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 started her journey to adopt a Greyhound just as COVID 19 raised its ugly head and everything came to a grinding halt. So, she has waited 3 long months to get the go ahead to adopt and, as you might guess, she was just a little excited to come meet the dogs and see which one would be the best fit for her. She met some really sweet dogs and, I have to say that these dogs, did a marvelous job of schmoozing & showing off. At the end of the appointment, she went home with a beautiful black & white girl named Elaine whose tail never stopped wagging — nobody could resist this!!!!
This lady and her daughter wanted a Greyhound so much that they made an eleven hour trip from Canada which included two ferry rides to get to the kennel to meet their new family member. We had a few hurdles we had to get over to make this happen. They weren’t able to bring their small dog with them, but thanks to one of our recent adopters who answered our call for help and brought her small dog, Cayenne, to the kennel within minutes of our request, we were able to identify some possibilities!! All we really needed was one, and it was pretty easy for all of us to agree that the one for them was a darling little red fawn named Charm!!
This family has had their first Greyhound, Alex, for about six years and they had decided that it was time for her to have a buddy. The mom came to watch some testing we were doing on the dogs and she identified one or two that she thought would be a good fit for her family. At the adoption appointment, we added a few suggestions of our own so they saw a nice variety of dogs. But, when all was said and done, they took home the girl the mom fell for at the testing — our beautiful brindle girl with a really cute white tip on her tail — Honey!!
This couple came to find a nice calm dog to fit their lifestyle. They had a good list of dogs they wanted to see and, of course, we added a few suggestions. Most of the dogs on the list were boys and those boys really were pretty chilled and we were a little surprised at how calmly they came out to meet these people. There were also a couple of girls they wanted to see and these girls were supposed to be a little more active, but, they came out like little angels!! At the end of the appointment they decided on one of the little girls who was so sweet, butter wouldn’t melt in her mouth — we hope they believed us when we told them this little one can be a bit over exuberant — but, regardless, this girl knew what she wanted and did an excellent job of letting them know. She immediately started giving kisses when she met these people and that is really hard to resist so Poppi has a new family!!!
This man has wanted a Greyhound since he was a junior in high school about 10 years ago and today he finally got his wish. He has been doing turnout at least a couple of days a week since January so that he could get to know the dogs and learn more about them and, hopefully, get to meet the dogs well before they are ready to go. He had selected a couple of dogs he was interested in and, just to make things interesting, we added a few to his list. It really didn’t take long for him to decide that our pretty little brindle girl, Megan (who is now known as Mabel), would be the best one for him.
Next an excited couple came to choose their first dog together. I have to say that our dogs were in particularly fine form today as they kissed, snuggled and shimmied their way into these people’s hearts! I’m not sure I could have made a choice after watching them perform, but this couple persevered and I would say that the couple and the dog mutually chose each other. Miss Happy, nka Nessie, made it pretty clear that this couple was her new family and, thankfully, they listened to her and felt the same way!!