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Max

 

 

 
Max is five years young. The general lifespan of greyhounds is 12 to 14 years so he is an adult and you don't have to take him through puppyhood but he has a whole lot of love left to give. He's a sweet boy who will go for a walk with you or watch TV on the couch. Greyhounds make great couch potatoes. Greyhounds are also easy dogs to live with and want with all their heart just to please you. Max is healthy and up to date on all his shots and tests and is ready to go out the door.

Max is a big tall boy who is so ready to be in a home. He was in one for a while but he got overly excited one day and kinda-sorta bit his mom and he needs a new place to live. He didn't do it on purpose, he just got really carried away and there's no permanent damage except for his homelessness. He's a sweet boy but big and excitable.

He has wonderful, classic brindle markings and his coat is soft. He is quite big but has a lot of love inside. He'll do anything you can make him understand that you want. He loves to please and be with you. He has tested to be somewhat cat tolerant and will most likely get along with a feline, given a proper introduction and a oversight in the beginning. He would do probably do best with a cat with a dominant personality. But if the cat runs, he is likely to chase and greys are very fast.

Friends of Greyhounds will even deliver him to your door! We like to bring the dog to your home so you can see how he handles your environment. Many ex-racing dogs have never gone up steps!! When you adopt a greyhound, you get to see the world through new eyes.

Max is currently being fostered in Jupiter with one of our adopters. He is available for adoption but is not in the Sunrise kennel.

Based in Sunrise, FoG adopts in the South Florida area and we can be reached at the office number 954-578-0072 or call our cell phones. The message has the numbers. Check our website at www.friendsofgreyhounds.org or email us at fogdogs@comcast.net.

Let a Greyhound Race into you Heart!

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Happy Harry

 

 

 
Happy Harry is a big, happy go lucky, healthy greyhound. He is young and full of life. There's no way to be sad around this guy! His long tail travels a lot of distance in a day! He has a great appetite and a great outlook on life. What a handsome, wonderful addition he will be for someone's home.

Harry is a dark brindle boy and he is happy and healthy and ready to go to a wonderful home. That home should not have cats, though, as Harry is a bit too aggressive to live with a cat. But he will be a great partner for visits to the dog park or long walks or fun in the back yard. Greyhounds sleep a lot but this guy plays hard while he is awake to earn that sound sleep!

Harry will be a sweet and wonderful partner to go through your life with. He will listen to your problems but never open your mail (probably). He is one of the few greyhounds that enjoys barking and he will let you know if there's someone at the door or if it's time for a walk. He won't make dinner for you but will complement every dish you serve him by cleaning the bowl! He's tall and handsome and all your friends will be jealous! The perfect partner!

[A special note for Happy Harry - - Harry was adopted to a nice family with 2 young girls. He was only there for one day when mom's boss decided she could no longer work from home so there'd be no one to let him out for 10 hours a day. They had to give him up but they wrote a glowing letter about how good a dog he is and how well he handled living in their home. So he has one day's experience in house dog living before he was returned. it wasn't his fault and he's a GREAT dog! ]

If you are considering adopting a greyhound, and we hope you are, please call to plan a visit to our adoption kennel in Sunrise. For directions and more information, visit our website: www.friendsofgreyhounds.org. Everything from photos to applications to the Adoption Manual and follow up letters from adopters is there. We can be reached by email (fogdogs@comcast.net) or phone, 954-578-0072 and if we don't pick up, the message has our cell numbers. We look forward to hearing from you! Want to know more about us before you call? Check out our Facebook page. Greyhounds are wonderful dogs. But watch out, they can be habit forming!

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

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Billy

 

 

 
Billy was a racing dog but not a particularly good one. So after 14 professional races, he was sent packing. I didn't even know they would allow a racer to run that many "maiden" races!! He had lots of chances but it wasn't his thing. So now he is ready for his retirement job as a couch potato and bed warmer.

Greyhounds make great pets. They are clean and have no doggie smell and have been bred for centuries to obey what their humans teach them. Of course, since they no longer have to follow the chariot to the hunting fields, you may want to do a little retraining. But generally, they will do anything for their human family.

Billy was in a home for a while but he is a powerful dog and as we understand it, he was being nagged by a small dog on a retractable leash and he panicked and snapped at it. Because of the bite, he had to leave town. Sometimes it is hard for people to understand how a big dog can be afraid of a small dog but when it's yapping and tying you up in a leash, it can be scary even for a big dog. The previous owners have written a long letter to tell the new owners all about Billy. They love him dearly and would love to hear from his new family. But they still have to live in the area and had to let Billy move out.

According to the prior owners, he is smart and sweet and playful and very eager to learn. He will do really well with other greyhounds in the home, too. He fetches and does some basic commands and loves to be with people but does not enjoy other dogs - unless they are greyhounds. From our own observations, you will need a lot of dog toys for this guy. He absolutely loves every single toy and carries a toy around in his mouth whenever he can. We have to catch him to keep him from stealing toys from the other dogs' kennels and running outside with them. Life is a big, fun game for Billy.

