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.
This adoption has been in the works for quite a while and it has definitely been “ a labor of love” for this lady. She fell in love with this little guy the first time she saw him when she did turnout quite a few months ago. Unfortunately, he came to us from Dubai with some knee problems and both knees needed surgery. So, since GPI always wants to make sure that our dogs leave us in the best condition possible, we arranged for the surgeries. This lady wanted to help and agreed to foster him through his surgeries and recovery (which has taken months) and she has done an amazing job. He is now ready for adoption and when she got the news, she was so excited that Vito was going to officially be hers!!!
We have had more than our share of potential Greyhound owners with unusual circumstances or pets. This one is right up there near the top — this lady has two pet rats that she was hoping her new Greyhound would be able to co-exist with. Given that these dogs would much rather eat a rat than live with it, we knew we wouldn’t have a ton of options for this lady … BUT, our dogs came through for us again!! We actually found 2 possibilities and the lady chose our sweet little girl from South Korea, Jenny (nka Selkie)!!
When a couple comes in with a house, no kids, no cats, no other dogs … our eyes light up because that means they qualify to take home almost any dog we have (just an aside … this rarely happens!!!!). On top of that, they have done turnout a few times so they have had a chance to meet a lot of the dogs and get some idea of what the dogs are like. It was interesting that the list of dogs they wanted to see was quite varied — really different sizes, personalities and backgrounds. In the end, it boiled down to two purebred Greyhounds and, after some deliberation, they decided that our feisty little fellow, Fiesta, who raced in the U. S. and, most recently, the Caliente track in Mexico was the one for them!!
We have to start with this one … After almost 2 years, we are all exited to finally be sending one of our dogs to Canada!!!! This couple has been so excited to get their first dog. They came to Woodinville last week to join the Brightwater walk and meet dogs and then they came back today to get to know the dogs a little better and, hopefully, take one home. They saw a wide variety of dogs from one of our largest to our smallest and, believe it or not, they narrowed it down to the largest and smallest dogs they saw! It took some time for them to sort things out, but they decided that our little Hawaiian girl, Lita (nka Mia) was the one for them (we actually weren’t too surprised when the husband told us that she looked pretty cold while they were outside so he picked her up and zipped her up in his jacket!!!).