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Well, it’s about time that adoptions can finally start picking up!! We have had a lot of dogs pending while we waited for them to be spayed or neutered and, thankfully, we are almost to the end of this process. Quite a few dogs were “technically” adopted but they just couldn’t go anywhere until we got all the vet visits done and now their new families can take them home!!
It is well known that our Greyhounds do not always get along well with cats, different breeds of dogs and small dogs. Our most recent adoption was to a family that had 2 small dogs — a 3 pound Chihuahua named Tinkerbell and a roughly 11 year old Pomeranian mix named Scottie. They had just lost their sweet Grey girl and the were missing that wonderful Greyhound energy. It seems like they have a lot going on in the family and I asked why they were wanting another dog. They said it was because they needed some happy things to concentrate on to replace some of the sadness they’ve had lately. Well, they certainly found a wonderful girl to help create those new memories, Benz who is now known as Bailey!!!
Rica and Dakota
This family brought their 3 Greyhounds and their 4 children (all teens and above) to find another Greyhound. Our first thought was how could they possibly handle another dog? But, we realized quickly that this family has it together and another dog would not be a problem for them. But, when the father said that he thought they should take two dogs, we were beginning to think they had completely taken leave of their senses!! But, again, they made believers of us. Soooo, amazingly, they were all able to agree that Dakota (nka Niko) and Rica (nka Suki) were going to be the new additions to their family!!
Next, a couple was looking for a new friend for their current Greyhound, Juni (fka Amy), who has been with them for about a year. They were looking for a girl and we tried a few combinations, but the truth is that we really don’t have a lot of girls to show right now. We even convinced them that they should at least meet one of our boys. But, Juni seemed the most comfortable with the girls and, of the girls she met, she was the most comfortable with Patience (nka Peppercorn, Pepper for short).
Next a family came to meet our Whippets and they had their eye on a particular little girl. It doesn’t happen very often that a family adopts the dog that they originally came to see, but it happened this time. This particular dog knew exactly how to worm her way into their hearts — lots of kisses and snuggling. It also helped that she was named after a planet and their daughter has changed her name to Pluto so they had a common bond. Luckily, she also got along well with the parents and their Greyhound, Rogue (fka CeeCee). So, our first Whippet to be adopted was Venus!
The next couple came with their current Greyhound, Ophelia (fka Phoenix), and they thought that they were looking for a Whippet, but after meeting a couple of them, they realized that the Whippets were way more active than they were ready for. So we started introducing them to a few of our calmer Greyhounds and they fell for one of our handsome boys who couldn’t wait to go to his new home. They picked Sharpy who is now known as Gideon.