Hounds

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

KMZ Banshee
Racing Name:
KMZ Banshee
Pet/Kennel Name:
Banshee
Age:
4
Color/Gender:
Black Female
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Testing
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Hunter in Charlotte NC Area
Adoption Status: In Process to the Holt Family of Burlington NC

Banshee just arrived from the Lester Raines Kennel at the Palm Beach Race Track. She raced 126 races there. She raced mainly at the mid B and C levels. Banshee raced at 63lbs and just turned 4 on November 2nd. Her sire is the famous Trent Lee and her dam is Dancin InMiami. We placed her littermate NPZ Imperial Lee years ago after her very short racing career. Banshee is a very sweet girl. Friendly and happy. Be sure to check out pictures of her as a puppy!  

More images for KMZ Banshee »

Added: November 25, 2019

 

Dirty Face Steve
Racing Name:
Dirty Face Steve
Pet/Kennel Name:
Steve
Age:
2.5
Color/Gender:
White with Black Spots Male
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Testing
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Columbia SC Area
Adoption Status: In Process to the Stephan Family of Summerville SC

Steve came in from the Bolton Kennel at the Sanford Orlando Race Track. He raced just 22 races starting out at Southland in Arkansas. He wasn't successful there but did well in Orlando and went straight up to the top A level. His last race was September 25th. He trailed pretty far behind the other dogs in his last race due to an injury. He was healed up and rehabbed, but wasn't able to return to racing, so is being officially retired now. Steve is a white male with black spots that raced at 74lbs. He turned 2 on April 3rd so is still a pretty young guy. His sire is Flying Fired up and his dam is Windy Reba. We would love to hear the story of how he got his name because he doesn't actually have a dirty face and is a gorgeous guy. Steve is settling into retirement very well in his foster home. He can't seem to figure out how to keep his body on the dog beds but does like to use them as pillows. He has the cutest curly tail. His trainer says that Steve is an old soul and acts older than his age. He can be just a bit reserved at first with new people and environments but has warmed up fast in foster care. He is really sweet!

More images for Dirty Face Steve »

Added: November 25, 2019

 

AMF Howcoulditbe
Racing Name:
AMF Howcoulditbe
Pet/Kennel Name:
Panda
Age:
4
Color/Gender:
Black Female
Cat Tolerance:
Testing
Small Dog Tolerance:
Testing
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Niven, Augusta GA Area
Adoption Status: Available For Adoption

Panda just arrived 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 just laid down on the trip. 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. Although Panda was comfortable and friendly at the track, so far she has been very timid with everything new since she has arrived in foster care. She tends to overreact to things that she thinks are scary. After the HVAC system kicked on and scared her, when she was outside, she was afraid to go back into the yard. She tends to be jumpy on leash and is afraid of cars zooming by on walks. Panda will time and patience to adjust to unfamiliar surroundings because she is such a sensitive, nervous girl. She may never be a social butterfly and may be more of a homebody. She did like the kids she meet though. She may be a little too timid to live in a home with loud kids and toys that would be likely to scare her. She still needs tested with cats and small dogs. 

More images for AMF Howcoulditbe »

Added: November 25, 2019

 

Rita Blackburn
Racing Name:
Rita Blackburn
Pet/Kennel Name:
Rita
Age:
4
Color/Gender:
Dark Red Female
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Elrod, Greenville SC
Adoption Status: Available For Adoption

Rita came in from the Bolton Racing Kennel at the Sanford Orlando Race Track. Rita raced most of her 156 races at the Orlando track and we met her there on a visit to her kennel when she was still racing. We fell in love with her and have been waiting on her to retire. Rita also raced at Derby Lane. She raced a lot of her career at the top A level and even raced in one stakes race. Rita raced at 63lbs and is a beautiful red girl. Her sire is Surf Lorian and her dam is PJ Never Ask Why. Rita turned 4 on July 20th. Rita was pretty overwhelmed at first and nervous away from her trainers and the kennel she was used to. She has quickly regained her confidence and starting to get back to the friendly, goofy, girl that we met at the kennel. She was too nervous at first to be interested in the cats in her foster home. As she has gotten more confident she is paying more attention to their cats, so we have changed her from OK with cats to needs a home with no cats. She is doing great in foster care. She was noisy in her kennel the first night but has been pretty quiet since.

More images for Rita Blackburn »

Added: November 21, 2019

 

WW's Destin
Racing Name:
WW's Destin
Pet/Kennel Name:
Destin
Age:
3.5
Color/Gender:
Red Male
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Upstate SC
Adoption Status: Available For Adoption

Destin came in from Eric Griffin's kennel at the Orange Park Race Track in Jacksonville Florida. He raced 84 races, starting out his career at Wheeling Downs in WV, then going to Southland in Arkansas and finally to Orange Park. He got up to the top A level, so was pretty good. He was racing in A, in his last race on November 8th, when another dog ran into him and dislocated his toe. The toe was put back in place before we got him. Our vet examined it and felt it is healing up nicely and shouldn't cause him any more trouble. Desoto is a sweet, friendly, happy, confident boy that raced at 71lbs and turned 3 on July 26th. His sire is the famous KC and All and his dam is WW'sbemasunshine. Destin rode well during transport and jumped right into the van. He is very social and goes straight up to everyone he sees for attention. Destin is curious about everything but walks pretty good on leash and doesn't pull much. He was too interested in the cats at the vet's office to pass his cat test. He did fine with the small white dog he met. He just sniffed and went on to check out the rest of the house. He is being fostered with small kids and seems to like them. He is getting along with the other greyhounds and whippets in his foster home. He proceeds cautiously on wood floors after slipping a few times, but that is the only thing we had seen that makes him at all nervous. He does like to get up on furniture and climbed right up onto the couch to make himself at home. He did bark some at first in his foster home so may not be suitable for apartment living. He is a great guy that has settled into foster care very easily and seems like he will make an easy addition to just about any home. Gorgeous guy with a wonderful personality too! 

