Available Retirees


G.R.A.C.E. believes that prospective adopters should have a chance to learn about the greyhounds available. See what they look like, ask questions about particular dogs, and ultimately choose a greyhound who will best suit their circumstances and enrich their lives.

  • We help adopters choose dogs by providing detailed information about each dog and offering suggestions about which dogs would work best in the adopter’s environment.

  • We do not place a dog in a home without the adopters full involvement in the decision-making process.

  • All families with children ages 5 and younger must have a fenced in yard to adopt.

  • Please click on the application tab to complete the application.

  •   Please feel free to follow up with us regarding your application at 734-558-4218 if you have not heard from us within 72 hours of submitting your application. Thank you so much for your interest in adopting or fostering a greyhound, and we look forward to hearing from you!

Below are our current Available Retirees.  Feel free to pick one, or several, to become your new family pet!  Remember, greyhounds are like potato chips…you can’t have just one.

Note:  We have a large number of applications and we are working them as fast as we can.  If you submitted an application please be patient….we are getting more greyhounds in and will be working to help you find your fast friend.

UPDATE:  Because of the current conditions in our state and across the country we are not doing on site home visits. We are asking our applicants to send in a video of their home, yard and pets to help us make a determination on approval and working to find a greyhound that will meet your requirements.  Once the video is received we will work to have the foster parents contact the applicants to discuss their fosters.  Videos can be sent to: gracehounds@yahoo.com or 734-558-4218.  Please make sure you include your name on your videos.  

Thank you

This month’s featured retire is…

Hello my name is Tulip and I am a special little girl that is looking for my forever home

 Tulip
Nickname: Tulip
Sex: FemaleColor: Red
Date of Birth: 3/1/2018Weight: 62.3 lbs
Sire: AMF SleekstrangrDam: PJ Run Them Down
Right Ear: 38BLeft Ear: 71907
Initial Evaluation: Cat CorrectableFoster Parents: Michelle B
Hi! My name is Tulip and I’m waiting for my perfect forever home. I’m shy around most people when I first meet them (especially men) but the more I get to know you, the more outgoing and loving I get! I love to snack and snuggle all day. I get especially excited around dinner time and do zoomies in the house to prepare for my delicious meal! I might not act like it all the time, but I’m still a puppy!

My foster mom says I’m doing really well with opening up and that I’m learning a lot! I have been doing very well with house training and I don’t counter surf but I do like to beg for tasty snacks. I like walks and car rides- I get super excited about all the new smells and sometimes shake with excitement! I still need some help jumping up into the car so my foster mom always gives me a boost.

I can be a bit unsure around people in scary open spaces but I love to be right next to people when we’re inside. I’m trying to expand my horizons but it’s tough when you’re shy! I will need to have an owner that will be patient with me as I get more comfortable.

I get along great with dogs of all sizes- even cats! I would probably do best in a quiet home and would love to have another furry friend in the house to help show me the ropes.
If you would like to meet Tulip or any of our available hounds please email us, complete an application or call G.R.A.C.E. at (734)347-5061
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More available retirees:

 Baby
Nickname: Baby
Sex: FemaleColor: Black
Date of Birth: 8/19/2018Weight: 50 lbs
Sire: AMF SleekstrangrDam: AMF Bad Habit
Right Ear: 88ALeft Ear: 72728
Initial Evaluation:. Cat SafeFoster Parents: Diane H
Hi my name is Baby and I came to Michigan from Kansas. I never made it to racing but was bred to race. I am a little bit timid at first...but am learning new things each and every day. I am super sweet and will make a wonderful addition to a GRACE Family.

I wanted to let everyone know that my Grandma Lexi has already been adopted by a GRACE Family. My mom is in a foster home and I hear that she may be going to a forever home real soon. My brother Beau will be coming up next week to GRACE to be adopted too....so this truly is a family affair.

I have just been placed in my foster home so watch for updates on how I am doing.

Stay tuned for more updates.

