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PLEASE NOTE: We've found that people who choose a dog based on a photo and brief profile such as those below often don't end up with the best dog for their lifestyle and family. So rather than let adopters pick the dog they want from these profiles, our adoption representatives use all the information we have on each dog to help adopters find just the right dog. Our goal is always a match that's great for both dog and family. Please allow us to help you find the best greyhound for you.

  • Some of the dogs below are ready for adoption, while others are being prepared. Contact Cathy Kiburtz about availability.
  • Adoption Pending dogs are about to be adopted. Foster to Adopt dogs likely will be adopted by their foster home.
  • The bottom of this page explains how we rate a dog's small dog or cat tolerance.
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Racing Name: Mega Eustaquio
Age: 2 3/4 Sex: M Color: Brindle
Small dog/cat tolerant: Y/N

Eugene is a friendly and fun-loving happy boy who loves hanging out with his foster parents. He likes to collect things and relocate them to a new spot. Maybe he likes to watch his foster parents search the house for the missing objects! Eugene is starting to discover squeaky toys and he is bonding with another big foster boy who shares his exuberant energy. He uses the doggie door and has never tried to raise his leg inside the house. He is doing OK on the leash but he still needs some work to control his excitement and zig zag movements. He loves to eat and has no problem being messed with while he is eating or sleeping. Eugene would love a playmate who is both young enough to enjoy excited playful energy and friendly enough to allow for snuggles and the sharing of doggie beds. Eugene gets nervous when left alone for long periods of time. Eugene travels well and he enjoys going shopping at the pet store and the hardware store. His friendly and gentle nature attracts lots of attention! Eugene probably should not be trusted around cats. He should not live in a household with cats or other small fluffy pets. Eugene greets everyone as his new best friend.


Racing Name: PJ Ula
Age: 2 Sex: F Color: Black
Small dog/cat tolerant: Y/Y

Friendly, energetic, fun loving, 2 year old Ula loves to be busy. She adjusted quickly to life in her foster home which she shares with a mellow greyhound, a bossy shepherd, 3 bunnies and a geriatric cat. Ula is perfectly house trained,walks well on the leash, loves toys and is learning to play fetch. She attends Camp Run A Mutt while her foster Mom works and she enjoys playing with the other canine breeds. The camp staff adore her and describe her as really well adjusted. Ula's need to be busy must be considered by any future adopters. To keep busy, Ula will happily shred the mail, prune the house plants, and unplug electrical appliances. Her future family would be well advised to child/puppy proof their home and remove toxic plants. This is a 2 year old who likes to chew. Although there are no children in her foster home, Ula loves to meet the neighborhood children when she is out for a walk. Ula enthusiastically greets each new day at the first sign of dawn and is ready for action. She learns the routine quickly and tends to become quite vocal if dinner or walks are running more than 10 mins late. Ula will function best in a well organized household with lots of activity to keep her entertained. Foster mom Katherine


Racing Name: Atascocita Alina
Age: 7 Sex: F Color: Black
Small dog/cat tolerant: Y/Y

Alina's first career was as a stellar racer which propelled her into her next career as a "broodie" where she once again shined giving birth to 3 litters of puppies, the final one being in July of this year. Now at the age of 7 she is learning the fine art of retirement and once again is a fast study. Dog door - no problem. Soft beds and blankets - perfect for napping. Squeaky toys - the better to toss and play with. Eager to meet and greet every everyone and seems to take little interest in the small yappy things encountered on her daily walks as she prefers to spend most of her time sniffing all the new smells life has to offer. Alina isn't a counter surfer even though she does love her food. She is easily corrected but will give you her "sad eyes expression" in hopes you will feel bad for scolding her. Alina is a bit rambunctious when her leash is first put on and the door opens but by the time she gets to the side walk she is content to quietly join her foster sisters and walk like a proper greyhound. She loves to be petted and have her ears scratched and will keep her head in your lap for as long as you can last. Her holiday wish is for a loving, quiet home. A four legged companion to play with would be wonderful but a two legged companion who is home a lot would be OK also. She will give more love than you can ever give her. Oh yes, she is black, stealth-like in her movements, no third brake light visible when she suddenly stops in front of you and the coldest nose (that she use for her satisfaction) that I have ever experienced. Foster Mom, Stephanie


