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The first man that came really only had one main thing that was really important to him in his selection process — the dog had to get along with his sister’s small dog. We introduced him to a few different dogs that would work and then we also showed him a couple of more dogs that weren’t ready to leave the kennel yet. This was one of those things that doesn’t happen very often — when we showed him one particular dog, they clicked — it was an instant connection that we all felt. There were a couple of “housekeeping” things he needed to do to be able to adopt this dog and he did them all immediately. We’re so glad he did because after watching Nari (from the UAE) and him together, it would have been awful if they couldn’t be together. (Sorry, no family photo is available just yet)
Next, a couple lost their 15 year old Greyhound Thursday and their sweet 5 year old Schnauzer named Sweeney was really missing her so they came to meet a couple of our Whippet mixes from Asia. Both girls got along beautifully with Sweeney and his parents and they made it very difficult for the people to decide. The people toyed with the idea of getting both girls but thought that situation could be a little more than Sweeney could handle at the moment. So, then, they had to decide which one to adopt. They had a very difficult time deciding but the final decision was — Charlotte!!!
This family had previously owned a Lurcher and when they lost that dog, their daughter was very young. So they decided to wait until she was older — Zinnia is now 7 and they feel the time is right for an addition. We showed them a few dogs, but the truth is that once Zinnia met our sweet little Asian girl, Naomi, we knew there was no way they would be leaving without her! And, they didn’t!!!
The next family has had one of our Lurchers, Bowie (fka Elmo), since June and they have enjoyed him so much that they knew they had to have another. They have been watching the recent arrival videos and they fell in love with one of the girls who came to us from Mexico. Even though we showed them a few other dogs, this dog proved to be just as wonderful as they were hoping. Thankfully, Bowie agreed and Hulu has a new home!!
This couple has had 6 Greyhounds through the years and they know what their dogs need. Two weeks ago they had to send one of their hounds to the Bridge and their remaining hound, Truck, has not been himself. They realized that he was really missing his brother and needed a new friend. We introduced Truck and his family to a few different dogs and, while he got along with all of them, the one he seemed to connect with and enjoy the most was Prim!! –
I don’t know what was going on with the dogs today, but, it was like we had a whole new cast of characters. Every dog we showed seemed to know exactly what to do to schmooze the potential adopters and it was incredible to watch. The first dog came out to meet his potential new mom and he went right up to her, snuggled and gave her a kiss and she started to cry! There was pretty much nothing another dog could do to top that. One dog came close, but Ghost (nka Chamaco – which means young boy in Spanish) and his new mom were already bonded from their first introduction and he was the one that she took home!
Then two men came to find their new companion and the dogs these men met completely outdid themselves!! The first one came out, made sure he gave sufficient attention to both men and then promptly sat on one man’s lap while he snuggled with the other one! Each one they met after that tried hard to make an impression (and they did!!) but the first dog was still in first place. Then we brought out a gorgeous girl who came out and paid attention to each man and then wanted to get up on the couch and kiss them. It was tough to figure out which dog they would pick, but, in the end, they decided it had to be Tesla!!