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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

She'sLikeNoOther
Racing Name:
She'sLikeNoOther
Pet/Kennel Name:
Beauty
Age:
3.5
Color/Gender:
Dark Brindle female
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Johnson Greenville SC
Adoption Status: NOT AVAILABLE! On Medical Hold!

Beauty just arrived from the Birmingham Race Track. She is a short stocky girl that raced at 68lbs. She raced 123 races. She started out racing at Melbourne, then went to Daytona Beach then to Derby Lane. Then back to Daytona and finally Birmingham. She did get up to A level at Daytona and Birmingham before retiring. Her sire is the famous Maryville Rumble and her dam is PJ Hardnottolike. Beauty is a very friendly outgoing girl that likes everyone she meets. She traveled very well and nothing seems to stress her out. She is a happy go lucky girl that seems to like everyone she meets. She passed her cat test with some initial interest but quickly decided there were other things more interesting than the cats. She was fine with the small dog she met. She is very quiet in her crate and eats really well. She will turn 4 on September 27th. Beauty is on a medical hold and is not available for adoption at this time! 

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Added: February 18, 2020

 

Girl On Fire
Racing Name:
Girl On Fire
Pet/Kennel Name:
Girlie
Age:
9.5
Color/Gender:
White with Brindle Spots Female
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Garofolo, Greenville SC Area
Adoption Status: In Process to the Jeshurin Family of Mount Holly, NC

Girlie just arrived from the CTW Farm in Texas. She just retired from being a mom. She had 5 litters of pups  - a total of 30 puppies. Her first litter was in 2014 and her last litter was in 2018. She was a very good mom. Girlie also had a short race career of 32 races. Starting out in Abilene and then going to Wheeling Downs. She got up to the top A level there briefly. Her last race was January 27th 2013. She has been living at the farm being an excellent mom since then. Girlie's sire is the famous Craigie Whistler and her dam is Oneco Esmerelda. She will turn 10 on October 1st. She has the cutest soft floppy ears and gorgeous eyeliner. Girlie is a very laid back older lady, but she still has a playful side in brief spurts. She likes to play with other dogs and will play bow to them trying to get them to play with her. She is just a little overwhelmed after leaving the farm. She likes people but is a little bit timid at first with new people. Girl is settling in well to foster care and is warming up fast. She travels really well and just hops into the van into her crate and lays down. She crates quietly as well. Girlie was too interested in the cats she met so needs a home without them.  She seems like a very sweet girl that will make a very sweet pet.

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Added: February 18, 2020

 

Red's QueenDee
Racing Name:
Red's QueenDee
Pet/Kennel Name:
Dee Dee
Age:
4.5
Color/Gender:
Black Female
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Upstate SC
Adoption Status: Arriving Soon

Dee Dee is coming in from a farm in Arkansas. She has been retired from racing since November of 2018. She went back to her owner to be a mom. She had a litter of 7 puppies last year and had another single puppy a few months ago. She wanted nothing to do with her last puppy and refused to nurse him. Since she wasn't thrilled with being a mom, her owner decided to retire her from Mom duties. Dee Dee is a very special girl that has been living as a pet for a little over a year while she raised her pups. She has been living with small Italian Greyhounds at the farm and is good with them. She is a friendly girl that has a great personality. She raced at Melbourne and Derby Lane tracks. She was pretty good getting up to A level and even competing in a Stakes race. She raced 56 races but stumbled in her last race and broke her leg ending her career. Her leg is completely healed, but didn't heal up perfectly, so she still limps on it some. It doesn't slow her down though. She can run and play and go up and down stairs just fine. Dee Dee raced at 62lbs and is still pretty young. She won't turn 5 until September 2nd. Her sire is the famous Pat C Clement and her dam is Backwood Robin. More after she arrives and we get to know her. 

Added: February 7, 2020

 

AT's Silver
Racing Name:
AT's Silver
Pet/Kennel Name:
Silver
Age:
4.5
Color/Gender:
Black Female
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Mutolo, Greenville SC Area
Adoption Status: Available For Adoption

Silver just arrived from the Celtic Hounds kennel at the Sanford Orlando Race Track with her sister Lola and her brother Maxwell. She raced her entire career of 137 races in Orlando. She got up to B level but mostly raced at the lower levels there. Silver is a gorgeous almost solid black girl. She raced at 64lbs and will turn 5 on July 20th. Her sire is the famous Oshkosh Slammer and her dam is USS Time to Go. She got along fine with the small dog she met. She seemed like she had been around cats before and knew they had claws. She turned her face away and wouldn't approach and the rest of her littermates did the same. Silver can be very vocal in her kennel so isn't going to be a good choice for apartment or townhouse living. She walks nicely on leash. Silver was just a little overwhelmed when she first arrived, but her track trainer says she is a very outgoing girl that is not a bit shy. Very outgoing. Although she was a little stressed by the move, she has been happy and waggy most of the time and seems to really like the adults and children she has met. She is a smart girl that can be a bit of a houdini. She has gotten out of her wire kennel a few times so will probably need a plastic airline style crate.

