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 couple came looking for a nice calm dog and they pretty much had their hearts set on one particular little lady. As I’ve mentioned before, really calm Greyhounds are few and far between, but we did come up with a few other options for them. But, none compared to that sweet fawn girl, Phoenix who is now known as Ophelia (Phee for short)!
The next lady came with a long list of dogs that she thought would be possibilities. We narrowed the list down quite a bit as we learned more about her and her lifestyle, but there were still some really cool dogs to see. She narrowed it down to three dogs with very different sizes, personalities and exercise needs. And, at first, I think we were all a little surprised when she chose the biggest girl we have, but after watching them together, it was obvious that Chava was the perfect choice!!
Clair Bear and Zoe
A couple (who have put in a lot of time volunteering at GPI doing booths, home visits, dremmeling at spa days, bathing dogs & more) had usually had boy dogs and this time they thought it would be fun to have a girl. They already had a wonderful Greyhound boy named Edge so it was obviously very important that he choose a dog he liked. Edge is such a sweetheart and he gets along with everyone so he was not a whole lot of help. They decided on one of our girls and as we were getting ready to do the paperwork, the lady said that she would take two dogs if she could and the man said he didn’t know why they couldn’t take two dogs. It was as simple as that and they adopted Clair Bear (nka Nina) and Zoe!! (No family photo at this time)
The next family was looking to be a new member of the Greyhound owner family. They also were looking for a girl and we showed them pretty much all of the ones we had. They were wanting to steer away from the black dogs because their last dog was black. I’m sure you know what happened — they took home a cute little black girl named Scarlet!! (No family photo yet)
Then came a man who has a friend with a Greyhound. He has been getting to know the breed through his friend and her dog and decided that he would like one. He saw a mix of boys and girls and we introduced all of them to his friend’s dog. The dog got along with all of the dogs so it was hard to tell if he had a preference. So, the man had to make the decision on his own and he chose Keota! (Sorry, no family photo yet)
Another couple came in to get a buddy for their dog named Sadie (she was formerly known as Georgette). One of the ladies has been doing turnout for a while to meet the dogs and pick out a list of dogs to show her partner. She did a Greyt job of making a list of super dogs to show her partner — they loved all the dogs & Sadie liked most of them so they had to do the hard work and pick their new dog! Both of the ladies agreed that the best dog for their family was Zanny (she just happens to be Zoe’s sister!!). (No family photo yet)
The next couple wanted a girl and, unfortunately, they only had a couple of girls to choose from so they decided to relax their criteria a bit and decided they wanted to see some boys. It took a little time for them to talk through all the dogs and decide that Hobo was the one for them. (No family photo)
Last, but not least, a couple (that includes one of our employees) came and they needed a dog that would get along with their two cats. Since our employee had a chance to get to know the dogs while she was was working, she narrowed the field of dogs that she wanted her partner to see and, luckily, he liked the same dog she did — Minnie — nka Hilde!! (No family photo)