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.
A Canadian lady came to the kennel with her Lurcher, Huggy (FKA Garrett), in hopes of finding a playmate for him. Huggy is actually her fifth Greyhound or Lurcher so she knows the breeds and knew what she was looking for. Since she prefers to adopt older dogs, she had been through our website numerous times to compose her viewing list. It just so happens that most of the older dogs we have at this point in time are from Macau so they were well represented in our showings today, in fact, all of the dogs she saw were from Macau. The lady had one particular dog in mind when she arrived and, even though she enjoyed meeting all the dogs we showed her, the dog that won her heart (and Huggy’s) was that beautiful, blue girl, Lexi who had been at the top of her list!!
The lady who was up first this day to make her selection has been doing turnout for a while and has, therefore, had a chance to get to know the dogs a little. When she was doing turnout, I’m sure she had no idea that she was going to go home with a TV star! The little girl she adopted had quite a day yesterday — she was on TV to promote GPI and, as the poster child for the Walkathon, she was also promoting our major fundraiser. Apparently, she won over the people at the TV station just as quickly as she did her new mother and I have no doubt that Sumaya will do the same thing to her new neighbors!
The next family has 3 children and 2 dogs, a Pug and a Blue Heeler. We were hoping that one of our shyer dogs might be a good fit for this family since the dog would have lots of company, however, those particular dogs weren’t very cooperative, so we moved on to some of our more outgoing dogs who ended up being way too interested in the Pug. The last dog we brought out was perfect … she got along with everyone and showed them all her favorite trick — rolling on her side to get a belly rub. Nobody can resist PJ when she does that trick and this family decided pretty quickly that PJ needed to get her belly rubs in her new home with them!
This next guy has been with us a while and he has been waiting patiently for someone to see what a “diamond in the rough” he is. When he potential new mother came to meet him, we all had our fingers crossed as we watched the two get acquainted with each other. As our boy started to trust her, he showed her more and more of what his real personality is and what he will be like after some time. Thankfully, she was smart enough to see the real Resolve, nka Bell, and took him home!!
For this family, one of the most important things they were looking for was a dog that walked well on leash because the mother and daughter each had some back issues. The truth is that there are not a lot of dogs that fit that requirement, but we found some greyt options. They met four dogs and, honestly, after they met the first one, they were so smitten that I’m not sure the other dogs even had a chance. So, it wasn’t long before our sweet boy, Truck, was headed off to Canada with his new family! –
This family was from Richland and they had 2 children that they had to consider when they were making their final decision. The family came in wanting a young, active dog and we had plenty of those to introduce to them; however, as we went through the showings, we all realized that even though they wanted a really active dog, those dogs were too much for the kids and we were afraid the kids would get knocked down. One of our dogs was a wonderful combination of being energetic and cuddly and they realized he was the perfect option for them. So, Jimbo, nka Lunchbox or “Lunchie” for short, is on his way to the Tri-Cities!!!