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 has been wanting adopt a Greyhound for quite a while, but they needed to wait until they were both in the same city and were settled in their new home before they could make that a reality. Thankfully, that is all done so the next thing on their list was to come find their new dog. The lady actually grew up in a family that has had a few Greyhounds of their own and fostered over 20 hounds and the man had also gotten to know Greyhounds through her so they were well aware of what it is like to live with a Greyhound . They met a few boys and girls and after getting to know some of them better in the yard, they decided that cute little Molly was the one for them!
We knew that it wouldn’t take much time, but, I don?t think we had a clue that it would happen this fast!! A dog from the new load has already left the building. This woman needed a dog that could get along with a very small dog and since we know nothing about the dogs in this load, we knew we were going to be looking at a lot of dogs! We were right but it was worth it because we found a wonderful red boy who could have cared less that there was a small dog around & there was also a mutual attraction between him & the lady. We couldn’t ask for more so Shane headed home with his new mom!!!
About a year ago, these men adopted one of our Lurchers, Freddie, and they decided that Freddie was in need of a buddy. We actually didn’t have to do much to show them dogs because they had been doing turnout and they had already fallen for a spunky little black girl. So, basically, all we had to do was introduce her to Freddie to see how he got along with her. I think he fell for her immediately and had the best time playing with her so they decided pretty quickly that Cinder, nka Gracie, would be a wonderful addition to their family!!!
It seems like forever since we have had an adoption where someone can actually take a dog home with them that day!! When this couple came to the kennel, they had a few dogs that they wanted to see and one that was of particular interest. Usually, people do not end up going home with the dog they came to see, but this is one of those times when the dog lived up to everything they were expecting and they were pretty sure that he was the one for them as soon as they met him. The other dogs did a greyt job, but Rocket was the superstar today!!!
The boy that got adopted is so darn cute that his competition really had no chance. He came in to the adoption center and showed his potential parents all the fun (and, honestly, work) they would have if he were in their lives and who could pass that up? When he was out in the yard with them he put on quite a performance and did everything he could to make sure they knew he was going to be their next family member. Although he is only 1 year old, he has covered a lot of ground in that time — born in South Korea and then transplanted to the U.S. — but Bada has found his place here in Seattle with his happy new parents!!
This lady has had Weimaraners & Vizslas in the past and she decided it was time to make a change and a Greyhound would be a good fit for her. She doesn’t have kids or other pets & she has a house so she could have almost any dog that we had. We still have some really cool dogs left from our last load and, thankfully, one of those was just the right dog for her — King!!