If you are interested in adopting a prison trained greyhound, please complete the adoption application; this will help us find a greyhound to meet the needs of your family.
Most of the greyhounds in our program are adopted by the time they graduate. If you do not see a greyhound on our web site who seems to meet your needs, please contact our adoption partners :
Gold Coast Greyhound Adoptions: 727-786-3278 or 727-RUN-FAST email@example.com
Racing Dog Retirement Project 941-379-3278
Greyhounds Available for Adoption
Session 27 at Hardee Correctional has begun. We have a fabulous group of greyhounds available for adoption, and all of them will be ready to move into their forever home when they graduate in October. The following dogs are currently available for adoption:
Farthing: Farthing is a light-brown, 67-pound brindle boy with white chest markings. He is one handsome dude! Hi, Everyone! Nice to meet you! My name is Farthing, and I am so happy to be here at the Hardee Hero Hounds program – it’s really fun to be with so many great trainers and other greyhounds. My trainer is teaching me things like how to watch him closely and focus on him; sit; down; stay; how to “leave it” so I don’t pick up things you don’t want me to have. I’m looking forward to meeting you and hope you will be my “Forever parents”! Farthing is currently enrolled in the Hardee Hero Hound greyhound and inmate basic obedience program and will be graduating on September 22, 2017. He is available for adoption through Gold Coast Greyhound Adoptions. For more information, please contact the Greyhound Advancement Center at 813-444-7391 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
P J: P J Godzilla, black male 103B 62326, whelped 10/1/13 He is gentle and easy going, friendly but not an in-your-face type. He already walks nicely on a leash, is very quiet, and seems to be a really nice boy. He tested as not OK with cats. We have not yet had him around small dogs. At home, he is very easy going.
Buttercup: Blutoo Buttercup, red female 54G 64995, whelped 5/30/14 Active, playful, loves stuffie toys, very friendly and confident. She loves everyone, gets along fine with other dogs, and is a sister of Blutoo Jiffy, who graduated a couple of classes ago. Buttercup is pre-adopted and her adopter would like to have her certified as a therapy dog.
Maverick: VJ Dak Da Man, black and white male 75D-66904, whelped 7/12/15 Very active and playful. He is a large dog (77lbs.) and is strong. He is also confident and very friendly. He will need an experienced trainer who is good with larger, more active dogs. Needs manners and leash work. Maverick is pre-adopted.
Jump N Up High Joy 54 F 63991 5/28/2014 Female White and Red Wonderful and well mannered girl. Gets along well with other dogs.
Jig: Waubun Gigolo, red male 63E 61362, whelped 6/8/13 Jig was pretty calm when we brought him home and bathed him. He is friendly, confident, and playful. He needs leash training and has a bad habit of jumping on people, so his trainer will need to work on that. He is playful but not overly active. He will sometimes bark to get your attention if he needs to go out, or he wants to be fed. He tested as cat OK–have not had him around small dogs yet. He kennels well and loves to ride in the van. He gets along well with the other greyhounds. I think he will be a good dog with some direction.
Amaretto: HL’s Amaretto, brindle female 114H – 65357, whelped 5/25/14 Very active, social, confident, loves everyone and loves attention. She is very food motivated. Needs to be able to run a little bit every day. She needs leash work and manners. She will get along well with a trainer that likes more active, outgoing, needy type dogs–she wants attention all the time. She gets along fine with greyhounds, but will not be good with small dogs. She tested as cat workable (but I consider her a no cat dog).
Curly Jo: Waubun Curly Jo, black female 115A 67627, whelped 11/2/15 She is young (not yet two), playful, active. Needs leash manners and just needs to be handled. She was afraid of the water when we tried to bathe her. She only had 11 races, so she has probably not been handled very much. Curly Jo is food motivated, so training treats should work well for her. She tried to go after a small dog when we tested her, so she would be a no for cats or small dogs, but she may get better once she knows what they are. She is very friendly and playful, does not like to go into her crate–you have to toss a treat in. Curly Jo has two toes on her left rear foot that are curled the wrong way (a birth defect); however, it does not bother her at all. She will need a more experienced trainer who likes to work with young dogs that do not have a lot of handling.
Here’s a link to a video titled “From Racing to Your Home” It was produced by GulfGreyhound Park. It provides a good introduction to greyhounds and adoption.
Let us know if you are interested in a companion, therapy or service dog or have any questions. We will work with the nearest greyhound adoption group to match you with a greyhound.