Available Hounds

These are the 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, Augusta GA, Anderson SC, Charleston SC, and Myrtle Beach SC

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 from the what they were tested with. 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.

Yo Spicy Entree
Racing Name:
Yo Spicy Entree
Pet/Kennel Name:
Trey
Age:
4.5
Color/Gender:
Brindle Male
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
No
Fostered by (location):
Kaage in Augusta GA
Adoption Status: On Hold

Trey originally came in from the Goodman Kennel at the Sanford Orlando Race Track. He is a small 68lb brindle male that will turn 5 on August 26th. He also raced briefly at Derby Lane early in his career. He was a top level racer in Orlando competing and winning at the top A level against the best dogs at that track. Trey's trainers were very attached to him and planned to keep him as a personal pet after he retired. They rescued a small dog from a bad situation, so weren't able to keep another dog when Trey finally retired though.  When he first arrived at the race track he was very shy and overwhelmed.They worked him through that and helped him build his confidence in the year and a half they had him. His trainers said he was the absolute sweetest boy once he warmed up. When he first arrived here he didn't tuck his tail or really seem shy at all. He did have moment of panic when the hauler tried to take him out of the kennel to bring him to our group. He really didn't want to leave and really panicked. He seemed to be adjusting to home life remarkably well in foster care and didn't seem like a shy dog at all. He was in an adoptive home since November, but progressively got more and more fearful of the family and even developed a fear of the yard. He spent quite a bit of time hiding in the bedroom away from everyone. He is on hold while we have our vet and experienced foster homes evaluate him to see why he has become so fearful. Trey is not shy with other dogs large and small and has lived with both. We would prefer not to put him in a home with children since they can be loud and scary. We think he probably needs a very quiet home that will let him initiate contact or not. Trey's sire is Odd Ulysses and his dam is Topaz Sallyhally. 

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Added: November 21, 2016

 

Lee Uproar
Racing Name:
Lee Uproar
Pet/Kennel Name:
Roar
Age:
2.5
Color/Gender:
Brindle Male
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Jackson, Columbia SC
Adoption Status: Available for adoption

Special Needs - Seizures! Roar came in from the Orange Park Race Track Adoption Kennel in Jacksonville Florida. He raced 53 races there. Roar wasn't a great racer, racing mainly in the C and D levels but he did win his last race on Dec 3rd of 2016. He was retired then because he had a seizure in the kennel. We were hopeful that the seizure was a one time thing. He didn't have any more seizures until an episode of multiple seizures on March 13th and 14th. Roar is currently on 2 seizure medications that have done a good job of controlling his seizures since then. Roar is a little guy that raced at just 66lbs. He is very calm and well behaved and completely vetted already. He travels well and is super sweet. Roar kennels well and loves his crate and would be an excellent only dog because he has no problem with being left alone. He is excellent with other dogs too though. His sire is the very famous Flying Penske and his dam is Lee Judy. Roar will turn 3 on June 26th. He is a very good foster, 'perfect" according to his foster mom. The rare times Roar does anything he shouldn't, he responds well to gentle corrections. He is a very sweet, easy, gentle, guy that would be a great first or third greyhound. He gets along great with all the dogs he has met so far. He also passed his cat and small dog tests so should be fine to live with either. Roar just recently went on a beach trip with his foster mom. He did great traveling and enjoyed 2 mile beach walks with her. Roar is a wonderful, friendly, happy boy that couldn't be any sweeter! One of his littermates took the tip off of one of his ears when he was young. Roar does need midday meds, so needs an owner that can come home on their lunch break or a stay at home owner. This is a sweet loving guy that has been looking for a loving home since December of 2016 only because he is a seizure dog. 