Racing Name: Hunter
Age: 2.6 Sex: M Color: Brindle
Small dog/cat tolerant: Y/Y

Hunter is a calm, easy-going boy with a “go with the flow” attitude. He quickly settled into our home following the lead his foster siblings. Our dogs showed him the doggie door and the location of the toys and food bowl, making our job as foster parents a breeze. He is not food or toy possessive. I have stepped over him to open the shutters or windows without any incident. He has had no issues with a large crowd or children. Hunter settles quickly when in a car, usually curling up for a short nap. In addition to the elongated white triangle on his snout, Hunter has white-tipped toes and tail, plus his tail has a slight curl at the end! If you are looking for a great addition to your family during this holiday season, I recommend you take a look at Hunter. Foster parents Chick & Carolyn


Racing Name: Barts Whosurpal
Age: 1.5 Sex: M Color: Black
Small dog/cat tolerant: Y/N

Bartley is a fast learner, who is already potty trained, with never an accident since arriving to his foster home. He shows no food, toy, or bed aggression. Bartley is a shy boy, who needs confidence building, lots of love and someone to provide life experiences for him so that his curiosity is fulfilled. Bartley is still learning to walk on a leash without pulling and to respond to his name (which can be Bart, Bartie, or Barkley). He resides, very well, with two other greyhounds, one male, another female. He could be an only child or a member of a pack. This young boy is sweet and lovable, who will be a great member of your family. He loves to play with his toys and chew on dental chews. Foster mom Jane


Racing Name: Fiesta First Law
Age: 1.5 Sex: M Color: Fawn
Small dog/cat tolerant: Y/W

Fiesta is a very personable small greyhound boy. He is also young and had only 4 races before retiring to California. Fiesta is playful and loves toys, tossing them in the air and racing around in the yard with them. He tends to be quite timid of things he can't figure out. Though he likes his toys his foster mom's Halloween toy cat that screeched was way to much for him. No screeching cats or any toys that chase him please. He lives with 2 other greyhounds and a 7 pound chihuahua mix named Tinkerbell. He thinks Tinkerbell is just fine but the other young greyhounds play a bit too rough for him. He seems to be afraid of getting hurt by the big boys. When he gets scared he screams so probably he is not a guard dog in the making. He likes his crate and will willingly settle down in it for a nap. He is extremely well potty trained though he does not even have access to a dog door he will notify his parents when he needs the outside facilities. He loves to ride in the car and jumps right in which is not all that common of the male greyhounds. Fiesta foster mom has a 4 year old grandson that comes visit quite a bit and Fiesta is just fine with little boy games and noises. We think the best home for Fiesta would be one where his parent was around a lot to keep him company and there were not any mean or scary critters or toys. Smaller human that are nice to him would be quite fine. Ideally, Fiesta needs a loving forever home where they will encourage his sweet and loving nature and let him grow up into a secure adult. He may be OK as an only dog if his people are around quite bit. Foster mom Joyce.


Little BearLittle Bear
Racing Name: WW's Little Bear
Age: 1.9 Sex: F Color: Red Fawn
Small dog/cat tolerant: Y/Y

With only 12 races in her career, Little Bear still has all the energy and enthusiasm of a puppy. Being puppy-like, everything is new to her and she is learning to be a good dog, but will need her adopter's full attention in order to succeed. She is friendly and sweet, and enjoys throwing toys around then collecting them in the backyard along with the TV remote, a blanket, and reading glasses. She learns quickly and now respects the water bottle. Her foster home doesn't have a doggie door, but she quickly learned to "go" outside. She has never had an accident in the house and even wakes up her foster Mom in the middle of the night if she has to go out. She is quick like a fox so the adopted family will need to keep an eye on her to prevent her from slipping out the door with them. She is staying with four female Greyhounds in her foster home and gets along fine with them. She could be an only dog, however, because she already thinks she is one. We are practicing walking on a leash because her puppy-like enthusiasm sometimes causes her to pull and she’s learning fast. She will make a great companion for an experienced adopter who will have time to walk her and play with her every day until she matures. Foster mom Janet


Racing Name: JMB's Valdez
Age: 2.3 Sex: M Color: Fawn
Small dog/cat tolerant: N/N

