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IMPORTANT! As of January 1st 2018 our requested minimum donation for a dog went up to $325 due to increasing vet fees.
Adam Schefter
Racing Name:
Adam Schefter
Pet/Kennel Name:
Sarge
Age:
Almost 2
Color/Gender:
Brindle Male
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Testing
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Dyer, Gaffney SC
Adoption Status: Available for Adoption

Sarge just arrived with his two littermates Snoopy and Sparky. They came in from the Ebro race track. Sarge is a tiny, brindle male that only weighs 64lbs. He only raced 13 races and didn't win one of them so he was retired young. He won't turn 2 until October 20th. Sarge is a very sweet guy that is just a bit timid at first in new situations. He traveled well on the trip up from Florida and seems to like to ride in cars. Sarge is very curious and spent a lot of time checking out everything in the house. He gets along very well with other dogs and plays nicely. Sarge wasn't fazed by the hardwood floors or the roomba. He crates well and was OK being crated in a room by himself. His sire is the famous Lonesome Cry and his dam is SJ's Flyingpenny. More as we get to know him.

Added: September 18, 2018

 

Rex Birkhead
Racing Name:
Rex Birkhead
Pet/Kennel Name:
Sparky
Age:
Almost 2
Color/Gender:
White with Brindle Spots Male
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Dyer, Gaffney SC
Adoption Status: In Process

Sparky just arrived from the Ebro race track in Florida with his two brothers Darren Sproles (Snoopy) and Adam Schefter (Sarge). He is a tiny, cute, white boy with brindle spots that only weighs 66lbs. He raced only 16 races and didn't win one of them so was retired young. Sparky won't turn 2 until October 20th. His sire is the famous Lonesome Cry and his dam is SJ's Flying Penny. Sparky and his brother Snoopy look like identical twins but their brother Sarge is a brindle boy. Sparky is very outgoing and friendly. He doesn't seem to be bothered by much. All the boys traveled very well on the trip up from Florida and seem to like car rides. Sparky is a good singer like his brother Snoopy. They both do a very quiet roo sometimes that sounds like a very quiet wolf howl. It is not loud though, just a quiet song that can barely be heard in the next room. He did great with the small dog he met and doesn't appear to have much of a prey drive so we have high hopes that he will also pass his cat test. 

Added: September 18, 2018

 

Darren Sproles
Racing Name:
Darren Sproles
Pet/Kennel Name:
Snoopy/Stubby
Age:
Almost 2
Color/Gender:
White and Brindle Male
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Dyer, Gaffney SC
Adoption Status: In Process

Snoopy was also called Stubby at the track because he has a short tail that is only about 6 inches long. Snoopy is a cute, tiny, boy that is white with brindle spots. He only weighs 64lbs. Snoopy came in with his two brothers Rex Birkhead (Sparky) and Adam Schefter (Sarge) from the Ebro race track. Snoopy and Sparky look like identical twins (except for the tail) but Sarge is a brindle boy. Snoopy raced 16 races and didn't win one of them so was retired young. He won't turn 2 until October 20th. Snoopy's sire is the famous Lonesome Cry and his dam is SJ's FlyingPenny. Snoopy is a friendly boy that is cute and very sweet. He did great with a small dog he met and tried to get him to play with him. He seems like a sensitive guy that worries sometimes. His main worry is about his footing. He doesn't like to walk on odd surfaces indoors and just freezes until he gets his courage up to take a few steps. It doesn't matter if the floors are shiny, slippery or not. Outside he will walk on the same tile and wood without worrying about it and did the 4 steps to get outside with no trouble at all. He is a very silly pup that still has a lot to learn. Snoopy travels really well and loves to go for rides. He is a very good singer and does a soft quiet roo that sounds like a wolf howl but he does it very softly so it can barely be heard in the next room. More as we get to know him. 

Added: September 18, 2018

 

Tiger Spirit
Racing Name:
Tiger Spirit
Pet/Kennel Name:
Ella
Age:
3
Color/Gender:
Brindle Female
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Testing
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Looking for Temporary Foster Placement
Adoption Status: In Process

Ella just arrived from Figuroa Kennel at the Sanford Orlando Race Track. She was owned by Lisa Wheeler. Ella raced 46 races at Derby Lane, Palm Beach and Sanford Orlando Race Tracks in Florida. She raced mainly at the lower levels and only won a few races so she was retired pretty young. Her sire is Surf Lorian and her dam is Monoco Gold. Ella is a cute 67lb brindle female that just turned 3 on September 9th. She is very friendly and happy and seems to like kids and everyone else she has met. She loves her food and is a very good eater. Very good on leash and very affectionate. More as we get to know her. 

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Added: September 17, 2018

 

Rico's Kwanza
Racing Name:
Rico's Kwanza
Pet/Kennel Name:
Kwanza
Age:
10
Color/Gender:
Brindle Male
Cat Tolerance:
Trainable
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Frymire, Greenville SC
Adoption Status: In Process to the Mulholland Family of Mathews NC

Sweet Senior! Kwanza was a super star when he was racing. He was the Winner of the 2010 Wheeling WVGOBA Middle Distance Championship and placed 3rd in the 2010 Tri-State WVGOBA Open Sprint. He raced 80 races at Tri-State and Wheeling winning at the top A and AA levels and competing in many Stakes races reserved for the best racers at those tracks. He was retired from racing in December of 2011 and has been at his owners farm since then. He had to have a toe amputated on his front foot at some point which is pretty common in pet greyhounds if they dislocate or break a toe. It is long healed and isn't even noticeable unless you are counting toes. Since the painful toe was removed there is nothing there to cause pain and he can run and play normally. Kwanza did sire one litter of pups back in 2015 but they weren't great racers like he was, so it doesn't look like he sired any more pups after that. He has been just hanging out at the farm as a pet until now. Kwanza raced at 72lbs and is short and stocky. His sire is Larking About and his dam is Myokie Flame. We got his half brother, Axe - Rico's Pollax, at the same time. Both have the same mom. We already placed two half sisters Rico's Tignanello and Rico's By A Nose (also same mom). Kwanza turned 10 on January 31st. Since Kwanza is a senior guy over 8 he qualifies for our reduced adoption fee of $250. Kwanza passed his cat tests with some initial interest that only last until the cat slapped him. Then we couldn't pull him back to the cat. We think he would be easily trainable with a confident cat. Kwanza walks perfectly on a loose leash and doesn't pull. He gets along really well with other greyhounds. He has been completely vetted and had a dental and a few tooth extractions and is in good health and is ready for a loving home. 

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Added: August 6, 2018

 


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