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Added: February 11, 2017

 

C Ville C Annie
Racing Name:
C Ville C Annie
Pet/Kennel Name:
Annie
Age:
4
Color/Gender:
Dark Brindle Female
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Older Children Only
Fostered by (location):
Crago, Inman SC
Adoption Status: Available for Adoption

Annie came in from the Orange Park Race Track with her sister Alice from the Clear Lake Racing Kennel. She raced 168 races there. Annie was a good racer and did get up to the top A level for part of her career. Annie raced at 65lbs and turned 4 on December 17th. Her sire is Pat C Clement and her dam is Calypso Amy. Some of our volunteers met Annie and her sister Alice on a recent trip to the track and asked if we could place them when they retired. They had such stunning unusual dark brindle coloring with silver highlights. Annie's sister Alice has already been adopted now. When Annie came in she had a bad ear infection that needed treated. Her ears are healed and are fine now and Annie has been completely vetted and has been released by our vets for adoption. Annie passed her cat test so should be fine to live in a home with kitties. She also passed her small dog test and showed no prey drive towards small animals. Annie was bossy and grumpy about her space when laying down with the other dogs in her foster home. Her foster mom corrected that and the behavior has stopped for the last month. Although she is normally a confident girl, she is afraid of other breeds that rush up her or are jumping around. She is being fostered with small dogs but we think she would probably do better in a home as an only dog. She has never shown any protectiveness over space with people, but just to be safe, we would rather not place her in a home with toddlers that are likely to fall on her while she is laying down. Annie actually has liked the children she has met though. Annie is a sweet, friendly, confident girl. She is very loving and happy. She is a very calm girl that is very well behaved and very good on leash. She has excellent house manners too. This is a stunning girl with such unusually beautiful markings and coloring! 

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Added: February 22, 2017

 

Hooyah
Racing Name:
Hooyah
Pet/Kennel Name:
Hooyah
Age:
2
Color/Gender:
Brindle Male
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Dyer, Gaffney SC
Adoption Status: Available For Adoption

Hooyah is an extra large red brindle male that came in from the Melbourne Race Track in FL. He also raced at Mardi Gras. Hooyah only raced 11 races and only won one of those and usually finished toward the back of the pack so he was retired young. He just celebrated his 2nd birthday on March 19th. Hooyah raced at 85lbs. His sire is the famous Djays Octane and his dam is Killer Roma. He seems like a pretty calm, well behaved guy. He wanted to snuggle on the car trip and stood with his head on the driver's shoulder a lot of the trip. While he was at the vet one of the clinic cats befriended him and curled up with him while he was coming out of his anesthesia so he appears to be fine with cats and small dogs too. Hooyah is friendly with people but can be timid in new situations. He is very afraid of walking on shiny floors and just freezes for example. Most greyhounds do this and relax with time and eventually do OK on shiny floors but that hasn't been the case with Hooyah. Even after weeks of living in a house with shiny floors, he can't seem to get brave enough to do them. He is going to need a home with carpet or strategically placed area rugs so he doesn't have to walk on shiny floors. Hooyah has an interesting brindle coat. He has very little striping and is mostly red on one side with more striping and more brindle on the other. Be sure to click on his other pictures to see the difference. It almost looks like you are looking at a completely different dog from one side to the other. Hooyah loved the kids in his first foster home. He is very good about doing his business outside on leash and keeps his kennel clean. 

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Added: March 20, 2017

 

Slatex Neo
Racing Name:
Slatex Neo
Pet/Kennel Name:
Neo
Age:
2
Color/Gender:
Fawn Male
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Older Children Only
Fostered by (location):
Ng, Columbia SC
Adoption Status: Available for Adoption

