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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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Darla

 

 

 
Darla is a chicken dog and a scardy 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. 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 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. She does not snap or attempt to defend herself. She just gives up. She needs someone to build up her confidence. She just turned 2 years old on Feb. 25.

Darla will be a wonderful, dedicated, incredibly loyal dog once you win her over. She wants so much to be loved but it's not her nature to trust anyone right away. (I feed her every day and just recently she has started to give me a tiny kiss when i pick up her bowl. She has potential! ) Her shyness and fear may be a matter of chemical imbalance that a vet can help you fix over time. She needs a loving, relatively quiet home 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 as scared like Darla. Many of them have turned into wonderful, confident dogs. Remember that we only have them in the kennel for a short time. If you adopt Darla, you will have a devoted friend for life and that can change both of your lives and personalities!

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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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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Otis

 

 

 
Otis a tall, slender athlete who wants nothing more than a loving family to come find him! He is handsome and young and has a beautiful, athletic physique. He is three years old and has a lot of love to give. Greyhounds have a natural lifespan of 12 to 14 years. Otis would love to run in your backyard or at the dog park and when he does, you will be in awe. Greyhounds do need to run but they only run every few days and although they run fast, they don't run long. Afterwards, they nap, nap, nap. Greyhounds sleep a whole lot!

Greyhounds are crate trained and know not to go potty in their crate. It's fairly easy to get them on your schedule using the crate and you will quickly find your dog is house trained. As additional insurance, the boys come with a "belly band" that we will explain the use of. It's a wonderful, incredibly effective tool and you'll wonder why you didn't know about it sooner.

Otis had 87 races in his career. He was pretty well cared for and this guy is a young, healthy athlete. He does have one foible according to his trainer. He HATES to have his feet touched! So pet him all you want. Play with his belly or his ears, but NOT his toes!! That's not too much to ask anyway! Because of that situation, we have marked him as not a good dog to put with small children.

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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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 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.

We just completed Denim's cat testing and we do not think that she will be able to live with a cat. Her attention to our "test cat" was just too intense and when he ran, she ran, too. Denim is not cat tolerant.

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.

Like the Sag, Denim and our other greyhounds are loving, devoted family members. 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 because they have never lived in a home before and don'€™t know the rules yet. 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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Read some of our adopters’ stories in the Letters from Home Section. We love to hear how our dogs are doing!