Taylor family of Moore SC, 2.11.21

Linda just arrived from the Running To Stand Still farm in Florida. She raced 60 races at Derby Lane in Florida that just closed in December of 2020. Her last race was December 26th. She raced mainly at C and B levels. She is indeed a little girl and raced at just 56lbs. Linda will turn 3 on July 18th. Her sire is the famous SH Avatar and her dam is Kiowa Grand Girl. Although she passed her initial cat test when she arrived, her previous owner says she is very high prey drive and couldn't be around small dogs or cats at the kennel. She really feels like she needs a home with no small animals. More as we get to know her. 

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Added: February 8, 2021

 

WW's Proud Mama
Racing Name:
WW's Proud Mama
Pet/Kennel Name:
Fly/Luca
Age:
6
Color/Gender:
Fawn Female
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Older Children Only
Fostered by (location):
Hunter, Charlotte NC Area
Adoption Status: Adopted by the Pasour family of Charlotte NC, 1.26.21

Fly came to us originally from the Daytona Beach Race Track in FL in 2016 as a 2 year old. She also raced 4 of her 21 races at Wheeling Downs in WV. She never was really fast, so she was retired young. Fly is now a 6 year old 61lb fawn female. Her sire is the famous Flying Hydrogen and her dam is Kiowa WW Kitty. She is a calm girl that is good on leash. She can be just a little timid in new situations. She passed her cat test easily because she was afraid of the cat. So she should be fine to live with cats and small dogs. She did get excited and try to chase an outside neighborhood cat, but we tell all adopters that no greyhound should be outside with ANY cat no matter how safe they are indoors. Inside and outside prey drive is very different especially with an unknown cat. Fly was adopted 10/29/16 and renamed Luca. Although she was used to being around and being handled by the older kids of her trainer at the track, she hasn't been comfortable since a new baby hit toddler stage and started falling on her and crawling up to her. Her owners asked us to help them re-home her in a home without small children. They said she is the sweetest most loving dog ever and it is really hard for them to let her go. 

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Added: October 16, 2016

 

RS Mind Eraser
Racing Name:
RS Mind Eraser
Pet/Kennel Name:
Eraser
Age:
2
Color/Gender:
Brindle Female
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Johnson, Greenville SC
Adoption Status: Adopted by the Hummer family of Waynesville NC, 1/24/21

Eraser just arrived from the Orange Park Race Track in Jacksonville Fl. She only raced 22 races there. She got up to the top A level fast but then lost interest in racing and came in last in her last 6 races. So she was retired young. Eraser just turned 2 on August 8th and raced at 60lbs. She has been in a home with a small white Italian Greyhound and showed no interest in chasing him. She does mistake some tiny furry dogs for bunnies at a distance, so needs a careful intro. Once she is able to sniff and realizes they are actually dogs she seems to be OK. Eraser is a very happy, friendly girl. She is very sure of herself and un-phased by all the recent changes in her life. She crates calmly and quietly and is playful and fun in short spurts. A really nice personality. Eraser's foster family picked her out at the track and was hoping to keep her if she did well in their home. Eraser is a pretty confident girl and they already have a confident female that doesn't really like her, so they have decided to let her go to another adoptive home after having her a few weeks. Since Eraser is confident she may do best in a home with other male dogs or a more submissive female that is OK with someone else being in charge. Eraser has shown signs of having some separation anxiety, so probably does need a home with other dogs, so she isn't completely alone. Eraser has had mixed results with cats wanting to chase some of them but being Ok at other times, so we have concluded that she really needs a home without kitties. 

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Added: November 17, 2020

 

PJ Show Time
Racing Name:
PJ Show Time
Pet/Kennel Name:
Showtime
Age:
Almost 3
Color/Gender:
Red Brindle Female
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Testing
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Bailey, Hilton Head Island SC
Adoption Status: Adopted by the Belk family of Lexington SC, 1.24.21

Show Time just arrived as a result of all the tracks closing in Florida. She raced a few races at Southland in Arkansas but moved to Derby Lane in Florida and raced most of her 55 races there. She got up to the top A level briefly and had dropped down to C level by the time she was forced to retire. Her last race was December 26th. Show Time raced at 61lbs and is a gorgeous red brindle female. She will turn 3 on March 29th. Her sire is Show On The Road and her dam is PJ Nuke Em. She has been described as the 'perfect greyhound' by her foster family. She is affectionate, intelligent, comes to you when she needs to go outside to potty and has had no accidents in the house at all. She gets along well with the other greyhound in the house and likes to play with toys. Show Time walks beautifully on leash and the only time she pulls is when she sees another dog. She loves other dogs and gets very excited wanting to meet them. She has not been tested with cats or small dogs yet. She is working on mastering the steps in her foster home. More as we get to know her. 

