Join us here each Monday as Regional Vice President Kathy Kreyling shares tories from the Adoption Center. Check out our Available Dogs to see who’s still waiting for their forever home.
A lady with a black lab mix named Henry and a cat was looking for a little girl that would fit in her home. Of course, when there is a cat involved, there is not a long list of dogs to choose from. But, that didn’t matter at all, they fell in love with our sweet little brindle girl named Palma so Henry officially has a new furry sister.
Next, a couple came with the intention of getting one of our Whippets. They thought that the Whippets were greyt, but their current Greyhound, Elsie (fka Ivy) made it clear that she was NOT a fan. So, we started showing them the purebred dogs. There were three dogs that Elsie got along with and they were very interested in those three dogs who had very different personalities. There was a lot of discussion before they made their decision to adopt Miss Mallory!!
Poppy and Polk
Our next adoptions were to a couple who also came with the intention of getting 2 dogs a few weeks ago. They have waited patiently for their dogs to be spayed and recover and they finally received the okay to go home. The two girls they selected are sisters — Polk (nka Polka) and Poppy — and they are sisters to Palma. It’s been family day at the adoption center! (Polk here)
Next, the woman who adopted Ripley had noticed that he was much happier when he was around her partner’s two dogs. So she decided she needed to get him a buddy. Oh, BTW, she also needed a dog that would get along with her cat so, of course, that severely limited the choices. But, we had two little shy girls that we thought could be trained to like cats. The first one had no interest in even moving away from the door, but the second one started out that way and then as she gained a little confidence she was able to interact with the other dogs and we were even able to let them all off-leash. She really impressed her mother-to-be and Hope, nka Rosie, now has her new home!
This family came to find their new family member a couple of weeks ago but because of waiting for vet appointments and a previously planned trip, they couldn’t take the dog at that time, but the time had finally come. The dog that they picked gave them absolutely no choice in the matter — he came out and hugged them, cuddled, schmoozed & showed off. How on earth could they not make our sweet Lurcher Elmo, nka Bowie, part of their family?!
Then a couple brought their Dachshund, Mabel, in to find a new friend because she had recently lost her Greyhound and even though she had a kitty friend, she was lonely. We only had a couple of dogs that got along with cats and they were pretty much complete opposites and even though both dogs had lots of love to offer, it took them very little time to realize that one of our cute little Whippets from Asia was going to be theirs. This little guy was a real charmer … affectionate, outgoing, happy, smart … the list goes on and on! We know Anthony is going to be spoiled rotten just as he deserves!!!!