Our happy go lucky little Bindi is a tiny, very sweet 9.2 lb. velcro snuggle bug who loves everyone, playing with squirrel toys, AND peanut butter! Just the sight of the peanut butter jar gets her whole body wiggling! This little girl eagerly greets her foster mom and daughter as soon as they they walk in the door, and adoringly prances about gleefully anticipating her favorite thing: hugs and kisses, which she always receives very quickly. After all, who could resist this angelic little girl's sweet persuasions?
Bindi loves staying up at night with her foster dad, cuddled up on his chest, watching late night TV, and napping with him the next day after breakfast, and lots of exercise happily running the fence line with the neighbor dogs, and playing with her foster brother and sister in their fenced back yard. But after her late morning nap, Bindi is once again wide awake, and eager for more hugs, kisses and experiencing more adventures with her family!
Bindi would love a forever home of her very own with another small dog to play with, and because she is an active little girl, and very in tune with the people in her life, she will be looking for a home where someone can be with her most of the day, and would love to have sweet little Bindi share their comfy bed at night.
Bindi's veterinarian believes she is 2-4 years old, and has been given a clean bill of health. She is blind in her right eye from a previous infection before she came into rescue, but that is all cleared up now, and her lack of vision in that eye does not slow her down one bit. She does have a very common condition called dry eye and seasonal grass allergies, which is very easily managed with a twice daily dose of inexpensive eye drops and a daily Benadryl pill wrapped in...yep, you guessed it...Bindi's favorite treat...a peanut butter ball.
Bindi is doing very well with her house training, is quickly taking to leash training, and travels well in her harness sitting in the back seat securely attached to the seat belt. She
is spayed, micro chipped, up to date on vaccinations, heart worm negative, and is on monthly heart worm preventative.
What more can we say about irresistible little Bindi? Do you have room in your heart and home for this very deserving little girl who desperately hopes to one day share her love forever and ever with that very special someone and another little doggy brother or sister?
Bindi is being fostered in Overland Park, Kansas.
If you are interested in adoption please fill out our Adoption Application. If you would like more information, please contact Jan 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 21, 2012
Bindi has been Adopted!
Bindi with her new best friend, Skye
CONGRATULATIONS TO SWEET BINDI AND THE AMAZING VANLANDUYT FAMILY!!!!!!
This adorable little girl has a very harrowing story to share with a very happy ending! She is a true survivor in every sense of the word!
Bindi spent the first few years of her life in a Missouri puppy mill for the purpose of producing puppies for commercial sale. She was eventually purchased by a lady as a gift for a friend. The friend had a small child, worked full time, with no extra time to care for Bindi, so she contacted National Brussels Griffon Rescue, Inc. asking if we could place her in our adoption program.
However, before NBGR could take possession of her, she ran away from home. Needless to say, we were all frantic with fear. Flyers were posted all over the Internet along with Craig's List. Her intended foster family (the VanLanduyt's) searched the area until long after it was dark. The next day another volunteer searched the area. Still no Bindi.
Finally a "Found" post was spotted on Craig's List. It was Bindi! Somehow this tiny little girl had traveled far from home, across very busy streets, and a major waterway situated along a bustling business district. It is a miracle she was not hit by a car and seriously injured or even killed, or attacked by stray dogs roaming the area.
Luckily, a good Samaratin spotted Bindi and took her to their home for safe keeping. Bindi was not wearing ID tags, so they took her to a vet for a check up, paid for vaccinations, along with bathing and grooming, posted her picture on Craig's List, and paid for her boarding while they went on vacation.
A few days later, NBGR picked Bindi up, reimbursed the good Samaritan for their expenses (this kindly good Samaritan refused reimbursement for her boarding or grooming), placed her with her foster family, then posted her availability for adoption on the NBGR website and Petfinder.
Up until Bindi met her foster family, she had never experienced love, yet despite it all, she eagerly gave love, accepted love, and quickly captured their hearts. From the very first moment little Bindi walked into her foster family's life, she chose their daughter as the love of her life, and nothing has changed since that time. She very obviously adores her Mom and Dad every bit as much as they adore her, sleeping in the big bed, and of course playing with her 2 Griffy siblings (Battledog Galactica and Heidi aka Lady), but their daughter remains the absolute light of Bindi's life! The love these two share is indeed touching and heart warming!
NBGR received numerous inquiries on Bindi, along with a few very promising adoption applications, but in the end, her foster family simply could not bear to say good bye to this amazing little girl. Yesterday, she was officially adopted by her foster family, and we could not be happier for Bindi and the VanLanduyt family!
We know sweet Bindi will have a long and exceedingly happy life, filled with all the love and joy she could ever hope for, yet was deprived of for too long!
Happy endings like this is what gives all of us involved in rescue the inspiration and strength to continue what we do despite all the hard work, frustrations and heart break along the way.
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