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.

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

 

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

 

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

 


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