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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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Jackson

 

 

 
Jackson is a smaller boy, four years old, white with small patches of fawn on his ears and tail. He is sweet as all get out and wants to be with someone all the time. He is even happy to spend time with cats, small dogs or other fluffy critters. He is a very special guy. And sooooo handsome!

A smaller sized, white male is like the perfect dog but of course, none of us are perfect and neither is this FoG dog. There'€™s a couple points to consider. First, he doesn'€™t like to be alone. He was in a home for almost nine months and he developed tremendous separation anxiety. Normally having another dog around is enough to prevent SA but apparently Jackson was so very attached to his humans that he just could not be without them. He now has a few scars from breaking out of his kennel. They had two small dogs but not a greyhound. We don't know if that would make a difference or not.

Then there'€™s his foot. He is missing a few toes on on one of his front feet so he holds his foot up when on hard surfaces. The vet says it is a birth defect and it didn'€™t keep him from racing so we just need to understand that it makes him more special. It doesn't hurt him. He runs and plays like the other dogs and doesn'€™t know he'€™s different.

And then there'€™s one more item. It'€™s more critical and I know it'€™s going to scare some people away. But I hope there'€™s just one person out there who can look past this. Jackson is allergic to anesthesia. There is a "low dose" anesthesia that can be used for some situations and new developments in the Veterinary world are working to make anesthesia even more tolerable for dogs like Jackson. The most common problem that requires anesthesia in greyhounds is dental problems. So if you commit to taking good daily care of his teeth, you've won half the battle. There are also great non-anesthesia dental alternatives out there now but regular maintenance is the key to good dental health. Research is coming up with all kinds of things and maybe soon we'€™ll have a "non-anesthesia anesthesia". But until then, you would need to keep your vet informed about Jackson.

Jackson is a lively, handsome, healthy, happy boy who deserves a good home. He has a lot of love to give! Come visit him!

We think a retired person or couple with a fenced yard would be ideal for Jackson! And if that's you, please consider coming to meet him!
For more information about how to make an appointment to visit Jackson or any of our other dogs, 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 Jackson, 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 Jackson 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.

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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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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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Dusty

 

 

 
This beautiful, sleek black girl is called Dusty. She currently is being treated for a badly broken leg and will not be available for adoption until late September. She is two years young and very sweet and happy. She is bandaged and badly limping and fighting both pain and infection but she still has the best attitude ever. i don't know how she does it! She is special. An experienced greyhound owner should be able to recognize how unique and amazing this big girl is.

Dusty is not yet available but her other friends are!! To arrange to meet 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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Fireball

 

 

 
Fireball is a tall, handsome brindle boy who is looking for a home. He washed out as a racing after only 8 races! He is just two years old and a very good looking boy. He is healthy and happy, but homeless!! We have not had him very long but we know he comes from a very good kennel. He's going to the vet soon and will be ready to go into a home. He likes squeaky toys and cookies and a nice run in the yard (but a dog park will do, too)

(For those of you who know greyhounds, this is a healthy, reasonably unscarred dog with no leg injuries and only 2 years old - the "holy grail" of greyhound adoption! First come, first serve. The dog he came in with already has an application!)

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!