Valdez is a handsome and gentle boy. He had a career of 96 races in the last year and is figuring out his new retirement. He uses the dog door, rides nicely in the car, and is learning to get in and out of a SUV. He needs close supervision with opening doors. Tending to be timid, daily routine and Greyhound housemates are helping him gain more confidence. He enjoys ear, neck, and tummy rubs. He likes walks and occasionally pulls on the leash to investigate something that captures his interest. We are working on this. One of his favorite places is the front porch to view his new world and sleep in the sun. He delights in tossing, chasing, and squeaking the toys. He has discovered he can move a dog bed, blanket, and pillow to a more preferred spot. Valdez is becoming a fun and affectionate companion. Foster mom Susan


Racing Name: Jazzy Jaclyn
Age: 3.6 Sex: F Color: Fawn
Small dog/cat tolerant: Y/Y

Look out – here comes Jaclyn! She’ll be so glad to see you she’ll snuggle her head into you and give you a few kisses! She’s a petite little girl who loves to go outside on her own and sunbathe. When inside she is happy to put her head on your lap forever if you’ll just keep petting her! When you run out of pets she will be happy to follow you around or curl up for a nap. Although she 3 ½ she is working on getting over all of her typical puppy activities of chewing and counter-surfing. Jaclyn walks well on leash and is good on car rides. Her favorite things to do are getting ear scritches, eating, emptying the toy basket and sunbathing. Jaclyn world probably prefer to be an only dogs especially if her adopters are home a lot and spend some quality time with her, help her enjoy retirement and keep the love coming. Foster mom Helen.


LadyLady -- Adoption pending
Racing Name: Kaias Red Lady
Age: 2.4 Sex: F Color: Red
Small dog/cat tolerant: Y/Y

Sweet Lady likes to push her head under your arm and get lots of pets and loving. On car rides she likes to spend some of the time letting the wind blow on her face and then lays down most of the rest of the ride. Lady walks well on the leash. New situations and loud noises can consern her, but once she approaches and checks it out she relaxes and goes back to her relaxed personality. Lady loves toys and will choose her own from the toybox. She tosses them around and eventually deposits them in her ever growing pile on her bed. When not playing she is sleeping or hanging out on one of the beds. She has perfect bathroom manners and uses the dog door to go ouside. Lady would like a forever home with four legged frend for companionship and to play with. Foster mom Wendy.


Racing Name: Magic Littleways
Age: 3.5 Sex: M Color: Black
Small dog/cat tolerant: Y/N

Majic is a smallish black fun loving Greyhound. He gets along with other dogs and seems to be content being near the back of the pack. He is the sweet submissive type for the most part. Majic is a great retriever and loves to play fetch with tennis balls. (A plus if there is a squeaker inside) He will do best with other large dogs or on his own. He has not yet completely figured out that small dogs are not rabbits. It's all fun and games with him but he may scare the little guys who don't tell him off or hold their ground. At home you will always find Majic laying down in the middle of the room wherever the people are. He is ready to jump in the car on a moments notice or go for a walk. Although Majic lives in an adult household he has frequently mingled with children of all ages. Like most Greyhounds he is a bit more sensitive than a "typical" family dog but the loud noises, commotion, and fast moving little people don't bother him. Foster dad Steve


Racing Name: Mega Iglu
Age: 3 1/2 Sex: M Color: Black
Small dog/cat tolerant: Y/N

Iglu aka Iggie aka Biggie aka BigFoot. Just a big fun loving guy. He enjoys being close to you and will stand endlessly next to you for scritches. He's a bit of a klutz, seems its quite comfortable for him to stand on your foot, but still very polite and steps off if nudged. He does not get on furniture or beds! Toys are okay, but he's more of a tennis ball guy. He will amuse himself in the yard tossing the ball around until it ends up somewhere he can't retrieve it. His broken leg has healed but he is still working on getting the tendons and muscles stretched and still limps a bit. Sometimes he get a bit rambunctious playing with other dogs, so supervision is recommended during those times. He's housebroken to a dog door and has never had accident in the house. His leash walking ability still needs a bit of work since his activity was restricted initially, but overall he does well. Iggie is looking for some excitement, lots of walks and attention. Might do well as an only dog if not alone for extended period of time, he does howl when we leave for a minute even with the other dogs there. Foster mom Sue


Racing Name: SE's Echo
Age: 2.3 Sex: F Color: Dark brindle
Small dog/cat tolerant: Y/W

