Bear is a 4.5 year old, neutered, red rough male who was rescued from a hoarding breeder situation. After being rescued, his fur had to be trimmed off, due to it being severely matted from having been kept outside for most of his life... We can't wait to see what it looks like when his beard grows in! Although Bear is currently 17 lbs, he could probably use to lose a couple pounds with regular diet and exercise. Considering all that Bear has been through, he is doing very well! Bear is sweet and loving, with serious eyes, and like a true velcro griff, always wants to be by your side, snuggling with you! He would benefit from a supportive owner to care for him and be his forever home. Other Brussels Griffon traits that Bear possesses include zooming in the backyard, playing with his foster brothers, dancing on his hind legs, going for short walks, and sleeping in bed with his foster parents at night. Bear is crate trained and would prefer a wire crate.
Bear could likely get along well in a home with one or two other small dogs who could show him the ropes; however he might like it even more being your only companion. Sometimes he likes to push his foster brothers out of the way to get into the spotlight!
Although Bear has had a few accidents inside since coming to live with his foster family, he seems to be mostly housebroken – but he will need patience as he will probably regress a little when he moves to a new home.
Bear is neutered, up to date on his rabies vaccination, heart worm negative, and currently on heartworm preventative. He does have a bit of trouble with his left rear leg at times, due to a fracture that never healed properly when he was only 6 months old, but this should not be a problem until possibly later in Bear's life – he is very active now.
Bear is being fostered in Denver, CO.
If you are interested in adoption please fill out our Adoption Application. If you would like more information, please contact Vicki at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep in mind that we prefer to place dogs within driving distance of where they are being fostered. If someone from outside the local area is approved for adoption, they must be willing to fly in to get the dog and that can only happen if the dog is stable enough to travel in the cabin with the passenger.
September 5, 2012
Bear has been Adopted!
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