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It's a happy day for these pups.  They are each enjoying life and love in their forever home!

  Wolf Would
male/fawn  DOB: 2/2/2012
Atascocita Videl
male/fawn brindle  DOB: 6/27/2015
  Oshkosh Israel
male/brindle  DOB: 5/12/2015
Kiowa Spin Proof
male/black  DOB: 10/16/2013
RC Mitch
male/red  DOB: 12/13/2014
Superior Calypso
male/black with white  DOB: 9/28/2013
Amplified Life
female/black  DOB: 6/1/2013
Nitro Keepsake
female/red brindle  DOB: 6/6/2008
Canaan U Go Girl
female/black  DOB: 9/13/2014 
Kay Stands Tall
male/red fawn   DOB: 4/26/2013 
Jax Paris
female/dark brindle  DOB: 3/28/2015
 Flying Tove Lo
female/red fawn  DOB: 12/1/2014

Centex Valor
male/black DOB: 3/17/2014
Hashtag Marana
female/red  DOB: 7/10/2014
AMF Just Barely
female/brindle  DOB: 7/27/2015
 LNB Hot Pepper
female/red  DOB: 12/9/2014
East Boston Boy
male/white with brindle  DOB: 6/28/2014
HL's Samantha
female/brindle  DOB: 6/6/2012
  Jax Tuff It Tim
male/black  DOB: 6/20/2013
Flat Out Oswald
male/black  DOB: 9/15/2011

Baloo is my second foster fail and I could not be more smitten with his quirky ways. It was not an easy start for him after being surrendered by his previous owner... he had terrible separation anxiety for months. He messed his crate nearly every day for a month and a half, he peeled the door off a crate, barked and whined for hours on end, would stand and pant endlessly.... the list goes on. I tried what feels like everything to help him get through it and 7 months later he is finally doing much better. I didn't have the heart to adopt him out which likely would have sparked up his separation anxiety again as he is a very sensitive boy. No one seemed to be interested in adopting him either. Large black males are sadly harder to find homes for than other coloured dogs.... when you add a behaviour hiccup like SA to that people run for the hills lol. 

Of the 20+ fosters I've had so far, Baloo really is the kindest, most tolerant boy that has come into my care. He is amazing with my cats and my other dogs. My other greyhound Lola, is a tripawd. When they run in the yard together he will keep her pace and let her lean on him for stability even though she can rip around the yard just fine by herself. It really is the sweetest thing. Baloo loves to play with and get my German Shepherd all rilled up too. The three dogs are amazing friends.  He also happens to be a star at meet and greets and loves everyone who comes to see him. Baloo and Lola can often be found advocating for their adoptable friends at Canadian MCGR events which is one of their favourite things to do. 

I feel so fortunate to have Baloo in my life and he has definitely taught me a lot. I look forward to the rest of forever with him <3

 CBJ Baby Ruth
female/brindle  DOB: 9/30/2014
 Family Bond
female/white with black  DOB: 5/28/2015
Cg's Asset
female/brindle  DOB: 6/3/2014

Kiowa Kay Cycle
male/dark fawn  DOB:  7/23/2012
CG's Sweetbay
female/black  DOB: 6/22/2013
Kiowa Book City
male/dark brindle  DOB: 1/17/2013 
TJ Saddle Up
male/brindle  DOB: 10/23/2014
WW Ajay's Octane
male/ white with black  DOB: 4/17/2013
Chase P
male/white with red brindle  DOB: 9/24/2015
Atascocita Dace
female/black  DOB: 3/1/2014
 Flying Punter
female/black  DOB:  1/4/2013
BL Agent Smith
male/red  DOB: 12/20/2014 
Apollo is such a joy to have in our home! Every day we see more and more of his quirky personality. One minute he's a stoic greyhound that suits his strong name, the next, he's a goofball bouncing around the yard with his tongue sticking out. He's such a happy boy who loves walks, sunning himself outside, playing, and napping with his sister Dutchie. He's bonded very hard to us, and it feels like he's been with us longer than just a month. His fur has come in nicely, and his overall health has improved a lot since day one. He went from being a scared, quiet, reserved dog, to the friendly boy that we know and love today.
Thank you SO MUCH to everyone at MCGR for all that you do for these wonderful retired racers!!! He's honestly one of the silliest, sweetest, and best dogs that we've ever known.
Mulberry Portia
female/white with brindle  DOB: 9/9/2013