If you would like to meet Baby any of our available hounds please email us, complete an application or call G.R.A.C.E. at (734)347-5061
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 Beau
Nickname: Beau
Sex: MaleColor: Black
Date of Birth: 8/19/2018Weight: 62 lbs
Sire: AMF SleekstrangrDam: AMF Bad Habit
Right Ear: 88ELeft Ear: 72728
Initial Evaluation:. Cat SafeFoster Parents: Gene & Rosanne P
Hi my name is Beau and I came to Michigan from Kansas. I never made it to racing but was bred to race. I am a little bit timid at first...but am learning new things each and every day. I am super sweet and will make a wonderful addition to a GRACE Family.

I wanted to let everyone know that my Grandma Lexi has already been adopted by a GRACE Family. My mom is in a foster home and I hear that she may be going to a forever home real soon. My sister Baby has also come to GRACE to be adopted....so this truly is a family affair.

I have just been placed in my foster home so watch for updates on how I am doing.

Stay tuned for more updates.

If you would like to meet Beau any of our available hounds please email us, complete an application or call G.R.A.C.E. at (734)347-5061
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 Betamerica Elite
Nickname: Elliott
Sex: MaleColor: Black
Date of Birth: 3/1/2015Weight: 73 LBS
Sire: Chasin the RichsDam: WWK Tostitos
Right Ear: 35BLeft Ear: 66044
Initial Evaluation: No Cats PleaseFoster Parents: Gene & Rosanne P
Hi my name is Elliott and I came to GRACE from Palm Beach I did have a pretty good race career(181 races) but I decided it was time for me to hang up my racing blanket and find a couch to call my own.

I am a sweetheart but would do better in a home without cats. I find them too interesting and would like to chase them. I am super sweet and lovable and will do great in a home with another mid to larger sized dog or greyhound. I would get lonely in a home with no other dogs.

I REALLY like my foster sister Hallie and if possible would like to find a home with her. Two is always better than one.

I have learned to do stairs with ease and know how to use the dog door at my current foster home. That is a good thing because me and Hallie are on vermin (squirrel, rabbit, any other small four legged creature) patrol 24/7. None of those pesky things are going to get our foster family!

I am also very diligent in keeping my foster parents clean and shiny. At every opportunity, I give them a spit bath. I’m sure it saves on them taking showers. And because they asked me not to, I don’t get on any of the furniture. They sit on the floor so I can snuggle next to them. What fun to be so warm and loved on!

They sometimes are a little slow at feeding me though. They say 6:00 pm is dinner time, but why can’t it be 5:30 or 5:00? Don’t they know I’m starving???

I love to go for rides in the car, never know where we’ll end up and who we’ll see. I absolutely know everyone I meet is going to love me, I’m so sweet. Just ask anyone who knows me.

I don’t live with any of the small people but sure do love them anyway. I’m not big on playing with toys. I like a bone every now and again. I haven’t learned to sit on command yet but am getting much better at stay. Off is a hard one because I get so excited and can’t keep four feet on the floor. I’ve pretty much learned the kitchen counter is NOT to be smelled. That’s really hard some times.

I enjoy being brushed, it feels so good please don’t stop. Nail trimming is a breeze. An occasional bath is fine but I really don’t care to go out in the rain unless it is to chase away one of those pesky vermin. Got to keep my people safe. Can I keep you safe?


Stay tuned for more updates.
If you would like to meet Elliott or any of our available hounds please email us, complete an application or call G.R.A.C.E. at (734)347-5061
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 Declan
Nickname: Declan
Sex: MaleColor: White and Brindle
Date of Birth: 09/06/2018Weight: 68.5 lbs
Sire: Rico's VintageDam: PJ Arch Angel
Right Ear: 97CLeft Ear:
Initial Evaluation:. Not Cat SafeFoster Parents: Kathy B.
Hi my name is Declan a and I came to Michigan from Kansas. I was bred to race but never made it that far....that doesn't mean I'm not fast...just that I saw a couch in my future. Also, both my mom PJ Arch Angel and my dad Rico's Vintage were adopted by GRACE Families, now it is my turn.

