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Iris

Born: May/2009
Color: Black
Gender: Female
Housing: Kennel
Cats: N/A
Small Dogs: N/A
Status: ADOPTED!
I’m not interested in technology; I just want to be adored. My name is Iris. I’m a small, black female that believes basic black deserves a strand of pearls to enhance my elegant fur coat. I’m a social girl that loves affection and I’m a tail wager. If you have to attend cocktail parties that, let’s face it, can sometimes be a bore, you will be the topic of conversation when you take me along wearing my pearl necklace. Instead of mundane chitchat, once you and I arrive, the conversation will perk up and it will be all about me. I will be the ambassador to assure the guests that we greys make fabulous pets once retired from the track. If my potential adopter lives in Beverly Hills, California, I understand that you might want to deck me out in diamonds but, frankly, I prefer pearls. Truth be told, I just need a loving family that will treasure me. Forget the pearls!

Ty

Born: Dec/2008
Color: Black
Gender: Male
Housing: Foster
Cats: Yes
Small Dogs: Yes
Status: ADOPTED!
Hi, I’m Ty. I’m an affectionate bundle of fun that bounces and dances now that my broken leg has mended and I’m through with rehab. I never raced, so I think perhaps that I broke my leg while in training to become a racer.  I love toys, treats and kisses. I also like to lean up against you so that you can pet me. I’ve never met a cat or small dog, so I don’t know how well we’d get along. I’ve been blind since birth in my right eye, but it doesn’t stop me having fun and wanting to cuddle with you when you watch the nightly news.  As I’m only two, large doggie toys that squeak when I shake ‘em and make ‘em quake, would be awesome.

Regina

Born: Dec/2007
Color: Black
Gender: Female
Housing: Foster
Cats: Yes
Small Dogs: Yes
Status: ADOPTED!
My name is Regina, but I would like to be called Gina. I’m a small, black girl that’s very cute, but I’m not as confident as my new kennel mates. While I get along well with people and other greyhounds, I’m a little shy and need lots of gentle encouragement for my personality to really blossom. When I see people at the kennel, I stare at them intently, checking them out to see if this could be that special person that will take me home and love me. I know I will be an affectionate hound once I feel comfortable that someone wants me as their fur companion and will take good care of me. If I’m lucky, Angel Cheryl will find me a foster home where I can learn the joys of home living and receive lots of affection. This will help me feel more secure and I can learn to relax and play with toys, and then I’ll be a keeper, and ready to move in with you.

Lulubelle

Born: Aug/2008
Color: Brindle
Gender: Female
Housing: Foster
Cats: No
Small Dogs: N/A
Status: ADOPTED!
When I was just a pup in racing school, my trainer told me, “Lula Belle, when your racing days are over, some nice people will take you into their home and the only racing you’ll do will be around their back yard or at the doggie park.”  That sounded wonderful to me. Yes, I’m Lula Belle and I’m a retired racer. I’m a small dark brindle affectionate gal that gives kisses. I like people and I’m not the least bit shy. I’m living at the Greyt Hacienda transitional housing until that special someone comes along who falls in love with me, or before I move into foster care. I’m easy on the eye, I don’t take up much space, and I think I will make a great fur kid addition to your family. You could buy me a red bow for my collar and adopt me on Valentine’s Day. I would make the perfect gift!

Lily

Born: Dec/2007
Color: Fawn
Gender: Female
Housing: Foster
Cats: N/A
Small Dogs: N/A
Status: ADOPTED!
I’m Lily. Such a pretty name, I’d like to keep it. Recently retired from racing, I’m looking forward to living in a home where I’m free to wander in and out once I’ve learned the rules. I heard through the greytvine that someone once said that greyhounds are dumb dogs because all we do is run in a circle. What a nincompoop. Greyhounds are a smart breed that just needs training on home living - we pick it up like lightening striking the Catalina Mountains during a monsoon. In my dreams, I see several comfy doggie beds, a doggie dish filled with premium kibble, and a bag of marrowbones in the refrigerator with my name on it. YUM! If I could find the keys to Liz’s car, I could whip down the street and buy a squeaky toy to play with while waiting for your call. You will call, right?

