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Charlie

 

 

 
Basic Information: Kennel Name: Charlie, DOB: 10/5/09, Male, 6 Years Old, Color: Brindle, Racing Weight: 70 lbs. Current weight: more.

Friends of Greyhounds tries very hard to show our dogs in the best light to find them a home but we are also very honest about our dogs. Charlie has been in two homes but please don't write him off because of that.

In his racing career, Charlie had 93 races and made some money for his owners. His racing name was Chase the Storm but he goes by Charlie and he has given you permission to change his name if you give him a permanent home.

He is definitely not small animal tolerant, which includes cats, but loves humans and older children. But Charlie likes to run and exercise. His last home was wonderful for a while until they couldn't go to the dog park anymore. They were a sweet and caring and loving family and for five months Charlie went to the fenced dog park almost every day and ran like the wind.

Then there were problems with hookworm that mom thought was coming from the park so they stopped going. Over a period of four months, Charlie's personality changed, he became aggressive and Charlie couldn't live there any more. We don't know for sure but we think that Charlie really, really needed to run.

Greyhounds are born and bred to be runners. Most greys when running professionally, run races every third or fourth day and practice in between. If that suddenly stops, it's hard on them. Muscles that are used to stretching are left to atrophy and that racing serotonin stops coursing through their veins. Plus, these are social animals and they love seeing and playing with others.

Since he has been back here at the kennel, he has been a good boy, his normal self. Charlie is a fairly large, strong dog, healthy and happy but he will be happier in a home with a good sized yard. He loves to go for rides and is very good on a leash. Charlie gets a lot of comments on his beautiful brindle markings and is somewhat of a traffic stopper, so be prepared to play second fiddle to him when you are out and about. Don'€™t worry, he knows he'€™s handsome, but he'€™s not conceited in the least.

While some people may be skeptical about returns, please consider that a return has an advantage over the just off the track dogs. They'€™ve been a home, so they have experience, and most of the kinks have been worked out for things like house training and leash walking. 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, please come check out Charlie. He needs a chance.

Come check out our wonderful greyhounds at the FOG kennel in Sunrise. If you are in the Broward area it'€™s entirely possible that they may even bring your choice over for a visit at your house. In any case, Charlie is a handsome, personable greyhound and this could be a life changing event for both of you.

For more information about how to adopt a retired racing greyhound, please visit our website: www.friendsofgreyhounds.org or email MIchelle at fogdogs@comcast.net.

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Asia

 

 

 
Asia has just arrived in our adoption kennel and we're still getting to know her. She is a Brindle girl on the small side (for a greyhound) and a little on the shy side, but that may just be the new surroundings. She was born June 16, 2014 so she is under 2 years old. She is a healthy girl with a nice coat, tall ears, and a tail that is starting to wag. She'll be going to the vet very soon and will be available for adoption after that.

She has not yet been cat tested. We will post that as soon as we can. And we'll give you more information as we get to know her. We do not mark the "house trained" section because our greyhounds are ex-racers and have not lived in a house. They are however crate trained and we will teach you how to transition that crate training into the easiest house training you've ever done.

In the meantime, 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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Duke

 

 

 
This two year old greyhound has just arrived in our adoption kennel and we're still getting to know him. But from the short time we've had him, we know that he has a bit of a shy side but we suspect that will melt away when he gets into a loving home and has a family of his own.

His name is Duke and he is a fawn boy with dark markings on his face. The dark face makes him look tough. He is absolutely not tough but we won't tell the burglars! Duke is a real softy. He is a smaller male side and as we said, a little shy. He was born August 2, 2013 so he is 2 years young.

He will be going to the vet in a matter of days but meantime, we expect a clean bill of healthy. He has a healthy coat, no major scrapes or scars (those really show on a fawn dog) and just wants to be in a home of his own. His tail is just starting to wag as he adjusts to his new kennel.

Once we get the vet visit out of the way, Duke will be available for adoption. Somewhere in that span, we will test him for cat tolerance, too. We like to let the dogs settle into the kennel routine before we run cat testing. We seem to get a more true result doing it that way.

So we will give you more information as we get to know him. We do not mark the "house trained" section because our greyhounds are ex-racers and have not lived in a house. They are however crate trained and we will teach you how to transition that crate training into the easiest house training you've ever done.

In the meantime, 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. And if you have any questions, call us.

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

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Seal

 

 

 
Seal has just arrived in our greyhound 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 is a shiny, shiny black boy with small bits of white on his toes and his chest. Many people are afraid of black dogs but this big boy is a sweetheart. He is tall and will certainly look the part of a protection dog if that's what you are looking for. But if they get close enough to see the wagging tail, your plan will fall apart. Greyhounds are terrible watchdogs but don't tell the burglars that. Just having a big black boy like him will probably be enough of a deterrent!

Seal was born November 8, 2013 so he is just 2 years old. Greyhounds have an average lifespan of 11 to 14 years so he's still a youngster.

He will be going to the vet in a matter of days but meantime, we expect a clean bill of healthy. He has a healthy coat, no major scrapes or scars, and just wants to be in a home of his own. He's a happy boy and gets along with everyone.

Once we get the vet visit out of the way, Deke will be available for adoption. Somewhere in that span, we will test him for cat tolerance, too. We like to let the dogs settle into the kennel routine before we run cat testing. We seem to get a more true result doing it that way.

So we will give you more information as we get to know him. We do not mark the "house trained" section because our greyhounds are ex-racers and have not lived in a house. They are however crate trained and we will teach you how to transition that crate training into the easiest house training you've ever done.

In the meantime, 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 greyhound who has just arrived in our adoption kennel and we're still getting to know him. Complete information will be posted when we have it. But, we can tell you that he is a big, happy go lucky, healthy boy. 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 will be going to the vet quite soon. We will have him neutered and he'll have all of his tests and shots so he's ready to go to a wonderful home. After he's had time to heal a bit and collect his thoughts - and his toys - we will test him for cat tolerance and enter the results here. But for now, he hasn't been tested. So we'll know more about this handsome happy boy in time.

In the meantime, 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. We can be reached by email (fogdogs@comcast.net) or phone and we look forward to hearing from you! Greyhounds are wonderful dogs.

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

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