Neo came in from the Birmingham Race Course adoption group. He didn't actually race there though and is a dog from Melbourne FL. He only raced 3 races and got bumped by another dog in his last race and just quit running. He is a timid, sensitive boy, so we can see how he could just quit running if something scary happened. Neo is a beautiful, fawn male that raced at 72lbs. He just turned 2 on February 6th. His sire is Yahoo Omar and his dam is Slatex Emerald. Neo passed his initial cat and small dog tests and lived with cats for a little while but made one mistake and chased a cat one time after he got more comfortable with them so he is in a foster home with cats now so we can evaluate him. Neo is a timid sensitive guy that can be a little shy at first and isn't very comfortable out in public. He prefers the comfort of his familiar environment. Although he considers his crate his safe place and retreats to it if he is scared of something, he does complain sometimes when he is in the crate at other times. So Neo probably would not be a good choice for an apartment. Neo has warmed up to his foster family and is very loving, playful, sweet and will stand beside you as long as you will pet him. His foster home says that after a few weeks he has turned into their shadow and follows them around everywhere. He loves to collect toys and stuffed animals but isn't destructive with them. He just collects them. Because Neo is timid and loud noises bother him, we think he would be nervous in a home with small, loud children that move fast. Older quieter children should be OK. Neo's confidence is growing and he now will walk up to strangers in his home in just a short amount of time for petting. He is still very timid outside his home and prefers to be a homebody. 

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Added: March 20, 2017

 

Changendirection
Racing Name:
Changendirection
Pet/Kennel Name:
Day
Age:
2
Color/Gender:
Black Female
Cat Tolerance:
Trainable
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Cole, Columbia SC
Adoption Status: Available for Adoption

Day came in from the Daytona Beach Race Track in Florida. She is a very tiny, black, girl that only weighs 51lbs! She just turned 2 on December 11th. Her sire is Bonafide Top Dog and her dam is RC Mystic Nugget. She came in with her sister Night but Night was already adopted. Day won her very first race and raced 21 races. She never won another race though, so was retired young. She is a happy, friendly girl that is young and playful. She is described by her foster home as outgoing, gentle and affectionate. She sleeps in her crate at night and doesn't make a sound unless she needs to go outside. She does great on stairs and can get in and out of the car easily. She was retested with cats and got excited at first but never tried to go after them and quickly lost interest so we think she may be trainable with them with close supervision at first. She passed her small dog test easily. Day is used to being around the children of her racing trainer ages 5 to 12. She patiently stands and welcomes the neighborhood kids petting and attention with a wagging tail.  Day looks like she has been polished her coat is so shiny and her personality is just as shiny and bright. She has become really good on leash and doesn't pull, but does go from side to side to check things out. She loves attention from her humans. Day potties well on leash so may not need a fenced yard if her family was willing to leash walk her. Whoever meets her is going to fall head over heals for this tiny, bundle of joy. Day is a wonderful sweet, loving girl that is about as perfect as she could be.

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Added: April 12, 2017

 

Jax Maggie
Racing Name:
Jax Maggie
Pet/Kennel Name:
Maddie
Age:
9
Color/Gender:
White with black spots Female
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Bowden Greenville SC
Adoption Status: Available for Adoption

Maddie was initially adopted through another group that has allowed us to re-home her. She was abandoned by her owners a couple of months ago at a boarding kennel. They never returned to pick her up after boarding her there and all attempts to reach them were ignored. So now this sweet older gal is looking for a home. When we took her in, she had a mouth full of bad teeth that had caused her to have difficulty eating and some weight loss. We had her vetted and all the bad teeth pulled so she is feeling much better now. She also had blood work done and appears to be a healthy girl. Maddie is adorable with a very unique roman nose and half a tail. She never raced and was in her previous home since she was very young. She is living with small dogs in her foster home and lived with a male husky in her previous home- he was also abandoned at the boarding kennel. Maddie just turned 9 on March 28th. Her sire is Super Lee and her dam is Jax Cleopatra. Because she is a senior, Maddie qualifies for our reduced senior adoption fee of $200. Maddie is a sweet, friendly girl that is calm and well behaved. She has been going outside to do her business at her foster home like a good girl. She kennels quietly so would probably be a very good choice for an apartment. This sweet, well behaved girl is a one of a kind that will stand out in every crowd of greyhounds.

