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 lost their beloved Greyhound named Cat last month and they needed some time to heal but they were ready to welcome a new family member when they came to the kennel. We had lots of options for them, but when we realized that our more exuberant dogs wouldn’t be a good fit, the list changed quite a bit. That didn’t matter one bit — they had plenty to choose from and they were able to narrow that list down to two very different dogs — a very large sweet male and a sweet little girl. They decided on our cute little black and white girl that looks a little like a Dalmatian — Coco who is now known as Edie!
This couple has a shepherd mix named Moe that needed a friend to play with. They originally were thinking that one of the Korean dogs would be a good fit for Moe, but, even though our dog was good with Moe, unfortunately they just didn’t make a connection. Then we brought out another one of our sweet boys who is a little on the shy side. These two dogs made a connection at once and started playing with each other and we noticed that our dog came out of his shell very quickly when he was around Moe! So no one was surprised when the couple decided that Taylor would be their new addition.
The man of this couple had Greyhounds in his former life back in the Midwest and was able to convince his new partner that a Greyhound would be a good fit for them (it didn’t take much convincing). Since they had experience with this breed, we talked to them about a couple of our dogs that needed help gaining confidence and coming out of their shells. When we introduced them to this particular boy, they took their time to let him get used to them and he responded well. By the time they were ready to take him home, his tail was untucked and he was already showing signs that he was more comfortable with the people and the situations that were going on in the adoption center. Hooray for Boyd — these people realize what a special boy they got.
This couple has done so much work to learn about Greyhounds … doing turnout weekly, working with a trainer and various other things. While they were doing turnout, they were looking for a special dog and they narrowed it down to two that they had a hard time deciding between. But, after some deliberation, they decided that Bishop, nka Bohdi, was the one for them!!