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The next couple was venturing into the wonderful world of dog ownership for the first time. They had certainly done their homework and they came to the kennel with quite a list of dogs they wanted to see and also a greyt list of questions they wanted to get answered. We did our best to help them pick the best dog for them and prepare them for their new life with a dog. They enjoyed all the dogs they met, but they fell for one particular dog right away and none of the other dogs we showed them seemed to measure up to him. So, it was really no surprise that they left the kennel with their new family member, Benny!!
David and Bacardi
I keep hearing that Greyhounds can be addicting and this man is certainly an excellent example of someone who is addicted. He has already had 3 or 4 Greyhounds (Sorry the exact number escapes me right now) and this time he came to the kennel intending to adopt 2 Greyhounds. The first dog he picked was such a mellow, sweet fellow that he got along with every dog we introduced him to, so it was up to the new dad-to-be to make the final decision. After looking at a few different pairings, he decided on two wonderful boys — David, nka Oolong, and Bacardi, nka Zoloft!!
Randy and Shay
The next couple came thinking that they might get one or two dogs. It was kind of like “his” and “hers” dogs. While she has had a Greyhound in the past and knew exactly what she was looking for, he was new to the world of Greyhound ownership and still in the process of deciding exactly what characteristics he was looking for. They picked her dog first and it was amazing how tuned in that dog was to the lady from the very start. She paced herself to match the lady’s pace and often looked to her for guidance for what she wanted next. You just don’t see that every day. The man immediately decided that the first dog we showed them was “his” dog and the dog seemed to know that at the same time the man did. So, they got two wonderful companions — Shay & Randy!!!
Then a family of four came looking for a young male dog that would get along well with the kids. We found a variety of dogs to show them, and were hoping they would find a dog that they could all agree on. Our wish came true because of one special young boy. He came into the adoption center and gave each one of the people special attention as if each of them were the only one in the room. He executed his plan perfectly and even after seeing a few other dogs, it seemed they were all drawn to him. Maybe Chewie, nka Griffin, can come give some training lessons to the other dogs on how to get adopted!!
The last couple was in search of their first Greyhound. A while back, they had met a couple of large boy Greyhounds at a meet and greet so they were thinking that they wanted a girl because the lady is small and they thought she would have an easier time handling a small girl. We showed them both boys and girls so they could see that there are some boys (large & small) who are often easier to handle than some of the little girls. But, in the end, they decided on one of our smallest girls — Cathie who is now known as Maris (named after Niles Crane’s wife on the sitcom, Frasier).
The really fun part of the day was that Cathie and Chewie are sister & brother and they both got adopted on the same day!!!