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: 2/26/2011 Color: Black Gender: Female Housed where: Foster Cats?: Yes Small Dogs?: Yes Status: available
About me:Fancy is a very young shy black beauty.
Fancy has started to meet the public. Her foster guardians recently took her to a Meet & Greet at Petsmart for a short while. Fancy tolerated being around people and allowing occasional pets more than her foster guardians had anticipated. She was recently tested with a cat and showed no aggression, but would probably be a "with work". Gradually this little girl is stepping out!
She is still very shy, but is coming along on her road to learning to trust her humans.
She still starts at unfamiliar noises and may have some separation anxiety issues, when they leave for a short time. She knows how to use the dog door and loves to go for walks.
She can't be an only dog and would do best in a home with older or no children.
She is energetic and always trying to play with her older foster siblings.
If you have patience and plenty of TLC, she could become a wonderful addition to your family.
Born: 6/23/2010 Color: Brindle Gender: Male Housed where: Foster Cats?: Yes Small Dogs?: Unknown Status: available
About me:Basco is a handsome brindle boy. He had a broken hock and had surgery.
He is all healed and back to being a playful lovable boy.
He is ready for his "forever" home.
Maybe that's you!
Foster Update for Basco:
Basco is a beautiful brindle greyhound, with expressive eyes that come to his aid when he does something wrong. He is a sweet boy and still very much a puppy that gets extremely excited. He gets along well with my two greyhounds; however, he does tend to be pushy and wants to be first in everything. His education in manners continues. He is a handful and most likely not good for a home with small children, more because he is still learning, and, in his excitement, might accidentally knock over a small child.
He is very social and does very well at the dog park with other dogs, although he does tend to hang back initially from romping with the other dogs. He is learning to walk on the leash. At the outset, he will pull, but then he begins to settle down. He is learning the command ‘leave it’.
Feeding time is hysterical. Although Basco is a greyhound, at feeding time, I think he is part Kangaroo, the way he jumps around. He knows his bowl and is good about not bothering the other two while they are eating. He does knock his bowl when he thinks its feeding time to let you know that he’s hungry.
Basco is an early riser, and won’t let us rest when he thinks its time to get up. He hears the first note of my music alarm and comes running in to be fed. We don't have a doggy door, but he will let you know when he needs to go out. My two dogs have trained him well.
Basco is a thief. He has taken my hair ties off the bathroom sink, sneaked food from the counter, and even food from my son’s plate. However, he learned these tricks from one of my greys, Tyler. When we eat at the dining room table, however, Basco will go lay down. I regret to say that he has taken and chewed my son's gym shoes and slippers, but only my son's shoes, not sure what is up with that.
He isn't much of a guard dog and doesn't bark when someone knocks on the door, but then again neither do my other two greyhounds. However, when he is out in our front yard, he does bark at other dogs and people walking by. Not sure how he will be with a cat, since we don't have one, but he does bark at the neighborhood cat.
Foster Mom Meme.
Born: 6/05/2008 Color: Black Gender: Female Housed where: Foster Cats?: No Small Dogs?: No Status: available
About me:I’m Spirit, just a slip of a thing. I’m a little shy of new things and people, but I’m beginning to feel more at home in my new kennel. I really like the volunteers and don’t miss my racing muzzle one bit! I would do best in a home with another dog to teach me the ropes and be my best buddy.
Foster Update for Spirit:
When SAGreys retrieved Spirit from the track, she was nervous of her own shadow, let alone being handled by people. Greyhounds are sensitive dogs, some more than others. Spirit has now been in foster care for over one week. Already, she is opening up like a rose petal in spring under the loving care of Dawn, her foster mom, and learning to trust that people will not hurt her.
Spirit is learning that people can be good, and hands can be for petting. She loves soft beds, quiet rooms, and being outside on the patio bed. It didn’t take Spirit long to figure out what to do with squeaky toys, including transporting them from inside to outside the home. Dawn has experienced no accidents or chewing in the home, so there’s no need for crating. However, once Spirit learned to navigate the doggie door, and demonstrated her newly found skill to her foster mom by zipping in and out and in and out, she also thought it a good idea to move the duvet from the bed, through the doggie door, onto the patio. Mm, not such a good decision and foster mom firmly told Spirit ‘NO.” The duvet has forever after remained on the bed.
Although initially shy around strangers, regardless of gender or age, she warms up as long as the visitors don’t move too quickly. Spirit has not been around children, but her foster mom cautions that very young children may frighten Spirit with their enthusiasm. Spirit can be left alone without any problem, but she has two other greyhounds to keep her company, which usually averts symptoms of separation anxiety.