Echo is a sweet and lively girl. She loves everyone she meets and greets them with enthusiasm looking for a pet from most everyone she sees. The highlight of her day is her morning walk. She is very good on the leash, but still likes to smell curious spots on the sidewalk. She usually has a little energy to burn when we return from the walks, but nothing a few zooms around the backyard doesn't cure. She is very good in the house and especially loves to help her foster mom with household chores, like making the bed, folding laundry, and sweeping. She and the resident beagle love to chase each other and play catch with the squeaky toys. During the work week, she spends the work day alone with the beagle with no issues at all. Echo is also quite the foodie, and is very curious about what everyone around her is eating, but she is working on her manners. She is not at all food or toy possessive. She has adopted a 'time-share' policy with the beds and toys alternating with the beagle with no issue. She tends to shy away from dogs she meets on her walks, but will warm up to them given the opportunity for a few good whiffs. She is a little too eager and will even lunge at the cats we encounter, so it is probably better that she goes to a home without. Echo loves living with another dog, but could probably be an only as long as her humans spent a lot of time at home. Foster mom Melanie


Racing Name: Chase Jack
Age: 7.5 Sex: M Color: Brindle
Small dog/cat tolerant: Y/N

Chase is a beautiful brindle male who is very happy, playful and extremely affectionally. He figured out what to do with toys from day one and he loves ti take them out of the toy box one by one, throw them in the air, run around with them in his mouth, then collect them all and take them to his bed. He is also very enthusiastic about food and treats, going for walks, and just about any interactive activities. So far his very favorite thing is to cuddle and play with people; he will stand or lie still forever if you keep petting him. He is fine staying home alone with the other greyhounds. He gets along well with our greys and other large dogs that we have met on our walks. He likes to play with others but also respects their space. He is however, a bit too interested in small dogs and cats, and probably should not go to a home with small pets. Because he loves to be with humans, he could probably be an only dog but has up till now always been with other hounds. Chase’s enthusiasm for life and his loving nature make him a wonderful companion. Foster dad Scott


Racing Name: JMB'S Fonz
Age: 2.8 Sex: M Color: Red brindle
Small dog/cat tolerant: Y/Y










Racing Name: JWs Chanel
Age: 1.5 Sex: F Color: Red
Small dog/cat tolerant: Y/Y










Racing Name: WW's Star Laredo
Age: 1.6 Sex: F Color: Black
Small dog/cat tolerant: Y/Y










Racing Name: Red Rococo
Age: 1.8 Sex: M Color: Red
Small dog/cat tolerant: Y/Y










Racing Name: Kiowa Zapper
Age: 6 Sex: M Color: Brindle
Small dog/cat tolerant: Y/Y

Zapper - Happy Zappy!! The best possible way to describe this boy! Easy-going with the pack, affectionate with his people, playful with his toys, confident roacher—all are good descriptors of this adorable guy! His whirly tail is a study of happiness in motion! His preference is to hang with his people, but he does enjoy using the dog-door to sunbathe at times during the day. He walks well on leash, never counter-surfs, has an occasional comment to make (really adorable little barks or yips while his tail is in full motion)…let’s see, I can’t think of anything that could make him any cuter than he already is! Oh! He does have some definite ideas about my decorating style and insists on putting his personal touches to where a few blankets and rugs belong in the house! He never chews them—just moves them! Probably best as part of a pack OR possibly an only if his people are home most of the time. Foster mom Deb




Medical Hold Greyhounds

AngelAngel -- Adoption Pending
Racing Name: Razor Angel
Age: 1 1/2 Sex: M Color: Fawn
Small dog/cat tolerant: Y/Y

Angel is a big, beautiful, young boy – a puppy with a heart (and coat and eyes) of gold. He has plenty of energy for exploring and playing, but (like all good greyhounds) he also knows how to be mellow and he loves his naps and down time. Within minutes of coming into our house, he had found the toy box. He entertains himself by carrying toys from room to room and then rearranging them. He is confident about the world without being bossy, and he gets along extremely well with the other greyhounds in the house. As he settles in, he is trying to engage a bit more with the three resident cats, but is learning to respect the fact that they don’t really want to play with him. Angel is very affectionate and likes to put his head in people’s laps to be petted. He also likes cuddles of all kinds and would probably climb into your lap with a little encouragement. Because of his size and his puppy enthusiasm, he might be too much for small children or small dogs, but he would probably enjoy older kids and certainly would appreciate an active household and people who are willing to give him long walks and plenty of exercise. Angel is a happy, good-natured boy just waiting to show off what a great companion he will be.


