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Retired racing greyhounds available for adoption through Greyhound Crossroads in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia. If you have not adopted from us previously please fill out an application to adopt. If you adopted from us previously please contact your area representative to get on our waiting list. 

IMPORTANT! As of January 1st 2018 our requested minimum contribution for a dog went up to $325 due to increasing vet fees!

Deco ArchDuke
Racing Name:
Deco ArchDuke
Pet/Kennel Name:
Duke
Age:
3
Color/Gender:
Black Male
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Norman, Aiken SC
Adoption Status: In Process to the Grissom Family of Charlotte NC

Duke just arrived from the Double J Kennel at the Orange Park Race Track in Florida. He raced 76 races there and at Southland in AR. He did get up to the top A level of racing at Orange Park. He is a smart guy that figured out how to get his muzzle off in the starting box before the race, so raced a few races without one. He is an extra large male that raced at 84lbs. He just turned 3 on December 12th. Duke's sire is the famous Trent Lee and his dam is Flying Bluefield. Duke is pretty perfect according to his foster mom. Very friendly loving boy! No marking in her house and he gets along great with her dogs including one small terrier. He seems like he learns fast and trains easily. More as we get to know him. 

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Added: March 16, 2019

 

BGR UTalkinToMe
Racing Name:
BGR UTalkinToMe
Pet/Kennel Name:
Talkin
Age:
Almost 2
Color/Gender:
Black Male
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Cole, Columbia SC Area
Adoption Status: Available For Adoption

Talkin is a handsome black male that raced at 71lbs. He is very young and won't turn 2 until April 9th. He only raced 11 races at Orange Park in Florida. He did win two of those races early on but finished his last race so far back that he wasn't even in the picture. He is a sensitive guy that is a bit timid and seemed stressed by everything new in his life when he arrived. He is going to need some time to get comfortable in a new home. Talkin passed his cat and small dog tests easily with little interest in either so should be fine to live in a home with cats or small dogs. Talkin was adopted and in his first home for only a week before being returned to us. He was stressed there as an only dog and wasn't comfortable being alone for the first time in his life. He may need a home with other dogs and will need more than a week to make the adjustment. Talkin's sire is My Bro Fabio and his dam is Superior Kotton. More as we get to know him. 

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Added: March 16, 2019

 

Tah Talley
Racing Name:
Tah Talley
Pet/Kennel Name:
Talley
Age:
6
Color/Gender:
Black Female
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
McManis, Easley SC
Adoption Status: In Process to McManis Family of Easley SC

Talley just arrived from a farm in Arkansas. She raced 76 races at Wheeling Downs, Southland and Derby Lane. She did get up to A level briefly at Derby Lane and Wheeling so was pretty good. She retired from racing in December of 2016 and was sent back to the farm to be a mom. She had her first litter of 3 pups August of 2017 and they have just started their racing careers. Those are the only puppies registered but she has at least one other litter that was just weaned and maybe another one that hasn't been registered yet. Talley is a sweet girl that raced at 67lbs. She just turned 6 on March 14th. Her sire is Tyrur Alex and her dam is PTL Scarlet. Talley passed her cat test with just a little initial curiosity. She seemed fine with the small dog she met too. She crates very well and is quiet in her kennel. She travels well and just got in our van and laid down and went to sleep. She is really sweet and seemed to like the small kids she met. More as we get to know her. 

Added: March 16, 2019

 

In A BlinkOfAEye
Racing Name:
In A BlinkOfAEye
Pet/Kennel Name:
Blink
Age:
3.5
Color/Gender:
White Female with Black Spots
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
No
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Mutolo, Greenville SC Area
Adoption Status: Available For Adoption

Blink just came in from the Birmingham Race Course Adoption Kennel. She raced there and also at Southland, Sanford Orlando and Orange Park. Although she raced 110 races she wasn't very good and raced mainly at the lower levels of racing and placed rather than winning most of the time. She was moved around to the different tracks in hopes of finding somewhere she would be competitive. She raced at 64lbs and turned 4 on December 11th. Blink did not pass her cat test so needs a home with no kitties. She does have a higher prey drive and wanted to chase a very tiny dog that only weighed 4lbs too. She was fine with a white Italian greyhound that was 15lbs though and a pug that was over 20lbs so should be fine with medium sized dogs or larger. She is outgoing and happy. Seems to be very sweet. She liked the small kids she met. She travels very well and crates nicely. At some point in her life, Blink had to have a front toe taken off so she is missing one. It doesn't seem to bother her and she was able to race without it.

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Added: March 16, 2019

 

PJ CaseyDonahew
Racing Name:
PJ CaseyDonahew
Pet/Kennel Name:
Casey
Age:
2
Color/Gender:
Black Male
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Phillips (Seneca, SC)
Adoption Status: On Vet Hold

Casey just came in from the Birmingham Race Course Adoption Kennel. He actually raced in Palm Beach and Sanford Orlando though. He got up to A level so was good. Casey broke his hock in his 26th race on December 28th. He was sent to Birmingham because of their great surgical and rehab program for retired Greyhounds. His leg was taken care of by the vet there. His cast is off and he has been released by the vet. He is using the leg at a walk but still has a limp. He holds it up when walking fast or trotting. He still shouldn't be allowed to run around or play with other dogs to give his leg time to regain strength. Casey is thin and has had trouble putting on weight, so we are trying to get some weight back on him before he is released for adoption. He eats very well and looks like he may have gained some weight just in the few days we have had him on 3 meals a day. Casey got picked on by other males at the track so will need a home with either no other males or another submissive male. He is missing a chunk of one of his ears. Casey is just a little timid and unsure in new situations. He is friendly and waggy with people though. Casey is bouncy and seems to be pretty energetic, but that could be because he has been on crate rest since the end of December and hasn't been allowed to play or run around at all. Casey just turned 2 on January 23rd so is still young. His sire is the famous DJ's Octane and his dam is PJ Stay Back Kat. Casey did not pass his cat test at the track and was way too interested in kitties to live with them. He has been fine with a 15lb white Italian greyhound in his foster home so should be OK with small dogs. He crates well and keeps his crate clean. He does pull on leash curious to see everything. He travels well. More as we get to know him. 

