This couple has been volunteering with GPI for quite a while and have had the opportunity to get to know the dogs better while they are working with them. The wife walks and helps train the dogs and she got to know one of our special boys during that time. She wanted to make him part of the family but she had 2 hurdles she needed to clear — convincing her husband that their current dog, Larissa, needed a playmate and making sure that Larissa would get along with the new addition. She was successful on both fronts and that cleared the way for Max to become a part of the family!!!
There is some truth to the saying that someone was in the right place at the right time. The question in this case is who was in the right place at the right time — the couple or the dog or both? This particular dog came back to us yesterday from the Portland area because he was living with two old Italian Greyhounds who were bullying him and he never did anything to retaliate, just put up with it. The owners felt he would have a happier life in a different place. Then, a couple from Southern Washington arrived to meet dogs and they just happened to have a 6 year old Italian Greyhound. We introduced everybody and everybody got along very well so Gomer, nka Theo, was on his way south with his new family!!!