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This is the first time that we can remember where on one day everyone who came in with a dog in mind to adopt actually went home with that dog!!!
The first couple almost adopted this dog about a year ago and the wife has been thinking about him ever since then!! Yesterday, at the Walkathon, they ran into him and they had a chance to spend an afternoon with him and the dog they adopted earlier. Everyone got along and they decided that he had to be a part of their family. This boy has been around a while and he has had so many people pulling for him and trying to help him find his new family … we are all so excited that Turk is now right where he belongs!!! We kinda believe he has been waiting for them to come back for him and it’s almost impossible to describe how happy we are for him and his new family!
Next came a family that has had many dogs as well as a wide variety of other animals. Their 5 acre fenced property would be perfect for almost any of our dogs but they knew which one they wanted. They have had dogs with some medical issues before and when I talked about one of our girls, the woman said she would be perfect for their family. They all came over to meet the dog and it didn’t take them very long to decide she was definitely the girl for them. This sweet little girl has had a few seizures and this family knows just how to handle those situations so Lucky really was lucky to find a family like this!!
And, next a man who recently lost his best friend not too long ago came to meet one special girl that he saw on line. He wanted a dog that would be his buddy and want to do things like hike with him, spend time playing in the yard and just enjoy being patted and loved. He picked the perfect girl and by the time they left the kennel, it already seemed like he and Patty (one of our darling Lurchers from American Lurcher Project) had known each other for a long time and they were going to be greyt buddies.
We always say that it is a really good idea to do turnout before you adopt a dog so that you get to know them a little better. However, there is one big drawback and that is that you can end up with way too many dogs to choose from and it becomes a lot more difficult to make a decision. This couple ran into that “problem”. They enjoyed so many dogs that they came in with a long list of possibilities which we narrowed down together. After spending time with the remaining dogs and deciding on their favorites, their biggest decision was whether they wanted one dog or two. Of course, we were rooting for two dogs but we were still excited when they picked one of our most handsome fawn dogs (of course I say that about all of them – just change the color and sex ) — Tucker!!