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Added: March 16, 2019

 

Yolo Paradise
Racing Name:
Yolo Paradise
Pet/Kennel Name:
Paradise
Age:
5 months
Color/Gender:
Black Female Puppy
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
No
Good w/ Children:
Older Children Only
Fostered by (location):
Johnson, Greenville SC
Adoption Status: In Process

Paradise is a greyhound puppy that was sent to the Birmingham Race Course Adoption Kennel with her brother. We are pretty sure that she and her brother were retired due to the vote in Florida to end racing. They don't appear to have anything wrong with them that would prevent them from being racers when they grow up. Paradise is a beautiful tiny black female that still has a lot of growing to do. Probably about half the size she will eventually be. She is VERY outgoing and sweet. Very excitable and VERY active. We have her listed as no small dogs or small children because she immediately jumps on them and tries to get them to play. She isn't aggressive at all, just too playful and wild. She knocked the toddlers she met down and scratched them. She did the same with the small dog she met. She is not like the calm, adult greyhounds we are used to. Puppies are very sweet but very wild and hyper like any other puppy and quickly get to full sized. Imagine a 60lb puppy that can run 45mph and likes to run and play most of the day. Greyhound puppies aren't for everyone. They need training, socialization and lots of daily exercise every day to drain their energy and teach them good manners. Paradise had not worn a collar or a leash until we got her so still has a lot to learn. She is very smart and is already learning to fetch a ball and is starting to walk better on leash instead of laying down and refusing to move like she did at first. She will need a dog experienced home that has training experience because a 5 month old dog that has never been in a home before and has no manners at all is challenging. She has been crate trained and is very good in her crate. She travels well in her crate as well. Puppies require a large fenced yard to play in. Paradise loves to chase balls and loves chasing toys.

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Added: March 16, 2019

 

Dan Le Batard
Racing Name:
Dan Le Batard
Pet/Kennel Name:
Dan
Age:
3
Color/Gender:
Red Fawn Male
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Frymire, Greenville SC
Adoption Status: In Process for the Gibson family, 3.18.19

Dan is a gentle giant giant racing at 82lbs. He is very tall and narrow and his back is nearly hip high. He raced at Flagler, Naples Ft Myers, Sarasota, Ebro and Southland. He was good, winning at A level at Sarasota and Ebro. After Dan retired he was sent to the Birmingham Race Course Adoption Group to be sent out to one of the adoption groups they deliver dogs to and we got him from there. Dan just turned 3 on January 16th. His sire is BD's Grayson and his dam is Flying Devlin. He is a sweet outgoing guy that just wants to be close to you. Dan will lean against you for greyhound hugs. He didn't seem to be stressed by traveling but likes to stand up and see where he was going. He seems like he has an easy going personality and isn't stressed by much. He was fine with the white 15lb Italian greyhound he was introduced to and a black fuzzy dog so should be fine to live with them. He also liked the toddlers he met. He has the softest fuzzy coat and is very furry for a greyhound. He is doing great on his potty training and seems to be a big teddy bear of a boy. More as we get to know him.

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Added: March 16, 2019

 

Doug Stamper
Racing Name:
Doug Stamper
Pet/Kennel Name:
Duke
Age:
4
Color/Gender:
Red Male
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
No
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Owens (Greenwood, SC)
Adoption Status: Available For Adoption

Doug Stamper's litter was named for the characters on the Netflix series House of Cards. We placed several dogs in his litter Frank Underwood, Heather Dunbar, and Skorsky. He was called Doug at the track but his first family called him Duke. Duke is a really big red male that raced at 86lbs but now weighs around 100lbs. He needs to lose quite a few pounds so has been on a diet since his return. He turned 4 on October 29th. Duke raced 89 races, mostly at the lower C and D levels but did get up to A one time. He raced at Derby Lane and Orlando tracks.His sire is the famous KC and All and his dam is D's Honey Badger. Duke is a friendly, happy guy that has been in an adoptive home for a year. He seems to love men the most and was very attached to the man in his current family. He loved playing fetch with him and just loves chasing tennis balls. He got way too excited when meeting a cat so needs a home without cats. He was fine with a 15lb Italian Greyhound after he was allowed to sniff him thoroughly, but Duke sometimes mistakes smaller dogs for rabbits or squirrels without a proper introduction. Duke likes to play with other dogs and is such a big dog that he would probably do best with a larger dog that was OK with rough play. He seems like a natural leader that can be a bit bossy so would do best with another dog that needed a confident dog. He may also be fine as an only dog. He has liked the kids he has met. He is smart and figured out potty training immediately. Duke also knows other commands like "wait" and has been very good in his home. Duke loves to travel and meet people. He is very quiet and was fostered in a townhouse initially so may be OK for apartment or townhouse living. He is good on leash. 

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Added: March 9, 2018

 


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