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Benny was born '€œBenny of Ruckus'€ on January 27th, 2010. He is a handsome, lanky looking boy with a shiny black coat and beautiful shiny white teeth. He weighs about 77 pounds.

Benny was with us when the kennel closed down and was adopted last September by a very nice couple from Key West. We met his new family at the Key Largo Moose Lodge as it was a halfway point for us. His new mom worked at the Key West Moose Lodge and Benny was a regular there. His mom often took him to work where he played with the local chickens and sunned on the patio. He was a popular guy. You could say this greyhound was also a Moose.

But Benny'€™s mom became ill quite suddenly and discovered that a previously beaten cancer had taken over her life. The end came swiftly for mom. Dad and Benny were left alone and as hard as he tried to arrange things, Dad'€™s days were way too long even in the off season. Benny needs more family and more love.

So Benny'€™s dad met us back at the Moose Lodge in Key Largo to return Benny to FoG. Dad didn'€™t know but the Key West lodge had called ahead and Benny and his dad were expected and welcomed when they got there. Benny'€™s fans were still watching out for him. Dad even sent along a bean bag chair that Benny and mom used to sit in together. He was not returned for lack of love.

So Benny is back. He looks great and I understand he gets along with everyone and everything except cats. From previous experience with this high energy boy, we think that he would be better off as an only dog (I'€™m an only child and there'€™s nothing wrong with me, except maybe spoiled beyond recognition) and in an environment without cats.

Benny is big and still energetic for a four year old and although not required, he would probably enjoy an average or large fenced in yard more than some of his couch potato cronies at the kennel. People are one of Benjamin'€™s favorite pastimes, he loves to be around them and play with them.

If you are looking for a nice big, happy, energetic black dog, Benny should be at the top of your list. Of course our current list is quite short at this time, but that doesn'€™t take anything away from Benny. Come on over and check out Big Ben, he'€™ll be waiting for you by the door in the FoG kennel with his bags packed and his bean bag chair.

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Basic Information: Racing Name: Kennel Name: Max, DOB: 10/4/4, Male, 10 Years Old, Color: White and Black, Racing Weight: 69 lbs. also see Molly

Max and Molly were friends, more like brother and sister than say Romeo and Juliet. They raced professionally a while back and then retired. They tried the professional Shag Dancing circuit in South Carolina for a while but that didn'€™t work out.

They were adopted and lived together with a military family for over four years. Then Uncle Sam told their humans that they had to move. Anyone who knows the military knows Uncle Sam don'€™t give a ham about your personal wants and needs, when you are assigned somewhere, you go, so they did. Unfortunately Max and Molly were not allowed to go, so they became the standard '€˜returned through no fault of their own'€™ orphans. They are now with us and are looking for their final retirement home to spend their golden years.

There is a lot to be said for adopting an older dog that a lot of people won'€™t want, something to do with peace and satisfaction, for you and the dog. Max and Molly are not cat tolerant, or not tolerant enough to be a good fit in a home with our feline friends, so if you have a cat, you may want to pass.

If you are one of those people who get great joy out of helping another soul and giving (as well as receiving) the comfort of seeing them spend their final years with dignity and can put them in a house with love and a soft bed, you will want to check out Max and Molly. Like myself, neither of these two act their age, they still have that old get up and go romp, but only for a short time just like the younger greyhounds, then it'€™s back to the couch.

I call them our pair of aces, and they would look good as a matched set, one at each end of your couch or love seat. You can call Michelle or Jerry at FOG, or email them and set up an appointment at your convenience. Although leaving the old kennel broke my heart (I was only a few minutes away), we now have the advantage of flexible visiting as opposed to the old five hours only on the weekend, you can most likely set up your most convenient time, and it'€™s possible if you live in Broward, that they might even bring the dogs to your house to visit. It doesn'€™t get much better than that, except maybe if they clean your house and wash your car, but don'€™t'€™ expect that.

Max is currently being fostered, and is available to be seen upon appointment, just contact Friends of Greyhounds.

For more information about adopting one or both of these deserving greyhounds, please visit our website:

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Basic Info: Kennel Name: Rocky, Color: White and Red Fawn, DOB: 05/24/09, 5 years old, Racing Weight: 71 lbs.

Rocky is a big, gorgeous, high-spirited dog. He would do best in a home with a fenced yard or a close dog park because this boy loves to run and play. Those long, long legs really carry him around the curves quickly. He was a professional racing dog and ran 178 professional races. He must have won a bunch of money or they wouldn'€™t have kept racing him! But eventually time caught up to him. He broke his leg at one point and it is now fully healed but he wasn'€™t able to race as well any longer so he came to us for adoption.

Rocky is tall and handsome, white with red fawn spots, and will stop traffic with his good looks. He seems to know it too! He is a really happy, fun dog. He loves people an will lean on you just to be close. He'€™s a lot like little kids who wrap their arms around mom or dad for security. Rocky is a very loving guy, just looking for someone to pay attention to and love him. (He cannot live with a cat though - too many years of training to race - it wouldn'€™t be good for the cat!)

For more information about how to make an appointment to visit Rocky in person or have him brought to your home, or for any other information about adopting a retired racing greyhound, please visit our website: If you have specific questions or are ready to meet Rocky, feel free to email us at or call the office at 954-578-0072. Friends of Greyhounds has other wonderful greyhounds, too. if Rocky isn't the right one for you, maybe another one is! Feel free to call.

Come make a fast friend today. You'll be glad you did..

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Kingsley is only 18 months old and a handsome red brindle boy. He comes from a wonderful pedigree of greyhound racers but this little boy is a very, very scardy cat. We named him Kingsley hoping it will instill him with self confidence and strength. Hasn't seemed to have worked so far.

He has not adjusted enough to get a 'true" cat test on him but I sincerely doubt if he would have any problem living with a cat - unless the cat beat him up. That would be possible and that would be a problem!!

He needs a quiet household and a loving parent or two to patiently help him develop confidence in himself and trust in others. He is very mild mannered and sweet and quite small for a racing greyhound. As shy as he is, i can't believe he even made it to the track. He has great postential as a clinging, snuggle bunny.

As for house training, he has never had an accident in his crate and usually that translated to a well trained house dog. But he absolutely needs his own private fenced yard as leash walks in public would most likely be impossible.

We hope to have a photo soon for you. In the meantime, if you have quesitons about Kingsley and are in the South Florida adoption area, feel free to email me ( as he is staying in our hourse kennel.

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Jake retired from the track in 2011 at the age of four after a pretty good racing career of over a hundred races. But four is a "senior" in the racing world and he went on to live with a nice man in West Palm Beach, Florida. He was happily enjoying his second career as a house-dog, holding couches in place and keeping the dog cookie factories in business.

But his new dad got sick and had to go to a hospice. That's when Friends of Greyhounds got the call that this guy needed a ride and a place to stay and a new home when we can find one.

Jake is an excellent dog. He is tall and healthy. HIs white coat with the fawn patches is just beautiful. His ears stand up straight and he's in excellent health. He knows how to live in a home and is ready to share yours. His cat test was not particularly great so we feel he would do well in a home without cats.

For more information, to meet our dogs, or learn about our adoption process, please visit our website: For specific questions, email

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Read some of our adopters’ stories in the Letters from Home Section. We love to hear how our dogs are doing!