Thanks to our hard-working, caring volunteers, and patient approved adopters, many dogs have been adopted recently. Catch up today with Regional Vice President Kathy Kreyling’s stories from the Adoption Center. Check out our Available Dogs to see who’s still waiting for their forever home.
First came a couple with a really cute little dachshund mix named Brady who was in search of a new buddy. This little guy got along with everyone!!! Since the couple also needed a dog that would get along with cats, there were not a lot of dogs for them to see, but the ones they saw did a wonderful job of showing off their stuff. Of course, they all had their pros and cons, but when you meet a dog that is very affectionate and looks at you with big brown eyes, there really was no surprise that the beautiful little fawn girl named Yu totally won their hearts.
Everybody has been chomping at the bit to get their hands on their very own Greyhound and it seems that the longer they have had to wait, the more excited to get. This couple has been checking in with me regularly and they couldn’t get to the kennel fast enough when I let them know we were ready to proceed. After seeing a couple of girls and a couple of boys, they narrowed it down to the two boys who happened to look almost exactly alike — black & white. It wasn’t long after they said they would never be able to make a decision that they walked in and said they were adopting our sweet, affectionate Manny!
This couple has been so excited about getting their new family member so it was really fun to let them know that we were able to do adoptions. They have 2 cats so their selection of dogs was quite limited to begin with and then they let us know they were only interested in girls so that made the small list even shorter! However, even when we only have a few dogs that fit a specific situation, the potential adopters still have such wonderful dogs to choose from. The girls they met were very different — one was a purebred and the other wasn’t — one was very skittish and the other was very outgoing. They could easily have been happy with either one, but the one they ended up taking home was the sweet, outgoing girl who came to us from Dubai. She was also a kennel favorite (and my absolute favorite!!!), Adora!!!
These men came to the kennel expecting to go home with one of our Saluki mixes and, truthfully, that little girl gave a wonderful performance (she talked & pranced around), but then they thought they should meet a few of our purebreds. They very quickly connected with two of our ex-racing girls and they had a hard time making a final decision. But, as they thought it through, they realized that the dog that fit their activity level and general lifestyle the best and , BTW, completely won their hearts was our beautiful, brindle girl, Phoebe!!
Here’s another instance that shows the benefits of volunteering. While doing turnout over the past couple of months, the wife fell in love with one of our girls. The next step for her was to convince her husband that the time was right to get another dog since they had recently lost their beloved Afghan. I think the “happy wife/happy life” played a part here, but the result was that they decided to make this girl part of their family. Before I tell you who they adopted, I want to tell you her new name and the story behind the name straight from her new parents. They named her “HEELA – which means hope … We’re always looking for names with a meaning and in Corona times hope is what you need and also as a retired dog they hope to find a new home.“ This name is perfect for their beautiful black brindle girl who was formerly known as Sansa.
This dog’s former owner was betting that he was going to be one heck of a racer which is why he paid a lot of money to get him. Sometimes things don’t work out the way you hope and, in this case, the dog never even got to the “big leagues” because he broke his leg during his training. It was a pretty serious break and required surgery so his racing career was over before it started. He has completed most of his rehab work and has just been given the “go ahead” to be adopted and the first couple that met him realized immediately what a gem he was (it was a real plus that he got along very well with their small terrier mix named Joni). So, the whole family agreed that Harley was absolutely the new family member they had been looking for. BTW, he was originally known as Charley — we changed his name because we already had a Charley — and the couple decided that they would change his name back to Charley!!