Available Hounds

Retired racing greyhounds available for adoption through Greyhound Crossroads in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia. If you have not adopted from us previously please fill out an application . If you adopted from us previously please contact your area representative

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 than the ones we used for testing 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.

Nancy G Gracie
Racing Name:
Nancy G Gracie
Pet/Kennel Name:
Gracie
Age:
9
Color/Gender:
Black Female
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Older Children Only
Fostered by (location):
Bowden, Greenville SC
Adoption Status: Available For Adoption

SPECIAL SENIOR! Gracie is a tiny black female that raced at just 57lbs. She originally came from the track in Orlando and raced only 9 races there, not placing in one of them. Her birthday is March 28th 2010 so she is 9 now. As a senior she qualifies for our reduced adoption fee of $250! Her sire is Tony's Oracle and her dam is USS Upside. She is a littermate to Michele Henry and Cute Candle that we already placed and a half sister to several other dogs we have placed. Gracie lived with cats for 2 years in her first home and is fine with them. She has been in two adoptive homes before and has been returned for the same reason both times. The first home adopted several puppies after adopting Gracie. Gracie has always had some issues with not liking to be bothered by other dogs when lying down or sleeping. Having a bunch of wild puppies in the house was too much for her and she didn't like them. She was placed in a home with no other dogs in December of 2014. That home adopted a second female dog in 2015 and Gracie got along well with her perfectly for 4 years. In the last 6 months Gracie has only gotten really grumpy with her housemate twice, once over food and once over her space. We have had Gracie checked by our vet and found that she is low thyroid and needs inexpensive thyroid medication. Low thyroid can cause behavior changes and grumpiness. She has been started on thyroid medication and is doing great in her foster home with several other dogs. Although Gracie is doing great with the dogs in her foster home she definitely needs a home with no other dogs. She goes to a greyhound playgroup and is fine playing with the other dogs there. She has only gotten upset enough to bite another dog twice in 4 years time. Although we don't want to place her in a home with other dogs, she is OK almost all the time with other dogs and is very easy to manage. She has never been grumpy with people approaching her when she is laying down, according to her former family. She is friendly with adults and children she meets. Because she has shown grumpiness about her space with other dogs, we chose to mark her 'older children only', just to be safe. Gracie isn't a needy girl and is perfectly happy laying on her bed most of the day. She doesn't follow you around and although friendly, isn't one to seek out affection and attention all the time. You will hardly know she is there unless she whines. Gracie can be whiny sometimes and her foster mom is working on correcting that behavior and making sure she isn't accidentally rewarded for it. She is doing much better with the whining already.

Her Pedigree

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Added: April 26, 2012

 

WW Desoto
Racing Name:
WW Desoto
Pet/Kennel Name:
Desoto
Age:
3.5
Color/Gender:
Black Male
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Testing
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Doby, Salisbury NC
Adoption Status: On Vet Hold for broken leg/ In Process to the Kaufman Family of Davidson, NC

Desoto came up from Eric Griffin's kennel at Orange Park Race Track in Jacksonville FL. He raced most of his 145 races at the Caliente Track in Mexico so he may understand Spanish better than English. He also raced briefly at Wheeling Downs in WV and finally finished up his career at Orange Park. He did get up to the top A level briefly and competed in a Stakes Race. Desoto broke his leg in a race on November 11th. He had surgery to repair the leg at a specialist in Jacksonville before coming to us. He is doing fine and a full recovery is expected. After surgery he was moved to Charlotte for rehab and his splint changes. He will be on vet hold until the leg is healed, which is usually around 2 months. He should be ready to be adopted sometime in January of 2020. If you are interested in adopting then, you can schedule a meeting with him while he is healing. Desoto raced at 73lbs and turned 3 on July 21st. His sire is KC and All and his dam is WW's Baby Bonnet. Desoto is doing great in rehab. He is very laid back and sleeps through most of his splint changes. He likes people and will allow you to do just about anything to him. His foster dad says he is a great guy that would make a great first or 4th greyhound. He gets along well with other and is great in his crate. A very sweet loving boy.

