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Matchmaker for Senior and Disabled Dogs

 

BY JOSH SHAFFER

jshaffer@newsobserver.com

July 16, 2018 03:25 PM

Updated July 17, 2018 03:24 PM

RALEIGH 

For the last 11 years, Jerry Kroll has specialized in finding homes for the dogs few people want to adopt: the shy ones, the seniors with silver fur, the three-legged hopefuls on the rebound.

The longtime volunteer for the SPCA of Wake County looks for dogs who can’t promote themselves — the hounds with chewed-off ears, the mutts that don’t wag tails, the pit bulls with a scary-sounding name.

And after a decade, Kroll, 85, has ushered more than 300 hard-luck canines into a new family’s minivan — a record of 300-0. Few can resist him in the lobby, where he offers new friends on a leash. Once, he found homes for three dogs in one day.

“They tell me I’m a salesman,” Kroll said.

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