Join us here 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.
Whenever we get a shy dog, we know we are going to be looking for a special kind of adopter (of course, all of our adopters are special!!) because shy dogs need to be handled carefully so that they can blossom. That’s compounded by the fact that it is really hard to picture what these dogs are going to be like and it is hard for them to connect with people immediately, so they get passed over by many people. Thankfully, there are folks who can’t wait to have dogs like this. This particular couple already has one of our dogs, Gia (fka Cherry) and she needed a buddy. They came in looking for a shy dog and we had just the one for them — this sweet, brindle guy that thought the world was pretty scary. Gia and her parents knew that they were the perfect ones for Kane and he would be a special addition to their home and we agree!!
This couple recently lost their Lurcher and was ready for a new family member. They came with open minds and we showed them quite a variety of dogs from young to older and active to calm. Interestingly the two dogs that they narrowed their list down to were pretty much opposites — a young, very active female Lurcher and a purebred Greyhound that was a little older and much calmer. It was a tough decision for the couple but they decided that our gorgeous, fawn boy, Ponce was the one for them!