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.
The lady who recently adopted Derringer, nka Cupid, came to find a female companion for him because he was having separation anxiety. She had identified a couple of dogs that she was interested in and we had one more to add to her list. The dog we added had just been returned and we thought she would be a greyt candidate for this lady because she was already housebroken and knew what it was like to be in a home. This dog and Cupid hit it off immediately and I think the lady fell in love with her just as quickly. Before they left the kennel, they looked like a family that had been together for a long time and it was obvious that Frog, nka Bella, was an important part of the whole thing!!
Next, a couple came in to get a dog and, while the lady had owned dogs before and she was prepared for what it would be like to own a Greyhound, this would be the man’s first dog and he was noticeably uncomfortable with the dogs. We gave some suggestions of some training he could do and when they came back to make their final selection, it was so obvious that he was much more comfortable with the dogs and he was excited to take home their new addition, Cherry (nka Gina – which just happens to be part of her racing name!!).
Then, a couple showed us the meaning of “if you can see the floor, there is room for more”!! They already have two of our dogs — Skelly (fka Keystone) & Otter — and they thought that they really needed another dog who would play with 2 year old Otter. Since Skelly is a little older, he isn’t quite as active and he is happier being the boss instead of having to entertain anybody. It really didn’t take long to find a dog that was respectful of Skelly’s authority and playful enough to keep Otter busy — Harley (nka Kermit)!!
About a month ago, a lady came to meet the dogs and she needed a dog that could get along with her sister’s small dog, Max. We showed her quite a few dogs, but we struck out all the way around. It wasn’t Max’s problem, but our dogs were looking at him as prey instead of a playmate. This lady didn’t give up and she came back to meet a dog that she had seen on FB — the board member that had walked him at Brightwater posted a note that he was non-reactive to small dogs and the lady couldn’t wait to introduce him to Max. We were all thrilled that Draft (nka Bentley) and Max got along greyt and had a wonderful time playing in the yard!!!!
This couple who has had a couple of our special needs dogs decided they were missing that wonderful Greyhound energy and it was time to get some more of that in their home. They have a few Border Collies so it was important to get a dog that would work with the pack so they brought their dog Hazard to be the guinea pig. Interestingly, all of the dogs that they saw were “cow” dogs (for those of you who aren’t familiar with that term, it means black & white). One of the dogs showed a little too much interest in Hazard so the field was narrowed down to two and the dog they took home was sweet little Fran!!
The first couple has a Greyhound named Leggs and a Golden Retriever named Indy. When they brought the dogs in to meet the Greyhounds, they were thinking that Leggs might be a little particular about who would fit in to their family and they thought Indy might be even more particular. But as we started introducing them to potential buddies, they seemed to agree on their feelings for each of the dogs and they unanimously voted for Cobi to be their new brother!
This last appointment went unbelievably fast. We introduced the lady to a couple of dogs and then we brought out one last dog who immediately went up and kissed her. It was maybe a couple of minutes later that the lady said she was already falling in love with this guy and shortly after that, she said he was absolutely the one!! She has had two Greyhounds before now and she has been naming them after mythical Greek characters so she decided that Brew was going to be named Perseus!