Hounds

Retired racing greyhounds available for adoption through Greyhound Crossroads in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia.

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 the this year. AT THIS TIME WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FROM NEW ADOPTERS!! We are only placing greyhounds with repeat adopters that are already approved and in our system. If you have already adopted from us please contact your adoption rep or one of us to be added to the waiting list.

Racing Name:
Bemo
Pet/Kennel Name:
Bemo
Age:
2.5
Color/Gender:
Black Male
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Johnson, Greenville SC
Adoption Status: in Process

Bemo just arrived from the Orange Park Race Track in Jacksonville FL. He raced 24 races there and only won 2 of those races. Most of the time he finished 7th or 8th. We also placed a littermate of his Sur La Mer recently. Bemo is a tiny male that raced at just 64lbs. He will turn 3 on October 18. His sire is the famous Hi Noon Hero and his dam is Herecomestippy. Bemo is a friendly happy guy whose owner said he was the most outgoing and social of his entire litter. He is pretty calm for a 2 year old though. He is always bouncy, waggy and happy to see you, but calms down pretty fast. He eats well and always finishes his food and seems pretty food motivated if someone wanted to do trick training or obedience with him. He can be loud at first in his kennel so probably won't be a good apartment or townhouse dog. He does quiet down fast though and has always slept quietly through the night. He can be a bit of a marker so will need to be supervised closely at first. This tiny guy has a lot of personality and has the tendency toward being a bit dramatic, yelping if he even thinks something may hurt him. Fun boy that is going to make an excellent pet. 

Added: July 30, 2020

 

Flying Port
Racing Name:
Flying Port
Pet/Kennel Name:
Port
Age:
3.5
Color/Gender:
White with Brindle Spots Male
Cat Tolerance:
Trainable
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Parker, Pfafftown NC
Adoption Status: In Process

Port just arrived from the Birmingham Race Course adoption kennel. He didn't actually race there but was sent there to be placed with an adoption group since they transport dogs to groups all over the country. Port also raced a few of his 87 races at Tri State in WV. He wasn't a good racer mostly racing at the lower C and D levels and rarely winning but he placed enough to keep his career going. Port's litter were all named for different types of wine. He raced at 78lbs so is a larger guy. He will turn 4 December 16th. His sire is Rico's Vintage and his dam is Flying Navy Seal. Port is a very happy friendly guy who isn't phased or concerned about anything. When he first arrived he was very excitable about everything but he calmed down quickly and is doing well in foster care. He is not trying to mark in the house so far and is doing great on his potty training. He is a very strong guy that needs work on walking nicely on leash, he does pull and wants to check out everything. He passed his cat and small dog test. He was very curious about the cat and spent a lot of time sniffing it but was just as excited about everything else in the room. He didn't try to chase the cat. He should be OK with cats with some initial supervision. He seemed to like the other dogs he met and definitely loves people. Port takes a long time to go potty on leash. He prefers to potty off leash and trots around looking for that perfect spot. For that reason we think he would do best in a home with a fenced yard. 

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Added: July 13, 2020

 

XT's Rusty Red
Racing Name:
XT's Rusty Red
Pet/Kennel Name:
Emery
Age:
3
Color/Gender:
Brindle Female
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Bowden, Greenville SC
Adoption Status: In Process

Emery just arrived from the Celtic Hounds Kennel. She was in the last load from the now closed Sanford Orlando Race Track. She raced her whole career of 76 races there except for one race at Dubuque. She raced mainly at the lower C level but did get up as far as B a couple of times. Emery raced at 61lbs and turned 3 on Feb 1st. Her sire is Barcelona Boss and her dam is XKT Minnie Beets. Emery is a happy, slightly higher energy girl. Emery was very interested in the cat and excited by fast movements, but she did back off when the cat hissed and smacked her. Would probably be best in a home with no cats, although she may be cat trainable in a very experienced home with a confident cat. She did not like being alone in the kennel and cried a lot after the other dogs left. Emery is used to being around her trainers children at the race track. More as we get to know her. 

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Added: April 20, 2020

 


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