Available Hounds

Retired racing greyhounds available for adoption through Greyhound Crossroads in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia. New greyhounds arrive about every two weeks. If you don't see what you are looking for please fill out an adoption application and we can often find what you need. Satellite foster areas include Greenville SC, Charlotte NC, Columbia SC, Greenwood SC, and Augusta GA.

IMPORTANT! As of January 1st 2018 our requested minimum contribution for a dog went up to $325 due to increasing vet fees.

Most greyhounds can live with cats and small dogs with careful introductions and supervision. Please note that the results of the cat and small dog testing listed by each hound below may be the result of only one encounter with only one small dog or cat. Even cat and small dog tolerant greyhounds, must be introduced to new animals very carefully and supervised at first. Greyhounds do not usually encounter small dogs or cats in racing kennels and your animals may look very different and get a different reaction. Please see our Cats and Greyhounds page for tips on how to safely introduce cats and small dogs to greyhounds.

Most greyhounds are great with well behaved kids. Although most of our foster homes do not have kids, we introduce our greyhounds to children and watch the dog to see if they have the temperament for living with kids. Unless noted, the dogs may not have experience living with kids or prolonged contact with children. Please see our Kids and Greyhounds page for tips on managing kids and greyhounds together.

Fernandos
Racing Name:
Fernandos
Pet/Kennel Name:
Fernandos
Age:
6
Color/Gender:
Black Male
Cat Tolerance:
Trainable
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
No
Fostered by (location):
Bowden, Greenville SC
Adoption Status: Available For Adoption

Fernandos came in from the Brindle Kennel at the Palm Beach Race Track a little over a year ago. He also raced at Naples Ft Myers, Flagler and Mardi Gras. He raced 180 races at 75lbs. He was a pretty good racer and did get up to the top A level. His sire is the very famous Dodgem By Design and his dam is Auntie Anne. Fernandos turned 6 on May the 14th. He has the most beautiful, shiny, black coat and cute ears that stand straight up when he is curious about something. One of his littermates took a bite out of one of his ears when they were puppies, so he is missing the very tip of one ear. Fernandos passed his initial cat test easily with no interest, but he just never was able to get used to just 1 of the 7 cats in his first home, so if placed with cats he would need a home with a confident cat. Fernandos is one of the greyhound grinners that smiles when he is happy or excited. We would prefer not to place him with small kids because he can be grumpy about his space when he is laying down. Fernandos is not the most confident boy, although he pretends to be. Although he is fine with small dogs and other breeds once he meets them in a home situation, he can be nervous of other breeds approaching on walks and sometimes barks protectively. We worked on that before his last placement at the beginning of December and had him doing so well we could take him out in busy area of downtown without a single bark. Fernandos is very friendly and is a leaner that leans in to give the famous greyhound hug. Fernandos is used to having his teeth brushed every day and likes it. He is very good and mostly quiet in his kennel. The only time he is loud is when he hears the siren of an emergency vehicle, then he sings along. When you first come home he will roo because he is happy to see you. He is a very good singer that does a very sad sounding rooooooo. Fernandos walks great on leash normally and doesn't pull, especially since we worked with him on barking at other dogs on walks. He is a very laid back, well behaved guy in the house and doesn't do much running or playing in the fenced yard, so doesn't require one. Fernandos has been in several adoptive homes already and was returned once due to him being grumpy about his space when laying down and because he wanted to chase one of the 7 cats he lived with. He was returned again because he did not do well in an urban apartment with all the other dogs around on walks. We worked with him on that after he came back. He has been in a 3rd home since December and did very well there. They are having to rehome him due to a change in their housing situation. 