Racing Name: WW Cash Chips
Age: 3 Sex: F Color: Dark brindle
Small dog/cat tolerant: Y/TBD

Cassie is absolutely the most laid back greyhound the foster mom has ever encountered, especially at the relatively young age of 3. After several weeks of retirement living she has just started eating without being coaxed. Like other greys she does like to go on walks and for rides in the car. Cassie just will not go out the dog door unless someone lifts the flap for her. But, when she wants to come in she just comes through the dog door like the flap did not exist. Yes, maybe she is a princess in the making. She has never had an accident in the house but you do have to remember to open the dog door for miss princess. She lives with 4 cats, 2 male greyhounds and a old Dalmatian. In her opinion, the dogs were OK but the cats are definitely not to her liking, at least first. She has finally gotten used to them and sleeps as they stroll by but is not a cat tolerant natural and probably would fare best in a home without cats. While on a walks she still gives small dogs that greyhound stare especially the yappy wound up ones. In general she seems happy with her self and people and would probably be just fine as an only dog. Foster mom Judy


Racing Name: Mega Saluki
Age: 3.0 Sex: M Color: White and fawn
Small dog/cat tolerant: Y/Y

Luke looked like a pretty pitiful case the day I picked him up at the vet where he had had his broken leg pinned and been neutered, but he has turned into a gorgeous dog with an engaging face that reminds me of an Arabian horse (dish nose with big expressive eyes). He is quite shy, but is improving every day, though new things and people can still spook him. He is a voracious eater;, and is still learning that his people eating is not a sign that he needs to eat again, though he now confines his begging to laying nearby with a pitiful look on his face. He rides well in the car, but is not terribly relaxed and tends to stay on his feet looking out the window. Luke is anxious to make friends, but is still a little afraid of strangers, particularly children, and prefers that they ignore him so that he can make the first move. Because of his insecurities, Luke could not be an only dog. He is very anxious even going out to get in the car for a trip to the vet, without his foster brothers. That being said, he also looooves his foster mom and dad, and will follow them around endlessly, nudging them for endless petting and talking. When he is not doing that, he grabs a squeaky toy for an energetic play session. He's so fun to watch, as he actually pretends they're alive, acting startled when he sees them, then pouncing and throwing, then looking shocked to see them and barking! Though he loves these sessions, he seems to be fine around the smaller dogs he has met at Meet and Greets. Luke is super affectionate, and will make a great addition to a home with maybe another grey or two, who is looking for a comical snuggle bug. Foster mom Judy


Racing Name: Rico's Bonny
Age: 2.1 Sex: F Color: White and brindle with ticking
Small dog/cat tolerant: Y/Y











Racing Name: Barts Can't Wait
Age: 3.3 Sex: F Color: Black
Small dog/cat tolerant: Y/W










Racing Name: JJ's Joan Jett
Age: 4.5 Sex: F Color: Red fawn
Small dog/cat tolerant: Y/Y









Racing Name: Mega Pragmatic
Age: 2.5 Sex: M Color: Fawn
Small dog/cat tolerant: Y/Y










Racing Name: Volando Darling
Age: 2.5 Sex: F Color: Black
Small dog/cat tolerant: Y/Y









Racing Name: Volando Adonis
Age: 2.5 Sex: M Color: Red
Small dog/cat tolerant: Y/W












Explanation of the Small dog/Cat Tolerance Listings

Nearly all greyhounds get along very well with dogs of medium size or larger, regardless of breed. But some do not get along with small dogs or cats. In the Small dog/cat tolerant listings above, the first letter refers to how we think the greyhound would do with small dogs, the second to how he would do with cats. The listings above for the most part are based on how the greyhound tested when he first came off the track. Some listings have been adjusted as we've seen how he has done in his foster home.

An "N/N" listing above means that, in our judgment, this dog is not suited to live with either small dogs (under 20 pounds) or cats. Note that some greyhounds do fine with small dogs but not with cats, so receive a Y/N listing. A "W" listing in either category means that the greyhound, with proper training and supervision such as an experienced greyhound adopter could provide, could learn to live with small dogs or cats. A "Y" listing means that the greyhound with proper supervision initially should adapt quickly to life with small dogs and cats. He may even be living with them now in his foster home. A "?" listing usually means that the dog has not yet been tested.