Commander

Born: Jan/2009
Color: Black
Gender: Male
Housing: Foster
Cats: N/A
Small Dogs: N/A
Status: ADOPTED!
My name is Commander. I’m a black male, small, and rather lively, but not over the top. Like all retired racing greyhounds, I’m yearning for a family to love me and take me home. Until it’s my time to move in with the family of my choice, I entertain myself with my new IPod, thanks to Paco’s Mom Griseldis who rented me one for a month. So while Pebbles is busy whining for attention, I’m busy learning how to navigate my new toy, surfing the web, and sending emails to my pals. I’m so happy to find out that people in Tucson love us greyhounds because they know that we are sweet natured and gentle, and make great fur companions. Think how invaluable I will be to the family if one of the kids doesn’t understand an IPod application: I can serve as a tutor! I’m just waiting for my chance to show my skills and, in return, get loads of cuddles and praise for being such a good boy.

Sun

Born: Oct/2003
Color: Black
Gender: Female
Housing: Foster
Cats: Yes
Small Dogs: Yes
Status: ADOPTED!
A home in Arizona will suit me just fine because my name is Sun. I’m so excited because I’m going into foster in a couple of days to learn the profession of treasured family companion. While people have face book to keep in touch with friends, we greyhounds use Roo tail book to get the latest gossip. Former racer Beamer sent me a message recommending some things I ought not to do while living in a home. One of which was trying to drag the comforter off the bed and through the doggie door. This did not go over well with his new Mom. However, he also told me that living in a home was wonderful and I would quickly adjust to peoples’ routines and be rewarded with treats and kisses, long walks, and car rides, but I don’t get to drive!

Bonita

Born: Nov/2002
Color: Black
Gender: Female
Housing: Foster
Cats: Yes
Small Dogs: Yes
Status: ADOPTED!
How wonderful to see the sunshine everyday, no more muzzle and I can gossip with my kennel mates. My name is Bonita, but you could call me Bonny, like in the movie Gone with the Wind. When I was racing, I guess the wind was always in front of me and not behind me pushing me forward, so I was released from service ‘cos I just wasn’t fast enough. However, that’s O.K. because 2011 offers me new beginnings. I hope to find an adopter that adores greyhounds, especially a sleek black beauty like me, and can toss me a ball to chase and retrieve. I don’t need much wind to do that. I’m a regular pooch without a smattering of Diva, so I will blend into your family beautifully. However, unlike Sun, I prefer to lounge in the back of the car and let someone else do the driving. HA!

Kookin

Born: Aug/2007
Color: White/Brindle
Gender: Male
Housing: Kennel
Cats: N/A
Small Dogs: N/A
Status: ADOPTED!
My biography is coming soon!

Star

Born: Aug/2008
Color: Red Brindle
Gender: Female
Housing: Foster
Cats: Yes
Small Dogs: Yes
Status: ADOPTED!
I’m a petite red brindle gal named Star. Fresh from the track, I’ve just moved into foster care. It will probably take me a few weeks to master the rules, but I know from the greytvine that counter surfing is considered bad manners and my bathroom is outside, not in the bedroom closet. I don’t know much about socks and underwear, but I hear its great fun to grab them and run out of the house and drop them on the patio for the neighbors to view, but shredding them is not part of the game. However, newspapers, toilet paper and brown paper grocery bags, if left around, are fair game for shredding! I will be spayed shortly and available for adoption toward the end of January. Stay tuned because an update on my training progress will be posted later on the website. I’m sure I’ll ace the course.

Bella

Born: Jan/2006
Race name: Boc's Bombsquad
Color: White/Fawn
Gender: Female
Housing: Foster
Cats: N/A
Small Dogs: Yes
Status: ADOPTED!
Bella is a beauty with a personality to match! She is not shy and has the energy to entertain herself but needs another dog companion for company.  She was doggie door trained in her previous foster home before she was adopted, but is also house-trained without a dog door. Bella has some separation anxiety and needs to be crated, but doesn't mind at all since she willingly goes to her crate at night for some beauty sleep.  Bella prefers her crate, as she does not get on the furniture - even with coaxing.

