Join us here each Monday as Regional Vice President Kathy Kreyling shares tories from the Adoption Center. Check out our Available Dogs to see who’s still waiting for their forever home.
It’s interesting how people go about learning about Greyhounds and making a decision to adopt one. This lady used to come do the Brightwater walks while she lived in Kirkland, but she has continued to come join the group at times even though she now lives in Vancouver, WA. That’s a long haul to walk a dog!! She and her partner came to help with Spa Day and take home their new Greyhound. They saw a lot of girls and then we convinced them they should see at least one boy. They did and you just know that was the dog they took home — Ozzie!!!!!
This potential adopter did his homework — he went on a couple of Brightwater walks and he did turnout — so he had a good idea of what the dogs were like before he even got to the kennel. He had particularly liked one of the dogs he walked at Brightwater, but he also wanted to meet some of the other possibilities. But, he ended up going home with the dog he had met before and by the time he and Albert walked out the door together, it was pretty obvious that Albert knew he had found his person!
This couple recently lost their Whippet and they thought they would like a dog that was a little bigger this time. Oh, and they also wanted a calmer dog. The dogs we have that are a little bigger than a Whippet are anything but calm! So, we started with the full size hounds and tried to stay on the smaller size. Long story short, they, of course, fell for one of the biggest dogs we have who also happens to be a gentle giant. We don’t think they could have made a better choice than Adonis!!
This particular dog has had quite a journey to find her new home. She started out in Korea then moved to Kenmore, WA where she moved into a wonderful foster home where she had 5 puppies. She had a difficult delivery and ended up having one puppy naturally and the rest with a C-section. She didn’t miss a beat after the birth and immediately started caring for her puppies — a hard job for her (and her foster mom) which went on for the next 8 weeks. As soon as the puppies were able to be on their own, she started some medical treatments. During the last few weeks of treatment, she moved to another foster home (her original foster mom already had 3 dogs) and found a family that was just as nuts for her as she was for them. Finally all the treatments were done & all the barriers for her adoption were gone. Naomi worked hard to get where she is and we are all so excited that she is in her forever home!!!