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Added: May 3, 2017

 

Buffy
Racing Name:
Buffy
Pet/Kennel Name:
Buffy
Age:
1.5
Color/Gender:
Light Brindle Female
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Testing
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Doby in Salisbury, NC
Adoption Status: On vet hold

Buffy never raced. She is a very young girl that won't turn 2 until October 29th. She broke her leg on the farm before she got to the track. She had surgery to repair her leg on April 26th. Buffy is with Pro Greyhound for her vetting and rehab and will be on vet hold until her leg heals completely, then she will be placed through our group. Buffy is expected to make a full recovery and be able to run around and play normally. Pro Greyhound is a 501C3 organization that pays for surgeries of injured greyhounds with fundraising. If you would like to make a donation towards Buffy's care here is their contact information. Buffy's sire is Jax Manny and her dam is Jax Ginger. Buffy is a sweet, friendly girl that is handling her vetting really well. She is playful and very happy. More as we get to know her. 

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Added: May 3, 2017

 

SH Ozaki
Racing Name:
SH Ozaki
Pet/Kennel Name:
Ozaki
Age:
almost 3
Color/Gender:
Brindle Male
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Testing
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Shingler, Greenwood SC
Adoption Status: On Vet hold/ In Process to the Shingler Family of Greenwood SC

Ozaki came in from the Mardi Gras Race Track. He was a good racer and also raced at Dubuque and was a finalist in the 2016 Iowa Breeders Cup Stakes Race. He only raced 36 races though. He broke his leg at the end of December. His racing owner had an expensive surgery done to fix the leg then. He has been rehabbing at the track since then. He still had swelling and infection in the leg when he arrived, so we had a biopsy done on his leg to find out what was going on. It turns out he had an infection that was resistant to common antibiotics, and we had to change his treatment to daily antibiotic injections. He has been at the vet since he came in. His bone appears healed and he puts weight on the leg, so we are hoping that this new treatment gets the swelling and oozing to stop and that he will make a full recovery.  His trainer says he is a very nice dog with a great personality and he was one of his favorites in the kennel. The staff that has been working with him at the clinic agrees and one of them has fallen in love with him and wants to adopt him when he is released from vet care. Ozaki is a big guy that raced at 79lbs and probably weighs more than that now. His sire is the very famous SH Avatar and his dam is Money Maid. Ozaki turns 3 on June 11th. Ozaki seems like a sensitive guy that was a little stressed about the haul and everything new. We think he may be on the dramatic side. When we were loading him in the van he had to be lifted in, then wouldn't put his legs down. We had to slide him in on his side on the dog beds. That one step up just made him literally freeze. He was OK a second later, up on his feet sniffing around. Sweet, goofy, guy!

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Added: May 6, 2017

 

Jayne Kennedy
Racing Name:
Jayne Kennedy
Pet/Kennel Name:
Sara
Age:
Almost 4
Color/Gender:
Black Female
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Watkins, Greenville SC
Adoption Status: Available for Adoption

Sara just arrived from the Brindle Kennel at the Palm Beach Race Track. She raced 112 races there and at Naples Ft Myers. She was a good racer getting up to the top A level. She raced at 60lbs and will turn 4 on May 15th. Her sire is the very famous Flying Penske and her dam is USS Santa Rosa. Sara is very calm and sweet. When she first meets a new person she will calmly just stand there politely, waiting to be petted. She isn't really shy and loves the attention, but isn't pushy about asking for attention with new people. She is a beautiful girl with a gorgeous, shiny, black coat. She is quiet in her kennel and travels well. She potties really well on leash, so would be fine without a fenced yard if her family was willing to leash walk her. Sara gets along well with other dogs and is living in a foster home with another border collie so would do fine in a home with no other greyhounds. She passed her cat and small dog tests with no interest in the cat at all. She has been living in a foster home with cats and has shown no interest in chasing them. Sara can do steps and can hop in and out of cars easily to go for rides. She is a very sweet, beautiful girl that is doing great in foster care and learning the rules of home life. She only had one accident while being house trained in her foster home.  Sara is completely vetted and ready to go home. 

