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 lady recently graduated from college and moved here from LA. She came to the kennel to get her very first dog and she was excited, nervous and actually very down to earth about the whole thing. She knew she wanted a dog that was pretty mellow and she was fine with a boy or girl of any age. This made our job easy! We had some really neat dogs for her to meet and she did a greyt job of narrowing the list down. When she had the list down to two dogs, she was 90% sure of which dog she wanted, but she felt she needed to take a little time to think it through before she committed. It was only a few hours later that she let me know she was ready to go and she wanted our pretty white girl appropriately named Vanilla, nka Vanilla Bean (“Bean” for short).
The boy that got adopted today has been waiting quite a while for his new family. He found a wonderful couple today who not only appreciated how handsome he is (who wouldn’t?), but also appreciated his stellar personality and sweetness. He did have a little competition, but as the couple got to know the other dogs a little more, they realized that Wayne was hands down the best addition to their family!!!
The first family was looking for a cat friendly hound. They have always had male dogs so they really wanted to adopt another male. Since we only had a couple of males available, they decided to look at the females too, but it was easy to see that the females just didn’t click with them. They liked all the dogs we showed them, but the minute that we brought out this light colored, brindle boy, they pretty much lit up. There was no doubt that Luis, nka Linus, was the one for them.
The next couple already has a couple of our Greyhounds and one of them is getting on in years so they thought this was a good time to find a playmate for their younger hound. They met some wonderful dogs (aren’t they all?), but they were the first ones to meet this one particular dog and they fell for him hook, line & sinker!!! Just so you know, they didn’t know any of the things about him that I am about to tell you until they had already made their choice. This beautiful blue boy is a superstar +++ — He won all sorts of championships and derbies and hearts!! They just knew that this dog would be the perfect addition to their home and Blitzen agreed!!
I’m not even sure what to say about this next lady except that she already has 10 dogs that she has rescued from all sorts of situations and has given them a wonderful home. Even though she already has a “few” dogs, she couldn’t wait to come meet our dogs. In fact, she had quite an event in her first try to come to the kennel (a fire broke out near her home and all her dogs had to be evacuated). Even though she had to turn around and go home to take care of her pups, a few days later she had everything under control and was ready to try again. This time everything worked and she met and adopted her new “love”, Gabe!!
This lady has never had a dog before and she was so excited to come meet the dogs. We had a nice list of dogs that we thought might be a good fit for her, but there was one in particular that we thought & hoped would be the best option. This doesn’t happen very often, but we never even needed to show her the second dog! They seemed to bond so quickly and I don’t think the lady ever let go of the dog until she had to leave the kennel. She has had to wait two long weeks while the dog was spayed, but when they were reunited, it was just as though they hadn’t been apart. Bella, nka Minty, recognized her new mom immediately and couldn’t wait to go home with her.