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.
This couple has been thinking about getting a Greyhound for a while and, just like a lot of other people right now, they thought the timing was perfect to make an addition. They were open to seeing both boys and girls and they quickly narrowed their search to one of each. You would think that the girl would be the one that would have the edge as far as manipulating the outcome, but, in this instance the boy pretty much looked at them with his big brown eyes and he knew the couple was putty in his hands. Stony, nka Whiskey, did a Greyt job and his new parents couldn’t wait to take him home!!
When this lady came to find her new furry friend, she was looking for a dog that would get along with her grandmother’s cat. Unfortunately, our supply of cat friendly dogs is just about non-existent at this time so we had to do some creative thinking to come up with some possibilities. The dogs we showed her did so well, but, one little girl won this lady’s heart immediately — Bunny!
These ladies came to the kennel with quite a list of dogs that might fit well in their home. As usually happens, we modified the list when we started talking about the dogs and they got to see quite a variety of dogs from young to a little more mature and from extremely active to fairly calm. They saw some boys & girls, and they really had very little trouble picking their new addition — she actually was the very first one we showed and I think that even before they met the others, they had a strong feeling that dog was going to be theirs. Well, they were correct and Georgette, nka Missy, was already being spoiled on her way out the door!
Before this man came to the kennel, he asked me if he had to make a decision at his first appointment or if he could make multiple appointments. I told him he could take his time, we had no intention of hurrying his decision — we just want to make sure he gets the right dog and the dog gets the right home. With that being said, I would have been extremely surprised if he left without a dog. Not only did he leave with a dog, he fell for Miss Aila who has been with us for a while, and we were all thrilled!!
This couple came to find a female sight hound to be a buddy for their nearly 14 year old Whippet, Fae. They were interested in our Saluki mixes and Greyhounds and that really only left them with three dogs to choose from. All of them did a wonderful job with the people and Fae, but we knew we had a ringer — she had been in a foster home with a 16 year old IG and done beautifully. Sooooo, it was really no surprise that the family just had to adopt Tammy!!
This couple lost their Greyhound almost a year ago to Osteo and after taking some time to heal, they were ready to roll!! They wanted a big boy and had no problem with a strong prey drive because their last boy apparently had the same characteristic. Needless to say, this opened the door for some of our wonderful dogs that need some more experienced owners. They enjoyed the time they spent with all of them, but the dog that won their hearts was Koki.