Hounds

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

IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO OUR ADOPTERS!

The majority of greyhounds racing in the US were racing in Florida, until all of those tracks closed at the end of 2020.  Even before the tracks closed; there weren't enough greyhounds retiring to supply all the adopters and adoption groups wanting them. Now greyhounds are rarely available from the 2 greyhound tracks left in the US. As a result, many greyhound adoption groups across the country have already closed their doors or have switched to other breed rescue. Our group is remaining open to support greyhounds that we and other groups have placed, and help with rehoming them, if necessary.  Recently we have been able to get some greyhounds from Australia where there are still a lot of greyhounds racing and a shortage of adopters.  

If you are in our adoption area of GA, SC and NC, please fill out the form below. You will be contacted to complete the approval process, with a home visit, IF we have a greyhound available that will work for your home. If you are approved and have adopted from us before please fill out the form below so we have your current info and can add you to our waiting list. 

Greyhound Crossroads Adoption Requests

You will be contacted IF we have a greyhound that will be a good match. That may take awhile. We suggest making a donation of $350 when you get your greyhound to help us cover its' medical and transport expenses.

Rockstar Gunnar
Racing Name:
Rockstar Gunnar
Pet/Kennel Name:
Bones
Age:
3
Color/Gender:
Black Male
Cat Tolerance:
Trainable
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Broquet
Adoption Status: Just Arrived- In Process to the Petak Family of Chapin SC

Bones is arriving soon from Australia. He raced 13 races and was actually good, winning 4 races in a row and becoming a finalist in the 2023 National Derby! Bones raced at Nowra, Wentworth Park, and Bulli. He raced his last race April 10th, 2023. Bones raced at 77lbs and is a very tall guy for his weight. His DOB is 1/18/21. His sire is Barcia Bale and his dam is Rockstar Stratus. He was vetted in Australia before arrival and his tattoo is NKAMZ. Bones is a big sweetheart! He is gentle and affectionate and an all-round softy. He is a super easy-going, laid back dog with a big heart. He can be a little shy at first, but once he gets to know you, he’ll have endless love to give! Bones will always lean into any pat you give him. He’s used to having a bit of company (usually another greyhound), so he would need a bit more practice and training before he could be left alone for long periods of time. Bones is however, well on his way to becoming a wonderful pet! He walks well on the lead, comes when he is called and only really gets excited when it’s time for food or to be let outside! Bones is a curious guy; he likes to explore and sniff around to get comfortable in a new environment. Even better, if this new environment has some treats he can munch on too! Bones has been socialised mostly with other greyhounds, but has a bit of experience with a smaller dog too. He got on well with the small dog, after some initial interest. He disengaged quickly and was able to walk along parallel without any issues. He was fine with the small dog he met after he arrived too. He had some initial interest in the cat but was equally curious about everything else in the room and he would walk away. He seems like he could be trainable with cats with some supervision at first. Bones is a fantastic guy with a beautiful temperament and with a bit of love and patience, he’ll quickly become a wonderful life-long companion. If you’re looking for a gentle, sweet dog who is just gorgeous inside and out, look no further than Bones.

Added: May 20, 2024

 

Old Mate Martha
Racing Name:
Old Mate Martha
Pet/Kennel Name:
Martha
Age:
2.5
Color/Gender:
Black Female
Cat Tolerance:
Trainable
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Thompson,
Adoption Status: Just Arrived- Available for Adoption

Martha is arriving soon from Australia. She only ran one race at the Dubbo Stadium and finished last. Martha was not cut out for the racing life, she’s too much of a detective! She likes to take her time, explore her surroundings, sniffing around until she gets the full picture and low-down on everything that’s going on! She is always eager to know what’s happening and learn new things. Her DOB is 8/26/21. Martha's sire is the famous Fernando Bale and her dam is Karen Keeping. Her ear tattoo is NKEMT. She was fully vetted before arrival in Australia. Martha (a.k.a. Mad Martha!) is a young, energetic and playful girl with a very sweet nature! She is a happy and confident dog who just adores her humans! In spite of her confidence, Martha can be a little shy around new people at first, but will still accept a pat on the head until she gets to know you- then she wants full on cuddles! Martha is used to being around other Greyhounds, she also has had positive interactions with some smaller breeds. Martha recently met some smallies through a fence and after a quick sniff and hello, she was happy to move on and focus on something else. You don’t make friends for life by coming on too strong! Martha is a dog that just exudes positive energy. She is happy and curious and will only grow in confidence the more she gets to know her new humans. Martha is a wonderful dog who would make a great addition in any home that has the love and patience that she deserves. She is a detective that can’t wait to discover her new family!

