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 3 through 5 years must have a fenced in yard to adopt.  Due to the fact that we cannot conduct in home visits with young children to see the true interaction between the grey and the children we are updating our requirements raising the minimum age to 3.  

  • 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!

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

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.

This month’s featured retire is…

Hello my name is Beau and I am a special boy that is looking for my forever home

 Beau
Nickname: Beau
STATUS: AVAILABLE
Sex: MaleColor: Black
Date of Birth: 8/19/2018Weight: 62 lbs
Sire: AMF SleekstrangrDam: AMF Bad Habit
Right Ear: 88ELeft Ear: 72728
Initial Evaluation:. No Cats PleaseFoster Parents: Dennis & Cheri
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 have been making some strides in my foster home. I would do great in a home with just women. I am a little shy of men. I could probably do well if I had a fenced in yard to run and play and if I had another hound to play with. So if you are looking for a handsome, quiet, shy sorta guy, I'm your grey.

I wanted to let everyone know that my Grandma Lexi my mom Skyler and my sister Baby have already been adopted by a GRACE Family...so this truly is a family affair.

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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More available retirees:

 Go Bon Freebee
Nickname: Bee
STATUS: AVAILABLE
Sex: FemaleColor: White and Black
Date of Birth: 2/02/2012Weight: 69 LBS
Sire: Kelsos FusileerDam: Go Bon Jitterbug
Right Ear: 48DLeft Ear: 72144
Initial Evaluation: Cat SafeFoster Parents: Crystal & Krista
Hi my name is Go Bon Freebee but you can call me Bee. I had a pretty good racing career at Wheeling (67 races) and than went back to the farm to have some puppies... I had 22+ puppies. Now it is time for me to start the next chapter of my life as totally retired and pampered.

Stay tuned for updates as my foster mom learns new things about and I learn new stuff too.
If you would like to meet Bee 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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 Jr Hot Senorita
Nickname: Addi
STATUS: MEDICAL HOLD
Sex: FemaleColor: White and Red
Date of Birth: 6/11/2018Weight: 64 lbs
Sire: Lonesome CryDam: PJ Aces UP
Right Ear: 68B
Left Ear: 72455
Initial Evaluation:. Cat CorrectableFoster Parents: Renee H.
Hi my name is JR Hot Senorita but you can call me Addi. I did have a short racing career (2 races) and found out that I was more suited being a couch potato than a racer.

I have just been placed in my foster home so that my foster parents can learn more about me and me about learning house rules. Also, I still need to be vetted so it will a bit before I am ready to be adopted.

Stay tuned for updates!!
If you would like to meet Addi 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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 MJ Its My Life
Nickname: Maple
STATUS: AVAILABLE
Sex: FemaleColor: White and Fawn
Date of Birth: 1/13/2016Weight: 62 lbs
Sire: Djays OctaneDam: RFB Mash Em
Right Ear: 16D
Left Ear: 68032
Initial Evaluation:. Cat SafeFoster Parents: Sue H
Hi my name is Maple and I came to Michigan from Kansas. I was a pretty good racer (101 races) at Southland and now I am getting ready for the next chapter of my life as a friend and companian.

Stay tuned for updates as my foster mom learns new things about and I learn new stuff too.
If you would like to meet Maple 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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 MJ Landslide
Nickname: Mack
STATUS: RESERVED
Sex: MaleColor: White with Black Ticking
Date of Birth: 4/24/2018Weight: 73 lbs
Sire: Djays OctaneDam: Bf M Emily
Right Ear: 48BLeft Ear: 72144
Initial Evaluation: No Cats PleaseFoster Parents: Jim & Marcia K
Hi my name is MJ Landslide but you can call me Mack. I came to GRACE from West Virginia where I had a short racing career (7 races). I made the trip with two of my littermates, MJ Pure Silk aka Marlynn and MJ Quick Step aka Monica.

I have just been placed in my foster home to learn the finer points of being a good boy and family member.

It will be a bit before I am able to be adopted...I have to be vetted first.