XK Money Maker
male/ white with black  DOB: 6/18/2015
Fly Blount
male/brindle  DOB: 12/9/2012
 Braska Pork Chop
male/brindle  DOB: 6/16/2014
Keeper Many
female/black  DOB: 1/8/2014
Centex Glenda
female/black   DOB: 2/19/2014

 In the five short weeks Hannah has been with us she has become an integral member of our family.  It has been an absolute pleasure to watch Hannah break out of her shell and become more confident in her ability to navigate the world around her.  Hannah’s personality is larger than life and she makes us laugh every single day.  Hannah is incredibly gentle and so sweet.  She is hilarious, kind, sensitive, loving, silly, playful and has a never-ending curiosity.  Hannah is a lover of all things soft, fine grasses and anything that squeaks.  

Hannah has excellent leash manners and loves to go for long walks.  She takes any opportunity she can to show us how fast she can run, especially when chasing her frisbee.  We just need to work on learning to bring it back!  When the zoomies strike, Hannah pounces on her toys and throws them up in the air.  She is a very active girl who is always up for an adventure.  When she isn’t playing, she is enjoying a long snooze on one of her three beds. 

Hannah has become the kitchen helper.  She suddenly appears at the doorway the second she hears the fridge door open or the crinkle of a wrapper.  She likes to inspect whatever it is that we are cooking and demands a taste if there is cheese or yogurt involved.  

We can’t thank the MotorCity Greyhound Rescue team and Hannah’s wonderful foster-family enough for giving her a chance to have a forever family.  We are so grateful to Hannah each and every day for adding so much love to our lives.  

CET Quick Zeus
male/ brindle  DOB: 1/16/2015

Zeus is the sweetest and happiest dog around. Constantly glued to my side, he goes everywhere I go, snuggling or stealing free pets and hugs when he can. His favorite words are "dinner," "brush," and "out," and although silent in his excitement, his tail reveals just how happy he is. He just adores meeting new humans too! He learned our schedule so quickly, now I'm the one who gets woken up in the morning by a happy wet nose once the alarm goes off. He also has the uncontrollable need to bounce happily as he walks, wherever we go. I have found my forever friend and he has definitely found his forever home. 
TJS Royal Flush
male/red  DOB: 5/1/2014
male/red  DOB: 4/2008

Louis is such a quiet gentle soul.  He is an old nine.  Louis has some leg issues. Louis gets along with all his brothers and sisters. Louis has buddied up with Zander.  If Louis goes out first he waits for Zander. Zander and Louis then walk down the ramp together.  Louis almost looks at Zander with Awe.  Louis is such a wonderful boy. Words can't express
how much we love this fabulous old boy.  Thank you MCGR.

JS Phit Bit
female/black  DOB: 2/5/2015

 Zela won her way into our hearts with her dancer like prancing and sweet demeanor. What she has since revealed is a playful and energetic girl who tosses her toys in the air and revels in every opportunity to steal stuffed animals from her human sister. She gets first dibs on the sofa where she entertains us with her various sleeping poses. This fun, spirited little girl follows us everywhere we go, and loves to be petted and snuggled with. Her beautiful smile and twinkling eyes warm our hearts and wins her friends everywhere she goes. As her human sister recently said, "We love her more than cherry pie!" 
XK Chester See
male/black  DOB: 7/31/2012 

Hi, my name is Chester
I would like to tell you about my new home.  I was adopted by my mom, 2 brother cats and my brother Parker.  I have been shy but I am making friends every day and I’m not so scared of bikes anymore.  My brother cats won’t play with me yet but I am waiting them out and they will come around.  I get to go for walks every day and I get to visit my greyhound cousin M.J. and we run around like maniacs!  I have two beds, toys, and a maple leaf coat because I am now a Canadian!  I fit right in with the other Canadians because I am so respectful of other dogs and people.
My mom loves me so much and the boy Parker runs with me.
I have the best life!