Added: January 12, 2021

 

KW Peony
Racing Name:
KW Peony
Pet/Kennel Name:
Peony
Age:
1.5
Color/Gender:
Blue Fawn Female
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
Testing
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Szpanka-Alden, Bluffton SC
Adoption Status: Adopted by the Woods family of Hilton Head Island SC, 1.24.21

Peony is coming to us from the Orange Park adoption group. Her litter were all named for flowers. She only raced 8 races at Orange Park and only won one of those. She mainly finished at the back of the pack. Her last race was December 5th. She was vetted by the adoption group at the track and was initially placed by them. Although she passed her cat test at the track, she did not do as well with the cat in her adoptive home and was returned to the adoption group there. So she is being sent to us and is looking for a home with no kitties. Peony raced at 60lbs. She is a very young girl that won't turn 2 until May 6th. Her sire is Seldom Told and her dam is JW Snoopy. She is a little timid and needs to gain some confidence. A friend was photographing some of the last races in Florida and captured one of Peony's last races. Her lucky family will have some very cool pictures of her during her career. 

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Added: January 12, 2021

 

Easi Liam
Racing Name:
Easi Liam
Pet/Kennel Name:
Chuck
Age:
2
Color/Gender:
Brindle Male
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Young, Columbia SC Area
Adoption Status: Adopted by the Young family of Columbia SC 1/24/21

Chuck just arrived from the Blanchard Kennel at the Wheeling WV race track. He only raced a few races there and raced most of his 32 races at Orange Park in FL before they closed. He got up to B level at Orange Park but didn't do as well against the stiffer competition at the WV track so was retired after just 5 races there. Chuck raced at 77lbs and turned 2 on October 7th. His sire is the very famous Kiowa Sweet Trey and his cam is Easi Charlie. He passed his cat and small dog tests easily. More as we get to know him.  

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Added: January 12, 2021

 

Pat C Gold Grip
Racing Name:
Pat C Gold Grip
Pet/Kennel Name:
Goldie
Age:
2
Color/Gender:
Red Female
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
No
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Halliwell, Augusta GA Area
Adoption Status: Adopted by the Ezrine family of Burlington NC, 1.23.21

Goldie came in from the Orange Park Race Track in Jacksonville FL. She only raced eight races there and won two of them. She raced at 66lbs and turned 2 on April 11th. Goldie is a beautiful red girl. Her sire is P's Gibbs and her dam is Pat C Goldendrop. Goldie was vetted with our vet in Augusta GA. She is a doggy genius and is one of the smartest greyhounds her foster mom has had. She can be a Houdini and has gotten out of regular metal crates but did fine in the guillotine type crates where the door slides up or the plastic vari kennel style airline crates. She has figured out how to take her muzzle off too. She can easily clear a baby gate to get to someone on the other side. Goldie is very food motivated and will do anything for a treat, so her foster mom taught her to sit and down in just a few days. She seems like a confident, happy girl, but she does have a submissive side and will get very low to the ground if she thinks she did something wrong. Goldie is very curious about everything and doesn't seem to be timid or phased by much of anything. Since she is so happy, confident and friendly she would probably make an excellent therapy dog. Although she sleeps quietly in the crate all night, she does sometimes complain about being in the kennel so she may not be the best choice for apartment living. Goldie is such a smart dog that she would be a great dog for someone wanting to do trick training, agility or obedience. She may make a great therapy dog too. Goldie is a higher energy girl still at 2 years old so would be great for someone wanting a dog for longer walks or hikes. She has big beautiful eyes that will be hard to resist. Goldie passed her initial cat and small dog tests with some interest, but seemed easy to distract and responded well to correction. We thought she would be trainable with cats and small dogs and placed her in a home with them. She would do OK with them one day and then be too interested in them the next so she is looking for a home with no cats or small dogs now. 

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Added: November 19, 2020

 

Tkel Ritz
Racing Name:
Tkel Ritz
Pet/Kennel Name:
Ritzy
Age:
Almost 3
Color/Gender:
Brindle Female
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Johnson, Greenville SC
Adoption Status: Adopted by the Davis Family of Abbeville SC, 1.19.21

Ritzy just arrived from the Blanchard kennel at the Wheeling WV race track. She raced a total of 56 races there and at Orange Park in Jacksonville FL. Ritzy was good getting up to the top AA level at one of the top tracks in the country. She even competed in one Stakes race. Her last win was in early September though and she gradually started dropping levels. When her hock seemed sore after a race in December, they decided to go ahead and retired her. The soreness in her hock only lasted a few days and there is not even a limp now. Ritzy is a tall girl that raced at 66lbs. She will turn 3 on February 20th. Her sire is Pat C Sabbath and her dam is Hurricane Riot. One of our volunteers adopted her grandmother Audacious when she retired. Ritzy is a sweet girl that just stares up at you with her huge brown eyes. She doesn't seem to have any space issues at all because she liked her trainer to curl up in her kennel with her and snuggle. She is friendly and wags. She seems a bit submissive greeting people and other dogs with a lowered head and tail. She can be whiny in her kennel, so may not be a good dog for apartment living. Ritzy has been great with the small white dog she was fostered with, she also passed her cat test with just some casual sniffing and didn't seem very interested at all. Her trainer reports that she got along good with the other dogs at the kennel and never caused any problems there. Her trainer said she was clean and didn't have accidents in the kennel either. More as we get to know her. 