I, Declan, am a quiet, gentle boy. I am in love with the kids in my foster family ages 1, 7 and 12. I think they are delightful. I love to cover the baby in kisses. I like to do drive by snuggles. I have two canine foster sisters, a fellow grey whom I adore, and a bossy Australian shepherd mix. My foster sister tries to boss me around and herd me, and I simply don't engage in her shenanigans. I have better things to do with my time. I completely ignore her.

I am not food aggressive in the least. I let my foster sisters eat my food, steal my toys/treats right from my mouth without the lest bit of tension. My foster mom pets me while I am eating and has carefully worked with me to see if I am food aggressive. I don't mind being petted or touched or have my bowl moved around while I eat.

I don't seem to have a startle reflex. My foster mom says I sleep like the dead. She can play with my feet, scratch my belly, move my legs and I don't budge. She tried brushing my teeth, and I can say I was fond of that. I just turned away from her and showed her my booty for her efforts.

Stairs are not a problem. I mastered those on my first day. I like rugs on the hardwood floors and like to play hop scotch to the rugs, but I am getting more and more familiar with how to walk without losing traction on the hardwood floors. Carpets are so much fun to rub and roll on.

I love toys, and bones. I like to hoard my toys, and slippers, blankets and pillows. I am the king of the pillows and believe I deserve a throne of pillows on top of the dog beds.

I can sometimes pull on the leash, and I like to move around back and forth when I walk, so I am still learning some manners. I love birds, squirrels, and bunnies with a puppy like delight. I do like to pull on the leash wihen I see one of these delightful creatures.

When I am awake I am a moderately energetic boy. I don't just wag my tail, I wag my entire body. I haven't barked yet. I have whined a little whem my foster sister Mia goes away, but now I let her leave my sight without minding.

I'm a little too fond of my feline foster brother. My foster mom has told me to leave the cat alone, but I like to chase and corner him. I have ignored his hisses, swipes and cues to leave him alone. My foster mom strongly prefers to keep us separated.

Overall my foster family says I am such a "good boy!"

Stay tuned for updates as my foster mom learns new things about and I learn new stuff too.
If you would like to meet Declan any of our available hounds please email us, complete an application or call G.R.A.C.E. at (734)347-5061
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 GS Salem
Nickname: Salem
Sex: FemaleColor: Black
Date of Birth: 04/02/2017Weight: 57 lbs
Sire: GS TaylorDam: GS Kadence
Right Ear: 47BLeft Ear: 70147
Initial Evaluation:. Cat SafeFoster Parents: Krista W
Hi my name is Salem and I came to Michigan from Florida. I had a pretty good racing career at Daytona Beach and now I am ready to start the next chapter of my life as your best friend.

Stay tuned for updates as my foster mom learns new things about and I learn new stuff too.
If you would like to meet Salem any of our available hounds please email us, complete an application or call G.R.A.C.E. at (734)347-5061
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 Hallie's Legacy
Nickname: Hallie
Sex: FemaleColor: Black
Date of Birth: 9/1/2017Weight: 56 LBS
Sire: Deadliest CatchDam: Zonked Out
Right Ear: 97ALeft Ear: 71109
Initial Evaluation: No Cats PleaseFoster Parents: Gene & Rosanne P
Hi, my name is Hallie and I came to GRACE from Palm Beach where I had a short racing career (4 races). I am super sweet and love everyone I meet with the exception of those things you call cats; small, furry, run. Small dogs are not so good either, too much like a live squeakie toy.

I am doing great in my foster home. I’m learning my foster mom is alpha, not me. Counter surfing is a no, no. That one is hard. Squirrels are the absolute bomb! What fun to watch for them out the windows and sliding door then run out the dog door to try and chase or bark at from the fence. I’ve taught my foster brother Elliott all about the joys of squirrels. Talking about Elliot, he and I have developed a bond and would really like to be adopted together...two is always better than one. We run and play together and just like being together.

