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Asia

 

 

 
Asia came to us in February and was almost immediately snatched up by one of our very experienced adopter/ volunteers. But here we are 8 weeks later and Asia has come back to the kennel.

One of the reasons she was adopted was to be able to go to nursing homes and care facilities to visit with the residents and it seems that Asia simply cannot bring herself to walk on tile. After two months work, her almost-mom had to admit defeat.

However we know a lot now about this pretty little girl and should be able to get her a good home. She is a Brindle girl on the small side (for a greyhound) and a little on the shy side, born June 16, 2014 so she is under 2 years old. She is very healthy, with a nice coat, tall ears, and she has been to the vet.

Her foster mom thinks she'€™ll be fine with a cat but we will test her after she settles in. But since she has lived in a house, we can tell you that she is house trained and still likes her crate which will make transition to a new home very easy. She will go into her crate to nap if the door is open and likes to spend the night in there. She loves squeaky toys and chew bones and tennis balls and is very treat motivated.

As we said, she does not like tile floors. If you use throw rugs or runners, she can pick her way across the floor to get to another room. Without rugs, she'€™s frozen in place.

Asia is a small, sweet, loving, a little shy, little girl. You really should meet her. She is such a sweetheart!!

If you are considering adopting a greyhound, 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.

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

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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. We 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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Akira

 

 

 
Akira is a handsome guy with a great, wagging tail. He'€™s not as tall as some of our guys but definitely a presence when you walk him on leash - - And we promise you'€™ll be astounded when you see him run full out!

Greyhounds are unique dogs when they run and no matter what your feelings about racing, these dogs have done their very best on that track to please their owners. Akira had 53 races which is not a lot, but they were almost all at a very high grade (A and AA) which is unusual. What he did, he did with his whole heart. And when he retires to your home, you will find he will love you with his whole heart!

Greyhounds are the easiest dog to bring into a home because they want so strongly to please you. As long as you can make them understand what you want, what behavior you approve of, they will do it without question. Akira is a happy boy, just waiting for the next chapter in his life. Is there room in your home and your heart for Akira?

Akira would do better in a home without cats for small running critters. But his cat tolerance test was very "borderline" and he might be able to live with a dominant cat who was willing to stand up to him instead of running.

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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Denim

 

 

 
Denim is a girl!! When we saw her on our list, we thought Denim was a great boy'€™s name. Now that I'€™m used to it, I think it'€™s an even better girl'€™s name. Don'€™t you agree? Of course, if you adopt her, you can change it and it won'€™t hurt her feelings at all.

Denim was born December 15th, 2011 and is four years young and ready to retire! She ran 108 professional races and now just wants to run around your yard. She is a Sagittarius by birth and it'€™s a good fit for her.

The Greeks who gave us the zodiac signs said that Sagittarius was half human and half beast. Greyhounds are dogs (beasts) but they are so intuitive with their owners and become so connected to them, it is easy to consider these dogs, like Denim, at least half human! Denim is a big, happy, strong girl but sweet and gentle in her nature. She may run and play like the dickens and then join you on the couch (if you let her on the couch) for a cuddle and a nap.

Sagittarius is an active outdoor sign, always teeming with activity. When she'€™s on the go, it'€™s go-go-go. And when we stop, we nap, nap, nap!! Greys are especially easy to live with unless you like to vacuum a lot. Then you may find yourself moving her around. But they are flexible and forgiving and will go right back to sleep.

Denim has a strong hunting instinct and will not be able to live with a cat or other small creatures. She is also very strong and is kind of a "bull in a china shop". She was in a home for a short while and her previous parents wrote a nice letter about the good - and bad - points. She is a very physical dog and needed a good space to run and stretch. She is also a strong alpha dog who will want to rule the roost over any other dogs you have. She is healthy and sweet and very strong and shockingly fast. She is amazing to watch run!

FoG does not adopt greyhounds to homes with children under five because these are large dogs who have often never seen a human child before. If their instincts kick in to "correct" the youngster, they do so with their mouth and most parents will have a fit even though it may be well-meant on the dog's part. And Denim, being a large, strong girl, is probably too much dog to have unsupervised around a young child on a regular basis.

Denim and our other greyhounds are loving, devoted family members. When she finds the right home, the right fit for her, she will be the perfect, caring and wonderful dog. We've just got to help her find that right home.

If you have never owned a greyhound, be prepared to regret waiting so long to discover them!! Denim will steal your heart with little looks and tiny kisses. They are big dogs and they are not perfect. But they want to learn and you'€™ll have to teach her. It is time well spent to find a dog that wraps herself around your heart.