Billy did not test as cat tolerant here at our kennel and should not live with cats or small critters. He also has a microchip and the previous owners will assist with that ownership transfer if needed.

To arrange to meet Billy and our other available greys, visit our website: www.friendsofgreyhounds.org for all the details. You'll find our manual of care, our application and lots of good information. When you are ready, call us at 954-578-0072. if we're not around, the recording will give you our cell numbers. You can also email us at fogdogs@comcast.net We'd love to hear from you!

Greyhounds make the most amazing pets. Billy will be one of those! Come make a fast friend today. You'll be glad you did.

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Faber

 

 

 
Faber is a sweet, handsome, slightly shy boy. He is a beautiful light fawn male with a short thin coat. (ie - almost no shedding) He is tall but he's all legs. He has a few racing scars from his 35 short races but we've found that many of the small scars like his will disappear after some time living in the softer environment of a real, loving home. He raced at AA Level which is high so we know he gave it his all. And now he's ready to give you his all and enjoy his retirement.

We don't state that these dogs are already "house trained" but they are "crate trained". They know not to go potty in their crate and when you adopt, you use a crate to get the dog on your schedule. Once everybody has the schedule figured out, you can often stop using the crate as these are very trainable and very well behaved dogs. Their whole life is built around pleasing humans. They are wonderful to live with!

Faber was in a home for about 10 weeks and had to be returned when their schedules changed and they could no longer care for Faber. He did nothing wrong but had to come back tot he kennel. They wrote a lovely email to tell potential adopters what a great dog Faber is.

Faber has not yet been tested for cat tolerance as he went out quickly to a family without cats.

To arrange to meet this dog and our other available greys, visit our website: www.friendsofgreyhounds.org for all the details. You'll find our manual of care, our application and lots of good information. We are based in South Florida and do not generally adopt out of our area. There are many other greyhound adoption groups in the country and we prefer that you adopt from a local group so that you and your new dog have the backup and support available if you have questions.

If you have questions about Faber or if you are local and ready to visit, call us at 954-578-0072 to make an appointment to come to our kennel in Sunrise. If we're not around, the recording will give you our cell numbers. You can also email us at fogdogs@comcast.net We'd love to hear from you!

Greyhounds make the most amazing pets. Come make a fast friend today. You'll be glad you did.

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Andy

 

 

 
Andy is an extraordinary retired racing greyhound. One of four pups in his litter, he must have had lots of attention from his mom because he really likes women. He was a healthy, hard working dog and he ran 191 races. Racers are generally retired at 5 years old and Andy turned five in May. He's looking for a retirement home - - maybe your couch??

We have not cat tested Andy but i wouldn't hold out too much hope that he'll be tolerant of living with a cat. We'll see. He's a strong, healthy and smart boy. He's a bit older than some of our guys but with age comes wisdom and I've found that the mature dogs are way more appreciative of a good home and take direction so much better. And don't let that little bit of gray on his nose fool you. Greys have a natural lifespan of 12-14 years. Andy has a lot of love left to give.

To arrange to meet Andy and our other available greys, visit our website: www.friendsofgreyhounds.org for all the details. You'll find our manual of care, our application and lots of good information. We are based in South Florida and do not generally adopt out of our area. There are many other greyhound adoption groups in the country and we prefer that you adopt from a local group so that you and your new dog have the backup and support available if you have questions.

If you are local and ready to visit, call us at 954-578-0072 to make an appointment to come to our kennel in Sunrise. If we're not around, the recording will give you our cell numbers. You can also email us at fogdogs@comcast.net We'd love to hear from you!

Greyhounds make the most amazing pets. Come make a fast friend today. You'll be glad you did.

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Ironman

 

 

 
Ironman is tall and handsome and has a whole lot of love to give. At 70 pounds, he still looks thin. He came to us last February and was adopted into a household with a mom, dad, another greyhound and two children, 10 & 11. Everything was going great until mom went out one day and when she came home, Ironman was SOOOO excited to see her that he jumped on her. Her young son tried to grab his collar to save mom and in all the excitement, he was hurt by Ironman. It was more of a scratch than a bite and it happened in a split second. But mom and the kids were insecure around him after that and life was not good any more. So we agreed to bring Ironman back to the kennel and find him a new, great home.

Mom wrote up some notes for him. Among other things, she says that loves to go for walks with you. He will walk as far and as long as you can - - but he must mark everything for the first 3/4 mile!! He also enjoys barking at squirrels and cats
and loves to have his rump scratched!!

We have all of his records and history and vet records - - - Now all we need is a home. How about yours?

To arrange to meet Ironman and our other available greys, visit our website: www.friendsofgreyhounds.org for all the details. You'll find our manual of care, our application and lots of good information. We are based in South Florida and do not generally adopt out of our area. There are many other greyhound adoption groups in the country and we prefer that you adopt from a local group so that you and your new dog have the backup and support available if you have questions.

