Join us here as Regional Vice President Kathy Kreyling shares stories from the Adoption Center. Check out our Available Dogs to see who’s still waiting for their forever home.
The dog that was adopted has had a long journey to her new home. She came to us with a broken leg and after numerous attempts to save the leg, we finally had to amputate it. Since that day, we met a new dog that was happy, carefree and bouncy. She has been able to enjoy being a dog and romping all over everywhere. And, now she has found her new family that includes a mom, dad & furry brother, August (fka Ponce). Now our sweet little brindle girl, AJ, has a whole family to love her and a big yard to play in — I don’t think she could have asked for more!!!
Our dogs are very resilient, but sometimes we come across one that has been through more changes than it can handle. The boy that got adopted was the victim of a divorce. They brought him to us and he has had a hard time with kennel life. He just looked so sad while he was with us. That just changed!! When he met his new family, he perked up almost immediately and acted like he knew they were his. He got a new mom, dad and fur brother and reports have it that he immediately felt at home. Just a couple of hours after he got home, Jack was playing with toys and romping around — it is so much fun to think of him that way!!!
For those of you who have experienced Separation Anxiety with your dogs, you will be able to identify with this man. He got a dog from us about a year ago, Willow fka Keota, and since he got her, even though he has tried numerous things, he has not been able to leave her alone. Recently, he decided to try adding another dog and we introduced him and Willow to a couple of our gorgeous fawn boys. The guy with whom she had the best connection has been with us for quite a while and we thought him to be a little shy and lacking self-confidence. Interestingly, when he was with Willow, those characteristics were much less visible. Willow was enjoying her new brother so much she hardly realized when her dad left and the man was actually able to go out for a cup of coffee without worrying about his dog!!! Duke (nka Albert/Bertie for short) has been a wonderful addition to this home and is already much loved and appreciated!!!
Every once in a while we get a dog that barely makes it in the door before it heads back out again. That’s what happened this week. When we let people know we had this dog, we got lots of interest and the first people that responded couldn’t get in the car to come get her fast enough — they were so excited. They have had quite a few of our dogs and one of their current dogs is a 2 year old black AKC male that could almost be a twin for our little 4 month old black AKC girl. We think that Keeley is going to be very busy playing with her new friends and keeping her dads hopping!!!
This couple adopted one of our dogs, Beige (nka Eames), about a year ago and he has had some difficulty with separation anxiety. They have been working with our trainer and have made progress but they finally decided it was time to try adding another dog. They completely lucked out because they contacted me right after a beautiful fawn girl was returned so they were first in line for her. She’s not only beautiful, she has a personality to match which meant that she appealed to practically everyone! I can’t tell you how many people have been interested in adopting her but I had to tell them to get in line. It’s fortunate that this family realized what a gem they found before it was too late and they decided that Doris was the one for them!!