To arrange to meet Denim 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 state and 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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Chris Carter

 

 

 
How would you like to be able to tell people that Chris Carter is staying with you! They may think it's the Hall of Fame Football Player (Eagles, Vikings & Dolphins) but you will know that it's this beautiful, shiny black greyhound!

Our Chris Carter is long legged and slender and has a beautiful, naturally shiny black coat and the most amazing ears. We've placed over 2000 greyhounds and I don't ever remember a dog that consistently wears his ears forward like Chrissy does. It is beyond cute! He has bright expressive eyes and will be just three years old on June 26. He is sweet and anxious to learn more and more about the world.

Many people are unwilling or afraid to adopt black dogs. We hear - "they are bad luck" - - don't be silly. Adopting a black dog is good luck- for the dog AND you!!
We hear "they show gray faster when they age." Well, so did I but my husband let me stay in the house! If that's what's guiding your decisions, you may want to consider re-evaluating your priorities - or use a magic marker for touch ups and your neighbors will never know.

Black dogs are every bit as wonderful and loving as dogs of any other color. And Black GREYHOUNDS are considered GOOD LUCK for the homes they inhabit. They are loving, sweet, clean and quiet. They aren't especially good watch dogs but if your home is smaller in size, you might find that a burglar would trip over the dog - - does that count as home protection?

Greyhounds are sweet, clean and try with all their might to please their humans.

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 Chris (or Faber or Andy or any of our other dogs), 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 will be five next week. 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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Abra

 

 

 
Abra is a magic greyhound. She has been living as a racing dog to disguise her true calling as the sleek, couch potato she really is. She turns 3 years old on June 3rd and is a beautiful, black girl. She'€™s run 59 races and did pretty well but others are better and she is ready to move on to her true calling.

She is adept at searching out squeaky toys, holding down comforters on top of a soft bed, stretching full length so you can judge the proper size of your couch, and showing you were to hide in the bedroom or closet if a burglar (or neighbor, or postman) should dare to knock on your door. Not to say that these dogs are not good guard dogs - - but they are more likely to cause a would-be burglar to trip over them rather than chase them out the door. Or perhaps Abra would use the age old '€œrub-my-tummy'€ act which is cleverly designed to slow up the burglar so you can call the police. They are very versatile!

Abra is a very sweet, young greyhound with great potential. You really need to visit the kennel to meet her in person. But watch out - - Abra-cadabra! - - she'€™ll steall your heart!

[from now until the end of June, when you adopt a black greyhound, you will also receive a valuable goodie bag of things to make your dog's transition easier]

To make arrangements to meet Abra at our kennel in Sunrise and learn more about adopting her, call Friends of Greyhounds (954-578-0072), If we are not around, the machine will give you our cell numbers. You may also want to visit our website: www.friendsofgreyhounds.org for all the details about adopting. 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 (954-578-0072) or email us (fogdogs@comcast.net) to make an appointment to come to our kennel in Sunrise. Greyhounds make the most amazing pets. You will think it's magic, too!

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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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Vicky

 

 

 
Vicky is a very, very small red-brindle greyhound. We have only had her a little while but she is definitely sweet and loving and so very affectionate. She has had a serious leg injury that we need to learn more about so we will be getting her into the specialist after Memorial day. We'€™ll have more for you on Ms. Vickie as soon as we possibly can!

When you adopt a dog from Friends of Greyhounds, the dog will have gone to the vet to be neutered and if there'€™s anything at all wrong or that you should know about that dog, we will give you all the records and vet information we have. We also provide a printout of the dog'€™s lineage and racing history. We do all we can to give you a greyhound that is healthy and right for your home. These are great dogs and if you haven'€™t lived with one, you are in for a treat!

More on Vicky as it becomes available. If you just can'€™t wait, feel free to reach out to us by email (fogdogs@comcast.net) or by phone. There'€™s several options on our profile pages.
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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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KB's Jett Lagg

 

 

 
Jett Lagg came to us originally in February, 2013 and was adopted shortly thereafter. But her first family has hit on some hard times. They are moving in with other family and there is no room for Jett. So she has come back to us now, May, 2016.

When she was first in the kennel, we called her Joan Jett but her family called her Jett and we have kept that because she is confused enough. Losing her home was not because of anything she did. She is seven years young, sleek and shiny and healthy and homeless. Greyhounds have a natural lifespan of 12-14 years.

She knows all the rules and has so much love to give. Is there room in your house? If so, please call Friends of Greyhounds at 954-578-0072. If we are not here, the tape will give you our cell numbers. Or you can email us at fogdogs@comcast.net.

Jett is a good girl and so sweet. She's black (lots of people don't like black dogs) and older (and smarter!) and ready to walk into your loving home. Please give her a second chance!

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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!