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.
Adoptions have finally picked up and I have quite a few to tell you about. Quite a few of these people have been playing “the waiting game” for a variety of reasons so they are excited to get their hounds home.
First, a couple came to look at dogs right before they were leaving on a vacation to Palm Springs. They fell in love with a little spitfire girl, but weren’t ready to adopt until they got back from their trip. This dog is so special that they actually considered changing their plans so they could get her sooner! However, they came to their senses and took their trip and immediately came to the kennel to adopt Ivy, nka Elsie, as soon as their plane landed!!
Next, a couple came a few weeks ago to meet the last cat friendly dog we had. They had high hopes when they arrived with their two other dogs (Heff & Buttercup) for introductions and, thankfully, everybody got along very well so they decided to adopt this guy. Unfortunately, they were not going to be able to take him home for a few weeks because he needed to be neutered and, he was the last dog scheduled. Luckily, time flew by and they got to take our (I guess I should say “their”) sweet boy, Erick, home to meet his new kitty siblings.
Next, a couple who had recently lost one of their hounds brought their 10 year old Grey, Riff, to pick out a new brother. Riff got along with everyone!!! That is greyt, but it makes it harder on the parents because they have to do the hard work and make the decision! And, this decision was especially hard because any of the dogs on their short list would have been a greyt addition to the family. But, after some deliberation, they chose Pistol!
Rudy and Weaver
The next couple lost three dogs in a short period of time and they could not wait to get here and find their new fur babies. At first, we thought we were looking for one dog, but quickly figured out they really wanted to adopt two dogs so we needed to adjust the cast of characters a bit. They had fun meeting all the dogs and getting all that much needed attention that had been lacking since they lost their other pups. After doing some “mixing and matching”, they decided on two kennel favorites — Rudy & Weaver, nka Wyatt!!
Silli and Hermes
Finally, one of our volunteers and new board member came to adopt. He had tried to adopt a couple of times before, but his previous dog made it absolutely clear that she was not going to share her daddy with any other dog!! Since she recently went to the Bridge, he was now able to adopt and he decided to take two. He pretty much knew who he was interested in because he regularly does turnout so the only thing we had to do was see who got along with who. And, the lucky dynamic duo was Hermes & Silli, nka Sylvie!!