Added: November 18, 2019

 

AMF Howcoulditbe
Racing Name:
AMF Howcoulditbe
Pet/Kennel Name:
Panda
Age:
4
Color/Gender:
Black Female
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Niven, Augusta GA Area
Adoption Status: Available For Adoption

Panda came in from the Sanford Orlando Race Track. She also raced at Wheeling Downs in WV. Panda raced 134 races and retired due to an injured toe. She raced at 66lbs and is a beautiful muscular girl. She turned 4 on May 14th. Her sire is the famous Djays Octane and her dam is AMF Pause. She travels really well and loves to go for rides. Her trainer shared with us that Panda loves animal crackers. She would follow her around waiting for hers. When Panda goes into her kennel she turns around waiting for her cookie since she usually got one for going in her kennel. Panda was pretty timid at first when she moved into foster care. She tends to overreact to things that she thinks are scary at first but warms up pretty fast. The first time the HVAC system kicked on when she was outside, she was afraid to go back into the yard. She jumped at first when cars zoomed by on walks but is very good on leash now and loves walks. She has completely warmed up in her foster home now and meets them at the door with a wagging tail. She has become a very devoted velcro dog. Once she found the dog's toy box, she started piling all the toys on the bed and then laying on top of the toy mountain. Toys that squeak are her favorite. She liked the kids she met, but may be a little too timid to live in a home with loud fast moving little kids and loud toys that would be scary. Panda was too interested in the cats she met so needs a home with no kitties. She has been fine with the small dogs she has met. Panda follows her foster family around and likes to be in the same room that they are in and is such a love bug!

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Added: November 25, 2019

 

Lee Delila
Racing Name:
Lee Delila
Pet/Kennel Name:
Delila
Age:
3
Color/Gender:
Light Fawn Female
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Testing
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Doby, Salisbury NC
Adoption Status: On Vet Hold for broken leg In Process to Stephan Family

Delila just arrived from the Orange Park Race Track in Jacksonville FL. She is a beautiful light fawn girl that raced at 61lbs. She turned 3 on August 12th. Her sire is the famous Kiowa Mon Manny and her dam is Lee Juliet. She raced her entire career of 87 races for the Lester Raines Kennel. She got up to A level and even competed in and won a stakes race so she was pretty good. Nov 23rd she broke her leg. She had surgery with an orthopedic specialist in Jacksonville before coming up to our group. Delila's leg is expected to make a full recovery. She will be having her splint changes and rehab in NC. It will take a couple of months for her to heal up, so she should be ready to go home sometime in mid February. Interested adopters can schedule meetings with her. Delila is a happy, waggy girl that seems to like everyone she meets. She traveled very well and even did well overnight in a hotel during her trip. She walks nicely on leash. She was very good with one of her trainers kids. The child would get in her kennel with her at the track and snuggle with her. 

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Added: December 16, 2019

 

Rail Gun
Racing Name:
Rail Gun
Pet/Kennel Name:
Gunner
Age:
Almost 3
Color/Gender:
Red Male
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Testing
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Doby, Salisbury NC
Adoption Status: On Vet Hold for broken leg/ IP for the Kouri family of Charlotte, NC 12.21.19

Gunner just arrived from the Lester Raines Kennel at the Orange Park Race Track in Jacksonville Florida. He is a gorgeous red male that raced at 78lbs. He turns 3 on January 7th. Gunner started his career at Tri-State in WV but spent nearly all his career at Orange Park. He was a pretty good racer there, spending a lot of time at the top A level and competing in a stakes race. He broke his leg in his last race on November 27th and still placed 4th in A level. He had surgery with a specialist in Florida before coming up to us. Gunner's leg is expected to make a full recovery. He will be rehabbed in NC. It will take him a couple of months to heal up so he should be ready to go home mid February. Arrangements can be made to meet him during his recovery. Gunner's sire is Seegold Big Red and his dam is Dutch Velda. He is a happy, friendly boy that doesn't seem to be phased by much. He seems like a confident guy. Gunner traveled well and even did OK at a hotel room he stayed in overnight on the trip. This guy has personality and looks! More as we get to know him. 

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Added: December 16, 2019

 


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