Loud or unusual noises used to frazzle Spirit, but she’s gradually acclimating to the many noises in this crazy world: police sirens, huge trucks rumbling down the road, emergency vehicle sirens, squealing brakes – you get the drift.
She loves to ride in the car, go for walks, is good on the leash, and barks moderately - she seems to have watchdog tendencies: this is a plus. Potential burglars don’t want to mess with a home that has a barking dog.
Spirit is healthy, has no problems with any types of food, although she does need to gain a few pounds, but this will come over time. She tolerates grooming quite well. She would do best with other dogs if the adopter were working full time outside the home.
Spirit needs a quiet, gentle home where she will be adored, where she can feel safe, where she can relax and trust her new family will always treat her well. Once you’ve lived with a greyhound, you can’t live without one!
Born: 6/10/2008 Color: Black Gender: Male Housed where: Foster Cats?: Unknown Small Dogs?: Unknown Status: available
About me:I’m a black male with a loving disposition. Just give me kisses and cuddles and I’m one happy dog. I’m in foster learning to be a good boy. I overheard my foster mom tell a friend that I’ve had no accidents in the house. Foster mom also said, “Taylor is the most loving hound ever. He comes to you for hugs and nose rubs. He has discovered squeaky toys and loves them.” Good report card, don’t you think?
Taylor is totally house trained, without a doggie door. He will bark at the door or claw it or come get you and talk to you if you aren't listening to him.
He is very vocal. When I leave the house, he talks and scolds you and does a little barking, but then will settle down. He would need to be with other dogs, as he always wants to play and is used to being part of a pack.
He loves his squeaky toys and tosses them in the air and carries them around. He will take them outside with him, so they are scattered all over the backyard.
He sleeps all night and eats well. He does growl in his sleep or if someone bumps his bed while he is sleeping. He had a severe ear infection when we took him in and I think he still remembers the pain when he was bumped. He does not try to bite, just the growl and once you talk to him, he stops. He would do well in a family with older teens or someone willing to give him a lot of exercise, since he loves to play and would relish the extra activity.
He seems to know his name and comes when you call him. He understands "no" and "leave it", although he thinks about it for a minute to see if you have changed your mind. He has never been crated while I am gone and he loves shoes and anything on the floor that is yours, so if you are a messy housekeeper, some of your stuff will have chew marks on it and your socks will end up out in the backyard with the other toys.
He is an affectionate boy and will come to you for hugs and belly rubs.
He would be a loving member of your family.
Born: 1/23/2009 Color: Brindle Gender: Female Housed where: Foster Cats?: No Small Dogs?: No Status: available
About me:Jill is a petite brindle girl. A little shy, but that is to be expected in a new place.
She is affectionate and loves the attention she is getting from the volunteers.
Foster Update For Jill - Jelly Bean:
Jill Jelly Bean has been with me since December 1, 2012.
She has continued to blossom and now shows me that she likes living with a pack. While she still loves to play on her own and transfer toys from the living room to the patio, she now comes to greet me at the side of my bed each morning to receive strokes and kisses, just before I get up, along with my other two fur kids, Beamer and Anabel. When I leave the home for a few hours, upon my return, Jill is up there with Beamer and Anabel, wagging her tail, glad to see me. Once or twice, she has tried to climb out the window of my SUV, so I had to adjust the windows to make sure she could not do that. I suspect that Jill Jelly Bean had minimal physical contact while racing. She’s now become accustomed to hugs, kisses, and belly rubs, and likes them. So, my little darling Jill Jelly Bean will need another greyhound for company!
While she has the opportunity to spar with Beamer and Anabel, she would not do well with small dogs or cats. Jill prefers to play alone, jump on her squeaky toys, and and transport them from inside to outside the home.
She’s a gatherer and quite a gal: sweet natured, wakes up happy and goes to bed in the same frame of mind. This gentle girl needs a gentle, laid-back human with whom she can bond and feel safe. Perhaps this is you?
Born: 4/11/2009 Color: Black Gender: Male Housed where: Foster Cats?: No Small Dogs?: No Status: available
About me:No, I’m not a musician even though they call me Dylan. I’m your regular handsome greyhound looking for a family that just can’t live without me. I must say, my new digs are such an improvement over my previous housing arrangement. I love the volunteers who take time out of their busy lives to come to the kennel and care for us fur kids. It feels so good to be loved, and I want an opportunity to return that love as only a greyhound can: crotch sniffing, ballerina twirling, nosing my way under your armpit so you can scratch my ears, following you around like a shadow, sitting on the bathroom rug while you take a shower, and cuddling with you on the couch watching a movie.
