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.
A woman from Abbotsford BC lost her Weimaraner earlier this year and had decided that it was time for her to adopt a Greyhound. She actually had quite a few fun dogs to choose from and it wasn’t an easy choice, but she fell for a goofy boy who almost immediately became a kennel favorite when he arrived — Digger, nka Ricco!
We did some rough calculations and we figured out that about one third of the dogs that have been adopted in the last two months have headed to Canada and now, we’ve added two more dogs to that total!!
This family is from Calgary and they recently lost their sweet girl, Mildred. While the main purpose of their trip to Seattle was to find their next Greyhound, they also decided to expand the trip to include visits with friends and even a concert at Chateau Ste Michelle. Of course, the highlight of their trip was when they met a beautiful little blue brindle girl that won their hearts — Kara!
The next dog has already logged a lot of travel time since she came to us from Dubai, so we were happy she only had a short trip from the kennel to her new home in Port Townsend. Her new mom lives on a beach and can take her dog to work with her … I’d say Sally, now known as Esprit (Spri for short), couldn’t have picked a better home for herself!
Once again, one of our volunteers took advantage of her turnout time by getting to know the dogs as well as she could. When she came to look at dogs to adopt, she had one particular boy in mind, but, wisely, wanted to see others. It’s a good thing she did keep going because we brought out a pretty, fawn girl that won this lady’s heart immediately. She did have to think things through because the boy she was interested in was also a pretty special guy, but, when all was said and done, Echo, nka Evee, was headed off to her new home.
Unfortunately for the people in Oregon, their Greyhound agency has been unable to get dogs and there is a long waiting list for a Greyhound. However, this has been lucky for our hounds because a lot of people have been making the trip to Woodinville to get their Greyhounds. The lady who adopted Stubby (nka Kiko) about a year and a half ago has been dying to adopt another hound, but wanted to retire first so she had lots of time to spend with her hounds. Well, she retired last Friday and made a beeline to the kennel to find a companion for Stubby. She fell in love with all the ones we showed her but the little girl that left for Portland won the lady over with her sweet demeanor and her beautiful face with the white cross on it (I think she looks like she just came from church on Ash Wednesday). Stubby looks so cute with his new sister, Angel!!
The next adoption was to a couple who recently adopted one of our handsome, fawn boys — Bong, who is now called Dexter. The couple have been coming to the Brightwater walk for quite awhile and took the opportunity to get to know one of our shy little girls better on those walks. The fun thing is that they were able to see the potential in this sweet girl and wanted to see her blossom which she has started to do rather quickly with the attention she has gotten from the couple and some of the patient volunteers who helped her learn that the world isn’t nearly as scary as it seems. We are so happy for Azadeh and her new family!!