Bella has a high prey drive, but with regular walking and some training, she has learned to leave the birds, small dogs, and rabbits alone. She has not been around cats.

She is 6 years old and has been in a home for about 1.5 years, so she will adjust well to a new home.

TJ (formerly known as Barley)

Born: Dec/2006
Color: Brindle
Gender: Male
Housing: Kennel
Cats: N/A
Small Dogs: N/A
Status: ADOPTED!
If you’re partial to red brindle boys, then I’m your guy. I’m TJ – is it possible that I was named after Thomas Jefferson – perhaps not - as I can’t see this guy sprinting around the track wearing buckled shoes and his long black frock coat flapping behind him. HA! I have a sweet personality and I’m learning how to give and receive affection and play with toys, not to mention developing a sense of humor. This new world is awesome. I want to live with a family that prefers to rescue a dog in need, and thinks greyhounds are the best. I know I have much to learn about home living but, as I’m a smart kid, it won’t take long for me to get used to your routine and follow your instructions not drink out of the toilet. With lots of love and training, I’ll fit right in.

Ruby

Born: Mar/2008
Color: Black
Gender: Female
Housing: Kennel
Cats: N/A
Small Dogs: N/A
Status: ADOPTED!
I’m Ruby, a black frisky female, born in the information age, so I’m very alert and absorb everything around me. Sometimes that includes sniffing the non-greyhound dogs at the kennel. Some might call me nosey but I prefer the handle inquisitive. I’m sure my inquisitive nature will continue so lock up your PJ’s  in case I discover how cozy they are in my doggie bed. As I’ve learned a lot since my racing days ended, I’ve applied to be a contestant on Jeopardy. Whoops, my cell phone is ringing, “Hello. Yes, this is Ruby. What do you mean fur companions are ineligible to appear on the show? What sort of a gig are you running? Oh just forget it.” If I’m adopted into a family that has the Jeopardy game, I can ROO my answers and receive squeaky toys as prizes. Now there’s a thought!

Howie

Born: Jul/2008
Color: Red
Gender: Male
Housing: Foster
Cats: Yes
Small Dogs: Yes
Status: ADOPTED!
FOSTER UPDATE: Howie is a sweet, mature 2 ½ year old. He is bright, sensitive and getting used to home living.  We have found that too many new stimuli at one time seems to overwhelm him, so he is better at more slowly learning what is expected of him, but is not fearful of new experiences. He is confident and can have a mind of his own. Howie is completely house trained and can be crated for short periods of time. He loves food and treats.  We are working on some counter-surfing issues.  He walks well on a leash, but doesn’t enjoy a harness and is getting more at ease with his walks each passing day. Howie sleeps through the night. He loves toys. In just a few days, he has done very well with the cat. We feel that he might enjoy another greyhound companion. He is still is a little skittish with other breeds, especially larger dogs. He was neutral with children that he met up with. We feel that Howie would probably do better in a quieter home. Howie is a delightful and charming fellow to have around.

Dirk

Born: Jan/2009
Color: Brindle
Gender: Male
Housing: Foster
Cats: Yes
Small Dogs: Yes
Status: ADOPTED!
They call me Dirk, a strong name for a resilient retired racer. I’m a red brindle male and, on first meeting me, you may think that I was a prizefighter in my former life because I have a short snout, a pronounced Roman nose and my tail resembles a corkscrew. While I’m definitely a pure bred greyhound, my appearance isn’t typical of my breed, but I’m so darned cute that people can’t resist falling in love with me. I’m fresh off the track, underweight, and my fur is in need of grooming, so a day at the doggie spa would help get me back in shape. I like kind, gentle people who are affectionate. Although I can’t spar with you in the boxing ring, I can sure chase you around to make sure you are one fit and healthy greyhound owner so that we can enjoy our daily walks together.

