The first adoption was to one of our employees and her husband. The employee fell in love with this particular dog the first time she saw him and all she had to do to adopt this guy was — convince her husband, wait until the dog was out of quarantine, have her home visit in her new home and keep her fingers crossed that the dog would get along with her 4 cats. That’s a pretty long list but she seemed to clear all of these hurdles pretty easily so it was time to officially adopt her sweet little blue boy from Asia, Leon!!
The next couple has had quite a few of our Greyhounds through the years. Back in the time when we used to place a lot of dogs in foster homes, they took in many of our dogs and the only problem was that they often ended up adopting the dogs so they ran out of room for more fosters. About 5 or 6 months ago they lost their last hound and they decided they needed a little healing time before they took the plunge again, but thankfully, they realized they had a big hole in their lives and they needed a new furry baby to fill it. When they came in they had identified a few dogs of interest and they had fun meeting them but, then they met our energetic little black Whippet mix from Asia and that was that!! I don’t think it hurt any that this girl reminded them a little of one of their previous dogs, but whatever the attraction, they fell for Paige and couldn’t wait to take her home!!
I have heard this person say about a zillion times “if you can see the floor, there is room for more” and she definitely believes that!! She has adopted and fostered many dogs through the years she has been involved with GPI — thank heavens. The latest dog that caught her attention was a boy who has been with us for quite a while and the lady thought he would be a perfect fit for her Irish Greyhound, Frida, who had been missing her sister who passed away recently. The two dogs got along beautifully and they actually could be twins except the male dog weighs about 20 pounds more than Frida. Frida picked out Memphis especially for herself — thank heavens her mother agreed!!!