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Otto

 

 

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

Otto was adopted and lived with another retired racing greyhound and their 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 Otto and his sister were not allowed to go, so they became the standard '€˜returned through no fault of their own'€™ orphans. Otto's sister was since adopted, but Otto is now with us and is looking for his final retirement home to spend his 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. Otto is 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 Otto. Like myself, Otto doesn't act his age, he still has 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.

You can call Michelle or Jerry at FOG: (954) 578-0072, or email them at fogdogs@comcast.net, and set up an appointment at your convenience. Otto is currently being fostered, and is available to be seen upon appointment, just contact Friends of Greyhounds.

For more information about adopting this deserving greyhound, 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, 6 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 hard and play hard. 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 and 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!)

Yes, Rocky is 6 years old but greyhounds have a natural lifespan of 12 to 14 years and frankly, it would be a blessing if Rocky settled down a bit in his middle age! He is big and strong and very healthy. You can give him a try, can't you?

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. If we are not around, the recording will give you our cell phones. 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.

Friends of Greyhounds adopts in the South Florida area. If you are elsewhere, please consider a greyhound group near to you by visiting www.adopt-a-greyhound.org/agencies

Come make a fast friend today. You'll be glad you did. Greyhounds are GREYT!

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Kingsley

 

 

 
Basic Info: Kennel Name: Kingsley, Color: Red Brindle, DOB: 07/18/13

Kingsley is almost two years young, 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 is scared enough that he would not have any problem living with a cat. One look from the cat and he will turn and run. A hiss and he won't be seen all day. So living with a cat should not pose a problem for the cat. I think he would adjust to a peaceful coexistance in time.

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 potential as a clinging, snuggle bunny.

As for house training, it is not unusual that when he gets scared, he wets himself. A belly band (or 2 for him) will come with him and should help him get used to the daily life in a new home. He has the potential to be a well trained house dog. But he absolutely needs his own private fenced yard. Leash walks in public would most likely be impossible at least for quite some time. After a few years, he may adjust and be able to walk with you.

If you have questions about Kingsley and are in the South Florida adoption area, feel free to email me (fogdogs@comcast.net) as he is staying in our local kennel.

For more information about adoption and events, please visit our website: www.friendsofgreyhounds.org.

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

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Buddy

 

 

 
Basic Information: Kennel Name: Buddy, Color: Black, DOB: 11/22/11, Cat Test: Pending

Adopt the disabled! Well for now - he has a cast on his leg. We'€™ve been told it was an ugly break. He sure gets around well on 3 legs though and he'€™ll be '€œheck'€ on wheels when that thing comes off. Other than the leg, he'€™s perfectly healthy. But with that in place, we haven'€™t cat tested him as yet. (Our cat test area is my living room and walking on tile or scatter rugs in a cast doesn'€™t give you good footing for a cat test. One wrong move and he'€™d be in TWO casts!!)

A few more weeks and we should be four legged again. He'€™s a neat dog and learns the routine quickly. Seems to get along with everyone and is content with a soft cushion and a toy. He tries to run and play but is not very successful right now.

He has a black shiny coat and white blaze on his chest and white tips on his feet (French tips!). His markings are almost a mirror image of Fancy '€“ except for the cast and'€¦ His tail is kind of a mess. He apparently wags his tail so much that he'€™s slammed it on his kennel and worn a lot of the fur off of it. He'€™ll be a great addition to your loving, happy, SOFTER home!

If you are interested in learning more about Buddy, please email: fogdogs@comcast.net. For more information, please visit our website: www.friendsofgreyhounds.org.

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

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Chester

 

 

 
Basic Info: Kennel Name: Chester, Color: White and Brindle, DOB: 06/29/09

Chester is a recent return to the kennel through no fault of his own. His family was unable to keep him because Mom twisted her knee and could not leash walk him any longer and they did not have a yard. Chester prefers a fenced yard, since he needs attention while walking on leash. He is a high energy dog who likes to romp and play, so a fenced yard would be perfect for him.

Chester is just turning six years young. Greys have a normal lifespan of 12-14 years so he has a lot of wonderful love to give. He is go affectionate and such a big puppy, always eager to please. He'll do anything you can make him understand that you want.