Foster Update for Dylan:
Dylan lives with two older greyhounds and enjoys being part of a pack; they coexist well. Dylan brings youthful energy, and the two older greys provide a calming influence. For Dylan, a pup born in April, that’s a good thing! Dylan tolerates kids, although he is not drawn to them. The female greyhound in the home defers to Dylan, so he’s got a touch of the machismo. Expansive hand motions make Dylan retreat, perhaps this behavior was forged in his former life. During these times, he will not respond to his name. As with all greyhounds, a gentle, consistent voice and a nudge is all that it takes to move the greyhound into the right direction. Dylan is not shy, but will size up the visitors and approach them on his time. Dylan is housetrained using a doggie door. Nothing fazes this boy, although he has yet to experience a summer monsoon storm! Dylan lives in a rural environment where wild life roams freely at night; hence, Dylan goes out onto the patio and adds his Roos to the wild life orchestra! Dylan is not crated because he doesn’t have behavior issues. Since being in foster care, Dylan has gained some well-needed weight, as well as a steady supply of water. He handles grooming without fuss, suspect that he knows his name, but will not always come when called. Additional training will be necessary. Dylan is over the moon with toys, more toys, and more toys! This gentle, loving greyhound could be a long-time companion as a second or third dog in a pack
Born: 5/09/2008 Color: Brindle Gender: Male Housed where: Foster Cats?: Unknown Small Dogs?: Unknown Status: available
About me:I’m Tulsa, but I’m sure not in Oklahoma! I landed in good old Tucson, yea for me! I’m an amber, small brindle boy, long legged and lean, just waiting for you to spoil me with good eats and treats. A pile of new, squeaky toys, waiting just for me, on a new doggie bed, all my own, would be awesome! Once I pass ‘paw camp’ in my foster home, I’ll be ready to move in with you. Move over kitty, hound coming in!
Tulsa – who answers to Jack - is a curious, confident dog that is adjusting well to life in a home. One of his favorite spots is his doggie bed on the outside patio. When he becomes excited about going for a walk or a ride in the car, his doggie smile turns into air snaps. Sometimes he gets a little exuberant and jumps, but as time passes, he is becoming calmer. Tulsa seems pretty well adjusted when left alone for a while. He is house trained without a doggie door, but his fosters suspect that he would love the freedom a doggie door offers when he moves into a permanent placement. Tulsa is not crated as there are no behavior problems. He eats with gusto; no foods seem to bother his digestive system. On his daily walks, he happily greets dogs of all sizes and is the perfect gentleman. He doesn’t pull on the leash. Tulsa seems to enjoy grooming and doesn’t squirm when it’s time to have his ears cleaned. He is learning some basic commands: wait, bed, down, outside, etc. Occasionally, when excited, Tulsa entertains the neighborhood with Roos! This dog is nearly ready for a permanent home. Line up people, because he won’t be around long.
Born: 10/04/2007 Color: Brindle Gender: Male Housed where: Kennel Cats?: Yes Small Dogs?: Unknown Status: available
About me:Yep, another light brindle, medium-size male; they call me Sky. It seems that we brindles are becoming more common as the years pass. This is a good thing because my internet research shows that people love our brindle coats. I’m adjusting to my new digs but hope to go into foster soon. I’m a little nervous about moving into a house. Do they have the rules posted on the door of each room? My memory isn’t great and neither is my eyesight. Hey, did one of you guys take my cheaters? I put them under my bed? Just kidding people. Actually, I have bifocals!
I will be ready to go home with you soon!
Born: 9/23/2009 Color: Red Gender: Female Housed where: Foster Cats?: No Small Dogs?: No Status: available
About me:My name is Claire. I’m a small, red female. A lady came to the kennel to meet us the other day. She was very nice, and we all ran up to our cage doors and greeted her with kisses or tail wags. The lady told me that I was very pretty and some wonderful person will give me a good home with doggie beds and loads of toys. What’s a toy? I’m a real cutie. Perhaps I’ll ask Christopher to teach me his dance moves so I can get in the white house too.
Foster Update for Claire:
Claire is a very intelligent dog that knows her name. She is housetrained with a doggie door without one accident. She gets along with other greys, great Danes and German Shepard’s. She has not been around small dogs but I would say “no” since she does have a strong prey drive. She really notices rabbits on walks but does not bother them when you tell her to leave it. She walks well with five other dogs, loves care rides, was very interested in anything small at Petsmart.
She does well with men or women and I think that she likes kids (I would say five or older). She has been such an easy dog to foster. She does like horsing around with the dingo (2yr old German Shepard mix). She is a delight.
