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Zapper

Born: May/2007
Color: Black
Gender: Male
Housing: Foster
Cats: No
Small Dogs: Yes
Status: ADOPTED!
FOSTER UPDATE: Zapper is zipping along beautifully and enjoys following his foster guardians from room to room. The family kitten, however, not so much, as he’s snapped at it several times when kitty came too close. Well mannered and friendly with strangers, Zapper is learning how to ride in the car and enjoys the doggie park. When left alone, Zapper will whine a little but is not destructive so he is not crated. He barks very little except when foster mom swims laps and the splashing scares him but, loud noises in general, he ignores. Zapper is housetrained with no doggie door and is a gentleman on the leash. He knows the commands: Come, Lie Down and Shake hands, and comes when he’s called. Zapper is a healthy, delightful fur companion who loves squeaky toys, plays well with other dogs, handles grooming well, and enjoys greeting the neighborhood kids.

Lacey

Born: Jun/2008
Color: Black
Gender: Female
Housing: Foster
Cats: No
Small Dogs: N/A
Status: ADOPTED!
I’m a no-tail, non nonsense black female called Lacey. I’m very cute and outgoing and like being with other dogs. When tails were distributed to puppies, they missed me; I guess I was surfing the web at the time looking for a good deal on my favorite biscuits. I’ve just been introduced to cats. Sorry, but I’m not cat friendly; they just don’t smell like us dogs. I’m in the job market for a gig as a family fur companion. It would be great to have another dog as a play buddy. Sure, I enjoy my fifteen minute morning dash around the exercise yard, but I would be content to take daily leisurely walks with someone special. You could scratch my ears as we walk and tell me how glad you are that you adopted a retired racing greyhound. To know me is to adore me.

Queeny

Born: Feb/2007
Color: Brindle
Gender: Female
Housing: Foster
Cats: With Work
Small Dogs: Yes
Status: ADOPTED!
FOSTER UPDATE: Foster mom says Queeny is sweet, outgoing and large dog friendly. Initial cat testing showed Queeny may be cat tolerant, but observations at local pet stores during tabling show she may not be small dog tolerant. At home, Queeny is the perfect lady. She’s doggie door house broken, not destructive in the home, is not crated, and can left alone for a while with her greyhound buddies without getting anxious. Queeny does not like thunder and will hide in the closet during a storm. She’s excellent in the car, barks very little, and is good on the leash once the walk is underway. Queeny knows and will respond to her name and the commands ‘No’ and ‘Down.’ Her favorite pastimes are squeaky toys and stealing mom’s laundry from the closet. Queeny would do best in a home with other large dogs and someone who is home most of the time.

Dale

Born: May/2008
Color: White/Red Spots
Gender: Male
Housing: Foster
Cats: N/A
Small Dogs: N/A
Status: ADOPTED!
I’m a cool dude that’s white with red markings. My name is Dale. I enjoy frolicking with people and toys, and I’m easy going. Know nothing about living in a home – don’t even know what a home is – but I’m told someone will adopt me and teach me the ropes, unless I first go into foster boot camp. Actually, adopting a greyhound that’s in foster is the best way to go. Fosters teach us to do our business outside, what not to chew, and insist on no counter surfing: you know, snagging goodies off the kitchen counter, or stealing your T.V. remote, thinking that’s it’s a Nylabone. I have no experience with aliens like cats or small dogs, but I hear that I’m on the list to be tested real soon. I love affection and know that I will make an excellent addition to your family when given the opportunity.

Sunshine

Born: Sep/2002
Color: Red
Gender: Female
Housing: Foster
Cats: No
Small Dogs: No
Status: ADOPTED!
FOSTER UPDATE: A former brood Mom, Sunshine is finally getting some personal TLC from her foster guardians and loving every minute. She does not steal food or climb on furniture. Sunshine mostly sleeps, but has spurts of playful energy when she pounces on her toys. She has a very strong prey drive so she is not compatible with small dogs or cats. Sunshine loves people and is now becoming eager to meet other dogs at the doggie park. She has recently become acquainted with young kids in her neighborhood and during tabling and was very docile with them. Initially, Sunshine was a little anxious when left alone, but she has since become more comfortable and her fosters leave a Kong toy to keep her occupied. Sunshine is house trained with no doggie door, rarely barks, and hops right up whenever she hears the leash jiggle. She knows the commands: Heel and Wait.

