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The next family needed a new friend for their 7 year old Grey, Winston. Winston met a few of our dogs and he actually narrowed the list of dogs down which really helped his owners! When he got a chance to play with the dogs outside, he had fun with a couple of them, but he had the most fun with one brindle boy and the family decided that Griffin would be the best addition to their family!!!
This couple had come looking for a dog for the same reason we have seen so often lately — they had recently lost a dog and the remaining one, Phoebe, was in need of a fur buddy. They came with a list of dogs to meet and we noticed pretty quickly that they had asked to see our young, peppy dogs. Thankfully, they weren’t “faint of heart” — they were ready for pretty much everything that goes with adopting a young, strong boy. They narrowed the list to two dogs and then had a devil of a time picking one, but they ultimately decided their hearts belonged to Riser!!
When people come to the kennel to find a new addition to their family, they often come with a very clear idea of what characteristics they hope to find in their new dog. And, it is not unusual for them to go home with a completely different dog than they were expecting. This couple did just that. We showed them quite a few dogs and I think they knew when they met their future dog, but it took a while for them to realize she was exactly what they needed. Thankfully, they decided that Miss Leia from South Korea was the perfect fit for them and before they left, she had already made it pretty clear she was going to be Daddy’s little girl!!
Sometimes people are overwhelmed by the idea of taking home a dog, if they haven’t had one for a while, and they have to take some time to get themselves mentally and emotionally ready to have a new addition. This couple knew which dog they wanted and had no doubts that he was the right dog, they just had to get used to the idea of what it would be like to have a big dog (even though their previous dogs were labs) and as soon as they cleared that hurdle, they knew they couldn’t wait to finalize their adoption of Nine!!