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.
It happens more often than we would like — sometimes it takes some of our dogs quite a while to find their person, but, thankfully, their adoption day does eventually come. This guy has been with us for some time and a short while ago, a man came to do turnout and when he took this dog out, he realized he had met a greyt dog. He made it a point to take him out for turnout whenever he came and also made an appointment with our trainer to help him learn how to best handle the dog and to learn the kinds of things the dog would need in a home. Interestingly, this man lived in South Korea for a while and Luke, nka Stud, is from South Korea — it sounds like they were meant to be together!
This adoption appointment could have been over in about 5 minutes because the couple immediately fell in love with the dog they ended up adopting. They did decide to meet a few of our other dogs, but, those dogs never had a chance. This particular dog has only been here two weeks and, truthfully, we were surprised she was at the kennel this long. She is a beautiful, blue brindle from Ireland with a sweet, calm personality and, P.S. she has wonderful soft bunny fur!!! Needless to say, this couple was extremely excited to take Latifa home with them!!!
The next dog that got adopted wasn’t even in the kennel for a whole week!! A while back, this family decided that they wanted dogs and they planned to adopt two dogs , one for each of their twin daughters. They already had one of our dogs from Hawaii, Crisper, who is now known as Buddy, and when they heard that we had recently gotten another dog from Hawaii, they were very interested. This adorable little girl has never met a stranger and she is so happy all the time — her tail never stops wagging!! She got along with everybody in the family, including Buddy and two cats, so it was no surprise that the family couldn’t wait to make Tamarin, nka Ginger, part of their family!!
This lady recently lost one of her Greys and she thought that the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for her remaining 11 year old Greyhound, Twyla (fka Dewey), was to get her a brother. Twyla seemed to know just what she was looking for and she picked one of our sweet boys who has been with us for quite a while. He is pretty shy, but he has come so far with the training he has been getting and we were so proud of him when he came out to meet Twyla. They hit it off very quickly and we think that Twyla was excited to teach Jack (nka Solomon/Saul for short) all the things he will need to know in his new home!!!
The last time this family adopted from us, they were just about to have a baby and now, that baby, Trent, is 5 years old. They decided that their current Greyhound, Charley, was ready for a companion and so were they. They came looking for a relatively calm dog and while we don’t have a lot of those, the ones we do have did a greyt job of showing off. It all boiled down to two of the new Irish dogs — a male who really was extremely calm and a female who was pretty bouncy but settled down pretty well after a while. After playing with both dogs outside and watching how they played with Trent, — one played a little and then pretty much ignored Trent & Charley — the other bounced all over everywhere and interacted with everybody and even knew how to control herself as she ran up to Trent and stopped just short of him every time. After watching the performances, they did have to discuss the decision, but, it didn’t take much discussion to decide that the black Irish lassie, Dawn, would be the best fit for their family.
Last week I got a note from a man asking if a specific dog was still available. When I told him yes, he asked if he could do his application and get his home visit done quickly. We are generally able to move as quickly or slowly as a potential adopter wants so had no problem getting things done. When he came to the kennel, he knew the dog he wanted and it was fun watching the two of them get acquainted. This particular dog came to us from South Korea and he had a very hard start in life so we couldn’t be happier that he has found a new dad (and as a bonus, a new grandmother and aunt)! We have no doubt that Lenny is going to have all the spoiling and love that he so deserves!!!!