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.
I can’t imagine much that would be more disappointing than being all ready to go pick out your new Greyhound and then having an accident on your way to the kennel. That is exactly what happened to this lady — she stopped to fill her car with gas on her way to the kennel and took a pretty bad fall so she had to cancel her appointment. That didn’t hold her up for long because a couple of days later she was on the phone wanting to come meet dogs as soon as we could fit her in (luckily we could do it that same day!). The wait was worth it — she came and met a couple of dogs and had a special connection with one dog — Ryker!!!
What a fun day!! I have to start with the funnest adoption — one of our dogs came to us needing some surgery and we have been waiting since his arrival from Korea for his surgery date. In the meantime, we have had quite a few people express an interest in adopting this dog so we have been busy making sure everyone who was interested had all their information up to date and they had a home visit. The surgery was scheduled for last Wednesday and they had everything ready for the surgery, but, when they took the X-rays for the surgery, the vets discovered that the problem was correcting itself and there was no longer a reason to do the operation. We were all thrilled, but, that meant we had to hurry up and decide which family would be the best fit for this dog. We got that done and as soon as the family was notified, they called me and we set up a time for them to come get the dog. They were thrilled to take him home, but, it was bittersweet for all of us who have fallen hook, line & sinker for Alfie!!!
The next couple came to us with 3 dogs and they, especially the husband, felt they absolutely needed a Greyhound. P. S. — they also have a cat!!! Truthfully, when you are dealing with that many dogs and people to please, it seems a little overwhelming, but, we took it one step at a time and we were able to find a wonderful boy who fit in beautifully! This story is even more special given that this boy was returned yesterday because the family felt they had too much on their plate and didn’t have time for him. Well, this family has plenty of time and love to give to James (hooray!!)
Next, a couple lost one of their Greyhounds to kidney failure earlier this week. It was hard on the whole family, especially the boy who is still here. He was really struggling to understand what happened to his friend and he was having a hard time being by himself. Thankfully, the couple knew that he needed another dog and they came as soon as they could to find a buddy for him. They had lots of dogs to choose from, but Teddy (fka Curly) picked out a beautiful brindle girl with a white tip on her tail — Maisie!!