Available Hounds

Retired racing greyhounds available for adoption through Greyhound Crossroads in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO OUR ADOPTERS! Because of Covid 19 restrictions, the end of Florida greyhound racing in December, and the early closure of 3 more tracks during the pandemic, we have received far more applications than we can process in the coming months. The numbers of greyhounds available for adoption is falling quickly and will be nearly non existent by the end of this year. AT THIS TIME WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FROM NEW ADOPTERS!! We are only placing greyhounds with repeat adopters that are already approved and in our system. If you have already adopted from us please contact your adoption rep or one of us to be added to the waiting list.

My Wishbone
Racing Name:
My Wishbone
Pet/Kennel Name:
Bones
Age:
3
Color/Gender:
Dark Brindle Male
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
No
Fostered by (location):
Frymire, Greenville SC
Adoption Status: In Process

Special Needs Heart Problems! Bones came in from the Daytona Beach Track Closing. He raced at the Waverider Kennel there. He raced 94 races there, and did race a couple at Orange Park early on too. He wasn't real good and only won a few at the lower levels of racing. He just turned 3 on Feb 1st and raced at 73lbs. His sire is the famous Barcelona Boss and his dam is B's Elite Wendy. Bones passed his initial cat test with some sniffing and then lost interest but was too interested in cats when meeting them later so at this point he probably would do better in a home with no cats. He is a friendly guy that has a wonderful personality. Bones seems smart and picks up things fast. When he came in he excitedly pulled on leash checking everything out. After just a little coaching he started walking nicely on leash. Although Bones was used to being around and handled by the 5 kids of his trainer at the track, he did not like the kids in his first home so is back looking for a home with no kids. When Bones arrived our vets noticed that he had a significant heart murmur, enlarged heart and an irregular heart beat. He has been seen by a specialist at Upstate Specialists and does have what looks like genetic heart problems that are likely to continue to get worse and shorten his life. It is amazing that he was able to race and that his heart held up to that strenuous activity. We are starting him on a medication that will slow his progression into Congestive Heart Failure. Once he gets into Congestive heart failure he will have 8 to 10 months. We do not know how long he will have with the medication. Bones is just the sweetest guy and loves adults. He is still goofy, playful and fun and everyone that has met him has fallen in love with him. Our vet suggested limiting playtime to 10 minutes and no lure chasing or really strenuous play. Bones is a special guy that deserves a very special home for whatever time he has left.  NOTE!  Because of his status as Special Needs, interested adopters do not have to be on the waiting list.

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Added: March 30, 2020

 

Pat C Inkster
Racing Name:
Pat C Inkster
Pet/Kennel Name:
Inkster
Age:
4
Color/Gender:
Black Male
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Bluffton, SC
Adoption Status: On medical hold until October 1st

Inkster is a handsome black guy that raced at 77lbs. He raced 112 races, all at the Orange Park Race Track in Jacksonville Florida. Inkster was pretty good getting up to the top A level. He retired back in March and was with Greyhounds As Pets of North East Florida, the track adoption group, until coming to us. He still needs to be tested with cats but has done fine with the dogs he has met. Inkster's sire is the famous SH Avatar and his dam is Pat C Bs Calamus. He just turned 4 on August 9th. Inkster's foster mom says he is an old soul. He hasn't had one accident in the house and tells her when he needs to go outside. He walks really well on leash. He was so relaxed that he was laying on a dog bed with all 4 feet in the air the first day in a home. He loves people and is very sweet and gentle. He loves to snuggle and is just so sweet. Inkster came to us with one toe gone from a previous toe injury that needed amputation. That doesn't bother him at all anymore, but he had another swollen toe that our vet was worried about. It turned out to just be an abscess that needed to be drained and another amputation was not required. He just had that done on Sept 14th and will be on a medical hold until his stitches come out and he is done with the antibiotics. He should be ready to go home around October 1st.