Adena

Born: Jan/2009
Color: Red
Gender: Female
Housing: Foster
Cats: No
Small Dogs: No
Status: ADOPTED!
I’m a gorgeous Red female greyhound that has successfully graduated from rehabilitation after a racing injury. I love to play with toys and other large dogs, and just adore snuggling with people, but I don’t get along with cats or small dogs. My name is Adena but my nickname is Monkey. I’m a petite hound that weighs only 47 lbs., so I take up very little space, but I won’t be available until after the holidays. My tongue frequently flops out to one side, but it’s just my way of testing the temperature to see if I need a coat before I play outside with my buddies. As I’ve never lived alone, I would like a home with another large dog for companionship. Should you decide to adopt a retired racing greyhound, I would make a fabulous addition to your family.

Edge

Born: Jun/2006
Color: Brindle
Gender: Male
Housing: Foster
Cats: N/A
Small Dogs: N/A
Status: ADOPTED!
I like to lean and have my ears stroked. I’m Edge. I’m an affectionate greyhound that enjoys being around people, and I have fabulous sparkling teeth. I’d make a great Christmas stocking stuffer if the stocking is 6’ long, made of sturdy fabric, the fireplace is built of granite, and I’m only in the stocking for 30 seconds; well, maybe that’s not such a good idea. But, as a honey brindle boy, I would look delightful with a red bow around my neck and a little tinsel on my ears. I hear the scuttlebutt from Bill and Sierra and they tell me that living in a home with people that adore me is the only way to fly. Fly! Wow, I should contact Santa. Perhaps Rudolph needs a vacation and I could fill in. Instead of a red nose, Santa could have white sparkling teeth leading the pack, ya think?

Art

Born: Apr/2007
Color: Black
Gender: Male
Housing: Foster
Cats: N/A
Small Dogs: N/A
Status: ADOPTED!
My name is Art. I’m a social guy that barks a quick greeting when meeting new people. As it’s the holiday season, I thought I might try my paw as a greeter at a local store. Knowing that competition is stiff, with Liz’s help, I swiftly completed the application and Liz delivered it the same day to the store. This morning I received a phone call from the manager. I barked a response to each question but the manager didn’t speak dog.  Can you imagine? Don’t they teach these MBA grads anything? The manager told Liz they could not hire me because I had four legs and a fur coat. I’m filing an appeal and requesting arbitration. But Liz told me I’d make a much better greeter in a home with a family that loves me and showers me with toys. Mm that sounds good, but will they speak dog?

Link

Born: Feb/2008
Color: Brindle
Gender: Male
Housing: Foster
Cats: Yes
Small Dogs: N/A
Status: ADOPTED!
I’m Link, a honey brindle male, medium size, new to the kennel, and looking for a home. The holidays are just around the corner, up the street, and across the wash, so if you’re thinking of adopting a fur kid, this is the perfect time for me to move in. The bio lady came to check me out recently and I made sure to give her kisses and a quick nuzzle to let her know that I’m an affectionate hound that is comfortable around people. I’d hoped to buy a laptop so that you could link to my face book page and we could chat, but I didn’t have enough doggie biscuits in my piggy bank. Sigh! But I know there’s someone out there that will link up with me and take me home. Close, personal contact is so much better than ROOing on line, don’t you think?

Kami

Born: Feb/2006
Color: Fawn
Gender: Female
Housing: Foster
Cats: Yes
Small Dogs: N/A
Status: ADOPTED!
I side stepped moving into the kennel as two lovely ladies agreed to foster me on the east side of town. My name is Kami. I’m a small red fawn greyhound – 58 lbs. – and gorgeous. Check out my picture and I’m sure you’ll agree. I’ve only been here for just over a day, but so far I’m doing well. I’m house broken, don’t counter surf, and I’ve not tried to get on the furniture. I have a kitty roommate and we’re getting along great. I really enjoy being around people and roaming through my new digs exploring all the nooks and crannies. I have my own bed, pillows and toys and my foster moms give me loads of cuddles. I wish all retired racing greyhounds were so lucky. I hear I’m in for a treat soon: Starbuck’s whipped cream, YUM!

