Hounds

Retired racing greyhounds available for adoption through Greyhound Crossroads in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia. New greyhounds arrive about every two weeks. If you don't see what you are looking for please fill out an adoption application and we can often find what you need. Satellite foster areas include Greenville SC, Charlotte NC, Columbia SC, Greenwood SC, and Augusta GA.

IMPORTANT! As of January 1st 2018 our requested minimum contribution 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

 

Atascocita Lipp
Racing Name:
Atascocita Lipp
Pet/Kennel Name:
Lip
Age:
3.5
Color/Gender:
White Male
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Older Children Only
Fostered by (location):
Henrick, Columbia SC
Adoption Status: Available For Adoption

Lip just arrived from Bolton Kennel at the Sanford Orlando Race track. He is a gorgeous, rare, all white, male with only some tiny speckles on his ears and no actual spots. He raced 148 races. Lip was a pretty good racer and got up to the top A level briefly a couple of times during his career. He was mainly competitive at the lower levels. Lipp raced at 73lbs. His sire is Hi Noon Hero and his dam is Atascocita Dory. LIpp passed his cat test without much more than an ear prick in the cat's direction so should be OK to live with cats. He is also good with small dogs. He loves having other dogs around and they seem to help his confidence, so we would love to find a home for him with another dog. Lip can be a little timid at first in new situations. He seems like he is a sweet, sensitive guy that startles easily. A small child threw a toy for another dog and it scared him. Lipp wouldn't come out of his crate if any of the small kids were around for a couple of days after that. His foster dad came home late and night and surprised him. Lipp didn't want him to come near him for a couple days after that. Lipp loves his foster mom and likes to stay close to her. He did gradually warm back up to the small kids and would cautiously approach them for petting but we think he would be more comfortable living in a quiet home without small rowdy kids. Lip is being fostered now with teenagers and he absolutely loves them. So a home with older kids would be fine for him. Lipp seems like he would be a good watch dog because he will bark an alarm if something startles him. For that reason he wouldn't be the best dog for an apartment or townhouse. Lip is a sweet, sensitive guy that is very affectionate and loving especially with females and older teenage kids. He can be a little more cautious with men but will warm up with a little time. 

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Added: August 13, 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

 

Witty Inthe City
Racing Name:
Witty Inthe City
Pet/Kennel Name:
Witty
Age:
9
Color/Gender:
Black Female
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Doby, Salisbury NC
Adoption Status: In Process to the Pulley Family of Martinez GA

Sweet Senior! Witty is a girl that was originally placed by another group up North, NGAP, years ago. Her owner moved to NC and was only able to keep two of her dogs where she moved and had to re-home Witty. She said that Witty is a goofy, playful girl that is really sweet. Witty retired from the Daytona Beach Race Track in January of 2012. She raced 55 races there and only won 2 of those. She did place some, even if she didn't win, so was able to keep racing for a little while. Witty is an adorable black female that is starting to get white in circles around her eyes giving her a very cute goggle look. Witty raced at 65lbs and turned 9 on April 16th. Since she is an older girl she qualifies for our reduced adoption donation of $250. Her sire is Tempo Petrocelli and her dam is LookButDontTouch. Witty was already spayed, but she just got a fresh dental, blood work, heart worm test and anything else she needs and has a clean bill of health. Witty injured her tail at some point previously and had to have it removed so she has a cute little nub now. WItty is a sweet girl that is friendly and silly. She is getting along well with the other dogs in her foster home. She is good with small dogs as well and passed her cat test without much interest so should be fine to live in a home with either. 

Added: August 4, 2018

 

PJ Bad Boy
Racing Name:
PJ Bad Boy
Pet/Kennel Name:
Moses
Age:
3.5
Color/Gender:
Red Male
Cat Tolerance:
Trainable
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Garrett, Columbia SC Area
Adoption Status: Available For Adoption

PJ Bad Boy is definitely not the right name for this very sweet, good boy, but he was actually called Moses at the track. Moses came in from the Sanford Orlando Race Track. He also raced at Mardi Gras and Palm Beach. He is a smaller male that raced at just 68lbs. Moses had a pretty long career of 108 races and retired on June 22nd 2018. Moses did get up to the top A level at that track. His sire is the famous DJays Octane and his dam is Ucme Mini Me. Moses will turn 4 on October 5th. He is very a friendly, happy guy and his foster mom says he is a wonderful guy that is an easy foster. He is living in a foster home with kids and loves being around them. He is also living with cats in his foster home and is fine with them. The only reason he is listed as trainable is because he was more interested in a hairless cat he met but of course he didn't have any way to know that was even a cat.  Moses loves toys and is playful. He travels well. He is very well behaved and has good house manners. At night he sleeps next to his foster mom on a dog bed. He also crates well.

Added: July 9, 2018

 

Hooyah
Racing Name:
Hooyah
Pet/Kennel Name:
Hooyah/Butler/Big Guy
Age:
3.5
Color/Gender:
Brindle Male
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Doby, Salisbury NC
Adoption Status: Available for Adoption

Hooyah is an extra large, red brindle, male that came in from the Melbourne Race Track in FL. He also raced at Mardi Gras. Hooyah only raced 11 races, winning only one of those and usually finishing toward the back of the pack. He was retired young when he was just 2 years old. He has been in an adoptive home since June of 2017 and they were calling him Butler but he also answers to Big Guy or Big Boy. Hooyah celebrated his 3rd birthday on March 19th. He raced at a whopping 85lbs. His sire is the famous Djays Octane and his dam is Killer Roma. Hooyah is a calm, well behaved guy. He wanted to snuggle on the car trip and stood with his head on the driver's shoulder a lot of the trip. While he was at the vet, one of the clinic cats befriended him and curled up with him while he was coming out of his anesthesia. He seems fine with cats and small dogs too. Hooyah is quite friendly with people but can be a bit timid in new situations. He is very afraid of walking on shiny floors and just freezes. Most greyhounds do this at first but relax with time and eventually do OK on shiny floors. That hasn't been the case with Hooyah though. Even after living in a house with shiny floors, he can't seem to get brave enough to do them. He is going to need a home with carpet or strategically placed area rugs so he doesn't have to walk on shiny floors. Hooyah is not very good on stairs either so would do better in a one story house. He could do 4 or 5 stairs to get outside to go potty but long flights of stairs are scary for him.  Hooyah has an interesting brindle coat. He has very little striping and is mostly red on one side so almost looks like a red dog when photographed from that side. He has a lot more brindle striping on the other and looks like a brindle dog in photos taken from that side. Be sure to click on his other pictures to see the difference. It almost looks like you are looking at a completely different dog from one side to the other. Hooyah loved the kids in his first foster home. He is very good about doing his business outside on leash so doesn't require a fenced yard. He hasn't had one accident in his foster home. He is always happy to see his foster dad come home from work and bounces happily, but is otherwise pretty calm for a young dog. Hooyah is very friendly and loving. He was in an adoptive home for awhile so is already home acclimated. Hooyah was returned because he seemed to have some pain in his neck or back and he would whine sometimes. Their vet wasn't able to find anything and wasn't able to find a cause. Hooyah has not shown any sign of having any pain whatsoever since we got him back. We kept him for observation for a month to be sure. Our vets have cleared him for adoption because they have found nothing wrong with him other than being very overweight. We do have him on a diet. Hooyah is a very affectionate sweet sensitive guy that will be a very loving pet. 

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Added: March 20, 2017

 


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