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Bella

 

 

 
Bella was a professional racing dog. She raced under another name but '€œBella'€ is easier to live with. She was born March 23, 2009 and that makes her five years old. That'€™s retirement age for racing dogs. She was fast, fast, fast, running over 160 races, making it to Grade A and bringing in some good prize money. But she is ready to take her retirement seriously and start a new career as a family dog. Bella has even given us permission to tell you that if you want to change her name, you are allowed to do so.

She really is a beautiful girl but not the sleek and graceful greyhound you envision. Bella is a tough girl. Her racing weight was 58 pounds but she'€™s a bit heavier now. She is a little thicker through the middle than some of the other girls and her legs are a bit shorter. But don'€™t underestimate her abilities. When she runs, she is truly poetry in motion. I like to think of her as a pit-bull on the race track. All that racing ability is funneled into playing now. She's looking for a home where she can spend the rest of her life playing and napping. Lots of napping.

Bella is five years old and homeless. Her age is showing now and the sleek black fur around her face is taking on a bit of gray tone. That seems to happen to a lot of us but it is so much more visible on a black dog! But her ears are still young. She has the greatest ears of any of the dogs in the kennel. When she is at attention, they stand up so tall and straight that we call them her '€œbishop'€™s hat'€. They touch on the top and I swear she smiles then. She'€™s a fun, playful girl but her high prey drive means that she will not be a good fit for a family with a small dog or cat.

Many people are reluctant to adopt black dogs and if you are one of them, I hope you will stop and think about it more objectively. Black dogs are just as sweet and fun and loving as the '€œother colored'€ of their species. Yes, a black dog will show her age more quickly as the gray fur is more visible. But then again, isn'€™t something similar going to happen to you or to other people you love? Do you love them less because they are gray? (If so, I'€™m in big trouble!!) They may be more scary but you will know better and it'€™s okay for the bad guys to think your poochie is scary, right? Please give our black dogs a break. It'€™s just a fur color. But for a black dog, it can be life or death.

For more information about how to make an appointment to visit Bella in person or have her brought to your home, or for any other information about adopting a retired racing greyhound, please visit our website: www.friendsofgreyhounds.org. Or if you have specific questions or are ready to meet Bella, feel free to email us at fogdogs@comcast.net or call the office at 954-578-0072. Friends of Greyhounds has other wonderful greyhounds, too. If Bella 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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Max

 

 

 
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: www.friendsofgreyhounds.org.

Make a fast friend today.

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Rocky

 

 

 
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: www.friendsofgreyhounds.org. If you have specific questions or are ready to meet Rocky, feel free to email us at fogdogs@comcast.net 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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Slash

 

 

 
Hi, my name is Slash. FoG (that'€™s Friends of Greyhounds and that'€™s where I am living now) has volunteers who usually write the profiles but Momma Michelle who runs the place said I could do my own. Cool, huh?

Well, I am white and brindle colored and about 65 pounds. I'€™m tall and slender and built for speed and I have a rapidly wagging tail that follows me everywhere.

I started out as a professional race dog but I wasn'€™t very good. I only had one pro-race and they kicked me out. I felt bad about it but Momma says that'€™s okay because I didn'€™t get hurt, either. I'€™m more the curl up on the couch and watch TV kind of guy. Don'€™t get me wrong - I can corral a dust bunny with the best of them. But then I like a nap and maybe a snack and good squeaky toy.

I have experience in home living. I had a good home and a great mom and I had four Christmases with them. They named me Slash so there'€™d be something tough about me even if it was only a name. But my mom got sick and I had to come back to the kennel. Momma Michelle'€™s kennel is nice but it'€™s not like a real home. I miss having a family of my own and just laying around the living room.

I was born August 24th, 2008, which makes me six years old and a Virgo. That means I am practical, observant and thoughtful. Well, all greyhounds are observant! We can see up to a half mile away! I know I need a good home so I will do my best to be well behaved, clean and easy going and I won'€™t even go after the cat, if you have one. That's pretty practical, huh? I love long walks on my leash and I will run '€œzoomies'€ in your fenced yard if you have one. I know how to make you laugh!

Now the bad news - - I'€™m friendly with everyone but I get scared and lonely if you leave me. I really, really need to have company (human or greyhound) or I will bark - loudly. If you are not around, I worry about you! Surely there'€™s someone out there who wouldn'€™t mind me being with them all the time. Another greyhound around is probably okay, too. But human company is better. Momma Michelle calls it Separation Anxiety. (That'€™s a mouthful!)

So I hope you will call Friends of Greyhounds and tell them you'€™d like to meet me. Momma says she'€™ll drive me anywhere I need to go to find a good new home. She really loves us all and she can tell you more about me and the other guys here. The phone number is 954-578-0072 or you can email her at fogdogs@comcast.net.

Please help me find a good home. The kennel is okay, but there are other dogs that need this spot and I would be a great dog for one of you out there! Hope to meet you soon!

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Mattie

 

 

 
Basic Info: Name: Mattie, Color: Brindle, 9 years old

Mattie is a light brindle girl with a happy, wagging personality. She wears the white and grey fur on her nose with pride because it'€™s the only part of her that shows she is 9 years old. She is playful and sweet and low-key. She loves treats and playtime but mostly, she likes people. She came to the area from Long Island with hter brother Frankie who is also available but she does not bark with a New York accent. She does however claim that Clifford, the Big Red Dog in the Macy'€™s Christmas parade is a cousin of hers. I have my doubts. She is a well adjusted, healthy, good looking girl who needs a home to live out her days. Is yours available?
* * * Special Note * * *
Frankie and Mattie were originally adopted in New York but when the family moved to Florida, they decided they could no longer keep them. Their loss is your gain. These two are very sweet and loving dogs. We would love to keep them together but we fully understand that it is difficult enough to find a home for one nine-year old much less two together and we are willing to allow them to go to separate homes. However, should you decide that your might be able to adopt this pair together, Friends of Greyhounds would be willing to adopt them both for one single adoption fee. Both are healthy and well adjusted dogs comfortable in a home and both have tested cat tolerant.
Call MIchelle at 954-578-0072 for more information or email fogdogs@comcast.net

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Frankie

 

 

 
Frankie is a quite tall, slender senior boy. His fawn coat will blend well with your decor. He is a 9 years young dog but there is no grey on his snout. It is all a nice clean white and looks like he is a '€œfawn and white'€ dog. Like many people living in this area, he originally came from New York but finds himself looking for a new place to live in Sunny South Florida. Maybe your house? He is very healthy, laid back, well adjusted and a handsome guy. He is housebroken and quiet and appears to be quite tolerant of cats and certainly of other dogs. He is as laid back and good looking as a senior greyhound can get! He'€™ll fit right into your home and look wonderful walking down the block on the end of your leash. Frankie came to us with another greyhound named Mattie who is also available.

*** Special Note ***
Frankie and Mattie were originally adopted in New York but when the family moved to Florida, they decided they could no longer keep them. Their loss is your gain. These two are very sweet and loving dogs. We would love to keep them together but we fully understand that it is difficult enough to find a home for one nine-year old much less two together and we are willing to allow them to go to separate homes. However, should you decide that your might be able to adopt this pair together, Friends of Greyhounds would be willing to adopt them both for one single adoption fee. Both are healthy and well adjusted dogs comfortable in a home and both have tested cat tolerant.

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