If you are local and ready to visit, call us at 954-578-0072 to make an appointment to come to our kennel in Sunrise. If we're not around, the recording will give you our cell numbers. You can also email us at fogdogs@comcast.net We'd love to hear from you!

Greyhounds make the most amazing pets. And Ironman is extra special! Come make a fast friend today. You'll be glad you did.

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Burt

 

 

 
Burt is a lot of love in a small compact package - well small for a greyhound anyway. His nickname is Buzz (think: Burt'€™s Bees!) He is only 2 years old and has a beautiful red brindle coat. Greyhounds have a short, very thin coat so there is almost no shedding - especially with a boy like Burt. He is however, slightly imperfect.

Please notice the handsome purple cast on his right rear leg. It was put there by an excellent orthopedic surgeon and he is now out of that cast. His racing career ended in a spill but his repair work was done by one of the very best canine Orthopedic surgeons in Florida.

(note- Burt was in a home for a short while. The new owners found him to be very good a learning routines and commands. But they were uncomfortable with his slightly misshapen back leg. Mr. Burt is not perfect. His leg is healed but it's not as good as new. it will get better with time but a small yard would be better for him than a family that wants to go for long walks.)

We expect that he may have a bit of a limp but overall, it will not impact his ability to be an amazing house dog. He is a happy, playful guy! He will make you see the world through new eyes. He is so loving and happy and is so ready for great family. Retired racers make excellent pets. The routine and training they have been given to live in the racing kennels means a lot less training for her new owners. Greyhounds adapt to homelife easily and gratefully.

Burt may never win a race again but I guarantee he can win your heart! He is gentle and sweet and has the biggest eyes! You really should meet him in person!

Burt's cat test was rated a "maybe" which means we were not sure about his ability to live with a cat. Generally with these "maybe" dogs, if the cat is strong willed and puts the dog in his place, they will be alright together. If a cat is a runner though, the dog may give chase and that's not good.

To arrange to meet this dog and our other available greys, visit our website: www.friendsofgreyhounds.org for all the details. You'll find our manual of care, our application and lots of good information. If you are local and ready to visit, call us at 954-578-0072 to make an appointment to come to our kennel in Sunrise. If we're not around, the recording will give you our cell numbers. You can also email us at fogdogs@comcast.net We'd love to hear from you!

We are based in South Florida and do not generally adopt out of our area. There are many other greyhound adoption groups in the country and we prefer that you adopt from a local group so that you and your new dog have the backup and support available if you have questions.

Greyhounds make the most amazing pets. Come make a fast friend today. You'll be glad you did.

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Rocket

 

 
This is the Red Rocket! He is sweet and handsome and runs like the wind. He was the winner of an important Puppy Stake race in Palm Beach but after 46 races, he decided to become a house dog! He just plain didn't want to race any more. But adopt him and I'll bet you can get him to race you to the couch!

Rocket is two years old and a beautiful red color. He is on the small side for a male and has outstandingly handsome big brown eyes. He is attentive and smart and friendly and just waiting to begin his career as a housedog.

He has been to the vet and he is healthy and neutered and has all of his shots. We have not however gotten around to testing him for cat tolerance yet. (stay tuned)

To arrange to meet this dog and our other available greys, visit our website: www.friendsofgreyhounds.org for all the details. You'll find our manual of care, our application and lots of good information. We are based in South Florida and do not generally adopt out of our area. There are many other greyhound adoption groups in the country and we prefer that you adopt from a local group so that you and your new dog have the backup and support available if you have questions.

If you are local and ready to visit, call us at 954-578-0072 to make an appointment to come to our kennel in Sunrise. If we're not around, the recording will give you our cell numbers. You can also email us at fogdogs@comcast.net We'd love to hear from you!

Greyhounds make the most amazing pets. Come make a fast friend today. You'll be glad you did.

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Astro

 

 
Astro is a very tall, long legged, black dog with a very long nose. Racing greyhounds wear muzzles a lot in their training and racing. His nose apparently didn't really fit right. Astro's coat and nose and fur don't look very good at this point but we guarantee that living in a softer environment, eating good quality food and having a soft bed to sleep in (and maybe a couch to watch TV on?) and this boy will blossom into one of the most gorgeous, tall, lanky, shiny black dogs you can imagine. He has amazing potential to be a very handsome couch potato!!

He is two years old and greyhounds have a natural life span of 12 to 14 years so he may be washed up as an athlete but he's just the right age to join a family.

To arrange to meet this dog and our other available greys, visit our website: www.friendsofgreyhounds.org for all the details. You'll find our manual of care, our application and lots of good information. We are based in South Florida and do not generally adopt out of our area. There are many other greyhound adoption groups in the country and we prefer that you adopt from a local group so that you and your new dog have the backup and support available if you have questions.

If you are local and ready to visit, call us at 954-578-0072 to make an appointment to come to our kennel in Sunrise. If we're not around, the recording will give you our cell numbers. You can also email us at fogdogs@comcast.net We'd love to hear from you!

Greyhounds make the most amazing pets. Come make a fast friend today. You'll be glad you did.

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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!