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 couple recently lost the Greyhound that they got while they lived in Texas. When they came in, they were ready to meet all of our dogs and take them all home! Since that wasn’t possible they decided to narrow it down a little — in fact, they narrowed it down to two dogs they wanted to get to know better. At pretty much the last minute, they caught sight of a little fawn girl while they walked through the kennel and asked to meet her. I’m sure you guessed that, it wasn’t long before they walked in to the adoption center and told us that Danica was going to be their new family member! –
Some of our wonderful dogs stay with us a lot longer than we anticipate because they run into situations that they don’t know how to handle and they react to those situations. This particular boy ran into a few of those situations and after each one, he withdrew a little more. Well, thankfully, that backslide stops now and he has the opportunity to get back to his old self. His new parents have had many of our dogs and they can’t wait to give him the chance to learn to trust again and blossom!! We are so thrilled for Packer!!!!
Often someone comes to the kennel with a specific dog in mind they would like to see and, most of the time, they end up falling in love with another dog. This time, the couple came in with a dog in mind, but they were also open to the suggestions we had for them, so we picked out a list of dogs for them to see. We showed them the dog they had come to see first and they hit it off beautifully and, while they did look at a few other dogs, truthfully, those dogs never had a chance. The couple had fallen hook, line & sinker for little Miss Madison who is now known as Maggie.
he next lady has been involved with Greyhounds since way back when John Hern was around and she has had lots of hounds. She lost her last greyhound on New Year’s Eve and couldn’t face the thought of facing 2020 without a Greyhound so she came to find a new furry companion. She loves big boys and,coincidentally, we had a few big, young boys to show her. All of the boys seemed to be on their best behavior (I think the turnout folks did a wonderful job of wearing them out!!) and they all did a greyt job of showing off their sweet, attentive sides. But, there was one boy who had that little something special so he completely stood out from the others and won her heart immediately — Ned!!!
When you already have 4 dogs, it’s hard to imagine that you need another dog to help keep one of your dogs busy. This man has a young AKC greyhound, named Morty, that has way too much energy for his other dogs so he came to find a dog that can keep up with him. We were thinking that a girl would be best so we started through the list of active young girls that we have and just as quickly as we were bringing the dogs out, we were turning around and taking them back in. We were starting to think we might strike out, but the last girl we tried came out into the yard and gave Morty a run for his money. She kept up with him through all their activity and had no problem letting him know if he overstepped his bounds. By the end of the introduction, we were wondering if Morty was going to be able to keep up with Betsy — I guess we will see!!