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 little girl has been waiting for a long time for her “people” to show up and she must have been thinking “FINALLY”. The couple has had Greyhounds before so they new about the breed and knew what they were looking for. They narrowed their choices down to two and when they made their final choice, they said it was a very close and difficult decision!! When we walked in to the Adoption Center to finalize everything, the lady said she had been interested in this dog and keeping an eye her for quite a while. I’m glad she kept watching and also followed through by coming in to meet and adopt Summer!!!
This lady has had Whippets and Whippet mixes and this time she decided it would be good for her to “upgrade” to the top of the line — a Greyhound. She was looking for a dog that would be able to go almost anywhere with her and we found one for her. This energetic girl has never met a stranger & just loves people — we’re all hoping that Ivy will be flexible enough to accompany this lady where ever she wants (of course, she might need a little training to get to that point, but which of our dogs doesn’t — I mean that in the kindest way!!).
This lady lost her last Greyhound about 6 months ago and has been missing her like crazy. The time just wasn’t right to adopt another one, but as this lady said “sometimes things happen for a reason” and she was right. This dog had been adopted by another family and, unfortunately, once the dogs got home, the Greyhounds just hated each other so the family had to return him. Luckily, this lady lives fairly close to the family and she said she would foster him for a while (she wasn’t kidding anyone … we were all betting he would be a permanent member of the family very quickly). It turned out that he fit into the family beautifully and since today is his birthday, it seemed the perfect time to make Cobi officially hers — Happy Birthday and Gotcha Day!!!!
This lady came to supposedly find a buddy for her male Greyhound (we kinda think it was more a new buddy for her). She adopted Gavin a couple of years ago and now lives near Green Lake so she thought if you are going to walk one dog around Green Lake, why not take two? Gavin is such a sweet boy and he got along with all the dogs he met, but he & the lady both lit up when they met Fay, nka Garbanzo (Zoey for short) and she just had to be their new addition!!
It is so nice when we have people who come in that have a house and a yard because we can show them almost any dog we have. I think that these people actually saw almost every dog that was available to leave the kennel today and they also saw a wide variety of personalities from shy to almost off the charts “energetic”!! When all was said and done they decided that the handsome red fawn, Nixon, was absolutely the dog that had to join their family!!!