Holly

Born: Jun/2008
Color: White/Black
Gender: Female
Housing: Foster
Cats: N/A
Small Dogs: N/A
Status: ADOPTED!
My name is Holly. I’m a beautiful black and white greyhound, fresh from the track, and living at the transitional kennel. My oh my, there are so many things to learn in my new world. I’ve nailed the raised doggie bed at the kennel but when my paws hit tile or linoleum at the vet’s office, I was scared ‘cos I didn’t feel secure and thought I might fall and hurt myself. I emailed some of my buddies who are in foster care and living with tile, and they tell me that, over time, I will adjust and be able to navigate this stuff. So I need a foster or adopter who has carpet, or, who has the patience to work with me to overcome my fears by having lots of sturdy throw rugs so that I feel safe. I’m a great dog that just needs a little help.

Denver

Born: Apr/2008
Color: Black
Gender: Male
Housing: Kennel
Cats: Yes
Small Dogs: Yes
Status: ADOPTED!
Foster Update: Denver is a quick study. After only five days with his foster moms, he’s already in tune with their routine. This dog has a beautiful expressive face and a sweet and unflappable personality. One of his foster moms tucks Denver in at night, sings him a lullaby and kisses him on the head; naturally, the boy sleeps through the night until it’s time for breakfast. Like most rescued racers, Denver is a food hog although learning that food is plentiful so there’s no need to grab his foster moms’ dinner! The command ‘down’ is being enforced!  Denver loves to meet people on his walks but has a prey urge when he spots a fleeing rabbit. His fosters are cautious when Denver encounters small dogs. However, he is living amicably with an inside cat, Barney, who suffers the long, cold nose exploratory sniff from his canine roommate.

What

Born: Jan/2002
Color: White with black
Gender: Female
Housing: Foster
Cats: No
Small Dogs: Yes
Status: ADOPTED!
FOSTER UPDATE: What gets along famously with her two greyhound roommates. Her foster mom reports that What is the most affectionate dog she has ever fostered. What will growl occasionally at the  pack if she is approached on her right side, which has limited vision, but never growls at people. She is a door greeter but doesn’t jump on visitors. What can be left alone without anxiety with the other greyhounds during her foster mom’s absence. She is not destructive, not crated, and is housetrained using a doggie door. What is not cat friendly. Firecrackers and gunshots will cause extreme shivering, but allowing What to snuggle with her foster mom will calm her down. What rides well in the car, hardly barks, but needs training to walk on the leash without pulling or meandering. Grooming is slow and accomplished after lots of petting. What has pannus and receives drops twice a day without resistance.

Shea

Born: Apr/2008
Color: Black
Gender: Male
Housing: Kennel
Cats: N/A
Small Dogs: N/A
Status: ADOPTED!
Black, gorgeous and male, that’s me. I’m Shea. I have a white blaze on my chest that shoots off to the right, so I suspect my designer was chatting on the cell phone and lost control of the brush! Although the mornings are chilly, we have heating at the kennel and I have a raised doggie bed covered with a cozy blanket to keep me snug. So I’m one lucky greyhound. Two of my buddies just went into foster care and emailed me that they are sleeping on circular plump doggie beds, getting daily walks, plenty of toys and good premium chow. That’s what I’m looking for; someone who loves me enough to spoil me. I can’t wait to roach on my own bed close to you and I promise, no snoring. I’m nibble on my feet, so I would enjoy snuggling with you watching Dancing with the Stars.

Cody

Born: May/2006
Color: Red
Gender: Male
Housing: Kennel
Cats: Yes
Small Dogs: N/A
Status: ADOPTED!
I’m Cody. I’m a red fawn male with a white tip at the end of my tail. Adopted greyhound Anabel, who lives with Beamer, also has this marking, and her Mom affectionately calls her ‘Flashlight.’ But, unlike me, Anabel doesn’t have a gorgeous dusting of white over her face. I’m wondering if my designer was a make-up artist in a previous life and got carried away with the powder puff. But I like my white face; it’s very distinctive. I’m a fast eater so putting a small tennis ball in my food dish will slow me down and avoid any digestive problems. I’m recently rescued from the track and gradually adjusting to my new found freedom, so sometimes I get a little nervous. But a quiet voice and gentle handling settles me down quickly. Once I feel loved and secure in your home, I will be one awesome treasured companion.