His Pedigree

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Added: May 6, 2017

 

B Allstar Robbie
Racing Name:
B Allstar Robbie
Pet/Kennel Name:
Robbie
Age:
Almost 3
Color/Gender:
White with Brindle Spots Male
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Frymire, Greenville SC
Adoption Status: In Process to the Forster Family of Charlotte NC

Robbie came in from the Sanford Orlando Race track. He raced 71 races there and did get up to the top A level briefly. His last race was Feb 5th. Robbie raced at 77lbs and will turn 3 on July 22nd. He is the son of WW All Star Owen that we adopted out recently and his dam is Kentucky Ashley. Robbie passed his cat test so should be fine to live with cats or smaller dogs. He is a very handsome white boy with brindle spots. Robbie is a pretty confident guy that thought he was the boss of the other boys he was turned out with at the track. He got along well with all but one that didn't see eye to eye with Robbie and they had to be watched closely. Robbie has been doing fine with the other males in his foster home and hasn't tried to be bossy with any of them. He backed right off when a female got after him for sniffing her too much during transport and was a complete gentleman. Robbie has been the perfect gentleman since he arrived and is very well behaved in his foster home and has followed all the rules. He did pull hard on the leash wanting to check everything out at first, but his foster mom worked with him on that and reports that he is excellent on leash now. Robbie only had one accident in his foster home so picked up on potty training exceptionally fast. His foster mom says he is a wonderful boy that is a joy to have around. He isn't really that food motivated and will lay there and just look at his food bowl sometimes and wait to eat until he is ready. He has really liked the children he has met. Robbie has the cutest puppy face and is so sweet!

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Added: June 4, 2018

 

KB's Escapade
Racing Name:
KB's Escapade
Pet/Kennel Name:
Escapade
Age:
7
Color/Gender:
Brindle Female
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Owens, Greenwood SC
Adoption Status: In Process to the Dalton Family of Anderson SC

Escapade had a long racing career of a 105 races (since each race is about 30 seconds that is just over 50 minutes of total actual racing time). She started out at Abilene KS, then went to Daytona Beach where she quickly went up to the top A level and won 25 races and even won 6 races in a row! Then she was moved to a tougher track with more competition in Wheeling WV. She did well there and even got up to the top AA level there but she wasn't able to win as many races as she had before, so was moved back to Daytona Beach. She retired January 27th of 2015 and went back to the farm to become a mom and hopefully pass on her racing speed and skill. She had two puppies in March of 2016 that have started racing now. Probably another litter or two that just aren't registered yet too. Escapade is a happy, bouncy, girl that has never met a stranger. She is very sweet and loving, travels well and has personality plus. She raced at 60lbs and turned 7 on March 8th. Her sire is Coldwater Konow and her dam is Lil Kaci. Escaped passed her cat and small dog tests so should be able to live with either. 

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Added: July 9, 2018

 

Flying Groomsman
Racing Name:
Flying Groomsman
Pet/Kennel Name:
Groomsman
Age:
1.5
Color/Gender:
Brindle with White male
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Johnson, Greenville SC
Adoption Status: In Process

Groomsman just arrived from the Birmingham Race Track. He is very young and won't turn 2 until October 5th. He didn't actually ever have an official race, so either was too slow or just not that interested in chasing during training. Groomsman is an extra large guy that is very tall so that may have made it more difficult for him to run especially in the turns. He is still a skinny pup that needs to fill out some and we would guess a good weight for him would be in the upper 80s to 90lbs. His sire is Kiowa Myth and his dam is Kiowa Bride. He is a grandson of the famous Flying Hydrogen that one of our volunteers owned after retirement. Groomsman is very good on leash and pretty calm and well behaved for such a young guy. He still has the submissive puppy attitude and will lower his head submissively when he comes up for petting. He is very friendly and seems to like people and kids. He passed his cat and small dog tests easily but we have noticed in foster care that he still has a little interest when they run around him so he needs careful supervision at first. He was a little nervous at first in a home environment but he gets more playful and silly after a few days. He just has the sweetest personality. Groomsman kennels very quietly, even when he is alone. He is very clean in his crate and will whine to let you know he has to go out. That is the only time he makes noise in the kennel though. He is a natural sitter which is a position that is not comfortable for most greyhounds. He sometimes will do a little sideways Elvis grin just on one side. This is the prettiest boy that seems like he will do well in just about any situation. We just love him! 

