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When we introduced this couple to the dog they adopted, it was fun to watch the reactions of both the people and the dog. There really seemed to be an instant connection and there was little doubt from that first minute about who this couple would adopt. They got a real sweetheart —- Caramel —- and I think she did pretty good too!
Honestly, the only reasons the boy that was adopted today was still with us were because he?s been recovering from a broken leg and he was late on the list to be vetted. This was the first time we have shown him and the couple that adopted him just seemed to be at the right place at the right time! He is such a stunner and very mellow – a few of us at the kennel would have taken him in a heartbeat if we could. Luckily, this couple realized what a find he was and quickly decided to make Beast part of their family!!
First, one might ask why a family with 2 dogs and a very young little girl would consider getting another dog. The answer is that they have had a Greyhound before and they really missed having one in their home! With that being said, the truth is that finding a Greyhound that would work with all of the different pieces was definitely not easy. But, we did did come up with a couple of dogs that fit well. The funny thing is that the dog we thought was a little more iffy was the one that rolled with the punches beautifully when they were all in the yard together. So Harley (BTW, Harley is a girl), nka Harleen, is off to her new home & family!
This couple brought their chihuahua mix to meet one particular dog and while they were at the kennel, they decided they should see more than one dog which is always a good idea. We only had 3 dogs that fit their situation and while they thought they were pretty sold on the original dog, one of the others really came out and made their decision much tougher. They had to spend some extra time thinking things through, but in the end, they went home with the dog they came to see — Souri.
This adoption was to a lady who has been interested in a particular dog for a while and has done her research and preparation for adoption focused on that dog. She and her trainer concentrated their first training session on how to best handle this dog so, when she took Ronda home, she had a nice head start on having a good life with her new dog!!
This family was shopping for a birthday present for the father. At first, they were a little divided on just exactly what kind of dog they were looking for, but once they were all on the same page, we found a wonderful dog that they all agreed would be a greyt addition to the family. The interesting part was that even though the dog was the dad’s birthday gift, he got to pay for his own gift! I’m sure it didn’t matter to him — they all got a wonderful little girl named Windy, nka Quinn!!