Mulberry Pearl
female/white with brindle  DOB: 9/9/2013

 Adopting Jelly (Mulberry Pearl) has been a heartwarming adventure. Like any new pet, she was nervous and anxious in the beginning, but with love and patience, she has blossomed into a sweet, affectionate and silly girl, and her doggie personality reveals itself in new ways every day. She’s still figuring out the joys of taking a walk, but she loves to run, play with her stuffies and get cuddles from her mom and dad. Most of all though, she likes to chill out and take a cozy nap while we go about our day-to-day business nearby. She is truly a joy to wake up to and come home to, and she’s the belle of the ball whenever we take her out. She has been a wonderful addition to our family, and it’s a pleasure to watch her discover the wonders of life as a regular/retired dog!

VIP Golden Gal
female/brindle  DOB: 3/10/2015

Joy sums her up in one word.  Joy is awesome. Joy got along with the other dogs the minute she came into our home.  She only had one mistake in the house then learned from her brothers and sisters how to go outside.  Joy doesn't know her name yet, but the other dogs choose not to answer to their names either.
Reese Deluxe
male/white with red  DOB: 8/6/2014
It was a wet cold day in March when we went down to Windsor to pick up Reese.  What a beautiful boy!!!.  He was reserved and very shy. The ride home was long with frequent stops for pee breaks.  We learned quickly how to lift him back into the car ... lots of upper arm strength lol.  Once we got home this dear boy had to adjust to living with a small white dog and a cat.  We knew he was up to the challenge and now they are all brothers that no one can separate.
Reese taught me to slow down and take training him with baby steps.  He is reserved and needs time to think things out but so do I so we are a good match.  
He has taught us that any animal regards of their background can adjust to a new lifestyle with patience and understanding and of course lots of love.
Well done Reese welcome  to our family we are very proud of you. I encourage anyone who wants a dog who puts his heart and soul into his family to adopt a greyhound.  You will never regret your decision.  
Mulberry Paris
female/white with black  DOB: 9/9/2013
 Maybelle is very sweet,  gentle and independent girl.  Her two favourite things are going for long walks, where she loves to sniff everything she can get her nose into and of course lounging about and sleeping. She loves to go to bed early and will sleep in in the morning as long as she can. She is very friendly, and greets new people with pure excitement,  smiling at everyone who gives her attention. Her calm energy,  sweet demeanour have been a joy to experience everyday and as the weeks pass more of her personality comes through. We are waiting for the day until she jumps up on our couch and will feel  finally right at home!
Superior Airship
male/re fawn  DOB: 9/3/2013
CNJ Popsicle
male/brindle   DOB: 5/13/2014
Astar Boxcarfran
female/white and brindle  DOB: 8/8/2013
  Fly Fitting Room
male/red DOB: 7/15/2013 
Kiowa Call Now
female/brindle  DOB: 10/30/2014

Fiona has settled in nicely. She, like most, loves her bed. She likes to follow me around the house :-) And she has done great with the stairs! Tonight we got our first cock roach from her. We love to watch her trot around the backyard.

PTL Lite Me Up
female/black  DOB: 10/16/2013

Lucy is a very sweet and loving girl. Super friendly with the neighbors and has already became the apartment buildings favorite dog. Lucy loves peanut butter, chewing on daddy's slippers, long walks, car rides, doggy playdates and sleeping on her bed. She has made our house a home filling it with so much love and we can't wait to make more memories with her. 

CT Diamond Girl
female/black  DOB: 11/8/2013

Mona "Nona" Lisa 

CT Diamond Girl came to us as a foster in early November 2016. She celebrated her third birthday with us on Nov 8th 2016. She was quiet, a little hesitant and shy, but very loving. She needed to gain some weight, some confidence, and her fur was a little flat and patchy.  Diane and I fell in love with her immediately, and we had a good time getting her in shape while fostering another girl (Holly), and taking care of our 4 puppies. We started calling her Mona Lisa. 

In December Holly left for her forever home (now MJ) and in January we started fostering Glenda, another beautiful black girl. Mona and Diane grew closer and Mona Nona (her new nickname) started giving kisses and snuggling.

 Our old girl Peanut Butter (almost 12 years old) got pretty sick in mid January (fused vertebrae affecting her back leg nerves, lots of pain, loss of back leg control and weight loss) and we began treating her intensively. Meanwhile (good news?) Mona was being adopted on Friday January 27th.  Alas, Mona was not a good fit for this home and she was returned to us.  I ended up going to get her, a 4 hour ride in a snowstorm, but it was good to have her home again and Mona was glad to be back.  We started worrying about letting her go a second time, this was hard enough and didn't work out too well...

