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What on earth could a family who has had 13 Greyhounds need? The answer is so obvious — a 14th hound!! This couple is currently living in a mobile home with two Greyhounds while they are waiting for their new home in Colorado to be finished. One would think that 2 dogs in a mobile home would be plenty, but they felt that they were definitely in need of another dog. Since they already had 2 males, the wife felt it would be easier to sell the idea of another dog to her husband if she asked for a female because their previous females had easily bonded to her husband. It was obvious to us that she was telling the truth because every one of the females immediately went to her husband. Given that, it was a hard decision to make but the red fawn, Joan was the one who joined the pack on their way to their new home.
The first couple likes having a Greyhound and another breed at the same time and they have done this through their life together. They got their first Greyhound together before they married and recently lost it so it was time for another. Since they got their first Greyhound, their lives have changed a lot — they got married and have a young daughter and a Doberman named Red Baron. We were pleasantly surprised how many of our dogs got along with both the little girl and the dog!! Some were a little too active for their daughter, but there was one girl that played nicely with both the child and the dog and she also was smart enough to give the parents their share of attention too! Miss Bizzy seemed to know exactly how to handle things so what else could the family do but take her home?
Next came a family who had a small, white, fluffy dog named Toby. Since Greyhounds are trained using fluffy white things, you can imagine what is was like to try to find some dogs that weren’t interested in chasing or eating Toby. Out of all the dogs we showed them, there were two that we thought we might be able to trust in this situation. One of our shy guys, who has had trouble showing people what an amazing dog he is, finally found a family who was patient enough to let him get comfortable and see glimpses of what a wonderful dog he will be as he comes out of his shell. We are so excited for the family and especially for Ben (nka Pascal like the scientist & Rapunzel’s faithful friend)!!!
Lastly, a man, who recently lost his first Greyhound that he adopted when he lived in Southern California, was ready to adopt again. I think somebody gave the dogs a pep talk today because they were pretty wound up when they came out to meet this man, but, luckily, they did what Greyhounds usually do — get pooped and settle down pretty quickly. The man quickly narrowed the field of dogs to two and it seemed that he also narrowed it down to one almost as fast. The dog he chose was so affectionate and loving that it was almost impossible not to choose him — way to go Clyde!!
First, a couple, who had recently lost their Greyhound named Ellie, decided that they were tired of talking to a dog that wasn’t there — you know how it is!! So, they needed to get a new furry friend. They started out looking at our sister act, Peri & Sapphire, but those two together were a little more than they were ready for so they moved on to our other girls. It’s unbelievable, but there were only a couple of other girls for them to see and those girls were definitely spunky to say the least! They said that it was really hard to make a decision, but, they chose the beautiful red fawn named Red — I think they better hang on because she is really going to keep them on their toes!!!
The next couple was looking for a fun companion and they found a real sweetheart. It’s always a work in progress when we show dogs because we learn more about the people with each dog they see and can make adjustments as we go. As we talked over the first couple of dogs they saw, we thought we had a greyt option for them. While this girl had not been shown before, she knew exactly what to do — she went directly to the man and I don’t think it was much more than a minute before she won his heart. Then she started on the lady. The lady wisely wanted to see a few more dogs, but I think we all knew that probably wasn’t going to change the outcome. Our very special girl from South Korea had found her new home and we are all so excited that Miss Rosa is going to get all the spoiling and special attention that she so deserves!!!
It’s always fun to see how things evolve in an adoption appointment. This man was looking for a dog that was around 65 pounds or less to meet the requirements of his lease. Believe it or not, even though he was looking for boys or girls, we really didn’t have a lot of dogs to show him. However, the dogs we did show were really on their best behavior. We started with boys and he thought they were cool, but everything changed when we started showing him girls. Of course, the ones we showed him were so cute they were hard to resist, but he was completely smitten the minute he met Salsa and that was that!!!