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Added: January 29, 2020

 

Lee Delila
Racing Name:
Lee Delila
Pet/Kennel Name:
Delila
Age:
3
Color/Gender:
Light Fawn Female
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Testing
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Doby, Salisbury NC
Adoption Status: On Vet Hold for broken leg Available for adoption

Delila came in from the Orange Park Race Track in Jacksonville FL. She is a beautiful light fawn girl that raced at 61lbs. She turned 3 on August 12th. Her sire is the famous Kiowa Mon Manny and her dam is Lee Juliet. She raced her entire career of 87 races for the Lester Raines Kennel. She got up to A level and even competed in and won a stakes race so she was a good racer. Nov 23rd she broke her leg. She had surgery with an orthopedic specialist in Jacksonville before coming up to our group. She has been having her splint changes and rehab in NC. It was a bad break and even though it is healing well she still needs more rehab so that she starts using the leg more. We hope she will be ready to be adopted at the end of February. Interested adopters can schedule meetings with her in the meantime. Delila is a happy, waggy girl that seems to like everyone she meets. She traveled very well and even did well overnight in a hotel during her trip. She walks nicely on leash. Delila was a favorite of her trainers kids. One of them would get in her kennel with her at the track and snuggle with her. So she seems like she is exceptionally good with children.

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Added: December 16, 2019

 

AMF Howcoulditbe
Racing Name:
AMF Howcoulditbe
Pet/Kennel Name:
Panda
Age:
4
Color/Gender:
Black Female
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Niven, Augusta GA Area
Adoption Status: Available For Adoption

Panda came in from the Sanford Orlando Race Track. She also raced at Wheeling Downs in WV. Panda raced 134 races and retired due to an injured toe. She raced at 66lbs and is a beautiful muscular girl. She turned 4 on May 14th. Her sire is the famous Djays Octane and her dam is AMF Pause. She travels really well and loves to go for rides. Her trainer shared with us that Panda loves animal crackers. She would follow her around waiting for hers. When Panda goes into her kennel she turns around waiting for her cookie since she usually got one for going in her kennel. Panda was pretty timid at first when she moved into foster care. She tends to overreact to things that she thinks are scary at first but warms up pretty fast. The first time the HVAC system kicked on when she was outside, she was afraid to go back into the yard. She jumped at first when cars zoomed by on walks but is very good on leash now and loves walks. She has completely warmed up in her foster home now and meets them at the door with a wagging tail. She has become a very devoted velcro dog. Once she found the dog's toy box, she started piling all the toys on the bed and then laid on top of the toy mountain. Toys that squeak are her favorite. She liked the kids she met, but may be a little too timid to live in a home with loud fast moving little kids. Panda was too interested in the cats she met so needs a home with no kitties. She has been fine with the small dogs she has met. Panda follows her foster family around and likes to be in the same room that they are in and is such a love bug! She is quiet in her crate so may be a good apartment dog. 

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Added: November 25, 2019

 

WW Desoto
Racing Name:
WW Desoto
Pet/Kennel Name:
Desoto
Age:
3.5
Color/Gender:
Black Male
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Testing
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Doby, Salisbury NC
Adoption Status: Available for Adoption

Desoto came up from Eric Griffin's kennel at Orange Park Race Track in Jacksonville FL. He raced most of his 145 races at the Caliente Track in Mexico so he may understand Spanish better than English. He also raced briefly at Wheeling Downs in WV and finally finished up his career at Orange Park. He did get up to the top A level briefly and competed in a Stakes Race. Desoto broke his leg in a race on November 11th. He had surgery to repair the leg at a specialist in Jacksonville before coming to us. After surgery he was moved to Charlotte for rehab and his splint changes. Desoto raced at 73lbs and turned 3 on July 21st. His sire is KC and All and his dam is WW's Baby Bonnet. Desoto's leg is doing great and has healed up completely. He has just been released by our vet for adoption! He should be able to run and play normally. He is a very laid back guy and slept through most of his splint changes. He likes people and will allow you to do just about anything to him. His foster dad says he is a great guy that would make a great first or 4th greyhound. He gets along well with the different breeds of dogs in his foster home and is great in his crate. A very sweet loving boy with a great personality.

Added: November 18, 2019

 

Oneco Kennedy
Racing Name:
Oneco Kennedy
Pet/Kennel Name:
Ned
Age:
9.5
Color/Gender:
Black Male
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Older Children Only
Fostered by (location):
Frymire, Greenville SC
Adoption Status: Available For Adoption

