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 man was interested in adopting a Greyhound about a year ago but realized that he really wasn’t completely settled so he thought he should postpone it. It was the perfect decision since he did end up moving to a new apartment. He also decided to do turnout for a while so that he could get to know more about the breed and how to handle the dogs. Now that he’s all settled and working from home, he’s ready for his new companion and he chose our stunning fawn boy — Prince!
This family has been fostering dogs for PAWS & Everett Humane Society for quite a while, but they have never had a dog of their own. Recently, they decided the time had come for them to adopt and they wanted a Greyhound. Of course, there was one little extra necessity and that was that the dog be able to get along with their cats. They were fortunate enough to be at the top of the cat friendly list when the new load came in so they had first choice – and they chose the dog we all said would be adopted first – our beautiful black girl with the white stockings, Mandy!!
Since the whole pandemic started, we have been having to do things much differently and we have had to come up with some creative solutions for situations. Since we are having some difficulty getting all the new dogs spayed and neutered, many people will be adopting dogs but not actually taking them home until they have been vetted. This couple lives too far from the kennel to make two trips so we did a virtual adoption appointment using videos and descriptions. The couple was able to get a good feel for the dogs through the videos and fell in love with this wonderful guy. When they came to pick him up, their initial feelings were confirmed and strengthened — there was no way they were going home with any other dog but Boyd!!
This family just lost their last Greyhound and they just couldn’t stand to be in a house without that special Greyhound energy. Their last hound was a small girl and they thought that they wanted another small girl (you know what that means!!). We showed them the girls we had, but, unfortunately, there just wasn’t a good connection with any of them. So, we suggested they look at the boys and they only needed to see one – our sweet, absolutely gorgeous boy Cory!!!
The first family has a gentle 13 year old lab mix named Quincy that was in need of a pal. They were thinking that a girl would be the best fit for Quincy so that was the direction we pursued. Most adopters assume and kind of hope that their current dog will give them some guidance while they are making a selection, but not this time … this dog got along with everyone, so the family had to make the final decision between two very sweet girls. It was a hard decision but Miss Cabo was the one that went home with them.
The next couple was looking for their first dog together and couldn’t wait to meet the dogs we had to show them. They saw quite a variety of boys and girls and enjoyed seeing them all. They narrowed the list down to three dogs that they wanted to see outside, but they only needed to spend time with one of them. They picked a cute little black and white girl with the most adorable overbite – Katie!!
Lastly, a couple lost their Greyhound about a year ago and they decided they had taken enough time to heal and it was time to give another Greyhound a home. The couple decided some years ago that they wanted to be able to travel around so they sold their home and have been living in an RV. Actually, this is their second RV — they needed to upgrade so there was room for their last dog to have her own couch. Needless to say, there is every indication their new addition will be just as spoiled!! Anna seemed to think that was a pretty good deal — who wouldn’t????