Maya

Born: Jan/2009
Color: Black
Gender: Female
Housing: Foster
Cats: N/A
Small Dogs: N/A
Status: ADOPTED!
FOSTER UPDATE: Maya is a sensitive, young and extremely shy greyhound around people, especially men. She likes to play with her toys and run with her two greyhound roommates in the yard. Maya’s not sure what to make of the resident cat and usually avoids it. Maya has an open crate in her foster home where she can retreat if loud noises disturb her and she needs to feel safe. She also occasionally sleeps in the crate at night. Maya is house trained using a doggie door, is well behaved in the home and can be left alone and crated for two hours without getting anxious. She has a good appetite and no foods seem to bother her. Maya enjoys her walks but when a car whizzes by, she will sometimes pull on the leash. Maya is slowly learning to trust her fosters, enjoys being groomed and is starting to seek affection.

China

Born: Jun/2008
Color: Black
Gender: Female
Housing: Foster
Cats: Yes
Small Dogs: Yes
Status: ADOPTED!
FOSTER UPDATE: China is a sensitive, affectionate pooch that needs to be around people. She is very social and greets adults and kids on her daily walks with much enthusiasm. China does not appear to have a high prey drive as she does not lunge after rabbits or quail on her walks, or become aggressive when she meets smaller dogs. She is house trained without a doggie door and is well behaved in the home so crating is unnecessary. China currently lives with a cat without any problem. She loves to nest with her squeaky toys and has recently found her foster mom’s couch. Negotiations are under way to convince China that a doggie bed is better for her. Good luck with that!  China enjoys being groomed and has recently been introduced to the tooth brush which she tolerates. Loud voices bother her, so this sensitive beauty needs a laid back adopter.

Marvin

Born: Jul/2007
Color: Brindle
Gender: Male
Housing: Kennel
Cats: No
Small Dogs: N/A
Status: ADOPTED!
If you like handsome ‘big boys’ I’m right up your alley. My name is Marvin. I’m a golden brindle with a calm disposition. I get along well with people and other dogs, but I’m a no for cats – we just don’t get along. I sure love romping with toys and will retrieve as many times as you can toss. I know I would enjoy going to a safe doggie park to chase around with other dogs, but a long daily walk with you would also be great. I’m learning to enjoy being cuddled and kissed and would like this to continue when you take me home. I can’t wait to sink into a plush doggie bed that’s all mine, preferably where you sleep, ‘cos I’ll be the family companion. Squishy, floppy toys would be appreciated to keep me occupied when you’re busy doing ‘people stuff.’

Josh

Born: May/2007
Color: Black
Gender: Male
Housing: Foster
Cats: No
Small Dogs: N/A
Status: ADOPTED!
FOSTER UPDATE: Josh is a happy go lucky active dog that fears nothing. He is living in foster with two other greyhounds. Josh has never soiled or marked the home and has adjusted nicely to being left alone for a while with the other dogs without getting anxious. Josh loves kids and would do well with older children, but he’s a little too active to live with toddlers. While he played ‘nice’ with the daughter’s medium-size beagle mix, he is not compatible with cats or small dogs. Josh is healthy with no food issues. He loves to walk, is good on the leash and rides well in the car. His favorite pastime is playing, either with toys or one of his greyhound roommates. Josh knows his name and the commands: go to bed, No, outside, and come. He would thrive with a family that’s home a lot and have other large dogs.

Sammie

Born: May/2004
Color: Fawn
Gender: Male
Housing: Foster
Cats: Yes
Small Dogs: Yes
Status: ADOPTED!
Sammie is a beautiful fawn with a black mask. He is 6 years old. Sammie is a very shy, sensitive boy and is easily startled. You must never raise your voice at him. He must go to a quiet and gentle home. When he is stress, he withdrawals, has GI upset and reverts to his pre-adoptive kennel behavior. Sammie would do best with another greyhound in the house. He is currently enjoying his two foster greyhound sisters. He enjoys rice, chicken and green beans. He loves his large stuffed animals and is not much of a chewer. He enjoys hide and seek with you. He sleeps on the bed, but will not get up on the sofa or chairs. He knows the commands "go lay down" and "go potty." He is learning the use of a doggie door. His ears perk up when he sees rabbits or lizards on his walk. He pulls slightly on the leash.