Lets see, what else? I love going for car rides and settle right down until we get to where we are going. I need a little more work on the leash. There is so much to explore I have trouble just walking nicely. I do potty on leash when needed. I don’t live with little people but have met them at Meet & Greets and think they are really cool. I do have to be careful around little, little people as I get very excited and can be too much for them. I forget to keep four feet on the floor and need to touch people, sometimes with my mouth; another no, no according to my foster mom. That can scare the real little people even though it is all in loving fun for me. I have to admit, I am exuberant. Most everything I do is to the extreme, no halfway for me.

And who is it that stated Greyhounds don’t bark? I have a very healthy voice and use it, regularly. When I do need a rest, my preferred location is in a lap or at least snuggled next to a person. They keep me so toasty warm and comfortable as I nap. And I’m handy for petting. I also like to just stand with my head between my foster mom’s legs as she is standing in the kitchen or anywhere else. I know she appreciates the attention. When anyone comes to visit, I can’t contain myself. I want to make sure they know they are welcome by barking and jumping and nibbling. Not sure why my foster mom tries to make me stop. The visitors may think they aren’t welcome and not come again and that would be the furthest from the truth.

I am really good at going up and down stairs, taught myself. I’m not used to being crated as I get free run of the house. I have to wear that muzzle when my foster parents leave, something about inappropriate chewing, I’m only 2 after all. What do you think teeth are for? I do do my best to only chew appropriately, just so you know.

I am a fair weather girl, snow and rain are NOT my friends. I’ve had my nails trimmed and it wasn’t too bad. Brushing is really nice. I don’t try to get on the furniture except for the beds. My people are in them so I think I need to be in them too. They make me get off but I sneak back up after they have gone to sleep then snuggle close.

I do like wearing a sweater on cold nights. I stay much more comfortable that way so I can sleep the night. So, grab a handful of treats, sit down and let me keep you company in your lap. We’ll have a greyt time.

I’m ready to find a home to call my own....could that be with you??? I am waiting!!!
If you would like to meet Hallie or any of our available hounds please email us, complete an application or call G.R.A.C.E. at (734)347-5061
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 I Got One For Ya
Nickname: Ranger
Sex: MaleColor: Brindle
Date of Birth: 07/18/2018Weight: 67 lbs
Sire: U Too Pure SilkDam: Kells California
Right Ear: 78BLeft Ear: 72576
Initial Evaluation:. No Cats PleaseFoster Parents: Kerri S
Hi my name is Ranger and I came to Michigan from Florida. I was bred to race but never made it that far....that doesn't mean I'm not fast...just that I saw a couch in my future. I made the trip with 2 of my brothers, You and Tequila and Reble Kid Rock.

Stay tuned for updates as my foster mom learns new things about and I learn new stuff too.
If you would like to meet Salem any of our available hounds please email us, complete an application or call G.R.A.C.E. at (734)347-5061
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 JK Blue Shadows
Nickname: Oaklee
Sex: FemaleColor: Black
Date of Birth: 8/22/2018Weight: 55 LBS
Sire: Djays Octane Dam: Pat C Outbounds
Right Ear: 88FLeft Ear: 71810
Initial Evaluation: Cat CorrectableFoster Parents: Jennifer G
Hi my name is Oaklee and I came to GRACE from Kansas. I was bred to race but never made it that far....that is okay with me because now I get to start the next chapter of my life as a family member and pet.

I am just going to my new foster home...so that I can learn about home life...windows, mirrors, shiny floors and other stuff too.

I tested cat correctable....and I am now in a foster home with cats to reinforce that they are my friends.....

Stay tuned for more updates.
If you would like to meet Oaklee or any of our available hounds please email us, complete an application or call G.R.A.C.E. at (734)347-5061
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 KB's Scooter
Nickname: Scooter
Sex: FemaleColor: Brindle
Date of Birth: 05/28/2018Weight: 62 lbs
Sire: Oshkosh SlammerDam: KB's Epic Wins
Right Ear: 38DLeft Ear: 72349
Initial Evaluation:. Cat SafeFoster Parents: Renee H
Hi my name is Scooter and I came to Michigan from Florida. I did have a short racing career..15 races at Daytona Beach. Now I am getting ready to start the next chapter of my life as friend and companion.