 Meanwhile, our beloved Peanut Butter passed away in my arms on the night of Feb 5 at 4am after saying goodbye to me and her mom Diane - rest in peace Peanut Butter, we love you. During this challenging and emotional time, Mona Nona stood by Diane, comforting her and giving her love and support. 

Their bond continued to grow. Finally, on Valentine's Day, Feb 14th 2017, Diane got her secret wish fulfilled when we decided to adopt Mona Nona. Diane and Mona were so happy, Diane cried for joy!  (I have pics of this day) 

Officially, Mona was adopted on March 5th, but she became ours long before then, almost like it was fated to be. Mona is a confident happy girl with a shiny black coat, a big smile, and she gives us tender kisses every day. We are very happy to have this loving beautiful gentle girl in our lives - thank you MCGR and thank you for coming to us Mona.


Superior Calypso
male/black with white  DOB: 9/28/2013

Hello motor city greyhound rescue saviors. My name is cal and I found a new forever home 8 weeks ago. I love my new home and going for car rides were we end up at the park and I do my best to pull my best friends arm out of the socket when I see a squirrel.

CG's Vance
male/black and white  DOB: 4/22/2014
TP Bulldog
male/red  DOB: 9/15/2012
Killer Shadow
female/black  DOB: 12/17/2012

Ruby stole my heart from the moment I met her, greeting me with kisses and trying to climb into my lap. She’s a smart, energetic, playful girl. She loves tossing her toys in the air and chasing them. She’s quickly becoming the neighborhood greeter and soaks up all the attention. It’s such a joy to come home to her sweet face each day!

Jillian Monroe
female/white and red  DOB: 7/17/2014
On February 28th we welcomed our sweet Stella into our home. Stella enjoys short walks around the block, napping anywhere she can, and long extending petting. When Stella gets excited she has a funny habit of having her tounge stick out of the side of her mouth...this happens through out most day. Stella likes playing hide and seek around our kitchen island. She loves humans, but isn't a big fan of other dogs... when we go on walks she tends to hide behind us when she sees them. Stella is also a big fan of the water, she loves her lifejacket! We are so happy to have Stella apart of our family, she brings so much joy to our life. We love our Stella-bean!!
MRL Butcher
male/red  DOB: 4/20/2012
Cry Noah
male/red and white  DOB: 3/27/2014
  SK Chevron
female/brindle  DOB:  5/5/2013

Willa (formerly SK Chevron) fittingly became part of our family on Family Day 2017. When we met Willa, we also met another Grey who was a big beautiful boy and had a very tough decision on our hands. I was not even planning to come home with a dog, but that soon changed after meeting Willa. My partner Amanda and our six-year old daughter Scarlett were instantly drawn to Willa, and Willa was quite taken with Scarlett. The decision was pretty much made right there which dog we would be taking. Willa is very bright
​, albeit very goofy,
and was able
to master the stairs after a few days of treats and encouragement. She is very eager to wake us up in the morning so she can be fed and taken on her morning walk. She is quite vocal and plays fetch wonderfully, as we have found a great fenced in dog run near our house. She plays very well with other dogs at this park as well. She is great in car and most importantly just loves being around us. As long as she has a spot in the room, she is content. She is still very much a puppy in many ways, which is nice, but we still have a bit of work to do on manners. We have seen positive changes in her anxiety, and she has begun to relax as she has caught onto our daily routines. Seeing as how it has only been roughly a month since we brought Willa home, we are pleased with her and very happy to have her in our lives. She is a beautiful girl and a wonderful companion.  
  Pat C X-Out
male/black  DOB: 11/13/2013
male/black  DOB: 2/6/2013
 TC's Chealsy
female/fawn  DOB: 8/31/2014

Chealsy is always happy, funny, and very loving. Her tail is always moving from the time she gets up to bed time. She loves hugs neck and ear scratches toys and chasing her sisters and brother in the kennel. Brings joy to my heart to see her run. She now knows how good treats are. She is a joy to have in our home, makes me laugh every day because she is so HAPPY.
Fizzy Izzy
female/fawn  DOB:  5/5/2013

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