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.
This couple had one of our Greyhounds for 9 years and she went to the Bridge this spring. As you can guess, they have been missing her and they recently decided they were ready to have another fur baby share their home. They started out looking at some of our big boys and then started asking about our girls. We only have a few girls at the kennel now and when you rule out the cat friendly and young ones, the list gets very short. Luckily, they fell in love with the first girl we showed them — I’m sure it was because she did such a good job of making them feel very important and loved immediately!! We need to have Misty come back and give lessons to our other dogs — it would sure help us get them placed more quickly!!
This couple has been around Greyhounds for years since their daughter has two of them and they were ready to get one of their own. They needed a dog that could get along with their cat and their 19 year old dachshund, Wellington. While they were looking through our web-site, they saw a dog that had lived with cats and liked small dogs better than big dogs and thought this one definitely looked like a possibility for them. When we brought her out to meet them, they all seemed to connect and when we had them in the yard, she seemed to understand that Wellington was older (she wanted to play but would run up to him and then stop herself). They felt Sally, nka Dahlia (Dally for short), was just the dog they were looking for!
This family included a mother and twin 10 year old girls. All three of them were very tuned in to the dogs and it was interesting to watch their reactions as they met each of the dogs we brought out. When you have 3 different people, I’m always a little nervous that each one of the people will want a different dog, but this family seemed to agree on each dog. They narrowed it down to 2 boys, but after spending a short time outside, they decided unanimously that England, nka Phoenix, had to be their new family member!!