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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. 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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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 five years young. She ran 108 professional races and now just wants to run around your yard. She was in a home for 5 months and they called her Serena. But the community regulations said she was too large for their neighborhood. They fought it as best they could but they lost. She was returned to the kennel on Christmas Day, 2016. She did nothing wrong but be born in a large body. She is a Sagittarius by birth and it'€™s a good fit for her. They are independent and resilient. Now she has experience in a home and is ready for yours!

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 is a very physical dog and needs 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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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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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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Ace

 

 

 
Ace is a handsome guy. He is tall and strong and very good looking. Our photos don't do him justice. He has not been with us very long yet but we know he is 3 years old and that he walks well on a leash. He has a beautiful coat and big brown eyes and a great personality.

We'll get more info out to you as soon as we can. He's scheduled to go to the vet and then we'll have more time with him to get to know him. You can call us and make arrangements to meet him in person by calling the numbers below! Hope to see you around the kennel soon. This guy won't last long!

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, call or text Michelle at 954-937-9663. 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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Jay-Jay

 

 

 
Jay-Jay is a good looking dog. Fawn dogs are always popular. He is very tall and stately and does pretty well on a leash according to our volunteer leash walkers. He's only been with us a couple days and after we get him to the vet, we'll start working with him to learn more about his personality and his traits. Yes, he was a racing dog and he had 104 races but he has retired now and would like to learn more about living in a home with people. (their racing training helps them adapt quickly to household lives!!)

We'll give you more information when we know him better but the best way to learn about him is to visit us. Feel free to call or text and we'd love to show you all the dogs here at FoG. The office number is 954-578-0072 but you can also call or text Michelle directly at 954-937-9663. And email works, too!!


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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Carly

 

 

 
Carly is a beautiful girl. The photos don't do her justice. Please remember that greyhounds are working dogs and they may be a little scruffy when you first adopt them but believe me, they become the most wonderful house dogs you've ever had.

Carly is tall for a girl greyhound but quite stately and she will be lovely once she's been in the softer environment of a real home - like yours!! The white dogs tend to have a little more sensitive skin and the racing kennel environment can be pretty coarse. In the photo you can see a large sore on her muzzle (her nose). We did not try to hide it from you. But that is most likely from the fit of her racing muzzle or possibly from a minor collision. We've been putting some ointment on it and it's getting better. It's been there a long time so it may take a while to heal but it doesn't bother her and doesn't affect her sweet and loving personality. She's a real doll!!

If you are interested in Carly, please feel free to cal the office (954-578-0072) or call or text my cell (Michelle- 954-937-9663). If you are in our area, we would love to let you come meet Carly and the other greyhounds of Friends of Greyhounds. They are wonderful dogs!!

We should have cat testing and vet work done soon on Carly and then she will be ready to go to her new home. The holidays have created scheduling problems for vet work but that should be behind us very shortly.

When a new greyhound arrives, we know from their tattoos and records what their racing names are. Those names are just for their records and are seldom used towards them in daily life. So we like to give them new names and sometimes we work with the racing name. Carly had 117 races before she retired at the age of 3. I wanted to give her a name based on Twisted Sister but the boss overruled me and we went with Carly instead. I do think she seems to be more of a Carly anyway. But if you adopt her, you can change her name without messing up her psyche.

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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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Read some of our adopters’ stories in the Letters from Home Section. We love to hear how our dogs are doing!