So far Martha has been pretty shy and overwhelmed since she arrived, not wanting to come out of her kennel. Once out she does walk nicely on leash and will approach adults and older kids, but seemed more nervous around a toddler. She has not wanted to be sniffed or approached by any other dogs large or small. She showed some interest in the cat until it slapped her then she backed off. She did go back to see the cat later, so was still showing some interest. We think she may be trainable with cats with more supervision. She is supposed to be good with other dogs, so we think she is just a sensitive girl that needs some time to relax around strange dogs.

Added: May 20, 2024

 

Fritsch
Racing Name:
Fritsch
Pet/Kennel Name:
Fritz
Age:
2
Color/Gender:
Fawn Male
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Snyder, Westminster SC
Adoption Status: Just Arrived-In Process to Snyder Family of Westminster SC

Fritz is arriving soon from Australia. He raced only 8 races and did OK winning one of those and placing in most of the others. His last race was March 8th of 2024. He raced at Wagga, and Healesville. Fritz's DOB is 1/5/22 so he is 2 years old. His sire is Wow and his dam is Gamma Bale. He is a  very tiny boy racing at just 62lbs. He is smaller than the girls that he arrived from Australia with. He was completely vetted in Australia before arrival and his ear tattoo is VLXIS. Fritz is a happy, friendly, loyal dog who was born to be a family pet. Despite the fact that Fritz has not spent a lot of time in a domestic household, he is already in training to becoming the perfect pet! Fritz just loves to be around people, joining in on the fun and chats whenever he gets the chance! He is super easy-going and is happy to go along with, and join in on, whatever you’re doing! Fritz is equally as social with children- he just loves kids! The children that Fritz has grown up with are 6, 8 & 10 years old and he is so gentle and sweet with them. He is used to playing with them, getting a wash, and just generally being handled by them; so long as he gets his love and pats, he’s a happy boy! Fritz is super easy-going and is just happy to be doing whatever you’re doing. Fritz has interacted with other dog breeds besides Greyhounds and gets along well with them, but he definitely prefers his human friends (they can give him cuddles and pats!). Fritz has lived with a Blue Heeler and her puppies and got along fine with them all- he was just happy he was never asked to babysit them! Fritz did great with a small Italian Greyhound he met when he arrived. He did not pass his cat test so needs a home with no cats. Overall, Fritz is a little gentleman. He is sweet, affectionate, and easy-going- a perfect companion to have. He is a natural sitter that seems very comfortable in that position unlike most greyhounds. Fritz would thrive in a home with plenty of love going around and he would add to that love ten-fold! If you’re looking for a happy, loving, all-round perfect pet, you’ve found the perfect match in Fritz!

Added: May 20, 2024

 

Phil's Realm
Racing Name:
Phil's Realm
Pet/Kennel Name:
Phil
Age:
7
Color/Gender:
Brindle Male
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
No
Good w/ Children:
No
Fostered by (location):
Tampa Florida Area
Adoption Status: Special Needs Adoption - Currently in Tampa FL Area In Process to the Mason Family

SPECIAL NEEDS Placement. Phil is located in a foster home with Adoptable Greythounds of Florida in the Tampa Florida area. Because of his special needs, he was returned by his previous owners and has been in foster care for a long time. We offered to try to get the word out to some of our adopters in hopes we can help him find a home that can work with him. This would be an adoption through the group in Florida and not Greyhound Crossroads. Phil needs a dog experienced home, that is willing to work with him. He has severe separation anxiety. Having other dogs around helps Phil some, but it is not 100 percent. He has too high of a prey drive to live with small dogs or cats. Phil would do best in a home with a calm, large, female dog and a family that is home a lot. He does not do well being crated. Phil has shown some resource guarding behavior, with his toys, so he can't be placed in a home with children. As you can see, Phil has a lot of limitations, but we are sure there is a perfect home for him out there. Phil has positives too. He absolutely loves people, leaning on you, going for walks. Dogs like Phil love too much, which cause their separation anxiety. He gets along well with other Greys in social situations.  

Phil raced in the US at the Sarasota Race Track and raced just 9 races. He didn't win any of them but managed to come in 3rd a couple of times. He raced his last race on April 30 2019 and was retired then and was in an adoptive home for years until he was returned. Phil is 7 years old, born 1/13/17. He raced at 73lbs. HIs sire is Swahili Eile and his dam is Kiowa Wildbraves. 

 

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Added: May 10, 2024

 

Truman
Racing Name:
Truman
Pet/Kennel Name:
Truman
Age:
11 months
Color/Gender:
Black Brindle Male
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
No
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Aiken SC
Adoption Status: Available for Adoption

Truman is an AKC show bred boy. He is a very big guy that is very happy, very outgoing and friendly. He loves everyone he meets. He loves attention and loves his toys. He is up to date on all vaccines and ready to be placed. He has lived with and likes small dogs, but being a playful puppy, he just wants to play with them and harrasses them. Since he is such a playful big boy, he would do better with medium to large dogs that would enjoy playing with him. Truman has seen barn cats at his home from a distance and gets very excited when seeing them, so he is not going to be safe to live with cats. Truman is still a puppy so needs a fenced yard where he can run, and he will need lots of exercise. Puppies are not like the calm retired greyhounds we are used to. He has been living in a home, but will still need some reminders on manners, like all puppies. He can be a thief, stealing things off tables and counters. He is no wallflower, very exuberant and happy. 

