Join us here each Monday 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.
As many of you know, when you have decided you are a Greyhound person, you are a Greyhound person!! The ladies we just met are Greyhound people (they have been in the Greyhound family since 1995) —- I honestly lost count while they were naming their previous Greys, but I am pretty sure that the one they adopted was either number 7 or 8. Of course, the most important part of the whole adoption process is that the current dog, in this case, Miss Ivy who was formerly known as Wattzee, sign off on whatever dog was adopted. Luckily, Ivy is very mellow and she got along with everyone so it was up to the ladies to make the final choice. We were all pretty sure that they were going to pick one of our pretty little girls, but we were so wrong — happily, they picked our special boy, Cosmo!!!
This Friday must have been men’s day and nobody told us – all the adopters and
adoptees were men! First up was a man from Bellingham who couldn’t wait to
get his first Greyhound. Although we didn’t have a lot of dogs that fit his
situation, the ones we had were all stars but he seemed to have little problem
narrowing the list down to 2. At that point, he had a real dilemma since he
couldn’t pick just one so he asked if he could think it over and get back to
us. It took him 2 days to make his decision and then he had to wait 4 more
days until he could come pick up his dog. So, after a sleepless night last
night, he finally got to take home his new Greyhound, Leny!!
The second man moved here from the east coast a while back and since he once
had a Greyhound back there, he was ready for another one. He had come to the
last open house so he had a preview of the dogs that were available. He came
with his list in hand, but most of the dogs on his list had already found
their forever homes. You would think he might have been disappointed, but the
number one dog on his list was still available and, after meeting a wide
variety of dogs and spending quite a bit of time with that dog, he was still
number one!! So he now has a very handsome dog from Dubai named Zakaria!!
It is really fun to watch someone who knows what they want go ahead and make
it happen. Our most recent adopter was a young man who just returned from a
year in Japan and is on his way to Bellingham to finish his college education.
He has experience with small sight hounds and has always wanted a big dog and
had his sights (no pun intended) set on a Greyhound. When he came to the
kennel, he freely shared his plans for the next couple of years and he made
sure we knew the most important part of his plan was to get his first
Greyhound. Before he even came to the kennel, he had done his research and he
knew exactly which one he wanted! Luckily, he and the dog got along
beautifully when they met and he was able to fulfill his plans to adopt his
first Greyhound and he headed off to Bellingham with his new pal, White!!