Join us here 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.
The Canadian border has finally opened and our first, of what we hope will be many, adopters left the kennel to head north with their new buddy. When this couple saw their dog-to-be on the internet, they fell in love with him before they even met him and they were sure he was the one for them. When they actually met him, they fell even more in love and the dog decided they were pretty special too. This was the perfect day for this guy to be adopted because he came to our kennel exactly one year ago!! All of us are so excited that Trey has found his new family … he’s been waiting such a long time and they finally arrived!!!
I think that some of the dogs who have been here a while hold back a little when they are shown to prospective adopters. Maybe it’s because they don’t want to be disappointed or who knows what. But, when they start to let their guard down and allow the people to see what they are really like, it is really quite touching. That’s what happened with this dog, it took a little while, but when he looked his mother to be right in the eye, they both knew that his adoption was practically a done deal. There is no doubt that Adonis will be a cherished and spoiled family member!!
This couple has had one of our hounds, Charlie (fka Bug), for about 4 years and lately she has acted like she needed a buddy. So, now that the border to Canada is finally open, they decided to come meet some dogs. We introduced them to some great dogs and Charlie let us know very quickly which one she wanted. The guy they picked has been around a while and he has missed being the adopted dog many times (he had the “bridesmaid” role down pat). But this time, he was the “bride” and he acted like he just knew it was going to be his turn!! Solo and his new sister make quite a pair – two beautiful fawns — they’ll be stopping traffic in Canada for sure!!
This particular dog could have been adopted about 10 times by now!! We need to clone her. But, the lady who was lucky enough to get her knew what she wanted and she moved fast to get all the adoption qualifying steps done so that she would be first in line when this dog was ready to be adopted!! Of course there were some hurdles to get past — namely a 10 year old Whippet named Mocha that would live in the same house, and 2 very small old dogs that the daughter owns. Thankfully, this little girl from Hawaii passed all the challenges with flying colors and now Luna is getting settled in her new home!!
When you are living in a place full of Greyhounds and you don’t look anything like a Greyhound, it is pretty hard to get adopted. But, this guy waited & waited and his people finally found their way to the kennel. This couple has had quite a few of our dogs, many of which needed some special attention, and they have done an amazing job with them. I have to say that when they came to meet this guy, he put on the best performance I have seen from him in the whole time he has been with us. He was not only excited to meet his new parents, but also his new playmates, Phoebe and Danica. Charleston (nka Charlie) got everything we hoped for him including a big yard where he could play with his new buddies.
This particular lady has been interested in our older dogs and has fostered and adopted a few in the past years. Recently she adopted a beautiful older girl named Bella and, at the time, she mentioned that she would like to have 2 dogs. So, when we had another older lady come back to the kennel, she was the first person we thought of as a possible adopter. Thankfully, she was all for it and the two dogs got along greyt so Haley, nka Harley, now has a new home, fur sister and mom!! (No family photo available)
For a variety of reasons, the next couple have been waiting 17 months for their new dog. The Canadian border problems was the biggest obstacle and now that it has opened, it was possible for the couple to come down to meet dogs. They weren’t sure they were completely ready for a new addition, but, sometimes, opportunity knocks and you have to move fast. We got a return last Friday that was perfect for this couple and, thankfully, they realized they had to commit quickly to make this adoption happen. (It’s a good thing they did because we have had a lot of interest in this dog!!) They pulled everything together in a couple of days and they showed up to pick up their new girl with huge smiles and left with even bigger ones! Their gorgeous red girl who is now named Kayley, fka Homie then Korra, couldn’t wait to get out the door and on her way to her new home.
For those of us who love having big dogs, it is hard when you come to the realization that it might be time to downsize a little. This particular lady not only downsized a little – she downsized a lot!!! She went from a Greyhound to an Italian Greyhound! This cute little blue fawn guy from South Korea stole her heart the minute she met him so there was no doubt that Woody, nka Gizmo, was going to be heading home with her.