Christy

Born: Oct/2006
Color: White/Red Spots
Gender: Female
Housing: Kennel
Cats: Yes
Small Dogs: N/A
Status: ADOPTED!

Cedar

Born: Jul/2007
Color: Brindle
Gender: Male
Housing: Foster
Cats: N/A
Small Dogs: N/A
Status: ADOPTED!
My name is Cedar. I’m Marvin’s brother. We’re very similar in appearance; both handsome golden brindles, and share the same affectionate temperament - we both give people sloppy kisses. While it’s great to be reunited with my brother, I’m focused on my future life as top dog in someone’s home. I hope I get to go into foster soon so that I can begin my lessons on home etiquette. Greyhounds shed very little and like to be clean, so we keep up on our grooming, much like a cat, I’m told, although a day at a doggie spa would be fabulous. We don’t bark much and are inside dogs because we’re temperature sensitive. A good walk in the cool mornings, or running with other dogs at a safe doggie park, keeps us in good shape. I’m available and waiting for you to take me home and spoil me rotten.

Carter

Born: Aug/2006
Color: Brindle
Gender: Male
Housing: Foster
Cats: N/A
Small Dogs: N/A
Status: ADOPTED!
FOSTER UPDATE: Carter is living harmoniously with a Jack Russell and an Akita and enjoys being part of a pack. Carter lets his foster Mom know when he needs to go outside, so he’s housebroken without a doggie door. He is not crated because he is well behaved in the home. Carter thrives on human contact and craves love and affection, rewarding the giver with greyhound chattering happiness. His foster mom says he’s a great dog with the patience of Job. Carter is good with kids when his foster mom baby-sits children ranging from 6-12 years of age. When it’s time to wield the vacuum, Carter just moves out of the way. Carter is healthy, walks well on the leash, enjoys being groomed, knows his name, and comes when called. His foster mom says that Carter will melt the heart of anyone who is lucky enough to adopt this wonderful dog.

Tarzana

Born: Apr/2005
Color: Brindle
Gender: Female
Housing: Kennel
Cats: N/A
Small Dogs: N/A
Status: ADOPTED!
I’m a small brindle gal called Tarzana. I suspect that my adopter could shorten my name to Zana and only use Tarzana to grab my attention when I’m about to go into unchartered waters, like the pool - YIKES!  When you take your daily walk, I will make a great accessory, but you can’t put me in your handbag like they do in Beverly Hills. How   those dish mop critters handle such confinement, I’ll never understand.  Don’t be surprised when you and I stroll along together if heads turn and compliments flow – in my direction of course - ‘cos I’m very cute. My designer got a little creative and gave me white eyebrows – most striking and very kissable. I sure love kisses, so if you’re an affectionate person we’ll get along famously. Greyhounds shed very little so if I’m allowed on the couch, I won’t leave much of a fur deposit.

JJ & Lindsey

Born: Apr/2007
Color: Black
Gender: Male
Housing: Foster
Cats: Yes
Small Dogs: Yes
Status: ADOPTED!
Let me introduce you to JJ on the left and his sister Lindsey. They have never been apart since they were puppies. They raced at the same tracks, and both sustained racing injuries. They were placed into rehabilitation care together for a couple of months and got along famously with all the other dogs at the ranch. They are now healed, healthy, and ready for adoption. JJ and Lindsey have a deep attachment to each other so they need to find a home together as they will not do well if separated. This is JJ. I don’t think I would be a happy greyhound if Lindsey and I didn’t live together. We’re great playmates and love each other dearly, right Lindsey?  Lindsey, say something. "Oh sorry, I thought I spotted a rabbit charging by. I’m Lindsey, and I ditto everything my brother said. Hey there it goes, let’s chase."

 

 

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