Birdie is a black rough coat Griff, 3.5 yrs old,13 lbs,recently spayed and had a dental done. She is up to date at the vet on all vaccines.
Birdie can be shy at first - a bit timid actually, so a quiet, calm home with no small children and a small doggie playmate is essential. Birdie needs a home where someone is home most or part of the day.
She warms up quickly - to women quicker then men. She is a classic velcro Griff - being with her person/people is very important to her. She is affectionate, loving, gentle and sweet. One of the things she loves more than anything is sleeping in the big bed at night. She wants to snuggle with you. You will awaken with her little head resting on your shoulder or hand as she loves to be close to her people.
Her little tail wiggles non stop when she sees you and if she startles, a calm "it's ok Bertie" will reassure her. When out on walks, she watches you closely to get approval and is a wonderful walker. She has learned sit, wait and lay down quickly and is very food motivated and is now a gentle treat taker.
Birdie has been diagnosed with a condition that causes her salivary glands to swell which can inhibit her breathing comfortably. It is a rare, non-painful, non-infectious condition with an unknown cause. Her new home would require certain dedication to keep a watch on her glands to ensure she gets medical attention if needed. NBGR will provide more information on her condition with potential adopters.
Again, Birdie's new home should have: a person/family that is around most of the time, no small children, a quiet, calm atmosphere, another small dog for play and dedication to her medical needs. This little one deserves it !!
Birdie is being fostered in Kitchener, Ontario Canada.
If you are interested in adoption please fill out our Adoption Application. If you would like more information, please contact Cristen 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.
July 1, 2013
Birdie has been Adopted!
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