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Make and Chief
These adoptions were actually finalized earlier, but we never sent out a note. This couple, especially the wife — our President, Moira — have spent countless hours trying to help all of us be able to adopt these precious dogs. It’s fun to see them add two lucky dogs to their family. One dog had a couple of things that he needed to work on and with their guidance, he has become the dog we knew he could be. The other dog came on the last Florida load and the owners specifically requested that he go home with them. Make & Chief are two lucky dogs — interestingly, after the dogs were adopted, they found out that these two boys have the same father!!
Things were really hopping at Hern Greytworks this weekend! First, an engaged couple who are in the navy and based on Whidbey Island came in to get their first Greyhound. They are very active and were looking for a dog that can join them on runs, walks, hikes, bike rides and roaching on the couch. Even though they met a few dogs, it was pretty obvious that the first little lady they met wowed them and would most likely be going home with them. And that held true — they chose Piper and there is no doubt that she would be able to keep up with them and still have energy for more!!
Then a man came in looking for his new furry pal. We had already shown him a few dogs and were on the way to the yard for playtime when we ran into one more dog he could see. I’m sure you know where this is going — he completely fell for that dog and it wasn’t long after meeting the dog that he was headed home with Harvey!
This couple has wanted a Greyhound for a while and they were excited to come to the kennel a couple of weeks ago and adopt a dog. Everything went according to plan until we got to the actual adoption —unfortunately, the dog they were going to adopt still had to be spayed and wouldn’t be able to go home for another week. Then, when that week had passed, we found that the dog had two UTIs (urinary tract infections) that needed attention. Well, we got everything taken care of and she was finally ready to head home. Because her new mother is a Chocolatier, they decided that they were going to change their new girl’s name from Racket to Truffle!!
The next family adopted one of our dogs, Sid, a couple of weeks ago. At that time, they also met another dog that they were very interested in and they decided they would really like to adopt 2 dogs. At first meeting the two dogs did not get along particularly well and we thought that it was because the second dog had not been spayed. We all decided we would introduce them again after the dog was spayed and see what happened. Happily, the two dogs did just fine and Sid now has a sister named Babette!