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Kango

 

 

 
Kango is a special needs greyhound and not for everyone. We have other greys available, too. Kango is tall, dark and handsome. He's a big, rowdy teenager. He has a very dark brindle coat and strong features and looks scary like a guard dog should. He would be a great guard dog if jumping at people to get them to pet you is considered guarding. He is very strong and very tall and just wants a good home with a yard and a good reason to run a little each day. He's only three years old and still has a lot of energy. Kango has some very special needs and can only be adopted to someone with greyhound experience, a fenced yard, and a huge, huge heart.

Kango was in a bad collision in his last race and his skull was fractured. That has been healing and is almost unnoticable from the outside. Yes, this is where the "But. . ." comes in. I guess when a big paw goes through your forehead, it does some damage to the inside. Kango is losing his eyesight to Progressive Retinal Atrophy due to the injury.

This is a first for FoG and we're just feeling our way through this ourselves. The canine eye doctor tells us that he will most likely be totally blind by the end of the year. He's not in pain from the injury but he is very confused and very afraid. Kango is a sighthound who is losing his sight and he's not taking it well. I don't know how to explain it to him. He can see best in very well lit areas with minimal clutter. At this point he's not seeing well in our kennel as the lighting is not strong and the sound echoes in our transformed garage. It is scary for him and he barks and snarls to show he's the boss and to chase away the demons. But take him out in the daylight on a leash in the yard and he's so much better, more relaxed and more secure.

He's not perfect but he's a huge lump of love, a hard-working greyhound, and he needs a home. He needs a fenced yard, minimal obstructions, no cats, small dogs or children, and a human or two he can trust. I think another greyhound in the home would be good, too. He needs an indoor kennel area that is all his and feels comfortable and secure. He needs to find this human caretaker/ companion now so that he has someone he can trust to turn to as the lights get dimmer for him. You'll need to be in our general South Florida area so we can help if you need us. Kango is very fast and very confused.

I am hoping an experienced greyhound adopter out there will step forward and care for Kango until he can't be kept in a home any longer. Our kennel is not ideal for him. FoG will help with the expenses for his food and vet expenses and whatever he needs and the adoption fee is negotiable.. He has a lot of love to give. Please give him an outlet for that love.

To arrange to meet Kango, 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, text, or email us (fogdogs@comcast.net) with your questions or concerns. We'd love to hear from you and let you meet Kango and his friends!

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Casey

 

 

 
Casey has just arrived in the kennel and he is very, very insecure. He is only 19 months old and didn't run any professional races. He is young and strong and I am sure there's a very sweet boy locked inside of him. He has huge eyes that just plead with you not to hurt him. He is afraid of noises, and of change and of rain and thunder. He doesn't bark or react and is not at all protective. He just tries with all his might to run away and he is very good at that.

Normally our dogs are bathed before they go to the vet and i tried to do that. He needs a good bath but he is so very scared that it wasn't fair to him to keep trying. So he went to the vet dirty. We love our vets for understanding that these are not ordinary dogs. They have not had ordinary lives.

ADDED - We were told by Casey's kennel handlers that he would calm down and be less afraid. We have had Casey for two weeks now and they were right. He's not Mr. Congeniality yet but he is definitely better than he was. Jerry even got a kiss from him! He definitely is more relaxed with men. Investing time in this guy will yield amazing dividends. He's big/ stocky and the markings on his face make him always look worried. But he learns routine and likes a nice ear rub once in a while. There's a sweet, sweet boy inside that blanket of insecurity.

Casey is handsome in his own big dog way. He will require an understanding and quiet family with a VERY well fenced yard and a whole lot of patience. But I predict that this guy will at some point, relax and accept this family and his home. And I will go out on a limb, based on previous dogs we've seen come through here, that he will be a wonderful, loving and totally devoted dog. It will take time but it will be worth it. Stability is the key for him. Can you provide that?? He needs a lot of love.

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 we are committed to adopting to local residents 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 with your help, Casey will become an amazing pet.. Come make a fast friend today. You'll be glad you did.

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Ringo

 

 
Ringo is big, strong boy who would love to have a family to love and maybe a nice fenced yard to run and play in. He is only two years old and after 36 races, is retired from his racing career and ready to race his way into your heart.

He is a tall boy but only 68 pounds so he's on the smaller side for a greyhound. He's young and playful and like most teenagers, just wants a chance to have a good time. He has never been a housedog so you would need to teach him the rules but he is eager to learn and quite happy with a crate when you are busy. Greyhounds sleep a WHOLE lot so a crate and a soft bed or comforter are just perfect for them. They are not barkers and they are quite clean. If you've never had a greyhound, you really should try one. Or talk to a greyhound owner and they'll tell you.

You are invited to visit Ringo and his other friends at our kennel in Sunrise. Simply 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 And our website has lots of ways to reach us, too. 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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Domino

 

 
Domino raced under the name A Star Mr. Domino and had 106 races. He has an amazing pedigree but even the best racers are retired eventually and so Domino is looking for a home at the ripe old age of 3. Greyhounds have a natural life span of 10 - 13 years which is actually pretty good for large dog. So his retirement will be longer than his career!! He'd really love to spend it with you. He is a large, strong boy who only wants to please people. He's happy and healthy and loves life. He's looking forward to what comes next. He will make a great house dog!

A lot of people don't want to adopt black dogs. They think they are scary or mean but they aren't. They are just a different color!! It's the way the genes distributed when the litter was born and it has no beariing on their personality. Many groups won't accept the black dogs because they are harder to adopt. We like to explain to people about the problem and hope that they will step forward and give some of these wonderful, gentle giants who happen to be black, a good home. (please read our section on our website about "The Black Dog Problem"!)

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 prefer to adopt locally so we are available to help our adopters get settled.

If you are local and would like 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 or check the website for other ways to reach us. 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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Randy

 

 

 
I don't think i have to write a lot about this boy. Just look at those pictures!! He is soooo good looking. Plus he's sweet and young and healthy and happy!
Randy was a racing dog and ran 92 races. He started at about 18 mos and finished his 92nd professional race the end of February.

Now he is at our kennel looking for a new career as a housedog. He walks well on a leash or can run circles in the yard and then will take a long, greyhound-like nap. Greyhounds are famous for their long naps. Everyone thinks because they run so fast that they are "high energy". But it's just the opposite - - They run really fast and then they nap a long, long time to re-build that energy. The most common call we get from new greyhound adopters is "there's something wrong with my dog. All he does is sleep!!" They aren't called Couch Potatoes for nothing!!

All of our dogs have been to the vet and are spayed or neutered, have all their shots and tests and are ready to go to their new homes. 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 locally so we can provide you with and support 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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