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 lady’s love affair with the Greyhounds started when she volunteered for turnout from the time she was 16 until she went to college. Then when she graduated from college, she started volunteering with us again. She has met a lot of dogs along the way, but when she met this dog during turnout the night he got here, she knew he was her dog (and, it was totally obvious that he felt she was his person). She quickly got her application and home visit done and about 16 hours after she was approved last night, she took home her new boy, Cortez!!
The ladies that came first had lost their dog a few months ago and they were in the market for another one. One of the lady’s mother lives just across the park from them and has a Greyhound named Chloe who was supposed to be the ultimate decision maker, but, Chloe was not a lot of help in that department — she liked everybody! They wanted a boy and our boys were really on their best behavior!! We weren’t sure how they were going to decide on which dog would be best for them, but, as everybody seems to do, they persevered and chose our handsome, brindle boy named Buck!
The next lady was soooo excited she could hardly contain herself. She had checked out our website and she had pre-selected a few dogs she would like to see. We started down her list and she really liked the first one she saw. She had only spent a couple of minutes with the next candidate when she said that she really liked the first one. We told her that she could look at as few or as many dogs as she liked and she said she really wanted to spend more time with the first one. I think that it was less than 10 minutes later when she told us that Fay was the one for her!!
Then came a couple who already have already adopted one of our dogs, George (fka Kenickie) and a cute little fluffy girl named Isabel. They both volunteer at the kennel so they have an opportunity to get to know the dogs way before others do. This can be a benefit and a curse since sometimes people don’t move fast enough and the dog they want gets snapped up by someone else. Unfortunately, that has happened to this couple before and this time, they were ready to move and they got the dog before someone else did. I know that Abe, nka Archie, is sure glad they did!!
The first dog that was adopted is going to have a lot of fun walking around Green Lake, taking hikes and going on camping trips with its new family. The couple came looking for a dog who was “on the calmer side” which is not a particularly easy dog to find. They were even open to an older dog, but the oldest dogs we have in the kennel are very strong and active!! Thankfully, we found a few dogs that fit their needs and one dog really did her best to win them over and it worked! Baby is on her way to fun at Green Lake and many other fun places, I’m sure!!
The next couple was two retired physicians who had a Malinois, named Jake. Jake has been very depressed since he lost his playmate a few months ago and really needed a new friend. They really wanted a shy dog and they had one particular dog in mind when they came to the kennel. After they spent some time with her, they decided that she was much shyer than they anticipated and they didn’t think she would be a good fit for them. So, we suggested they meet one of our other shy girls who has really blossomed in the few weeks since she has been in the kennel. She immediately hit it off with Jake and her potential parents were quickly drawn in by her. A few weeks ago we could hardly get her out of her kennel and now she is seeking out attention and interactive enough to sell herself to potential parents. Danica, you’ve definitely come a long, long way — hoooray!!