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We would like to introduce the greyhounds that have arrived at our shelter at the past 60 days.

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

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GOODGOLLYMSMOLLY

 

 

 
Ms. Molly came to the kennel after a brief racing career and was adopted at the age of 3. These photos are from her first time at the kennels. But her mommy & daddy's finances have taken a hard hit and they haven't been able to care for her properly for a few years. This week, they realized that for her sake, they needed to bring her back to us. She did not do anything wrong.

She is a sweet, sweet girl who will be 11 on April 1st. We need to get her to a vet and get some "maintenance" caught up on her. But we are looking for a special, special home for her. She will not need a crate. She's been living in a home for some time now and knows how to behave.

She used to be a real toy hound but at this point, i think she's still too concerned about what's going on. She likes people and loves company. Very affectionate.

I'll get more information and new pictures on here as soon as we've caught up her veterinary work. Meantime, she's here at the house kennel and if anyone would like to come and love on her, just call!

For more information about greyhounds and how to adopt one, please visit our website http://www.friendsofgreyhounds.org/

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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 pick up the expenses for his food and vet expenses and whatever he needs. 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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PJ

 

 

 
(Note: We thought PJ had an application but at this point, he is still available. if you were told he's taken - call us!! PJ is still on the market and still a GREAT dog!!)

PJ is a handsome guy with a shiny black coat. He is a medium size for a greyhound and only 3 years old. He has a whole lot of love to give! He is really fast and would love to run around with you in the backyard. But going to a dog park is okay, too!! And once he's run, he'll sleep like a baby for the next three days!

Greyhounds are the easiest big dog you ever lived with - just ask anybody you see with one!! And PJ will definitely be a sweetheart. He only wants to please you. He has a beautiful black coat and great ears. Greys love to travel. They have been driven from track to track and are great at jumping into the car and riding long distances. They lie down and take a nap!! All they want to do is please you. Once they know your rules, they will do everything they can to be the best roommate you ever had.

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To arrange to meet PJ 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 adopt locally so you and your new dog have the backup and support available if you have questions.

If you have questions or are 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!