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Added: January 9, 2021

 

I'm Bandit
Racing Name:
I'm Bandit
Pet/Kennel Name:
Bandit
Age:
3
Color/Gender:
Light Fawn Male
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Sellner (Wagener, SC)
Adoption Status: Adopted by the Robertson family of Columbia SC, 1.16.21

Bandit initially came in from the Bolton Kennel at the Sanford Orlando Race track. He raced 80 races there. He raced at 71lbs so is a mid sized guy that just turned 3 on October 24th. His sire is the famous KC and All and his dam is JS luck B A Lady. Bandit is a very relaxed guy that loves to snooze. He is very sweet but a little shy. It takes him little while to warm up, but he does. He isn't a real needy guy and is perfectly happy to just lay on a dog bed. Recently he has started sleeping on the couch and his mom's bed too. Bandit is a gorgeous, light fawn with a darker face. He is very curious about everything and isn't afraid to check things out on walks and will even go up to people sometimes on walks. Bandit was adopted in December of 2019 by a family with several small kids and several dogs. He did good there but tends to avoid the more crazy times of the day by going to another room. He would probably appreciate a quieter home with older kids or fewer small kids. His family just moved to a farm and Bandit just can't resist chasing chickens and their other outside livestock. So they made the difficult decision to rehome Bandit. He just needs a home without chickens or livestock that he may be tempted to chase and a quieter home where he can be more comfortable. Bandit has lived with indoor cats and is OK with adult cats that stand up for themselves indoors. He is too excitable around a new small kitten that runs and plays though, so would need a home with indoor confident adult cats only - no outdoor kitties. Bandit is fine with the other dogs of other breeds and sizes in his home. This sweet boy is already home acclimated and ready to be an incredible pet. 

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Added: July 31, 2019

 

Reggie Woo
Racing Name:
Reggie Woo
Pet/Kennel Name:
Reggie
Age:
1.5
Color/Gender:
Black Male
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
McManis, Easley SC
Adoption Status: Adopted by the Kuehne Family of Washington IL 1/16/21

Reggie is one of the very last retired racers arriving from Florida tracks that have been gradually closing the last 2 years. He raced just 5 races at Derby Lane and finished toward the back of the pack in all 5. He raced at 71lbs and is a pretty small guy. Reggie will turn 2 on March 13th and is a gorgeous black guy. His sire is the famous Makeshift and his dam is Shanagolden. He is coming in with his littermates Irvin Irving and Harry Bosch. The litter were all named for the Harry Bosch books and TV series. Reggie passed his cat test easily with only some curious sniffing and is doing good with the cats in his foster home. He was also good with a small dog he met. He can be a little vocal and barks sometimes when he sees or hears something outside so probably wouldn't be a good apartment dog. He is a friendly, happy guy that seems like he loves people. He put his head on the shoulder of the driver for much of the trip up from Florida. He liked the small kids he met too. 

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Added: December 29, 2020

 

Oh Ya Barbie Doll
Racing Name:
Oh Ya Barbie Doll
Pet/Kennel Name:
Barbie
Age:
Almost 2
Color/Gender:
Dark Brindle Female
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Testing
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Carlson, Bluffton SC
Adoption Status: Adopted by the Carlson Family of Bluffton SC 1/15/21

Barbie just came in from the track closures in Florida. Her last race was at Derby Lane on Christmas Eve. She only raced 15 races and won just two of those. Her career was ended before it really got started by the end of racing in Florida. Barbie raced at 62lbs and is a dark brindle girl. She is young and will turn 2 on March 24th. Her sire is OYa Stan the Man and her dam is O Ya Destiny. Barbie came in for her foster family as a foster to adopt so is not available at this time. She was moved to the Orange Park Race Kennel from Derby Lane and was vetted by the track adoption group's vet there before coming to us. 

Added: January 12, 2021

 

RT's Brothergene
Racing Name:
RT's Brothergene
Pet/Kennel Name:
Gene
Age:
2
Color/Gender:
Red Brindle Male
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
Testing
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Coccodrilli, Bluffton SC
Adoption Status: Adopted by the Cocodrilli family of Bluffton SC 1/11/21

Gene just arrived from the state wide track closures in Florida. He raced 30 races at Orange Park in Jacksonville FL and got up to the top A level there. His last race was December 4th. His last race was December 4th. He was vetted by the track adoption kennel there before coming to us. Gene raced at 74lbs. His sire is the famous SH Avatar and his dam is RT's Kamryn. He turned 2 on September 10th. Gene did not pass his cat test at the track so needs a home with no kitties. His foster family fell in love with him and have decided to keep him. 

Added: January 12, 2021

 


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