Stay tuned for updates as my foster mom learns new things about and I learn new stuff too.
If you would like to meet Mack 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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 MJ Pure Silk
Nickname: Marilynn
STATUS: MEDICAL HOLD
Sex: FemaleColor: Brindle
Date of Birth: 4/24/2018Weight: 55 LBS
Sire: Djays OctaneDam: Bf M Emily
Right Ear: 48ALeft Ear: 72144
Initial Evaluation: No Cats PleaseFoster Parents: Gene & Rosanne P
Hi my name is MJ Pure Silk but everyone calls me Marilynn. I came to GRACE from West Virginia where I had a short racing career (8 races). I made the trip with two of my littermates, MJ Landslide aka Mack and MJ Quick Step aka Monica.

I don't know what all this fuss is about racing being cruel. I've had a greyt life so far. When I was on the farm, I ran and played all day with my siblings and other grey puppies. Then we went off to school and man alive was that fun! We learned the straight and narrow way to chase after things, not willie nillie like when we were pups.

Then we began our professional lives as racers. Not everyone can make that claim. I did my best but I'm just not fast enough to be a champion like my famous dad. But I'm not sad because now I live in a neat home where I can play outside with the other hounds, lounge around in the house anywhere I want (I don't care for the couch and my foster dad's lap was intimidating), follow my foster parents so I am handy for petting. THIS is the life for sure!

I have already learned to do stairs, go thru the dog door to potty outside (not one accident in the house), sleep all night long and gently take treats out of a hand. I like the last one best.

I come when called and am learning stay. We haven't worked on sit yet but I'm sure we will soon. The only time I bark is when I'm outside and there is a critter in the yard. My bath wasn't my favorite but I stood still most of the time. I like the brushing; it feels so good.

I did try to counter surf, but my foster mom told me no. I'm also not supposed to help myself to their dinner plate either. It sure looks like there is enough for two on it. I wait patiently for meal times and eat well, not gobbling my food. There was a storm with thunder and I slept right thru it. After the first one, the fireworks didn't bother me either.

I do need help to get in the car but ride well once I'm in. I walk fairly well on leash but probably could use more practice. We had company come the other day and I was very polite and kept four feet on the floor. My foster mom's grand dog came too. He is a lab mix and we got along just fine. I don't do so well with small, fluffy dogs though. They remind me too much of things I should chase. Sorry small fluffy dogs.

I've been around kids all my life, first at the farm where my owner's daughter and her friends came and helped with all us pups and at the track in West Virginia where our handler's two kids where always there and involved.

I am a calm, sweet, quiet, loving girl who loves to lay her head in your cupped hand so you can gently stoke my head. Heaven! Yup, this is the life!

It will be a bit before I am able to be adopted...I have to be vetted first.

Stay tuned for updates as my foster mom learns new things about and I learn new stuff too.
If you would like to meet Marilynn 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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 MJ Quick Step
Nickname: Monica
STATUS: AVAILABLE
Sex: FemaleColor: White and Black
Date of Birth: 4/24/2018Weight: 58 LBS
Sire: Djays OctaneDam: Bf M Emily
Right Ear: 48DLeft Ear: 72144
Initial Evaluation: No Cats PleaseFoster Parents: Jenni O
Hi my name is MJ Quick Step but you can call me Monica. I came to GRACE from West Virginia where I had a short racing career (8 races). I made the trip with two of my littermates, MJ Landslide aka Mack and MJ Pure Silk aka Marilynn.

I have just been placed in my foster home to learn the finer points of being a pet and family member.

It will be a bit before I am able to be adopted...I have to be vetted first.

Stay tuned for updates as my foster mom learns new things about and I learn new stuff too.
If you would like to meet Monica 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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 PJ Guardianangel
Nickname: Ashton
STATUS: AVAILABLE
Sex: MaleColor: Black
Date of Birth: 10/19/2015Weight: 75LBS
Sire: Djays OctaneDam: PJ Talkstoangels
Right Ear: 105HLeft Ear: 67537
Initial Evaluation: Cat SafeFoster Parent(s:) Melissa C
Hi my name is PJ Guardianangel but you can call me "Ashton". I had a pretty good racing career,I started racing at Southland and finished my career at Tri State (95 races). Now it is time for me to start the next chapter of my life as someone's bestest friend and companion.

My sister PJ Arch Angel aka Abigale and my mon Pj Talkstoangels aka Angel have also been adopted by GRACE Families!

