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Basic Information: Kennel Name: Bella, DOB: 3/23/09, Female, 5 Years Old, Color: Black, Racing Weight: 58 lbs.

Bella has given us permission to tell you that if you want to change her name, you are allowed to do so. She really is "bella" - slender, sleek, graceful, and a beautiful representative of her species. She is truly poetry in motion.

This girl raced in over a hundred sixty races, finishing first or second in over a quarter of them. She reached Grade A and was near the top of her class. Bella originally went to live together with Charlie. Their forever home did not last forever, but through no fault of theirs. They went out as a pair, came back after three months as a pair, and we'€™re really, really, really, hoping that they will go out again as a pair.

I have a return dog and I personally love them, probably because I'€™m lazy, but they usually work out very well. They'€™ve already been in a home, are adjusted to '€˜pet'€™ dog living, all the little things like routine, house training, etc. have mostly been ironed out, all you have to do is add water, food, shelter, and lots of love. Both Bella and Charlie are not small animal tolerant or cat tolerant, so no other animals are needed to make their lives complete. Like her partner, Bella loves car rides and is great on a leash. She also is great around children.

Bella is a black five year old girl, unlike her buddy Charlie, she is not a beautifully marked brindle. She more than makes up for it with her personality however. She is very playful and affectionate, and is a bona fide toy hound in the extreme. If you are on a sofa or recliner, she has been known to join you by sitting on your lap. There'€™s no doubt these dogs received plenty of love in their first home and were well treated. Both also have microchips.

Bella may not be a brindle babe, but she has one of the best sets of ears that ever passed through the FOG kennel. She usually wears them down, but she can flash them in the goal post position or the equilateral triangle position when she'€™s really interested in what you have to say. You can double your pleasure and double your fun if you take this dynamic duo home.

Call Michelle or Jerry at FOG, or email them and set up an appointment. Unlike the old kennel which was open only two days, you can now probably set up an appointment to see the dogs at a time that is convenient for you. And, I didn'€™t say this, or It may be edited out, but it'€™s possible that you can arrange for the dogs to visit your house, especially if you live in the Broward area. It'€™s not etched in stone and if they yell at you, tell them the idiot that writes the profiles said it and you will be ok, but we don'€™t have the new kennel yet and we don'€™t have our full complement of dogs yet, so,,,, you never know.

For more information about how to adopt a retired racing greyhound, please visit our website:

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Basic Information: Racing Name: Kennel Name: Max, DOB: 10/4/4, Male, 10 Years Old, Color: White and Black, Racing Weight: 69 lbs. also see Molly

Max and Molly were friends, more like brother and sister than say Romeo and Juliet. They raced professionally a while back and then retired. They tried the professional Shag Dancing circuit in South Carolina for a while but that didn'€™t work out.

They were adopted and lived together with a military family for over four years. Then Uncle Sam told their humans that they had to move. Anyone who knows the military knows Uncle Sam don'€™t give a ham about your personal wants and needs, when you are assigned somewhere, you go, so they did. Unfortunately Max and Molly were not allowed to go, so they became the standard '€˜returned through no fault of their own'€™ orphans. They are now with us and are looking for their final retirement home to spend their golden years.

There is a lot to be said for adopting an older dog that a lot of people won'€™t want, something to do with peace and satisfaction, for you and the dog. Max and Molly are not cat tolerant, or not tolerant enough to be a good fit in a home with our feline friends, so if you have a cat, you may want to pass.

If you are one of those people who get great joy out of helping another soul and giving (as well as receiving) the comfort of seeing them spend their final years with dignity and can put them in a house with love and a soft bed, you will want to check out Max and Molly. Like myself, neither of these two act their age, they still have that old get up and go romp, but only for a short time just like the younger greyhounds, then it'€™s back to the couch.

I call them our pair of aces, and they would look good as a matched set, one at each end of your couch or love seat. You can call Michelle or Jerry at FOG, or email them and set up an appointment at your convenience. Although leaving the old kennel broke my heart (I was only a few minutes away), we now have the advantage of flexible visiting as opposed to the old five hours only on the weekend, you can most likely set up your most convenient time, and it'€™s possible if you live in Broward, that they might even bring the dogs to your house to visit. It doesn'€™t get much better than that, except maybe if they clean your house and wash your car, but don'€™t'€™ expect that.