He is so good looking, people literally will stop you on the street with this boy. He is large and handsome and so very sweet and loving. Because he is so big and a bit boisterous, he would probably do better to avoid a family with small children.

Chester is cat tolerant and house trained, and ready to be part of your family. Won't you give him a second chance at his forever home?

You can meet Chester in person by arranging an appointment through Michelle or Jerry at Friends of Greyhounds. Call (954) 578-0072, or email fogdogs@comcast.net. For more details about adopting a retired racing greyhound, please visit our website at: www.friendsofgreyhounds.org.

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Wednesday

 

 

 
Basic Info: Kennel Name: Wednesday, Color: Black, DOB: 07/21/13

This greyhound has just arrived in our adoption kennel and we're still getting to know her. We'll give you more information as soon as we learn more about her.

If you would like to schedule an in-person visit, please contact Friends of Greyhounds by calling: 954-578-0072. You can also find out more information by visiting our website: www.friendsofgreyhounds.org.

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

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Harley

 

 
Basic Info: Kennel Name: Harley, Color: Brindle, DOB: November 1. 2013

Greyhounds are coordinated, fluid runners - poetry in motion. Harley isn't. He's only 19 months old and still has the uncoordinated gait of a big, gawky puppy. His head and face still have that rounded look that eventually turns into the sleek, aerodynamic look of the greyhound. Hopefully he will find that soon. But for now, he's about a 70 pound pup!!

Harley is tall and very slender. Still filling in, he's always hungry. He is very curious about everything and has a problem going back into his kennel after his playtime. He wants to check out all the rest of the kennel and the dogs first. He is young and has lots of energy. He's a big, goofy dog and will learn to be whatever you want him to be.

He's not much of a leash walker yet but greys are usually quick learners for that. He actually seemed to be fine when we tested him with the cats. i guess he's just too young, too sweet, to have a prey drive yet. That's probably why he flunked out of racing. But not racing means he hasn't had any racing injuries either. He's a real diamond in the rough - - or RUFF in his case.

You can arrange to meet Harley or any of our adoptable greyhounds by calling: 954- 578-0072. if we are not available, the recording will give you more numbers or you can email us at fogdogs@comcast.net. Friends of Greyhounds adopts in the South Florida area. For more information, please visit our website: www.friendsofgreyhounds.org. If you are not in our area, please look for a greyhound rescue near you on www.adopt-a-greyhound.org.

Greyhounds are wonderful pets. Please come make a fast friend today. You'll be glad you did!

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Max

 

 

 
Max is a big tall boy who is so ready to be in a home. He was in one for a while but the kids drove him crazy and he needs a new spot. He has wonderful, classic brindle markings and his coat is soft. He has tested to be cat tolerant and will most likely get a long fine with a feline, given a proper introduction and a oversight in the beginning.

Max is four 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.

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.

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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Sarge

 

 

 
Sarge is a skinny brindle boy with a white blaze on his chest and great, happy outlook on life. He is so ready for adoption! He's heard all about living with the humans when he was in the racing kennels and he can't wait to have a couch and a family to call his own. Sarge is an optimistic, happy boy.

Sarge is still at his skinny-minny racing weight right now so come adopt him quickly so you can have the pleasure of fattening him up. No one is more appreciative of a good home than a retired racing dog. And no matter how bad your cooking is, he'll think you are ready to teach Emeril a thing or two!!

Now, Sarge is not experienced in home living yet but he is crate trained. When you adopt a greyhound we encourage you to use a crate (42" size works well) to get your new dog on your schedule. Greyhounds are used to a regular routine and learn new schedules well. Ask any greyhound owner you see. We all just love to tell new people how wonderful these dogs are!

Sarge has already been neutered, which makes him available for a quick home delivery! For more information about greyhounds and how to adopt one, please visit our website www.friendsofgreyhounds.org or if you have specific questions, call the office at 954-578-0072 or call the cell numbers that the message gives you. We deliver greyhounds in the South Florida area.

We Don't Believe in Miracles, We Rely on Them

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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!