More images for WW's Destin »

Added: November 18, 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:
Testing
Fostered by (location):
Doby, Salisbury NC
Adoption Status: On Vet Hold

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. He is doing fine and a full recovery is expected. After surgery he was moved to Charlotte for rehab and his splint changes. He will be on vet hold until the leg is healed, which is usually around 2 months. He should be ready to be adopted sometime in January of 2020. If you are interested in adopting then, you can schedule a meeting with him while he is healing. 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 is doing great in rehab. He is very laid back and sleeps 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 other and is great in his crate. 

Added: November 18, 2019

 

Oshkosh Iron Man
Racing Name:
Oshkosh Iron Man
Pet/Kennel Name:
Iron Man
Age:
2.5
Color/Gender:
White with Black Spots Male
Cat Tolerance:
No
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Fostered in Savannah GA Area
Adoption Status: Available For Adoption

Iron Man is a gorgeous, tall, 79lb, white male with black spots. He came in from the Bolton Kennel at the Sanford Orlando Race Track. He raced just 24 races, starting at Wheeling Downs in WV. He got up to B level there in May. He was moved to Orlando in June and raced only a few races there in July. He was at the track kennel until we got him. His trainer describes him as a nice, calm, quiet guy. Iron Man turned 2 on March 24th. His sire is Dyna Nalin and his dam is Oshkosh Fantasia. Iron Man has settled into foster care really well. He gets along great with all the dogs in his foster home. He also likes kids and has been great with them. He had too much interest in the cats he met though so needs a home with no kitties. He is loving affectionate and gentle and adapts to change well. He is great on leash. He loves people. Great guy with a wonderful personality. 

More images for Oshkosh Iron Man »

Added: October 21, 2019

 

FF Iron Man
Racing Name:
FF Iron Man
Pet/Kennel Name:
Loki
Age:
2.5
Color/Gender:
Black Male
Cat Tolerance:
Yes
Small Dog Tolerance:
Yes
Good w/ Children:
Yes
Fostered by (location):
Greenville SC Area
Adoption Status: In Process to the Hubble Family

Loki initially came in from the Roban Farm in Florida. He never actually got to the race track. He just wasn't interested in chasing anything so flunked out of race training. Loki is a tiny guy that doesn't have an official race weight but weighed around 62lbs at our vet. He turned 2 on May 5th and has been in an adoptive home for a year now. Initially he was called Robert but his new owners changed his name to Loki. His sire is WW Time Warp and his dam is Cahillusmarshall. Loki is a sweet submissive guy. He gives everyone he meets kisses and keeps his head body low when meeting people or other dogs. He is also very dramatic and will yelp like a pup if he even thinks something might hurt. His racing name of Iron Man really doesn't fit him, he is not a tough guy at all. Our vet and her staff commented on what a cry baby he was when they were working with him. He is very sweet and loved the toddlers he lived with and follows kids around choosing to be with them for the first year he was around them. Unfortunately he snapped and bit a kid that was falling on him, so now needs a home with no kids. He passed his cat and small dogs tests easily, as we expected. He didn't want to chase them anymore than he wanted to chase the lure. Loki travels well and crates well. He was pretty unsure of himself when he first arrived and doesn't seem like a real confident guy. He has adapted well to home life and is very well behaved according to his former family. The pictures of him are from his first photo shoot when he first arrived and he didn't want to look at the camera. 

More images for FF Iron Man »

Added: November 20, 2018

 

Nancy G Gracie
Racing Name:
Nancy G Gracie
Pet/Kennel Name:
Gracie
Age:
9
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! 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 them. Her birthday is March 28th 2010 so she is 9 now. As a senior she qualifies for our reduced adoption fee 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 and she didn't like them. 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 prefectly for 4 years. In the last 6 months Gracie has bitten the other female dog in her home twice, once over food and once over her space. We have 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. Although Gracie needs a home with no other dogs, she is doing great in foster care in a home with other dogs, large and small. She goes to a greyhound playgroup and is fine playing with the other dogs there. She has only gotten upset enough to bite twice in 4 years time, so although we don't want to place her in a home with other dogs, she is OK almost all the time with other dogs and is very easy to manage. 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 although friendly, isn't one to seek out affection and attention all the time. You will hardly know she is there unless she whines. Gracie can be whiny sometimes and her foster mom is working on correcting that behavior and making sure she isn't accidentally rewarded for it. She is doing much better with the whining already.

Her Pedigree

More images for Nancy G Gracie »

Added: April 26, 2012

 


Previous page: Adoption Application
Next page: Available Hounds