Max is currently being fostered, and is available to be seen upon appointment, just contact Friends of Greyhounds.

For more information about adopting one or both of these deserving greyhounds, please visit our website:

Make a fast friend today.

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Basic Info: Kennel Name: Rocky, Color: White and Red Fawn, DOB: 05/24/09, 5 years old, Racing Weight: 71 lbs.

Rocky is five years old, pretty average at 71 pounds racing weight, and is white with some red fawn markings. Rocky is closer to five and a half years and he raced at least 178 times according to The Greyhound Data information I have. He was most probably a good racer, and you have to be to race that long and that many races. You can find out all of his racing and medical history from Michelle or Jerryof Friends of Greyhounds, since they have access to more information than I do not have.

Our boy Rocky has a healed broken leg, most probably the rear right, but I don'€™t know if it was an earlier injury or a recent one that might have ended his career. As previously stated, you can get both his medical and racing history from Jerry or Michelle. I do know that Rocky is a people dog. He is a heavy leaner, which means he likes to lean on people, a lot like little kids like to wrap their arms around mom or dad for security. Rocky is most probably a very loving guy, just looking for someone to pay attention to and love him.

You can easily find out first hand for yourself just by visiting him in our kennel, or, it'€™s also entirely possible that we can bring him out to meet you at your house. Our kennel hours are very flexible now, you can see him at your convenience, or, if you'€™re close enough, he might even come to you. Contact Jerry or Michelle through the website ( or call, they will be happy to tell you all about this beautiful retired racer. He is not cat tolerant, so if you have a feline or are one, you might want to pass on this guy, otherwise, it only takes a call or email to start the ball rolling, and you might just make a friend for life.

Please visit our website: www.friendsofgreyhounds for more information.

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Basic Info: Kennel Name: Lucy, Color: Brindle, DOB: 06/07/11

This greyhound girl has just arrived in our adoption kennel and we're still getting to know her. We'll give you more information as soon as we learn more about her. We do know that she has tested as cat tolerant.

For more information about how to make an appointment to visit Lucy in person, or any other information about adopting a retired racing greyhound, please visit our website:

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

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Basic Info: Kennel Name: Slash, Color: White & Brindle, DOB: 08/24/08, Weight: 63 lbs.

This greyhound has just arrived in our 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 has tested as cat tolerant.

In the meantime, please make an appointment to visit with him in person. You can find out more information by going to our website:

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

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Basic Info: Kennel Name: Sloan, Color: Red, DOB: 06/04/06

Sloan is a sweet, loving, quiet greyhound who has already lived in a home and knows the rules. He was adopted four years ago by a family in Lighthouse Point. They moved to California and lived there happily for a while and then came back to Florida. Dad's company then decided they wanted them back in California and the family thought it was too hard to live out there with a large dog. Apparently, they just couldn't find a place that was right for them and the kids and Sloan so he came back to us. Before they gave him up, they took him to the vet. He is in perfect health, had his shots renewed and teeth cleaned. He is ready to go into a new home right away.

Sloan is a beautiful fawn boy and has lived with a cat just fine. He is friencly and quiet and reasonably playful. He loves to go out and walks beautifully on a leash. He gets along with all the other dogs here at the kennel in Sunrise and learned our routine quickly. He did have about a week of confusion and sadness but he has to the kennel. He is a handsome boy and his eyes are very large and beautiful. Every time i put down his food dish, he says thank you. Every time i pickup the empty dish he asks when he is going to get a new home.

Sloan was born in June of 2006 which makes him 8 years young. Greyhounds live on average to the age of 12 to 14. Sloan is considered middle aged; but has had great care and is very healthy. He is tall and slender and handsome. He needs a good home with lots of love. He can get along with other pets - even cats. Please don't let him sit in our kennel any longer! He is a great dog and just needs someone to love.

Please call or email us ( for more information about Sloan or any of our other available dogs. We can arrange for you to meet him in person. You can get more information on our website:

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

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