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Welcome to
National Brussels Griffon
Rescue, Inc.

National Brussels Griffon Rescue, Inc. is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization which maintains a national rescue league for Brussels Griffons which have been abandoned, lost, abused or for other reasons must be re-homed.

National Brussels Griffon Rescue, Inc. is an expression of concern for the breed by the fancy and is intended only as a last resort. The NBGR firmly maintains that it is the bound duty of a breeder to be responsible for all dogs he/she bred throughout his/her lifetime.

The object of NBGR is to spay or neuter and place rescued dogs in qualified pet homes. To help you identify this breed, please refer to the following description and the pictures we have included here.

The Brussels Griffon is a small toy dog, usually weighing between 5-15 pounds. He comes in two coats, a smooth coat like a Pug or a Boxer and a rough coat like a Schnauzer. He comes in 4 colors: red which can be from buff color to deep mahogany, belge which has black hairs mixed in with red, solid black and black with tan points. The ears may be cropped or uncropped. The tail is usually, but not always, docked short. The most distinguishing feature of this breed is the face. He has a short muzzle with the nose placed high between the eyes in good specimens and the nose is lower set on dogs of lesser quality. The eyes are large and appealing. Many people see the dog's expression as almost human while others think he looks monkey-like. An ungroomed rough coat may be matted and look very unkempt.

Before and After grooming

The Brussels Griffon can take on many different faces when found in shelters. We hope by including some of those faces here it may help you identify any that you may see in these situations. If you should happen to come across a Brussels Griffon in a shelter or otherwise needing rescue, please contact one of our volunteers.

If you are interested in being placed on our waiting list for a "rescued" Brussels Griffon, please read over the rules and regulations for adopting in our Adoption Contract. If you feel comfortable with these conditions, you may then fill out an Adoption Application and send it in to the address listed on the application. You will then be notified when a dog becomes available that we feel would be a good match for you. We are also in need of foster families.

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To request a copy of the National Brussels Griffon Rescue, Inc. Form 990 Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax, send an email with your name and address to feliciausl@hotmail.com

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