Stay tuned for updates as my foster mom learns new things about and I learn new stuff too.
If you would like to meet Scooter any of our available hounds please email us, complete an application or call G.R.A.C.E. at (734)347-5061
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 Loco Nova
Nickname: Nova
Sex: FemaleColor: Brindle
Date of Birth: 7/4/2017Weight: 55lbs
Sire: Rico's KwanzaDam: REM's Freda
Right Ear: 77DLeft Ear: 71066
Initial Evaluation:. Cat SafeFoster Parents: Dennis Cheri H
Hi my name is Nova and I came to Michigan from Oklahoma. I never made it to racing but was bred to race. I am super sweet and very loving and I am learning new things each and every day.

I am a sweet girl and kinda petite. I am a bit more reserved and will need work on a leash. I do get in and out of the car really good and like to ride in the car.

Stay tuned for more updates.

If you would like to meet Nova any of our available hounds please email us, complete an application or call G.R.A.C.E. at (734)347-5061
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 zLorenzo
Nickname: Declan
Sex: MaleColor: Brindle
Date of Birth: 03/08/2018Weight: 63.3 lbs
Sire: Dragon FireDam: Loyal N Strong
Right Ear: 88CLeft Ear: 72641
Initial Evaluation:. Cat SafeFoster Parents: Gene & Rosanne P
Hi my name is Lorenzo a and I came to Michigan from Kansas. I was bred to race but never made it that far....that doesn't mean I'm not fast...just that I saw a couch in my future. Also, my brother Lawson aka VJ Loyalnstrong also made the trip with me.

I am a handsome brindle boy who is a bit timid at first. I am making small strides in my foster home and will take someone with patience to help me out of my shell. My foster mom knows that shy ones do open up and become such lovers.

Stay tuned for updates as my foster mom learns new things about and I learn new stuff too.
If you would like to meet Lorenzo any of our available hounds please email us, complete an application or call G.R.A.C.E. at (734)347-5061
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 Reble Kid Rock
Nickname: Reble
Sex: MaleColor: Brindle
Date of Birth: 07/18/2018Weight: 70 lbs
Sire: U Too Pure SilkDam: Kells California
Right Ear: 78CLeft Ear: 72576
Initial Evaluation:. Cat SafeFoster Parents: Matt S
Hi my name is Reble and I came to Michigan from Florida. I was bred to race but never made it that far....that doesn't mean I'm not fast...just that I saw a couch in my future. I made the trip with 2 of my brothers, You and Tequila and I Got One For Ya.

Stay tuned for updates as my foster mom learns new things about and I learn new stuff too.
If you would like to meet Reble any of our available hounds please email us, complete an application or call G.R.A.C.E. at (734)347-5061
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 Waco
Nickname: Waco
Sex: MaleColor: Brindle and White
Date of Birth: 6/12/2018Weight: 75 lbs
Sire: SE Tali SundanceDam: AMF Overwhelm
Right Ear: 68CLeft Ear: 72371
Initial Evaluation:. Cat SafeFoster Parents: Matt S
Hi my name is Waco and I came to Michigan from Kansas. I never made it to racing but was bred to race. I am a little bit timid at first...but am learning new things each and every day. I am super sweet and will make a wonderful addition to a GRACE Family.

I have just been placed in my foster home so watch for updates on how I am doing.

Stay tuned for more updates.

