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.
This adoption was to a couple who probably never guessed that their new dog would be from Hawaii. Actually, they (meaning the wife) fell in love with their potential adoptee by going on the Brightwater walks. And when they decided on their special dog, they got all of their qualification work done very quickly so nobody else could steal her away. They had already spent a little time with this girl they pretty much knew all there was to know about this sweet little girl. I would say that when they selected Biscuit they made a loving, fun and very wise selection!!
This couple was looking for a companion for their 7 year old Greyhound. We showed them a few dogs, and we were a little surprised when we realized that the best fit for the whole family was a dog that had previously had no interest in the people he met. But this time, he showed the people what he was really like — I guess Joker knew they were his family and he wanted to make sure he would be going home with them.
This family came in with a short list of dogs they wanted to see, but they never got past the first dog on the list. This particular dog is the friendliest dog you can imagine and, truly, none of us have understood why she was still at the kennel. She definitely brought her “A” game this time and I don’t think there was any way those people were going to go home without her. This girl does tend to be a bit bossy so we knew she would get her way. She did!! Now, Heaven (nka Winnie) is going to be lapping up all the attention that this family is ready to give!
As you’ve heard before, there is no way to predict if a dog is going to have separation anxiety until they get into a home. And, sometimes, when a dog does have SA, the owner can’t change enough things to make it work. This just happened to this man and his situation is definitely an example of making “lemonade out of lemons” — he ended up adopting a gorgeous brindle boy that caught his eye when he was here to adopt the other dog — Breaker!!
This couple came with a list of a few dogs that they wanted to see and the most important characteristic was for the dog they adopted to get along with their daughter’s Greyhound. They had seen all the other dogs on their list and we were waiting for the last one to get to the kennel. When he did finally arrive, the woman took one look at him and said “that’s my dog!!”. Luckily, her husband agreed and they couldn’t wait to take Coach home with them.
The last lady wanted a fairly calm dog that was about 3 years old or over and liked to go on hikes with her. None of the dogs we showed her matched all the things on her wish list and, as you may have guessed, there were a couple that didn’t really match any of her wish list. You may also have guessed that she chose a dog that was pretty much opposite of what she thought she wanted, but that sure didn’t seem to make any difference to her as soon as she met that cute little brindle girl, Maria (who came to us via the Caliente racetrack in Mexico)!!