This is where you can find the latest information on our available hounds. As dogs come to us from the track, they start in the Kennels, are scheduled for their spay/neutering operation, and the process of cat testing and small dog testing begins. Then, usually, they spend a few weeks in a foster home, learning how to coexist with people in a home.
Attend a Meet & Greet event to pet the dogs and talk to long-time greyhound adopters. We'll be able to answer your questions and talk to you about our organization.
As this list is very dynamic (with more moving to the "success" category all the time), check back often. In the mean time, research Greyhounds, and their attributes at the About Greyhounds area.
Born: 5/06/2011 Color: Dk Brindle Gender: Male Housed where: Foster Cats?: Yes Small Dogs?: Unknown Status: coming_soon
About me:My name is Rourke and I’m a dark brindle male. I’m happy to be a member of the SA Greys family, but I’m extra shy about meeting people. The volunteers are very kind. They know it will take a little while for me to adjust to my new life, and they are all rooting for me. My kennel mates send me ROO’s of confidence and this helps me a lot. It’s so nice to have an outside area to my kennel. I can stand outside, breath in the cool morning air, and greet my greyhound kennel mates every morning. This I love. Maybe, in a week or so, I’ll try out for Louie’s choir. I’ve been told I have a very melodic ROO!
My picture is coming soon.
Born: 5/10/2009 Color: Blue Gray Brindle Gender: Male Housed where: Foster Cats?: Unknown Small Dogs?: Unknown Status: available
About me:They call me Louie. I’m a little low on the confidence scale, but in the looks department, I’m a TEN! At least, that’s what the volunteers at the kennel tell me. I’m a grey brindle male, unique coloring for a greyhound. I know things will be okay after I’ve been here a few days and settled in. I like my kennel mates. We all get along and ROO together. Actually, I’m thinking of starting a choir. Beamer came to visit me and auditioned. Yikes! Sorry bro’ – you’re tone deaf!
Louie has a noble, handsome face and soft bunny fur. When he came to us he was underweight, and still is, but he appears healthy and has gained a couple of pounds. As no foods bother him, and he has a healthy appetite, it won’t be long before Mr. Louis reaches an acceptable weight for a sleek greyhound.
Although very shy, he is naturally curious about his surroundings and this is helping him slowly overcome his shyness. Louie lives with a foster brother whom he follows nearly everywhere; the two dogs get along famously. Louie is more nervous of men and older boys. He is quite accepting of gentle children of medium size, around eight to ten years, as long as they don’t move too quickly or raise an arm. While this greyhound prefers to be around people he knows and trusts, he doesn’t get hysterical if we leave the home and he’s left behind. Louie has been fearful of sudden sharp noises: the sound of a door closing, or loud TV crashes make him jumpy, and he’ll run and hide in a safe place. However, fireworks noises don’t bother him, but his foster buddy hides in the bedroom!
Louie loves car rides and closely monitors my driving skills. I think he rated me a B+ on our last trip! We don’t have a doggie door, but housetraining is mostly under control. We don’t crate Louie and he’s been on his best behavior.
Walking on the leash means tangling the leash around my legs or braiding it with the other hound’s leash. Louie alternates between pulling on the leash and hiding behind me. We’re working on this! He’s not happy about being handled by just anyone, but he will let me clean his ears and brush him despite grooming not being at the top of his list of favorite things to do!
Louie is learning commands. So far, he understands ‘wait’ and ‘up’ when it’s time to get into the car. He does recognize his name and will come when called, unless there is a man around, or he has something better to do!
This is one sweet greyhound. I think he will always be shy and would probably do best living in a quiet home with another dog that is confident and secure. With patience and lots of love, Louie could turn into a ‘lap dog’ as long as the adopter is educated on the ways of anxious greyhounds. Louie is well worth the effort.
Foster Mom Marcelle
Born: 5/21/2008 Color: Brindle Gender: Female Housed where: Kennel Cats?: Unknown Small Dogs?: Unknown Status: coming_soon
About me:My name is Jade. I’m a petite brindle female, but I play the game a little differently than Danielle. I initially try subtly to get my point across to the male greyhound population at the kennel. However, if that doesn’t work, I’m forced to use my special power: tongue-lashing. Yep, that works. They can’t wait for me to zip it and I get exactly what I want. If you have the princess gene, you have to know when and how to use to get the best results. Anyone interested in their female greyhound attending my ‘Princess in Training’ classes, starting in June?
Born: 2/18/2009 Color: Black Gender: Male Housed where: Kennel Cats?: Yes Small Dogs?: Unknown Status: coming_soon
About me:They call me Max. I’m a frisky fritter and a member of the Black w/White tuxedo club. This is an elite club and not everyone can join. I heard my mom say that she had to drink a pint of Guinness twice a week while she was expecting if she wanted her pups to become members of the club. I guess the Guinness worked! All my siblings are black and we all popped out of mom holding a miniature Guinness glass. Now that’s public relations!
Born: 3/12/2010 Color: Red Fawn Gender: Male Housed where: Foster Cats?: No Small Dogs?: No Status: available
About me:I’m like a red volleyball on a California beach, always ready to play. My name is Jay. Apart from my charming personality, one of my many unique characteristics is my short tail, that’s mostly curled. No fear of me swiping something precious off your coffee table ‘cos the tail just can’t reach that far. When I meet you and if I like you, I smile one gorgeous broad smile. Course; if I like you, I want you to play volleyball with me in the play area at the kennel. I’m sure we can schmooze Liz into setting up a net. I’m taking a count at the kennel for dogs that want to participate. So far, I’m up to three. Need one more for doubles, fur balls!
Born: 7/15/2008 Color: Black Gender: Male Housed where: Kennel Cats?: Yes Small Dogs?: Unknown Status: coming_soon
About me:I’m Andy, an energetic large black male with a white tuxedo. I love to play bob and weave with the volunteers at the kennel. Sure, I realize that some are a little fragile, but I’m always careful not to charge into them when I’m playing; I slice by them with an inch to spare! I call this the volunteer stress test. So far, they’ve all passed HA! I’m an affectionate dog that gets along with my kennel mates, and I’m happy-go-lucky. Perhaps I’ll get lucky and go home with you after I’ve been in foster for a while.