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Added: April 29, 2024

 

Luai Bale
Racing Name:
Luai Bale
Pet/Kennel Name:
Lu
Age:
7
Color/Gender:
Black Female
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Tampa FL Area
Adoption Status: Available for Adoption

Lu is currently fostered in the Tampa area of FL. She is with another adoption group that asked our help in placing her. She is a 67lb black female that is 7 years old. She was born on 2/20/17. Lu raced in Australia at Dubbo, Bathurst, Wagga, Ballarat and Goulburn. She raced 26 races and only won 2 of those. She ran her last race on December 24 2020 so has been retired for some time.  Lu is a lovely girl. A bit reserved when she first meets you. It doesn't take long for her to warm up and want to be by your side. Quiet and polite, she is a joy to have in a home. Lu loves taking walks, happily trotting along. She is small dog friendly and would be fine with older children, small, loud kids and their toys might be too stressful for her. She would prefer a quiet home. When she met the cat she ignored it. She also showed no interest in guinea pigs. 

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Added: April 29, 2024

 

Skye Boo
Racing Name:
Skye Boo
Pet/Kennel Name:
Skye
Age:
9
Color/Gender:
Black Female
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
McManis, Easley SC
Adoption Status: Available for adoption with Jojo

AVAILABLE WITH JOJO: Skye was initially adopted from another group as a small puppy. We have been asked to help rehome her due to her owner being unable to physically care for her anymore. Sky has been in a home in NC for nearly nine years. She was born on 3/25/2015. She was from an accidental litter. Her mom is RCK Raven who has her own Facebook Page: Raven's New Adventure. Her sire is RCK Rambo. Since she was from an accidental litter, she never got ear tattoos. Her former mom did a lot of training with her and that she earned her AKC Canine Good Citizen when she was just 6 months old. So she knows basic obedience commands and is a very well behaved dog on leash and in public. She is being returned with another 5 year old greyhound named Jojo and we hope to find a home for both of them together. She has not lived with cats, kids or small dogs but did great on her testing with all of them. She seems to like every human and animal she meets. She is very sweet, friendly and bonds fast. She loves to get up on the couch and sit next to you. She will pat you with her paw to remind you to pet her. Be sure to look at her other photos to see cute ones of Skye as a puppy. Skye and Jojo were adopted together and have been in a home together for a month. Their new owners decided that both girls would do better in a home with a fenced yard. Both girls are resistant to going potty on leash and as a result are having a lot of accidents in the house. So their next home must have a fenced yard. They did live with a small dog for the last month.

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Added: March 20, 2024

 

Joanna Nadine
Racing Name:
Joanna Nadine
Pet/Kennel Name:
Jojo
Age:
Almost 5
Color/Gender:
Red Female
Cat Tolerance:
Trainable
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
McManis, Easley SC
Adoption Status: Available for adoption with Skye

AVAILABLE WITH SKYE: JoJo initially came to us as an 8 month old pup straight from a farm in Arkansas. She was the runt of the litter and only weighed 47lbs when we got her. They decided she was too small to race, so sent her to us to place in an adoptive home instead. Her new family picked out the name Joanna Nadine and called her Jojo since she was never registered and never got a racing name. Jojo was just a little overwhelmed by her big adventure across several states as a puppy. She did really well with everything new, she would approach everything new to sniff, rather than shying away. She walked pretty well on leash and was pretty calm for a puppy. Although she is not registered, she does have tattoos. Her right tattoo is 59C but her left tattoo is hard to read 73658. The last 2 numbers are really faint. Her birthday is 5/27/19 and her sire is Superior Panama and her dam is AMF Slammed Shut. Jo Jo has been with the Chatham family of NC since 3/24/20 and is nearly 5 now. She is available again for adoption because her owner is having health problems and is unable to care for her. She is being returned with another 9 year old greyhound named Skye that was also adopted as a young puppy. We are hoping to find a home for them together. Jojo did not live with small dogs, cats or kids but she did well in her testing with them. She has been living in a foster home with cats and is great with some cats but has tried to chase others, so it depends on the cat, and their activity level. Be sure to look at her other photos to see some cute ones of her as a puppy. Jojo and Skye were in another adoptive home for a little over a month, but they decided that the girls need a home with a fenced yard. Both girls are resistant to going potty on leash, even after being walked outside for extended periods. They are both having accidents in the house as a result. 

 

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Added: March 20, 2020

 


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