Stay tuned for updates as my foster mom learns new things about and I learn new stuff too.
If you would like to meet Ashton 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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 PJ On And On
Nickname: Lori
STATUS: AVAILABLE
Sex: FemaleColor: White and Red
Date of Birth: 10/8/2017Weight: 58LBS
Sire: Djays OctaneDam: PJ Speed Demon
Right Ear: 107DLeft Ear: 71252
Initial Evaluation: Cat SafeFoster Parent(s:) Anna T.
Hi my name is PJ On And On but you can call me "Lori". I had a short racing career at Wheeling Downs (21 races) Now it is time for me to start the next chapter of my life as someone's bestest 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 Lori 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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 PRM Arizona
Nickname: Arizona
STATUS: AVAILABLE
Sex: FemaleColor: White and Red
Date of Birth: 11/19/2015Weight: 60 lbs
Sire: Djays OctaneDam: PJ's Richmond
Right Ear: 115A
Left Ear: 67748
Initial Evaluation:. Cat SafeFoster Parents: Jennifer H
Hi, my name is Arizona but my foster parents call me Annabelle because they thought that fit my sweet demeanor much better. I came to Michigan from Kansas with my sister Virginia.

I’m a quiet, shy girl who is just starting to learn that people are good and living in a home is actually pretty awesome. While I’m leery of people at first, I really like other dogs! I love helping my foster brother Thor keep the backyard free of rabbits and squirrels. If a human guest arrives, if Thor says they're ok to meet, then I’m right behind him with an inquisitive sniff. I would love a home with a canine brother or sister to continue helping me come out of my shell.

Foster mom is going to think I’m bragging but I really am a very good girl! I only go potty outside, I’m not a counter surfer, I always keep four feet on the floor and I love walking nice on a leash during our evening strolls through the neighborhood. I also don’t mind car rides, and while they’re not my favorite things, I am ok with taking a bath and having my nails trimmed with that buzzy Dremel thing. When my foster parents leave the house, I don’t mind taking a snooze in my crate. The stairs were a little scary at first but I have them mastered now! While I don’t like going outside when it’s raining (I will melt, duh!), loud noises like storms, fireworks or when our roof was replaced, don’t bother me at all!

Some of my favorite things to do is sleeping on my comfy dog bed, chattering when I’m happy, roaching and playing with my stuffy toy, especially “Ducky” that foster mom bought me. Did I mention I love to roach?? Also, I’m a fantastic protector of shoes (foster mom calls me the shoe thief), I love to gently grab your shoes and carry them back to my bed for safe keeping. I promise, I want nothing to do with chewing those stinky things!

I would love to find a furever home where my new Mommy and/or Daddy would be patient and loving so I can continue to come out of my shell and show how fun and goofy I can be. Hopefully that is you?!?!

Stay tuned for updates as my foster mom learns new things about and I learn new stuff too.
If you would like to meet Arizona 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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 RCK Crazy Lady
Nickname: Lady
STATUS: AVAILABLE
Sex: FemaleColor: White and Brindle
Date of Birth: 7/29/2011Weight: 68 lbs
Sire: Kiowa Sweet TreyDam: BD's Nina
Right Ear: 71BLeft Ear: 56692
Initial Evaluation: Cat SafeFoster Parent(s:) Samantha H.
Hi my name is Lady and I came to GRACE from Kansas. I had a pretty good racing career on the Florida circuit (103 races). Than I started the next chapter of my life back on the farm as mom to 12+ pups. Now it is time for me to begin the next chapter as a best 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 Lady 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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 Sallisaw
Nickname: Antwon
STATUS: AVAILABLE
Sex: MaleColor: Brindle
Date of Birth: 8/27/2018Weight: 69 lbs
Sire: Lonesome CryDam: Saratoga
Right Ear: 88D
Left Ear: 72907
Initial Evaluation:. Cat FriendlyFoster Parents: Jenna & Chaise
Hi my name is Antwon a and I came to Michigan from Kansas. I never made it to racing even though I have some pretty good racers in my bloodline. My brother Archy aka Shattuck came to GRACE last month and he has already found his forever home...now it is my turn.

I have just been placed in my foster home to learn the finer things about being a pet and hone up on my greyhound skills....roaching, leaning and looking adorable.