Special Senior! Ned initially came in from the Darcy Kennel at Derby Lane. His sire is Group Rooster and his dam is Cool Princess. Ned raced 127 races at Derby Lane and was a pretty big deal as a racer. He raced in big Stakes races and came in 2nd in several of those. He raced at 74lbs so is a mid sized male. Ned was adopted in January of 2014 and has been with his family since then. They also adopted his brother Fitz, who is also being returned. Ned will turn 10 on May 2nd. He passed his cat and small dog tests when he arrived so should be fine to live with either, but he will be retested once he is returned to us. Ned is being returned with his brother Oneco Fitzgerald because his family has a 1 year old child and doesn't have time to supervise and exercise the dogs anymore, which is causing behavior problems. The one year old child is mobile now and has become annoying to the dogs, so has been growled at. Although Ned normally like kids, and is very friendly with them, he would prefer to live in a home with no small kids. Ned is very outgoing and happy and that made him a kennel favorite at the race track. He is the more needy and playful of the two brothers. Ned is also a very smart guy that is a bit of a houdini. He figured out how to get out of a regular metal crate in foster care when he first arrived. We said then that he would require a plastic vari kennel that he can't escape from when potty training and manners training in a new home. This photo is from when Ned was at the track. We will get new photos when he is back with us as well as have him freshly vetted. Because Ned is a senior, he qualifies for the reduced adoption donation of $250. Ned and Fitz can be adopted separately. 

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Added: January 23, 2014

 

Oneco Fitzgerald
Racing Name:
Oneco Fitzgerald
Pet/Kennel Name:
Fitz
Age:
9.5
Color/Gender:
Black Male
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Older Children Only
Fostered by (location):
Frymire, Greenville SC
Adoption Status: Available For Adoption

Special Senior! Fitz initially came in from Derby Lane in Florida. He is a big guy that raced at 82lbs. His sire is Group Rooster and his Dam is Cool Princess. Fitz's will turn 10 on May 2nd and has been in his adoptive home since November of 2012. His family adopted his brother Oneco Kennedy - Ned when he retired in 2014 too. Both dogs are being returned to us because their family has a 1 year old child and doesn't have time to exercise and supervise the dogs now. Now that the baby is mobile, it has become annoying to the dogs and it has been growled at. Although Fitz is normally friendly and happy around kids, he would prefer a home without small kids that might crawl on him or fall on him. Fitz is a very loving boy that settled right into foster care initially without any problems at all. His foster dad thought he would be a great dog for a first time greyhound owner because he was so good and such an easy dog. He gives little kisses and of the two brothers is the more laid back and less needy of the two. Fitz is a gentle giant. He crates nicely and is quiet in his crate so might do OK in an apartment or townhome. He does stairs very well too. Fitz is a great guy that passed his cat and small dog tests so should be able to live with either but we will retest when he arrives to be sure since he hasn't been living with either. The photos of him were from when he first arrived so we will get pictures and complete vetting done once he arrives. Because Fitz is a senior he qualifies for our reduced adoption donation of $250.

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Added: October 12, 2012

 

Nancy G Gracie
Racing Name:
Nancy G Gracie
Pet/Kennel Name:
Gracie
Age:
9.5
Color/Gender:
Black Female
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Older Children Only
Fostered by (location):
Bowden, Greenville SC
Adoption Status: Available For Adoption

SPECIAL SENIOR THAT HAS BEEN WAITING ON A HOME THE LONGEST! Gracie just needs a home with no other dogs. Gracie is a tiny black female that raced at just 57lbs. She originally came from the track in Orlando and raced only 9 races there, not placing in one of those races. Her birthday is March 28th 2010 so she will be celebrating her 10th birthday soon. As a senior, she qualifies for our reduced adoption donation of $250! Her sire is Tony's Oracle and her dam is USS Upside. She is a littermate to Michele Henry and Cute Candle that we already placed and a half sister to several other dogs we have placed. Gracie lived with cats for 2 years in her first home and is fine with them. She has been in two adoptive homes before and has been returned for the same reason both times. The first home adopted several puppies after adopting Gracie. Gracie has always had some issues with not liking to be bothered by other dogs when lying down or sleeping. Having a bunch of wild puppies in the house was too much for her. Her family decided to re-home Gracie and keep the puppies. She was placed in a home with no other dogs in December of 2014. That home adopted a second female dog in 2015 and Gracie got along well with her perfectly for 4 years. Gracie bit her housemate twice in 6 months time, once over food and once over her space, so the decision was made to re-home her again. We had Gracie checked by our vet and found that she is low thyroid and needs inexpensive thyroid medication. Low thyroid can cause behavior changes and grumpiness. We started Gracie on thyroid medication and she has been perfectly behaved with quite a few other dogs in her foster home for months now. Although Gracie is doing fantastic with the dogs in her foster home now, we want to place her in a home with no other dogs. She attends greyhound playgroup and is fine playing with the other dogs, so this isn't a dog that can never be around other dogs though. She has never been grumpy with people approaching her when she is laying down, according to her former family. She is friendly with adults and children she meets. Because she has shown grumpiness about her space, with other dogs, we chose to mark her 'older children only', just to be safe. Gracie isn't a needy girl and is perfectly happy laying on her bed most of the day. She doesn't follow you around and you will hardly know she is there. Gracie can be a little whiny sometimes. Gracie is doing great in foster care, has great house manners and knows how to use a doggy door. She is ready to be a pet for someone that wants a very easy, only dog that will be calm and well behaved. 

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Added: April 26, 2012

 


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