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The wife of the first couple has been doing her homework to make sure she knew as much as she could about dogs that she could potentially adopt. She has been doing turnout and the Brightwater walks and has come to know quite a few dogs well. Recently, she fell for one of the dogs she has been walking and she decided it was time to get working on getting their fence ready for a Greyhound, filling out an application and getting their home visit done. Oh, she also had to convince her husband that this dog was the one for them. Thankfully, he knew a diamond when he saw one and shortly thereafter, they were on the way home with their new family member, Wyatt!!
The next couple was looking for a companion for their 11 year old Grey named Gracie (fka Sunny). Gracie got along with everybody but she had 2 dogs that she did particularly well with — one female and one male. She really wasn’t a lot of help in making the final decision and truthfully, we think the couple was a little unsure about which dog would be the best fit. But, they figured it out & they decided that Lady, a beautiful brindle girl who most recently ran at the Caliente track in Mexico, was going to make a wonderful sister for Gracie.
With two kids and a four year old Rat Terrier mix named Millie, the main reason that this father was looking to adopt a Greyhound was that they were so calm. Of course, we told him that, in most cases, you have to get through the younger years and training before you wind up with the calm dog. Then we started working through the dogs to see who would get along with kids and the small dog. Believe me, this is not an easy thing to find. These dogs must be taking acting lessons somewhere — just about the time that we feel a dog is going to fit the situation, it starts to show its true colors and we realize it isn’t going to work with the small dog, kids or both. It takes some time, but we usually come up with a good option — this time it was our sweet boy Moe who is a little shy, but so loving when he gets comfortable, he’s hard to resist. And this family, thankfully, realized his potential!!!
A lady and her daughter needed a dog that would get along with their two small dogs (an IG, named Peppers, and a Jack Russell, named Buddy). She has been doing turnout for a while and actually came in with one dog in mind, but that one didn’t do particularly well with either dog, so we moved on to some others. And, we found a really sweet broodmom that did very well with the dogs and people which was no surprise because Nova has been a kennel favorite since she got here!
Five months is a long time to be without that lovely Greyhound energy in your home and this lady found this out first hand. She recently decided it was definitely time to get that back! She needed a dog that would get along with her 13 year old cat at home & the cats and dogs that are in and out of the veterinary hospital where she is a vet. We showed her every cat friendly dog we had and it really was quite entertaining watching the dogs — the puppies were bouncy, loving and crazy while the purebreds were gentle, loving and calm — what a difference!! She had a little difficulty picking her new family member but was very excited when she decided that the handsome, brindle boy named Karl was the one for her!!
The next man came to meet dogs a couple of weeks ago but since he still had a few things to take care of before he would be ready to take a dog home, he had to leave without one. He wasn’t sure when he would get all his things done so he couldn’t make a commitment to any one dog and he knew when he walked out the door that the dogs he was interested could possibly be adopted before he was ready. Scary thought!! He got things taken care of pretty quickly and came today to get his new furry friend — that gorgeous black and white boy, Twister!!
There really is very little to tell about this adoption. This couple came to get their 6th Greyhound and they knew who they wanted before they got in the car to come to the kennel. They just wanted to make sure that their dog, Lucy, got along with the potential addition. That took about 5 minutes and they said we would take this one and it was all done. It took less than 1/2 hour from the time they walked in the door to the time they walked out with Ryan!!