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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, call or text Michelle's cell - 954-937-9663. 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 for an appointment to meet all our wonderful dogs!.

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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Darla

 

 

 
Darla is a chicken dog and a scaredy cat all rolled into a greyhound. She is very, very shy and very scared of new people and places - and noises and everything else. Not surprisingly, Darla never had a professional race.

This beautiful, shiny black princess has tested cat tolerant and was more afraid of the cat than the cat was of her. She is generally comfortable with other greyhounds in the home, too. But she will not be a good dog for leash walks - at least not unless she grows out of her fears which may or may not happen.

She was in a home for a while and was making great headway until July 4th came around. The neighborhood was tightly packed townhouses and the neighbors went fireworks crazy. Darla was traumatized and is further back and more afraid than when she arrived there. They had to give her back to us for her own sake. She couldn't even bring herself to go out in their small, safe, backyard any longer.

She absolutely will need a home with a fenced yard where she can go potty and run once in a while. But to her credit, when she is afraid, she cowers down or freezes. She does not snap or attempt to defend herself. Sometimes in her panic, she will run away from you, hence the request for a "small" yard. Sometimes she just gives up but you can't count on that. She needs someone to love her and care for her and build up her confidence again. She just turned 2 years old in Feb. 25.

Darla will be a challenge for a new owner. She wants so much to be loved but it's not her nature to trust anyone right away. She was doing so much better in her foster home but July 4th set her way, way back. We have tried a number of things to help her. Some worked for a little while but none were a real "cure". She needs a loving, relatively quiet home with at least one other greyhound and a parent with lots of patience. She is a good girl and i think there's an incredibly loving dog inside that scared, shiny black coat.

I have placed other dogs over the years that were scaredy cats. Many of them have turned into wonderful, confident dogs. Darla is the worst we have and we would dearly love to find an experienced, loving, greyhound-saavy family for her.

If you would like to meet Darla, please email us at fogdogs@comcast.net or call the office at 954-578-0072. If we're not there, the tape will give you our cell numbers. Call our cells!

Our adoption information (application and Manual of Care) are on the website: www.friendsofgreyhounds.org Greyhounds are wonderful, gentle, clean dogs that need good homes.

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

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Ralph

 

 

 
This is Talented Ralph, age 3. He is a big, strong, black boy who ran 80 races and was retired. He is ALL black except for a small spot on his chest. He is an affectionate boy and gives kisses pretty easily (rare for greyhounds). He learned the kennel routine here very quickly which is a BIG help with a large dog. That tells us he likes people and wants to please.

He has been to the vet and was neutered, had his teeth cleaned and got all of his tests and shots, as all of our dogs do. Now he's be looking for a home.

Okay, you looked at the pictures. Our thanks to Larry Warsh, professional photographer and greyhound adopter who stopped by with his camera to help with Ralph's promotional photos. The pink background one is from him. Ralph is a handsome dude! But you may have noticed his "Roman nose". Yes, it is kind of hard to overlook. We like to think it makes him unique and special - Handsome even, in a particularly "Godfather" way. Right? Hey, Gumba - Pass the Pizza!! (Oh, my! Do you think he's really an Italian Greyhound in disguise? Good Disguise!)

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. Call or text us! 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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Keene

 

 

 
Have you always wanted a big, strong greyhound to play with? One so good looking that he will bring traffic to a squealing halt? Come meet Keene!

A lot of greyhounds have gone through our rescue but Keene is one of the strongest and tallest and most handsome boys we've ever had! He will walk well on a leash but you'll want to be in an area with few cats or little dogs to distract him. If he decides to take you across the street to meet a cat, you're going - like it or not!! So a fenced yard might be a plus for this guy.

He was a terrible racer so at the age of 2, he finds himself homeless and unemployed. He has been to the vet and is ready and waiting for his new home - maybe yours?

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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Annie

 

 

 
This is Annie. She is 100% greyhound and 100% lovable! She is petite and fun and fast and never met a person she didn't like. She's a lively personality and very, very sweet.

She is 2 years old and very cute. She passed her cat tolerance test so she probably will be able to live with felines as well as other dogs. She has beautiful markings and big, brown, attentive eyes! We don't show our dogs as being house-trained because they have been working (racing) dogs and have never lived in a house. However, the stringent training they have had in the kennel generally instills a good sense in them. They know not to go potty in their crate and once they get used to your schedule, they know that this "house" is their new crate and will know to wait until they are outside.

So Annie is just about the perfect adoption greyhound. Well, almost. There is this one problem. Her right rear leg was injured in racing and it has not healed perfectly. There's really nothing constructive that can be done with it. It does not bother her and if she needs to run fast, she just holds it up! She's not perfect but she's perfect for someone - Maybe you?

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. And there's lots of other ways to reach us on our website. Text or call our cell at 954-937-9663 or email 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!