Rachel

Born: Apr/2008
Color: White/Brindle
Gender: Female
Housing: Foster
Cats: N/A
Small Dogs: N/A
Status: ADOPTED!
You will never meet an ugly greyhound. It’s just not possible. Greyhounds are elegant and unique and some have distinctive markings. Roll the drums – here I am. I’m Rachel, a white female with brindle markings. Even one of my eyes is brindle, so you can’t mistake me for any other hound when we romp at the doggie park. I’m an easy-going gal that enjoys affection. I’m learning to play with toys – WOW – what a blast. I never imagined how great life would be after racing, but I’m getting into the swing. I’m an affable gal that went through cat testing with no problem. Sure, they smell different to greyhounds, but if they don’t bother me, I don’t intend to mess with them. Perhaps we could play hide and seek around your couch – ya think? I just need a home with people who will love and take good care of me.

Natalie

Born: Mar/2006
Color: Black
Gender: Female
Housing: Foster
Cats: No
Small Dogs: No
Status: ADOPTED!
FOSTER UPDATE: Natalie is small but has a BIG personality! She is full of enthusiasm & curiosity about everything, and she is very affectionate – quick with a kiss or a snuggle. She’ll follow you and keep you company; no matter what chore you’re doing, she just likes to be close. She loves to fetch and plays well with other dogs. She responds well to training, learning quickly and with gusto! She would do really well with an active, athletic family that will play with her daily, and she would be great with kids 6 years & older. She will blossom under calm assertive leadership in which boundaries are gently but firmly set, but still with freedom to express her joyful spirit. If you need a greyhound that will make you laugh and then lay in your lap, she’s the one for you!

Lyla

Born: Dec/2007
Color: Black
Gender: Female
Housing: Foster
Cats: Yes
Small Dogs: Yes
Status: ADOPTED!
FOSTER UPDATE: Lyla is extremely shy and a little fearful of men, but is gradually emerging from her shell through her foster mom’s patience and love. Lyla lives with other dogs and cats and gets along well with all them. She’s housebroken using a doggie door, eats well, and is in good health. Lyla does not need to be crated as she’s very well behaved in the home. On daily walks, the foster mom uses a harness rather than a leash. Lyla loves being touched and cuddled so grooming is a breeze, as long as the ears are cleaned gently. Lyla knows her name and will come slowly when called. Lyla loves being outside and plays bow and bark so her foster mom will roll her a ball. Raised hands will scare Lyla, so the ball is never thrown. Lyla needs a quiet home with gentle people and low activity.

Corky

Born: Jan/2007
Color: Fawn
Gender: Female
Housing: Foster
Cats: Yes
Small Dogs: No
Status: ADOPTED!
FOSTER UPDATE: Corky is a confident, friendly dog that enjoys her morning playtime. She loves people and kids and possibly prefers men. Corky likes to relax outside on the patio and watch the world go by. While Corky has lived harmoniously with a cat, she cannot be with small dogs. When she gets excited, she becomes dominant and could injure a small dog. However, she gets along well at the doggie park with the larger dogs. Except for the vacuum, Corky is usually unfazed by loud noises. She can be left alone for a while without becoming anxious. Corky is well behaved in the home, is not crated, and does not beg for food or counter-surf. She is mostly housetrained without a doggie door. She will bark if the doorbell rings or at wild life roaming around the desert on the other side of the fence. Car rides with her head out the window, and long walks are favorite pastimes, but tossing and hoarding toys is her number one passion.

