Upstate

Greyhounds available in the Upstate SC area around Greenville and Greenwood SC.

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!! If you have already submitted an application and received confirmation from our volunteers, you WILL be processed in the order of receipt IF we have greyhounds available. If you are already a GC adopter and in our system, please contact one of us or your adoption rep for help.

Mi SweetBabyRay
Racing Name:
Mi SweetBabyRay
Pet/Kennel Name:
Eddie
Age:
2
Color/Gender:
Fawn Brindle Male
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Upstate SC Area
Adoption Status: In Process

Eddie just arrived from the Blanchard Kennel at the Orange Park Race Track in Jacksonville FL. He only raced 2 races and was retired young. He raced at just 66lbs so is a pretty small for a male. Eddie just turned 2 on May 12th. His sire is Superior Panama and his dam is Kelso's Evita. Eddie is a sweet guy, but is a bit nervous and overwhelmed so far with all the changes going from racing to be a pet. He seemed too stressed to have any interest in the cat or the small dog and didn't seem to even notice they were there. His track trainer says he is not a shy boy and should come around fast. Just needs a little time to adjust to everything new. 

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Added: June 28, 2020

 

Sheezalilrunaway
Racing Name:
Sheezalilrunaway
Pet/Kennel Name:
Amy Farah Fowler
Age:
2.5
Color/Gender:
Red Female
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
No
Fostered by (location):
Needs Foster Placement
Adoption Status: In Process

Amy came from the Sanford Orlando Race Track closing. She has been fostered by her racing owner in NC since, so has already been home acclimated for awhile. Amy raced 38 races and also raced briefly at the Palm Beach Race track. She wasn't very good only winning a few times at the lowest D level. Amy raced at 66lbs. She won't turn 3 until Nov 25th. Her sire is the famous Gable Sour Cream and her dam is Flying Unrest. Amy LOVES people and attention. She also loves other dogs and wants to cuddle with other dogs on their beds. She has no sense of personal space and wants to be as close as possible to snuggle. She likes to be with her humans and is quiet during the day just hanging out where she can see people. She is learning to play fetch and loves running around in the yard with her housemates.  She goes in her crate willingly to eat her meals and likes to lay in her crate with the door open. She does make noise in the crate when the door is closed, so would not be a good apartment dog. She does well with her potty training during the day, but does still have accidents if left out of the crate all night, so needs some more work. Her owner thinks she may do best in a home with other dogs since she loves being around them and playing with them so much. Although Amy is friendly towards kids she meets and seems to like them, we need to place Amy in a home with no kids. She snapped at a child over a bowl of cereal after being placed with a young kid in her first home. So now she is looking for another home with no small kids. 

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Added: May 7, 2020

 

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:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Frymire, Greenville SC
Adoption Status: Available for Adoption- Special Needs (Waiting List position not required)

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. Bones is used to being around and handled by the 5 kids of his trainer so should be good with children. 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 with a wonderful personality. 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

 


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