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Even if you have had many dogs, losing two dogs in less than a year is tough and everyone reacts differently — some people feel the need to get another dog right away and some need to have a little time to regroup. Each member of this couple was on the opposite side of the fence. However, shortly after this couple lost their dog, a beautiful female Greyhound came back to us through no fault of her own – she was very loved but a member of the family was suffering severe allergies because of the dog. They were devastated to give her up. I think the Universe, with some help from its earthling helpers (including a wife who couldn’t wait any longer for a new addition), conspired to get this dog together with this couple. All it took was a nice walk, some leaning and schmoozing from the dog and the couple was pretty much putty in her hands. Thank heavens — Maura/Luna, nka Carly, found a place with a couple who had plenty of love for her and vice versa!!!!
The first couple lost their 5 year old Greyhound to Osteo a couple of days ago and they needed a new family member for their 12 year old boy, Norman, and for themselves. Norman is such a sweetheart and so easy to get along with that the screening process, which he was in charge of, didn’t seem to eliminate many dogs. So, the parents had to jump in and do the hard work! From the very beginning, they were smitten with a very handsome brindle boy who was very affectionate, but had so much energy, they wanted to make sure they could handle him. After seeing a wide variety of dogs, they kept coming back to this boy and they decided they could absolutely handle him and Paco had to be a member of the family!!
The next couple were school teachers who have the next 6 weeks off and decided that there couldn’t be a better time to bring a dog into their lives (BTW, we’re hoping there are a lot of other people out there who feel the same way!!!!). They were thinking that a calm girl would fit their situation the best and we set off to find just that (keep in mind that “calm” and “girl” do not always go together!). They saw quite a few dogs and weren’t sure who was going to be the best one for them. But, as it usually happens, once they spent some time outside with the dogs, one of them quickly made it obvious that she was the one for them — Snookie!!
Bishop and Oxie
This couple has been thinking about getting a Greyhound for around two years, but they wanted to get everything in order first … like graduating from college, getting married and renting a house with a yard. Now that all is in order and they are both going to be working from home for a while, the time is finally right. They came in thinking they would adopt one dog and come back quickly to get a second one, but that changed when they met two dogs that they thought would be a very good fit for them. The million dollar question was “how would the two dogs get along with each other”? Thankfully and luckily, they did get along very well, so Oxie and Bishop headed off to their new home near Northgate in Seattle.
The next lady has fostered a few dogs for us when we needed her and her foster failure rate has been wonderful — 100%!!! When she offered to help us the last time we asked for foster homes, I’ll be honest, I had my fingers crossed she would fail again! And, she didn’t let me, or the cute little fawn girl she was fostering, down!! Hooray, today Danica is officially part of the family!!!!