Stay tune for more updates!
If you would like to meet Antwon 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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 Silas
Nickname: Silas
STATUS: AVAILABLE
Sex: MaleColor: Brindle
Date of Birth: 3/25/2019Weight: 72LBS
Sire: Djays OctaneDam: Sofia Lugo
Right Ear: 39ELeft Ear: 73577
Initial Evaluation: Cat SafeFoster Parent(s:) Sara Rose T
Meet Silas! He is a sixteen month old youngster from Kansas. He enjoys collecting stuffed animals, towels, and socks - he never chews them - he’s just keeping them safe. He also enjoys playing and running around outside. He loves to snuggle on the couch and is very sociable with every human he meets.

Silas is a big, strong boy who will do best in a house with a fenced yard and another canine companion. He gets along very well with his foster greyhound sisters and two kitties. He is a confident boy who is learning how to walk nicely on leash and keep his nose off the counter. He learns very quickly though - without any human assistance - he learned how to navigate the dog door and stairs!

Do you have the time and patience to fine tune his training? Looking for a 71 pound pup who wants to be a lap dog? Then Silas might be the greyhound for you!

Stay tuned for updates as my foster mom learns new things about and I learn new stuff too.
If you would like to meet Silas 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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 Sweetie
Nickname: Sweetie
STATUS: AVAILABLE
Sex: FemaleColor: Black
Date of Birth: 3/25/2019Weight: 64 lbs
Sire: Djays OctaneDam: Sofia Lugo
Right Ear: 39Left Ear: 73577
Initial Evaluation: No Cats Please OR Small Fluffy DogsFoster Parent(s:) Gene & Rosanne
Hi my name is Sweetie. I am super sweet happy girl. I came to GRACE from Kansas with my littermate Silas who is handsome and super spoiled. We never made it to racing because we flunked out of schooling even though we have a champion Papa. Racing just wasn’t our cup of tea.

I am the sweetest, most beautiful black tuxedo girl you will ever meet. I am a little on the goofy side. On the way home from Kansas, I pretended to be a mountain goat and stood on the cooler. I got tired of standing so I just set down up there. I’m not sure why the two humans in the front seats were laughing so hard.

I was thought to be cat safe but when I arrived at my first foster home, the cats were irresistible. I almost hurt myself trying to get to them. I also flunked small, fluffy dog testing. Maybe over time I could learn to be small , fluffy dog safe. So I am in my second foster home with no cats or small dogs.

I have a wonderful foster playmate, my half-sister Marilynn (same Papa), to run and play with. We race around the big backyard; I always win. The two resident hounds are older and don’t play as much but still fun to be around. There is a black tuxedo pup in the mirror I try to play with. She just does whatever I do; play bow, try to nibble, bounce up and down. She won’t bark back at me though.

I am very busy here at 16 months of age. I absolutely love toys and can turn anything into a toy. I’m not very destructive, just a little. Bones are real nice too. Another really fun thing is dragging things around like rugs, beds, blankets, towels, clothes. I guess just lump it all into anything cloth. I haven’t chewed any of them yet, just dragged them around. My foster dad’s shoe was more like a real toy so I did chew that a little. He can still wear it.

I haven’t tried getting on to the furniture to date, I like the bare floor, it’s cooler. I take short naps, just long enough to rest up, then am on the go again. This includes the night. Wouldn’t want to get cramped up from being still too long. So far I have been very respectful of my elders by taking their correction well and not grumping back. My Momma raised a good girl.

Things I have learned since being in Michigan: stairs are a blast to run up and down, I love the freedom of the house with a dog door (not one accident), counter surfing is a no-no, people on the TV won’t pet me, people who come in the front door will pet me, I need a lot of leash work, car rides are fun (just help me get in), I don’t care for dry kibble (please put a little canned food on it), laying in a lap is kind of nice but can’t stay long as there is too much to do, stay means I can’t come which is really hard, a loud Uhh-Uhh means stop what I am doing, baths are tolerable, the shower room is an interesting little room, cardboard boxes make good chew toys. I am an accomplished firefly catcher. I do spit them out because they wiggle in my mouth. I’ve taken up weight lifting. My foster dad’s 5 lb. hand weights are perfect. Best of all, this new life in Michigan is a bomb!