Foster Mom Cheryl
Born: 1/27/2008 Color: Gender: Male Housed where: Kennel Cats?: Yes Small Dogs?: Unknown Status: available
About me:They call me Tene`re. I’m a large black male, and happy to be in Southern Arizona, especially Tucson. I think I’m in love with the kennel manager, Liz. As with all the volunteers, Liz takes such good care of us, and we all love her. Most of us don’t know much about kisses and cuddles, so we’re learning to accept petting by strangers, who quickly turn into friends because they volunteer with SAGreys. Boy, it sure feels good. I’m going to ask Christopher to teach me his dance moves, and then I’m going to ask Liz out on a date. Operations Manager Cindy told me of Liz’s favorite places. A little dancing, an intimate dinner, a little coffee with a large shot of brandy on the side – Yep, I think I can talk Liz into fostering me!
Born: 6/13/2009 Color: Dark Brindle Gender: Male Housed where: Foster Cats?: No Small Dogs?: No Status: available
About me:I’m Oliver. A tall, dark brindle boy with white feet and a white tuxedo, that’s ready to party. Valentine’s Day is coming up. I should have completed training at the greyhound foster boot camp by then. I would love to wear an orchid
boutonniere on my tail, and sachet from party to party, with you as my companion. Are you up for that? Roo your response while the moon is full!
Oliver is a strikingly handsome, affectionate dog. At three and a half, he’s still part puppy, and hasn’t quite ‘found himself’ – you know, like the teenagers in the 1970s - but he’ll get there.
He wakes up ready to play, but after the morning run, sleeps like a grey! Oliver lives with two other greyhounds and amicably shares the feeding area. However, the head dog, doesn’t like to share his doggie bed and will growl at Oliver, but the foster mom has not heard Oliver growl back.
Oliver enjoys meeting people of all ages, although, at first, he’s a tad tentative. The only loud noise that bothers Oliver is the vacuum – the customary enemy of greyhounds.
He loves to ride in the car, is housetrained using a doggie door, and only barks when wild life have the nerve at night to walk close to his property.
Oliver’s foster mom is retired and doesn’t believe in crates. Oliver is food motivated and, therefore, easily trainable, so he doesn’t need crating. Like many greyhounds straight from the track, Oliver needed to gain a few pounds. Under the loving care of his foster mom, that mission has been accomplished.
Oliver lives on the outskirts of town on several acres, so while he walks gently with his foster mom when not on a leash, when leashed, he gets a little anxious, but patience and gentleness will quickly overcome his anxiety.
His foster mom is unsure whether Oliver knows his name, but believes he’s learning to respond when called. Oliver loves people and is a nuzzler. He’s a little wary of people handling his head, but this too will disappear with patience and love.
Born: 6/06/2009 Color: White with brindle ticking Gender: Male Housed where: Foster Cats?: Yes Small Dogs?: Yes Status: available
About me:Casey is a handsome boy, that has recovered from his broken hock surgery and is ready to find his forever home. There are no lasting effects from his injury and he runs and plays with his toys. He lives in harmony with several other greys and a cat.
He would love to become part of your family.
Foster Update – Casey:
This greyhound is just a ball of love. His foster mom says he’s one of the sweetest dogs she’s fostered. He weighs 68 lbs. Casey gets along with people, dogs and cats. He’s one amiable pooch. Nothing bothers him. He’s not shy. He can be left alone with other dogs without anxiety when his humans leave for a couple of hours. Car rides are one of his favorite pastimes.
There is no doggie door in Casey’s foster home, but he makes his needs known by barking or walking around to show he’s unsettled. On rare occasions, when the foster family will be absent from the home for four or five hours, Casey is crated. He doesn’t seem to mind this restriction. Casey is healthy and no foods bother his digestive system. On the leash, Casey is a professional and doesn’t pull. He tolerates grooming well. He knows the commands ‘Come’ and ‘Stay.’ Casey knows his name and comes when called – well most of the time – after all, greyhounds are curious and things grab their attention!
Foster Mom Peggy
Born: 10/15/2008 Color: Brindle Gender: Female Housed where: Foster Cats?: No Small Dogs?: No Status: available
About me:I’m the lady of the group. My name is Danielle. I’m a petite, brindle female with an edge to my personality. After all, when you’re petite and female, surrounded by boisterous male hounds, you have to bark up for yourself. I refuse to be pushed aside or ignored by these macho guys. I stand my ground. They just don’t get it. All female greyhounds have the princess gene. Get used to it boys, it comes with the territory. Did I mention that I was cute?
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.
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: 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: 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: 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: 5/06/2011 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.