Dibby

Born: Aug/2006
Color: Fawn
Gender: Female
Housing: Foster
Cats: No
Small Dogs: Yes
Status: ADOPTED!
FOSTER UPDATE: Dibby, recently placed in foster care, is thriving in a home environment. She still has some puppy energy but is being trained not to jump and learn what’s hers to chew and what’s off limits. Dibby is housetrained but sometimes has accidents if her foster is away from the home for more than 7 hours. Dibby sleeps next to her foster’s bed and enjoys being held on her foster’s lap. She will growl while chewing on a bone if she thinks someone is going to steal it. Dibby does not need crating as she is not destructive in the home and doesn’t mind being left alone with her doggie room mate. She barks moderately, usually at loud noises, but does not show fear. Dibby enjoys riding in the car, walks well on the leash, and is healthy. Dibby knows her name, and is an absolute lover who enjoys tummy rubs.

Andy

Born: Mar/2006
Color: Brindle
Gender: Male
Housing: Kennel
Cats: N/A
Small Dogs: N/A
Status: ADOPTED!
Greetings World. My name is Andy. I’m a handsome large brindle male that’s looking to join a soccer team. No other greyhound is as nimble as I when it comes to scooting, retrieving and tossing that Kong around the play area. Watch out Mr. Beckham, I’m on your tail and, with the right contacts, I could replace you. Well, a greyhound can dream, right? Playing with Kongs and toys is now an obsession when I’m let out into the play area at the kennel. I don’t need a partner; I’m very happy playing all by myself, so I’m a low maintenance hound in the entertainment department. But I do need to partner up with a special someone that loves me to pieces and will take me on long daily walks in the cool of the day. After all, a budding soccer star needs all the exercise he can get, right?

Vika

Born: Mar/2008
Color: Black
Gender: Female
Housing: Foster
Cats: No
Small Dogs: N/A
Status: ADOPTED!
FOSTER UPDATE: Vika [pronounced Veeka] is one happy, healthy greyhound that is smart, inquisitive and playful. She’s an affectionate dog that loves people, other large dogs and kids, but has a strong prey drive so she is not compatible with cats or small dogs. Vika is well behaved in the home and has quickly learned what’s ‘off limits.’ She is not bothered by loud or unusual noises and barks only occasionally – always for a reason - she is a good watch dog. She enjoys car rides, is doggie door housetrained, and walks well on the leash. Although there’s no need to crate Vika, she retreats to her crate at night to sleep, and the door is always left open. Vika knows her name and the command ‘stay.’ She’s a ‘girly girl’ pooch that loves to be groomed. Vika will do best in an active household where she is included in family events.

Max

Born: Oct/2007
Color: Dark Brindle
Gender: Male
Housing: Foster
Cats: No
Small Dogs: N/A
Status: ADOPTED!
FOSTER UPDATE: Max is a young, loving, sociable dog. He will occasionally growl if he thinks his bully stick is about to be snatched, or another dog hovers while he’s eating. Max walks well on the leash, uses a doggie door, but occasional accidents occur. This greyhound shows no signs of aggression to people or other dogs. Thunder storms and other unusual noises do not disturb this boy, and he can be left alone with his doggie companions without becoming anxious or destructive. Max enjoys his walks and car rides. He is crated for two hours a day and accepts his temporary confinement. No food issues have been noted, his appetite is normal, and he’s in good health.  Max is not resistant to a grooming regime. He knows his name and comes when called. Max would do best in a home without small children or cats. He’s not cat friendly.

Mandi

Born: Jun/2006
Color: Red Brindle
Gender: Female
Housing: Foster
Cats: Yes
Small Dogs: N/A
Status: ADOPTED!
FOSTER UPDATE: Sweet Mandi is nicely settled in her foster home. She tries to play with the family cat but kitty is not particularly responsive. Mandi is not shy around people or other dogs and doesn’t whine or get upset when left alone for a few hours. Mandi is crated for no more than two hours a day and naps or sleeps in the crate at night with the door open. Her favorite game is to transport toys from one room to another, then pile them up in her crate, and lie on them. Mandi is healthy, rides well in the car, ignores loud or unusual noises, and barks very little. She is housetrained without a doggie door. Walking is her time to explore the world and her inquisitive nature makes her pull on the leash, but this will pass. She knows her name and the commands, ‘lie down’ and ‘leave it.’

