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Our day is always interesting when there is a small dog involved and today was no exception. This small dog is a Havanese named Murphy and he did his job perfectly. The couple had a few dogs that they wanted to look at, and, after they met the first one, I’m not sure we even needed to go on. That dog did everything but put himself in the car — he snuggled, leaned, kissed — I’m not sure he could have been more obvious!! Thankfully, this couple was totally tuned in and they knew pretty quickly Fred would be a wonderful fit for them!
This couple has kind of a fun background story … they dated in high school, then each married someone else and had families and then about 7 years ago got reconnected through Facebook and have been married for 5 years. The wife has always had rescue animals of all types of species and, after losing their coonhound mix a short while ago, they were ready for another. They came to meet one specific dog, but while they were there, they thought they should see some other dogs. It turned out to be just one more dog because when that one came out, they both fell for her quickly. What’s not to like … this beautiful, brindle girl from South Korea has “bunny” fur and such a happy demeanor. They couldn’t wait to take Settia home even though they knew that she was going to keep them on their toes!! –
The first lady we met today came in to meet one particular dog and, since this was a girl who had been with us for a while, we were all hoping that the two would get along. Thankfully, they seemed to hit it off well and this girl, who came to us from Dubai, even gave a little performance to seal the deal — she sat & caught treats in the air!! Who could resist that??? No one and especially not this lady so she just had to take Tamara home!!
Next a family of five came to find their new furry buddy. Often when there are this many people involved, it can be difficult for them to come to a decision. But, this family saw a few very different dogs and they still seemed to agree on the same one. Of course, that dog stacked the deck in his favor — he came out to meet them and immediately went up to each family member, did a little leaning & kissing and then topped it off showing his ball playing skills. None of the other dogs could compete!! So, Memphis has found a wonderful new home!!!
Oden & Oscar
This adoption was FUN!!! A couple came to meet some specific dogs and, the truth is, I’m pretty sure they knew they were going home with those dogs before they even got to the kennel!! But, despite the fact that they were shoe ins, these guys came out and put on the performance of their lives. They played and then came over to get some loving and then repeated the whole process. They were absolutely adorable and totally irresistible! Thank heavens their new parents didn’t waste much time before they told us that they were taking our sweet brothers from Dubai, Oscar & Oden, to their new home!!!!
A couple came looking for the first dog of their married life. They saw quite a variety of dogs from shy to extremely outgoing so they definitely had some options to consider. At first, they were nervous that they wouldn’t be able to make up their minds because they loved all the dogs they saw, but, as usually happens, it became evident to them that one dog was meant to be theirs. They chose our sweet, brindle boy, Charley, who is a Lurcher from the American Lurcher Project in Ohio.