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 had a Greyhound that they got from GPI almost 20 years ago and they were really ready to get another one. BTW, they did have a Cheweenie after the Greyhound (we’ll forgive them for that “wink, wink”) but they knew their hearts were ready for another one of our dogs. They actually came in with a very short list of dogs (2) and, while they did see both dogs, the first dog on the list was the one they fell for. So, lucky Benny was off to his new home with greyt parents and with a big fenced yard for him to romp around in!!!
Darth and Daisy
This is one of those special adoptions we have all been hoping would happen. Two dogs were returned when their original owner passed away and, as you might guess, they were a little confused and adrift. We really wanted to place the dogs in the same home so we knew it might take a little time. Luckily, the couple that used to take care of them when the previous owner travelled said they would take care of them and they have been fostering them for the last few months. Recently, another couple came to us to find a companion for their Greyhound, Shelly (fka Spectra), who already had a buddy, Dave, who wasn’t interested in playing with her. The couple thought another buddy for Shelly would make things easier for Dave. They looked at a few dogs and then told us they would love to meet the pair of dogs we had available. All the dogs and people met and got along beautifully and we were truly thrilled (there may have been a few tears of joy too!!) when they told us that they were adopting Darth & Daisy!!!
This husband certainly knows how to make points with his wife. About 10 months ago, (With a little guidance) he came up with the perfect Christmas present for her — a Greyhound named Holly (fka Birdie)! Now, he’s at it again! Her birthday was last week so they came to get a present for his wife and a playmate for Holly! It didn’t take long for them all to decide that Poppy would be the best fit for everything they needed!!
This adoption has been in process since July and has been a true labor of love. This couple came to the kennel and we showed them every dog we had that fit their needs but, they were all much more active than the couple really wanted to take on. We had one dog left that we hadn’t shown because she had heart worm and was going to be starting treatments soon so we decided to see if she would be a fit for them. The minute the dog walked into the adoption center, there was no question that those three were meant to be a family. We worked some things out so that they could foster her through the heart worm treatments and make sure she got to all her treatments as well as administer all the meds involved in the treatment. Just an FYI, the heart worm treatments are serious stuff and it is imperative that the dog be as calm and sedentary as possible during the entire 3 month process — not an easy thing to do!!! Thankfully, her treatments went well and were over early this week so she was finally able to be adopted — Hooray for Holly and her new parents!!!