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Added: July 9, 2018

 

PJ Bad Boy
Racing Name:
PJ Bad Boy
Pet/Kennel Name:
Moses
Age:
3.5
Color/Gender:
Red Male
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Garrett, Columbia SC Area
Adoption Status: In Process to the Wolman Family of Aiken SC

Moses just arrived from the Sanford Orlando Race Track. He also raced at Mardi Gras and Palm Beach. He is a smaller male that raced at just 68lbs. Moses had a pretty long career of 108 races. That is relative though, each race takes around 30 seconds, so just 54 minutes of actual racing total over the last 2 years. He started out at the better tracks in July of 2016, and then was moved to a lower end track where he would be more competitive and retired on June 22nd 2018. He did get up to the top A level at that track though. His sire is the famous DJays Octane and his dam is Ucme Mini Me. Moses will turn 4 on October 5th. He passed his cat test so should be able to live with cats or small dogs. More as we get to know him.  

Added: July 9, 2018

 

Hey Levi
Racing Name:
Hey Levi
Pet/Kennel Name:
Levi
Age:
3
Color/Gender:
Red Male
Cat Tolerance:
Trainable
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Hamilton, Augusta GA Area
Adoption Status: Available For Adoption

Levi just arrived from the Ebro Race Track. He also raced at Sarasota, Sanford Orlando, Flagler and Naples Ft Myers. Levi wasn't a very good racer and was moved from track to track in hopes he would find a track that he could be competitive at. He ended up winning only 4 of his 48 races so eventually was retired. Levi raced at 73lbs and his sire is P's Gibbs and dam is Gable Charolais. He turned 3 on March 7th. Levi likes kids and has been great with the ones he has been around. He was a little interested in cats when he first met them but responds well to correction and does lose interest so we think he would be trainable with supervision. He passed his small dog test easily so could live with them. Levi is a friendly guy that loves being with his people. He follows his foster parents around and loved going to the Farmers Market last weekend and getting attention from all the people there.

Added: July 9, 2018

 

CTW Last Knight
Racing Name:
CTW Last Knight
Pet/Kennel Name:
Knight
Age:
1.5
Color/Gender:
Black Male
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Mutolo, Greenville Area SC
Adoption Status: Available For Adoption

Knight is a young black male that won't turn 2 until October 1st. We don't have a racing weight on him because he never actually raced. He just didn't show much promise as a racer. We would guess his weight to be around 70lbs. Knight is still losing his furry puppy coat and you can see the shiny adult coat underneath. He was raised on a farm in Texas. His sire is the famous Trent Lee and his dam is CTW Leona Brown. Knight is very outgoing, his goal in life is to give kisses to as many people as possible. He is still a silly pup and is very sweet. He passed his cat and small dog tests and there are kids on the farm he was raised on so he is used to being around them too. More as we get to know him. 

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Added: July 13, 2018

 

Fly M Beef Taco
Racing Name:
Fly M Beef Taco
Pet/Kennel Name:
Beef Taco
Age:
3
Color/Gender:
Red Male
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Testing
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Dyer, Gaffney SC
Adoption Status: Available For Adoption

Beef Taco just arrived from the Birmingham Race Course where he raced all his 94 races. He was a good racer racing most of his races at the top A level. He retired from the top A level July 2nd after pulling a muscle. He seems like he is completely recovered now and has no sign of any pain or injury now. Beef Taco's entire litter was named for types of tacos: Fish, Soft, Hard etc. They were born June 12th of 2015 so just turned 3. Beef Taco's sire is BD's Grayson and his dam is Flying Animals. He raced at 67lbs so is a smaller male. Beef Taco is a very friendly guy whose tail wags a lot. Very social, outgoing and sweet. We need to do further testing with cats and small dogs because he seemed very interested in chasing a small dog that was running around. Taco's foster home says he is a very easy guy. Quiet in his kennel all the time. Really sweet!

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Added: July 13, 2018

 

Scoobie Snacks
Racing Name:
Scoobie Snacks
Pet/Kennel Name:
Scoobie
Age:
3
Color/Gender:
White and Dark Brindle Male
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Augusta Area
Adoption Status: In Process to the Hyatt Family of Lancaster SC

Scoobie just retired from the Palm Beach Race Track. He also race briefly at Valley Race Course. He won a few races and got up to B level briefly. Scoobie raced 32 races total. He raced at 71lbs and just turned 3 on July 12th. His sire is the famous KC and All and his dam is Esteem Drive. He passed his cat and small dog tests. Scoobie seems like a happy friendly guy that is pretty calm. He is mostly white with just a few black brindle patches with cute ears that stand straight up when he is curious about something. More as we get to know him. 

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Added: July 13, 2018

 


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