Troy

Born: Jan/2006
Color: Brindle
Gender: Male
Housing: Foster
Cats: Yes
Small Dogs: N/A
Status: ADOPTED!
FOSTER UPDATE: Troy is blossoming from a shy boy into a loving Velcro greyhound. He needs a gentle hand, a soft voice and much petting to reassure him that he’s safe. This will help him gain confidence until he’s fully adjusted to home living. Troy would do best in a home with another medium or large size dog and people who are around most of the time. He will not do well if left alone for extended periods. Loud voices, thunder and heavy traffic noises startle him a little. When walking, his fosters recommend using a harness and short leash for better control instead of a Martingale collar in case Troy gets spooked. Troy likes kids, enjoys his car rides, and is house trained with a doggie door. Troy knows his name and accepts crating for no more than 4 hours a day.

Rowdy

Born: Jul/2008
Color: White/Red
Gender: Male
Housing: Kennel
Cats: Yes
Small Dogs: N/A
Status: ADOPTED!
I’m Rowdy and I’m eager for freedom. I’m a medium boy, white with red spots, and I jump with glee when someone approaches my condo. It’s hard to connect through the bars, but I keep trying. I will love my walks during the coolest part of the day, cuddles that make my tail wag, and being a member of an active family. I’ve heard that greyhounds can play throw and catch, and I’m sure I can quickly learn that game. I imagine speeding around a doggie park and watching the jaws of other canines drop in admiration and disbelief. Yep, that I can do but, when I’m spent, it would be fabulous if I could return to a home where I’m loved, take a nap, and then get served breakfast. It sure would be nice to be the canine King of the household with a doggie bed all my own.

Rio (girl)

Born: Aug/2005
Color: Black
Gender: Female
Housing: Foster
Cats: No
Small Dogs: Yes
Status: ADOPTED!
FOSTER UPDATE: Rio is a confident, healthy female greyhound that fears nothing. She loves to be with her foster guardians and follows them around the home. Rio is slowly adjusting to living with a cat but when her fosters are absent from the home, or it’s time for bed, Rio is crated as a safety precaution for Kitty.  Rio barks very little and is house trained without access to a doggie door;  her fosters are home most of the time. She loves her walks, does not pull on the leash, is an enthusiastic car passenger, has a healthy appetite and no problems have been observed with any particular foods or treats. Rio graciously accepts grooming, knows her name and several basic commands: ‘go outside and potty’ ‘lay down’ ‘come’ and ‘leave it.’ Rio is a cuddle bug that loves to play with toys and give kisses. She is ready for adoption.

Boots

Born: May/2006
Color: Brindle
Gender: Female
Housing: Foster
Cats: No
Small Dogs: N/A
Status: ADOPTED!
When I hear "Hi gorgeous" I naturally think someone is speaking to me. I’m one gorgeous brindle gal with white feet; hence my name Boots. Someone with a cat took me in to foster. Big mistake: the poor woman could not sleep because she knew I wanted to stalk and pounce on kitty. I have a high prey drive so living with cats and small dogs is out.  But I get along just fine with other greyhounds or bigger dogs. I enjoy being around people and thrive on affection. I’m back at the kennel just waiting for another opportunity to move into home living. For someone that prefers larger dogs, I will make a loving fur companion. Another larger pooch as a buddy would be great. I’m fed up with kennel life and yearn for my own doggie bed and toys. Please take me home to live with you.

Aiden

Born: Jul/2008
Color: Brindle
Gender: Male
Housing: Foster
Cats: Yes
Small Dogs: N/A
Status: ADOPTED!
FOSTER UPDATE: Aiden can be a little shy until he gets to know you, but he has done well with people and other dogs at tabling and the doggie park. The vacuum startles him initially, but he quickly settles down. His favorite place to snooze is under his foster’s desk. Aiden barks very little, rides well in the car, and does not pull on the leash. Aiden looks forward to his walks and if you hold out his leash, he will wriggle into it immediately. Aiden is a healthy dog with no food issues. He reacts well to grooming and has learned the commands, ‘yes’ ‘outside’ ‘heel’ ‘walkies’ and ‘inside.’ His foster says he can always tell when Aiden wants to go outside so a doggie door is not needed. Aiden is attuned to his foster’s voice as his crazy tail wagging tells his foster that Aiden understands what is being said.