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Added: May 6, 2017

 

Vampy Vince Neil
Racing Name:
Vampy Vince Neil
Pet/Kennel Name:
Dudley
Age:
1.5
Color/Gender:
Black Male
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Fulcher, Greenville SC
Adoption Status: In Process to the Pilgrim Family of Pickens SC

Dudley just arrived from the Brindle Kennel at the Palm Beach Race Track. He never had an official race, because he had an injury to his hock while he was in race training. Our vet has x-rayed the old break and it is healing nicely. It happened over a month ago and wasn't a bad break. He is not in a splint and is walking on it very well with only a slight limp already. He still needs leash walked a bit longer to be sure it is completely healed up, but our vet thinks he will be fine to run and play normally in a few more weeks. Dudley is completely vetted and ready to be adopted. He is a young guy that won't turn 2 until August 16th. Dudley is a mid sized male that should be around 75lbs. He is in the process of losing his puppy coat and his new glossy coat is already coming in. His sire is Djays Octane and his dam is Hey Dodi Lou. Dudley is a cute, friendly boy that seems pretty calm for one so young. We are sure he will love to play once he is off his leash walking restriction though. He complains some in his kennel, so may not be the best apartment or townhouse dog. Dudley does correct really well though, and quiets down fast. He has shown no interest in the small white dog in his foster home so should be OK to live in a home with small dogs. He passed his cat test without much interest other than a quick sniff, then checked out everything else in the room. He seemed very happy to see the toddler and baby we introduced him to and really seemed drawn to them and interacted very well.  Dudley didn't like steps at all when he came in but he is learning to do them in his foster home. He loves being around other greyhounds and dogs and is much more happy and waggie when they are around. He is a bit more reserved at his foster family's house where he is an only dog. Dudley is an adorable loving guy that is going to make a great pet for some lucky family.

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Added: May 6, 2017

 

Mo
Racing Name:
Mo
Pet/Kennel Name:
Mo
Age:
2
Color/Gender:
Brindle Male
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Watkins, Greenville SC
Adoption Status: In Process to the Watkins family of Greenville

Mo is an XL sweet boy that never raced and never received an official racing name. He weighed 82lbs at his vet visit. Mo schooled once but just walked out of the box and stood there looking around. He really wasn't interested in running or chasing so he was just retired. He came straight to us from the Kansas farm where he was raised. Because of never having a racing career Mo has not been exposed to much about home and city life and still has a lot to learn. He is particularly confused with the variety of flooring, carpets, wood, brick tile, and stairs. He isn't fond of any of it yet, but is learning. Dirt and grass are his preferred things to walk on since that is what he is used to. He will just freeze on other surfaces. Mo is a sweet guy that is very loving and friendly toward people, but he does seem to be a sensitive guy that gets worried about new things. He gains confidence slowly. On the trip over from Kansas in one of our volunteer's vans he would snuggle up to her when she would lay down to rest in the van. Mo is just a little jumpy if you move suddenly, but he does want to be with you and stay close. He is great on walks and walks politely on leash outdoors. Inside he can freeze on leash when he encounters new types of flooring that scare him. He is doing pretty good on the tile and wood floors in his foster home after about a week, but the carpets and brick in the home are a little harder for him to accept. He is great with the small dog that is in his foster home and he just sniffed the cat he met. Mo is normally pretty quiet in his kennel but sometimes does the famous greyhound roo that sounds much like a sad wolf howl. He is quite the singer with a deep, sweet, sad voice. He is very sweet and still has his furry, farm puppy coat that is starting to shed out now. He just turned 2 in April so is pretty young. His sire is Kiowa Myth and his dam is Fly Miley Cyrus. 

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Added: May 21, 2017

 


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