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Added: August 19, 2020

 

Super C Linus
Racing Name:
Super C Linus
Pet/Kennel Name:
Linus
Age:
2
Color/Gender:
Black Male
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Weser, Hilton Head Island SC
Adoption Status: Available For Adoption

Linus just arrived from the Orange Park Race Track in Jacksonville Florida. He was vetted there with the track adoption group before coming to us. He never had an official race because he was never able to win a maiden race. He only did 5 maiden races that are for new racers that have never won a race. Once they win a maiden race they become an official racer. Linus is a 77lb black male that turned 2 on July 29th. His sire is the famous SH Avatar and his dam is Litemyfuse. Linus has too much prey drive to live with kitties and did not pass his cat test. He should be OK to live with small dogs because he has done well with the ones he has met on walks around the neighborhood.  He is a very sweet, friendly guy that loves to give kisses and is very gentle and affectionate. Linus is very outgoing and wants to go see every person he sees on walks. He loves the water and loves his walks. Every morning he wakes his foster dad up by putting his paws on his chest and kissing his neck then just snuggles his face on his chest. He still needs to be tested with kids. 

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Added: September 3, 2020

 

KW Moscato
Racing Name:
KW Moscato
Pet/Kennel Name:
Moscato
Age:
3
Color/Gender:
Black Male
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Atwood, Columbia SC
Adoption Status: In Process to the Collins Family

Moscato just arrived from the Orange Park Race Track in Jacksonville FL. He also raced briefly at Wheeling Downs in WV. He was a good racer, quickly getting up to the top A level but started coming in toward the back of the pack in his last 9 races so the decision was made to retire him. He raced a total of 55 races. Moscato raced at 72lbs and just turned 3 on Sept 4th. His sire is Kelsos Cork Man and his dam is JNS Monti Cristo. Moscato is a friendly guy. He passed his cat test with little interest and was afraid of the friendly cat that went up to him. So he should be able to live with cats or small dogs. He was introduced to a medium sized furry dog that he was also fine with. More as we get to know him. 

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Added: September 10, 2020

 

KB's Sure Love
Racing Name:
KB's Sure Love
Pet/Kennel Name:
Love
Age:
2
Color/Gender:
Red Fawn Female
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Ng Columbia SC
Adoption Status: In Process to the Norvall Family of Charlotte NC

Love just arrived from the Orange Park Race Track. She never actually raced. She had a minor shoulder injury in schooling in July so went back to the Bolton farm in Florida for a few weeks to rest and rehab. After she healed up and went back into schooling, she twisted her hock. Although it was not broken, it was pretty sore. The decision was made to retire her rather than risking any further injury. We have quite a few photos of her because she was one of the racers a group of our volunteers followed online since her owners bought her at auction. Love is a sweet girl that seems very laid back and very loving. She passed her cat with only a couple of quick sniffs and would jump away if the cat approached her so she should be fine to live with cats and small dogs. Her sire is Gigawatt and her dam is KB's Rae Bae. She weighs around 60lbs but doesn't have an official racing weight since she never got that far. She just turned 2 on August 23rd. Our vet has looked at her leg and doesn't see any obvious lameness and the swelling has gone down already, so she should recover fully. 

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Added: September 10, 2020

 

Racing Name:
KB's Devil Kat
Pet/Kennel Name:
Kat
Age:
1.5
Color/Gender:
Red Female
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Testing
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Doby Charlotte NC
Adoption Status: Just Arrived On Hold

Kat just arrived from the Brindle Kennel at the Palm Beach Race Track. Her racing owner is one of our group's volunteers and she asked us to help her place Kat. Her owner recently broke her back and can't bring in a new dog into her home right now. Kat was not a good racer. Out of her 66 races she only won one race and came in 2nd in one. Kat raced at 66lbs and is very young. She won't turn 2 until November 15th. Kat is a really timid shy girl that is very overwhelmed by being in a home for the first time and being away from her littermates and trainer at the track. She is going to take a bit to warm up to a new environment and people she doesn't know. Her foster dad is going to work with her for a couple of weeks before sending her to the vet for her spay. Her new family will probably need to be patient with her as she warms up. More as we get to know her. 