Stay tuned for updates as my foster mom learns new things about and I learn new stuff too.
If you would like to meet Sweetie 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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All Greys listed below have been adopted

Trial Period in the Process for the greys below:

 Volando Solefull
Nickname: Sole
STATUS: RESERVED
Sex: FemaleColor: Black
Date of Birth: 2/4/2013Weight: 60 lbs
Sire: Flying PenskeDam: Bella Basil
Right Ear: 23C
Left Ear: 60382
Initial Evaluation:. Cat SafeFoster Parents: Dan A.
Hi my name is Sole and I came to Michigan from Kansas. I was a pretty good racer (98 races) at Southland and than I went back to the farm and had 4 litters of pups (25 total) and now I am getting ready for the next chapter of my life as a friend and companian.

Update from foster Home:
Name of dog: the name she responds to is Soul. You could spell it 'Sole', but that doesn't make much sense without 'Volando' (flying). It's one of the better racing names I've run across. She's flying alone in front of the pack. If I were to keep her, I'd consider making her official name on forms and such 'Lady Soul,' but that isn't happening. Call her Soul when she's awake and she'll lift her head or wag her tail, or both.

When she's not playing or seeking attention, she is low energy, even for a greyhound. She eats slowly, and was very patient when we gave her a bath at the store. She's demonstrates her maternal concerns on occasion with other greyhounds. Right now we have a visitor, a shy young boy (also black color) you may remember named Trip, and Soul is enjoying being a momma again. Her energy is up. I wonder how she"d be with one of her actual pups.

No opportunity to introduce her to small dogs yet, although on walks, she was more interested in rabbits than I'd expect for a "cat-safe" dog. If I had a cat, I'd want her retested. I've yet to walk her alone - always with my two - and she has been a frequent tangler. That will be fine eventually or maybe now on an assertive alone walk.
If you would like to meet Sole 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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 PJ Bad Business
Nickname: Quincy
STATUS: ADOPTED
Sex: MaleColor: Black
Date of Birth: 05/19/2016Weight: 72 lbs
Sire: KC And AllDam: JJ's Quickstep
Right Ear: 56CLeft Ear: 68820
Initial Evaluation:. Cat Correctable
Foster Parents: Anne
Hi my name is PJ Bad Business but you can call me Quincey. I had a pretty good racing career (115 races) and now am getting ready for the next chapeter of my life as a couch potato.

See my foster moms comments below:

This handsome man is settling into Michigan. He has shown how smart he is! He can do stairs both up and down, is cat and small dog safe. Is a bit shy meeting people, but has a very sweet and mellow attitude. He is four years old and has run quite a few races! This morning on his walk ( does well on lead) he spotted a bunny and took the girls and I for a quick Run!! LOL!
His racing name was “PJ Bad Business “.... maybe for a bunny! Such a loving gentleman looking for a home. I will keep you updated on his transition from racer to pet( or as my girl is called.... pampered couch potato;)

I would do better in a home with just women. I am just getting over a muscle pull in my shoulder and still on rest and medication for another week.

Stay tuned for updates as my foster mom learns new things about and I learn new stuff too.
If you would like to meet Quincey 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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 MJ Its So Easy
Nickname: Nick
STATUS: ADOPTED
Sex: MaleColor: Red
Date of Birth: 10/5/2017Weight: 69 lbs
Sire: SE Tali SundanceDam: RCK Go For Jen
Right Ear: 107ELeft Ear: 71255
Initial Evaluation:. Cat SafeFoster Parents:
Hi my name is MJ Its So Easy but you can call me Nick. I came to GRACE from West Virginia where I had a short racing career (14 races). I am a very handsome boy and have the personality to match.

I have just been placed in my foster home to learn the finer points of being a good boy and family member. It will be a little while before I am ready to be adopted..I have to be vetted first.

Stay tuned for updates as my foster mom learns new things about and I learn new stuff too.
If you would like to meet Nick 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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 Bud
Nickname: Bud
STATUS: ADOPTED
Sex: MaleColor: Brindle
Date of Birth: 1/29/2019Weight: 70 lbs
Sire: Superior PanamaDam: Bf M Emily
Right Ear: 19CLeft Ear: 73318
Initial Evaluation: Cat SafeFoster Parents: Dale & Ron R
Hi my name is Bud and I came to GRACE from Kansas. I flunked out of training...but that doesn't mean I not fast....just not focused!

I have just been placed in my foster home to learn the finer points of being a good boy and family member.

Stay tuned for updates as my foster mom learns new things about and I learn new stuff too.
If you would like to meet Bud 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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