Wayne

Born: Apr/2005
Color: White/Brindle
Gender: Male
Housing: Foster
Cats: No
Small Dogs: N/A
Status: ADOPTED!
Wayne is a large boy, white with brindle patches, currently in foster care, seeking a new home due to the recent unexpected death of his owner. Wayne is affectionate, playful and loves people. If he doesn’t get attention, he will whine, but talking to Wayne and using his name settles him down immediately. One of his new foster parents reports that, while performing abdominal exercise crunches on the living room floor, Wayne wandered in and put one paw on his foster Dad’s stomach, and then draped himself over his foster Dad’s legs and fell asleep. Goodbye crunches.  Wayne is used to living with other greyhounds, but has no experience with cats or kids. Wayne is house trained, very social, and a little mischievous. He likes to steal ‘stuff’ from purses, counter tops, or items lying around, and sneak them out onto the patio. A tidy owner will curb this habit.

Yogurt

Born: Jul/2006
Color: Brindle
Gender: Female
Housing: Foster
Cats: Yes
Small Dogs: Yes
Status: ADOPTED!
My biography is coming soon!

Winnie

Born: Mar/2008
Color: Black
Gender: Female
Housing: Foster
Cats: No
Small Dogs: N/A
Status: ADOPTED!
Hi everyone. I’m Winnie, a medium size black female, very friendly, active and affectionate. I like to know what’s going on and will trot along beside you as you move through your day. I know I will love toys and I dream of my own doggie beds – one in every room ‘cos I like to be where you are so that I get oodles of petting. I’m definitely not into cats, but I like being around other dogs and enjoy people. I can’t wait to run at a safe doggie park or go on long early morning walks when it’s cool with my special someone. While I’m no interior decorator, I know that the color black goes with just about everything, so I will complement your color scheme in every room of your home. My cell phone is charged, just waiting for you to call me, and take me home.

Spicy

Born: Nov/2004
Color: Fawn
Gender: Female
Housing: Foster
Cats: No
Small Dogs: No
Status: ADOPTED!
FOSTER UPDATE: Spicy shares her foster home with another greyhound. Occasionally, Spicy will growl at her doggie roommate but has never growled at people. When out in public, Spicy is a little shy and sticks close to her foster guardians. No problems with anxiety when the fosters leave the home and Spicy rides well in the car, barks very little, and is completely house trained so she is not crated. No health problems or food issues have been observed. Spicy tends to pull on the leash, but loves her walks and especially enjoys chasing after a ball. Grooming and ear cleaning is a breeze and Spicy is learning to respond to her name and the command ‘No.’  Kleenex boxes need to be kept out of reach or else they will be shredded. If Spicy spots a coyote in the desert close to her home, she will ROO the Star Spangled Banner!

Rouge

Born: Oct/2007
Color: Red
Gender: Female
Housing: Kennel
Cats: N/A
Small Dogs: N/A
Status: ADOPTED!
I’m in training for the next Winter Olympics. I can do a triple axle while on the leash – no problem. I’m a potential ice princess with greyhound flair called Rouge. I’m a red medium-size female that’s energetic and good natured. I enjoy hands on contact with people and love affection. During my walk this morning, I was introduced to a goat, all alone, poor thing. My first instinct was to barge into his area so that we could play, but I was told no, this would not be a good idea. So we sniffed each other through the fence and I went on my way. I think a romp with me would have perked him up! Don’t know yet if I’m O.K. with cats, small dogs or children. But I sure love people. If you have room for a fur kid, please take me home.

Petey

Born: Jun/2005
Color: Brindle
Gender: Male
Housing: Foster
Cats: Yes
Small Dogs: Yes
Status: ADOPTED!
Peter Pan aka Petey is a gentle, sensitive light brindle boy who needs a new home. He currently lives in the Chandler area and shares the home with 2 teenagers and 3 kids all under 3, a labradoodle and a cat. He does not care for the younger kids who are respectful but too much action and noise for him. He also gets anxious near kids out playing when he is walked (not his kids but neighborhood kids.)  Petey does well with older kids and cats. He would especially like another greyhound as a companion. His mom loves him but feels that he is unhappy and, with all those kids, he is not getting walked or the attention he needs. Can you give Petey a new home where he will get regular exercise, a greyhound companion, and a peaceful environment?

 

 

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