Thanks to our hard-working, caring volunteers, and patient approved adopters, many dogs have been adopted recently. Catch up today with Regional Vice President Kathy Kreyling’s stories from the Adoption Center. Check out our Available Dogs to see who’s still waiting for their forever home.
This couple came in thinking that a girl would be the best fit for them because the wife had only had small dogs. Since the husband had grown up with a Great Pyrenee, he was ready for just about anything. So, we showed them a couple of our sweet little girls and also snuck in a couple of our more mild mannered boys and, truth be told, their short list at the end actually included one of our “boy cow dogs”. But, I have to say that the competition was stiff and when the dust settled, our sweet little Spicy, who is now known as Winnie, was the one heading to her new home.
Chance and Small
This couple has an IG named Dash who is getting on in years. Dash has lived with 3 Greyhounds and, after losing his last buddy in October, he was ready for a new companion. He has always had brothers so we started out thinking that he would do best with another boy and he did do well with one of them. But, the other boys we brought out were way too interested in Dash so we thought we should head in a different direction. When we brought out one of our girls, Dash was thoroughly enthralled with her!! He sniffed her all over and then gave her a little kiss on her cheek — I think all of us thought that was one of the cutest things we had seen. There was only one problem and that was that they also fell in love with one of our boys. There was obviously only one solution — they decided to adopt both Chance & Small and little Dash was very happy with the new additions to his family!!
This couple has a German Shepherd/Border Collie mix (named Vegas) that is about 13 years old. In her hay day, I’m sure she could have worn out any one of our dogs pretty quickly and she still has more energy than you might think so we were looking for a dog that had not only got along with smaller dogs, but also wanted to play. Almost all of the dogs that we showed the couple got along with Vegas so the humans actually had to make the decision. Interestingly, both of the dogs that they narrowed it to have been around a while and had kind of “flown under the radar” but the time had come for one of them to step forward and shine and, that’s exactly what Wyatt did!!
Ziggy, one of our previous residents who came to us from Flying Irish Greyhounds in Ireland, recently lost his fur brother and his family felt the time was right for a new addition since they have about 3 months until the birth of their new baby. Ziggy was in charge of selecting his new companion (with some guidance from his parents) and he did an excellent job. His dad really wanted to see our black and white dogs and he saw every one of them — I truly had no idea how many we had, but, trust me, it is a lot!! Ziggy gave them all the once over and he and his dad agreed that Blake would be the best addition to the family!!
This particular dog has single handedly generated a lot of
interest in the dogs at GPI and many have been adopted because of her. For some reason, she didn’t benefit from that exposure until now. This lady contacted us about this girl and she actually came in, met her & fell in love with her. It was so much fun watching them connect & there is no doubt that Saida is going to be spoiled rotten — just as she should be!!