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The first couple that came to the kennel was from Orcas Island and the husband has been in love with Greyhounds for many years but never had one (and was very excited to get one). They had two small dogs (a chihuahua & a chihuahua mix) so we were definitely looking for some special dogs. We actually found quite a few dogs that did not react to the small dogs so they had some work to do to make their selection. Interestingly, the first dog we brought out touched the husband’s heart and even brought a few tears to his eyes — he said he could feel the wonderful energy around the dog and even see a calm, loving aura. When they got outside, he was even more touched by this dog and, unfortunately, as nice as the other dogs were, they just couldn’t compete with Brew!!
This couple has been wanting to adopt a sister for their Australian Greyhound, Lola, for a while, but their search has been slowed because they needed a cat friendly dog and we haven’t had very many of those lately. The wife fell in love with this dog as soon as she met her and then all she had to do was make sure her husband and Lola agreed. Thankfully, they not only agreed but they were also ready to take on a dog with tons of energy and commit to getting her the kind of exercise she would need to be happy and for the rest of the family to be happy. We think Georgia (whose nickname is Peach — for little Georgia Peach) found just the right place for her.
The next lady came to the kennel with one specific dog that she wanted to meet. I think she already knew she was going to adopt her as long as she got along with her small Cairn terrier mix named Mulligan. When we introduced Mulligan to our “Uber” energetic girl, we all stood there with our fingers crossed hoping all would go well and then we stood there in awe as we watched the dogs get to know each other and play. And the nicest part of all is that this dog immediately connected with the lady and when we brought her out to go home, Nala greeted the lady with kisses and could hardly get out of the door fast enough — she knew she was going to HER home!!!!
The next lady had a a lot of fun meeting quite a few dogs and narrowed the field down to two dogs with very different personalities — one boy and one girl. She spent quite a while with each dog and weighed all the pros and cons — the boy was calmer and the girl was more active & both were outgoing and liked being with people. At first she thought that the girl might be the best one, but, smartly, she pulled back and gave herself a little extra time to make her decision. She called me later that day to excitedly let me know that she had decided that Sonic, nka Mac, was the one for her — Greyt selection!!!
The first couple has been looking off & on for a companion for their Irish girl, Olwen (fka Baby)— they have even tried a couple that ended up being way too interested in their cats. Since they needed a cat friendly dog, their search has been a little harder, but now they know that perseverance definitely pays off. They found a sweet, active girl that met all the criteria — she got along with the cat, Olwen and the husband and wife — can’t ask for more than that. The best part is that today is the wife’s birthday and she is so excited that Milly, nka Lili, is going to become an official family member on her birthday!!
The next couple has fostered quite a few of our dogs for us through the years and the lady just happens to be one of our long-time employees. The couple recently moved to a house and felt that the time was right to adopt their own hound. They also have cats so they have been keeping an eye on the incoming dogs to see who is cat friendly so that they could hop on it as soon as they saw one that would fit their situation. They recently found a darling little black girl who is pretty shy and thought she might be the one. It took her a while to warm up to everybody, but when she did warm up and they could see a little more of her personality, there was no doubt that Rizzy was meant to be theirs!!