Added: September 15, 2020

 

Lowkayshun
Racing Name:
Lowkayshun
Pet/Kennel Name:
Echo
Age:
5.5
Color/Gender:
White Female with Brindle Spots
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Testing
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Bowden, Greenville SC
Adoption Status: In Process to the Noe Family of Flowery Branch GA

Echo is a return that is coming in with her littermate Tone because their owner just passed away suddenly. Tone and Echo raced separately, but have bonded since they have gotten back together. We would like to place them in a home where they can stay together. Echo raced 75 races, mainly in Orlando but also a few in Palm Beach. She got up to the top A level briefly so was pretty good but her brother, Tone, was the faster of the two and raced at the more competitive track. Echo last raced in May of 2018 and was adopted in December of 2018, her brother was added to the family a month later in January of 2019. The dogs had a wonderful owner that made sure they had the best of everything. Their vacations were even planned around where the dogs could go. Echo raced at 56lbs and will turn 6 on December 8th. Her sire is Talbon and her dam is Bakin. Echo's previous home had no cats, small dogs or kids so they will need to be tested with them before placement. Echo is a very shy girl. She will cautiously approach you for attention but if you go towards her she will back away. She will need some time to warm up to her new family. She seems pretty overwhelmed and nervous at first with new people and in a new environment. Having her more confident brother around really seems to help her. 

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Added: September 15, 2020

 

Sawgus
Racing Name:
Sawgus
Pet/Kennel Name:
Tone
Age:
5.5
Color/Gender:
White Male with Blue Fawn Spots
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Testing
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Bowden, Greenville SC
Adoption Status: In Process to the Noe family of Flowery Branch GA

Tone just arrived with his littermate Echo. Their owner just passed away suddenly so we were asked to help rehome them. They are bonded so we are looking for a home where they can stay together. Tone was a better racer than his sister and went straight to the most competitive track in the country to race, Southland, in Arkansas. He raced 111 races there and quickly got up to A level Tone even raced in a couple Stakes race there. He raced at 75lbs and will turn 6 on December 8th. His sire is Talbon and his dam is Bakin. He raced his last race in October of 2018 and was adopted in January of 2019. He has been in his adoptive home up until now. Both dogs had a wonderful home where they were very loved and well taken care of. Tone has not been around cats, small dogs or kids in his previous home so he will need to be tested to see how he does with them. Tone is the more confident and outgoing of the two. His sister, Echo is very shy and timid with new people and in new environments at first. 

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Added: September 15, 2020

 

JT's Firecracker
Racing Name:
JT's Firecracker
Pet/Kennel Name:
Firecracker
Age:
2
Color/Gender:
Black Female
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Bluffton SC Area
Adoption Status: In Process

Firecracker just arrived from the Orange Park Race Track in Jacksonville FL. She arrived with her littermate JT's Fire Eater. Firecracker only raced 22 races and only managed to win one of those. She mainly finished toward the back of the pack. She is a small black female that raced at just 57lbs. She is a happy girl that is very friendly and does the greyhound grin. Firecracker just turned 2 on August 24th. Her sire is the famous Oshkosh Slammer and her dam is JT's Pat Benatar. Firecracker passed her cat test at the track so should be fine to live with cat or small dogs. More as we get to know her. 

Added: September 19, 2020

 

Racing Name:
JT's Fire Eater
Pet/Kennel Name:
Fire Eater
Age:
2
Color/Gender:
Brindle Male
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Craft, Aiken SC
Adoption Status: In Process to the Craft family of Aiken SC

Fire Eater is coming in from the Orange Park Race Track in Jacksonville FL. He is arriving with his sister Firecracker. Fire Eater raced 32 races and also raced at Naples Ft Myers. He won 4 of his races and placed some, getting up to B level. Fire Eater is a brindle male that raced at 78lbs. He just turned 2 on August 24th. His sire is the famous Oshkosh Slammer and his dam is JT's Pat Benatar. He is a happy friendly boy that grins. He passed his cat test so should be fine to live with cats or small dogs. More as we get to know him.

Added: September 19, 2020

 

Rainydayadventur
Racing Name:
Rainydayadventur
Pet/Kennel Name:
Rainy
Age:
2
Color/Gender:
Brindle Male
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
Testing
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Sellner, Wagner SC
Adoption Status: In Process

Rainy is coming in from the Orange Park Race Track in Jacksonville FL. He raced only two schooling races and was so far behind in the first one that he wasn't even in the picture. The second one he was a little better but it was obvious that he wasn't really trying so he was retired before his racing career even started. Rainy is a brindle male that weighs 70lbs and just turned 2 on August 3rd. His sire is the famous Rocksteady Eddie and his dam is Dakotas Peggey. Rainy did not pass his cat test at the track and still needs to be tested with small dogs. He is described as being very calm and pretty friendly. More as we get to know him. 

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Added: September 19, 2020

 


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