Charlotte, NC Area

Greyhounds available for adoption in the Charlotte NC Area.
 
 

IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO OUR ADOPTERS!

The majority of greyhounds racing in the US were racing in Florida, until all of those tracks closed at the end of 2020.  We only have a very limited number of greyhounds available and don't expect to get many more.

If you have NOT adopted from us before: Please fill out the form below if you are in our adoption areas and you will be contacted to complete the approval process with a home visit IF we have a greyhound available that will work for your home. 

Greyhound Crossroads Adoption Requests


If you adopted from Greyhound Crossroads previously: Please check our available hounds page and contact your adoption rep or Jamie Elrod(below) to make arrangements to meet the dog you are interested in. 
 

 
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: In Process to the Ward Family of Greenville SC

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 was sent to us to place. 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. 

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Added: December 7, 2020

 

KB's Sharko
Racing Name:
KB's Sharko
Pet/Kennel Name:
Shark
Age:
3
Color/Gender:
Black Male
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Looking for Foster Placement
Adoption Status: Arriving after 2.12.21/ IP for Herman family of Anderson SC, 1.21.21

Shark initially came in from the Orange Park Race Course in Jacksonville FL last year. He also raced at Gulf, Dubuque and Southland tracks so is quite the traveler. Although he raced 55 races, he was never very good, and only won 3 races. Shark mainly raced at the lowest D level. He is the most laid back relaxed dog ever according to his foster dad. Nothing phases him and he just goes with the flow. Very sweet guy! Shark turned 3 on June 12th and is a big guy racing at 80lbs. His sire is Gigawatt and his dam is TB's Flo Rita. Shark was adopted in September of 2020 but his family has asked us for help re-homing him and his housemate Spitfire due to a divorce. His former family did not have a fenced yard so he should be fine going potty on leash in another home. He is already home acclimated and should be an easy addition. His family did not have any kids so we aren't sure how he would do with small kids. His former family did not own small dogs or cats so he hasn't lived with either but he passed his test with both at the track before he arrived. 

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Added: September 10, 2020

 

Centex Spitfire
Racing Name:
Centex Spitfire
Pet/Kennel Name:
Spitfire
Age:
4
Color/Gender:
Red Brindle Female
Cat Tolerance:
Trainable
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Looking for foster placement
Adoption Status: Arriving after 2.12.21/ Looking for Greenville area foster placement

Spitfire initially came in from the Daytona Beach Race Track in January of 2020. 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. That is why 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. Spitfire is not actually a spitfire at all. She is really sweet and friendly and just stares up into your eyes. She really loves treats according to her trainer and she will do anything to get one. Since she is so food motivated she may be one that would enjoy obedience or trick training. She 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. Spitfire 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 the move. Her one quirk 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 is completely fine and lays down and goes to sleep.  When she was at the vet's office she was very interested in the cats she saw and 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 though and wouldn't go anywhere near our cats again. She seemed pretty traumatized by the one light slap the cat gave her. We think she should be at least trainable with a confident cat that would just slap her one time. Spitfire has been in an adoptive home for about a year but is being re-homed with her housemate Shark because of a divorce. She is already home acclimated so should be an easy addition. Although she was fine with the kids she met, her adoptive home had no children, small dogs or cats so she hasn't really lived with any of them except in her previous foster home.

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Added: January 23, 2020

 

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: IP for the Pasour family of Charlotte NC, 1.24.21

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. 

Her Pedigree

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Added: October 16, 2016

 


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