If you would like to meet Waco any of our available hounds please email us, complete an application or call G.R.A.C.E. at (734)347-5061
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 You And Tequila
Nickname: Tequila
Sex: MaleColor: Brindle
Date of Birth: 07/18/2018Weight: 67 lbs
Sire: U Too Pure SilkDam: Kells California
Right Ear: 78GLeft Ear: 72576
Initial Evaluation:. Not Cat SafeFoster Parents: Gene & Rosanne Parker
Hi my name is Tequila and I came to Michigan from Florida. I was bred to race but never made it that far....that doesn't mean I'm not fast...just that I saw a couch in my future. I made the trip with 2 of my brothers, Reble Kid Rock and I Got One For Ya.

Stay tuned for updates as my foster mom learns new things about and I learn new stuff too.
If you would like to meet Tequila any of our available hounds please email us, complete an application or call G.R.A.C.E. at (734)347-5061
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Waiting in the Wings – Medical Hold

 JD High Command
Nickname: Amber
Sex: FemaleColor: White and Red
Date of Birth: 5/9/2018Weight: 51 lbs
Sire: Dyna Double OneDam: JD Happy Tears
Right Ear: 58CLeft Ear: 72114
Initial Evaluation:. Cat SafeFoster Parents: Jennifer G
Hi my name is Amber and I came to Michigan from Oklahoma. I am a super sweet, beautiful little girl. I am in the process of getting my shots and vaccinations completed...than it's on to see the specialist about my leg. If all goes well I will be spayed and have my dental done in the next couple of weeks than I will be available to be adopted.

I have just been placed in my foster home so watch for updates on how I am doing.


If you would like to meet Amber any of our available hounds please email us, complete an application or call G.R.A.C.E. at (734)347-5061
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Adoptions in the Works

 Mickey's Molly
Nickname: Molly
Sex: FemaleColor: Red
Date of Birth: 9/9/2016Weight: 63 LBS
Sire: Kiowa Producer Dam: Cry Trinity
Right Ear: 96ALeft Ear: 69262
Initial Evaluation: No cats or small dogs.Foster Parents: Dolly & Peter H
Hi my name is Molly and I came to GRACE from Florida. I had a pretty good racing career (91 races) and now I am getting ready for that next chapter of my life as a retired couch potato.

I would like a home with people that are home more and who are familiar with greyhounds. If I had a greyhound friend that would be terrific too.


Stay tuned for more updates.
If you would like to meet Molly or any of our available hounds please email us, complete an application or call G.R.A.C.E. at (734)347-5061
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 AMF Negativeplus
Nickname: Lilo
Sex: FemaleColor: Red and White
Date of Birth: 05/01/2017Weight: 56 LBS
Sire: Djays OctaneDam: AMF Sassy Lexi
Right Ear: 57ELeft Ear: 70493
Initial Evaluation: Needs a cat that will correct, Small Dog Friendly.Foster Parents: Melissa & Luke W
Hi my name is Lilo and I came to GRACE from Kansas I never raced but was bred to race....just never made it that far....things happen. I had a injury to my leg that stopped me from training but it won't stop me from being the bestest pet ever.

I am just going to my new foster home...so that I can learn about home life...windows, mirrors, shiny floors and other stuff too.


Stay tuned for more updates.
If you would like to meet Lilo or any of our available hounds please email us, complete an application or call G.R.A.C.E. at (734)347-5061
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 Djays Centerfold
Nickname: Momma
Sex: FemaleColor: Black
Date of Birth: 5/28/2011Weight: 62 lbs
Sire: Tyrur AlexDam: Ucme Holdontight
Right Ear: 51ELeft Ear: 56370
Initial Evaluation:. Cat SafeFoster Parents:
Hi my name is Djays Centerfold but they call me Momma and I came to Michigan from Oklahoma. I had a pretty good racing career (51 races) at Tri State in West Virginia. Than I went back to the farm to start the next chapter of my life as a mom to 4+ plus....now I have come to GRACE to find my forever home and couch.

I have completed my medicals and am on the mend....I am super sweet!!!
Are you looking for a grand lady like me? I'm waiting.

Stay tuned for more updates.

If you would like to meet Momma any of our available hounds please email us, complete an application or call G.R.A.C.E. at (734)347-5061
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