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Basic Information: Kennel Name: Bella, DOB: 3/23/09, Female, 5 Years Old, Color: Black, Racing Weight: 58 lbs.

Bella has given us permission to tell you that if you want to change her name, you are allowed to do so. She really is "bella" - slender, sleek, graceful, and a beautiful representative of her species. She is truly poetry in motion.

This girl raced in over a hundred sixty races, finishing first or second in over a quarter of them. She reached Grade A and was near the top of her class. Bella originally went to live together with Charlie. Their forever home did not last forever, but through no fault of theirs. They went out as a pair, came back after three months as a pair, and we'€™re really, really, really, hoping that they will go out again as a pair.

I have a return dog and I personally love them, probably because I'€™m lazy, but they usually work out very well. They'€™ve already been in a home, are adjusted to '€˜pet'€™ dog living, all the little things like routine, house training, etc. have mostly been ironed out, all you have to do is add water, food, shelter, and lots of love. Both Bella and Charlie are not small animal tolerant or cat tolerant, so no other animals are needed to make their lives complete. Like her partner, Bella loves car rides and is great on a leash. She also is great around children.

Bella is a black five year old girl, unlike her buddy Charlie, she is not a beautifully marked brindle. She more than makes up for it with her personality however. She is very playful and affectionate, and is a bona fide toy hound in the extreme. If you are on a sofa or recliner, she has been known to join you by sitting on your lap. There'€™s no doubt these dogs received plenty of love in their first home and were well treated. Both also have microchips.

Bella may not be a brindle babe, but she has one of the best sets of ears that ever passed through the FOG kennel. She usually wears them down, but she can flash them in the goal post position or the equilateral triangle position when she'€™s really interested in what you have to say. You can double your pleasure and double your fun if you take this dynamic duo home.

Call Michelle or Jerry at FOG, or email them and set up an appointment. Unlike the old kennel which was open only two days, you can now probably set up an appointment to see the dogs at a time that is convenient for you. And, I didn'€™t say this, or It may be edited out, but it'€™s possible that you can arrange for the dogs to visit your house, especially if you live in the Broward area. It'€™s not etched in stone and if they yell at you, tell them the idiot that writes the profiles said it and you will be ok, but we don'€™t have the new kennel yet and we don'€™t have our full complement of dogs yet, so,,,, you never know.

For more information about how to adopt a retired racing greyhound, please visit our website:

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Basic Information: Kennel Name: Charlie, DOB: 10/5/09, Male, 4 Years Old, Color: Brindle, Racing Weight: 70 lbs.

Charlie is part of a dynamic duo that was returned after living three months in their not forever home. He goes by the name of Charlie, but has given you permission to change his name if you will give him a permanent home. He went with Bella, and came back with her, they lost their loving home but it was not their fault. Bella has also given us permission to change her name if she can go with Charlie. Both are microchipped. Both are definitely not small animal tolerant, which includes cats, but they love humans and are great around children.

Charlie and Bella both love to go for rides, but they also love to walk and are excellent on a leash. Charlie gets a lot of comments on his beautiful brindle markings and is somewhat of a traffic stopper, be it auto or pedestrian, so be prepared to play second fiddle to him when you are out and about. Don'€™t worry about him trying to charge people for autographs or photos, he knows he'€™s handsome, but he'€™s not conceited in the least.

While some people may be skeptical about returns, I happen to have one, and from my experience with him and listening to others who also have them, I think they have an advantage over the just off the track dogs, especially the dogs that have been returned but not because of anything they have done. The '€˜through no fault of their own'€™ as they'€™re usually called, are the best of both worlds for many people. They'€™ve been a home, so they have experience, been there done that, most, if not all the kinks have been worked out, like house training, etc., the transition from retired racer to house pet is almost seamless.

There are plenty of people who like the challenge, but there are plenty of us who like to bring them in and just plug them into our system and go. If you are an experienced greyhound owner or a two dog person, come check out Charlie and his sidekick Bella, they are a matched set, used to being with each other and go together like ham and cheese.

Call Michelle or Jerry, or come check them out at the temporary FOG kennel. If you are in the Broward area it'€™s entirely possible that they may even bring them over for a visit at your house. The last part is not standard policy, but until we get the new permanent kennel and more dogs, or they edit this part out, you can ask and they just might do that. In any case, Charlie and Bella are a beautiful pair of greyhounds and this could be a life changing event for both you and them.

For more information about how to adopt a retired racing greyhound, please visit our website:

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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:

Make a fast friend today.

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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 five years old, pretty average at 71 pounds racing weight, and is white with some red fawn markings. Rocky is closer to five and a half years and he raced at least 178 times according to The Greyhound Data information I have. He was most probably a good racer, and you have to be to race that long and that many races. You can find out all of his racing and medical history from Michelle or Jerryof Friends of Greyhounds, since they have access to more information than I do not have.

Our boy Rocky has a healed broken leg, most probably the rear right, but I don'€™t know if it was an earlier injury or a recent one that might have ended his career. As previously stated, you can get both his medical and racing history from Jerry or Michelle. I do know that Rocky is a people dog. He is a heavy leaner, which means he likes to lean on people, a lot like little kids like to wrap their arms around mom or dad for security. Rocky is most probably a very loving guy, just looking for someone to pay attention to and love him.

You can easily find out first hand for yourself just by visiting him in our kennel, or, it'€™s also entirely possible that we can bring him out to meet you at your house. Our kennel hours are very flexible now, you can see him at your convenience, or, if you'€™re close enough, he might even come to you. Contact Jerry or Michelle through the website ( or call, they will be happy to tell you all about this beautiful retired racer. He is not cat tolerant, so if you have a feline or are one, you might want to pass on this guy, otherwise, it only takes a call or email to start the ball rolling, and you might just make a friend for life.

Please visit our website: www.friendsofgreyhounds for more information.

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Basic Info: Kennel Name: Lucy, Color: Brindle, DOB: 06/07/11

This greyhound girl 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. We do know that she has tested as cat tolerant.

For more information about how to make an appointment to visit Lucy in person, or any other information about adopting a retired racing greyhound, please visit our website:

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

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Basic Info: Kennel Name: Slash, Color: White & Brindle, DOB: 08/24/08, Weight: 63 lbs.

This greyhound has just arrived in our adoption kennel and we're still getting to know him. We'll give you more information as soon as we learn more about him. We do know that he has tested as cat tolerant.

In the meantime, please make an appointment to visit with him in person. You can find out more information by going to our website:

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

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Basic Info: Kennel Name: Sloan, Color: Red, DOB: 06/04/06

This fun loving greyhound has just arrived in our adoption kennel and we're still getting to know him. We'll give you more information as soon as we learn more about him. We do know that he has tested as cat tolerant and lived in a home but his owner moved and was forced to give him up.

In the meantime, please make an appointment to come visit with him in person. You can get more information on our website:

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

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