Mikey is available for virtual adoption only!
The round blue Paws of Winter Senior & Special Care logo by Mikey's name means he has been given the status of NBGR "Forever Foster" and will live out his life with his foster family, however on going donations are needed to help us continue to cover their veterinary expenses.
Virtual adoption offers an opportunity for others to provide tax deductible monetary donations which help us help senior or special needs dogs who are not appropriate for placement in an adoptive home, so will remain with the foster families who love them, and NBGR will continue to cover any veterinary needs for the rest of the dog's life.
NBGR has a number of senior or special needs dogs who have settled in with their foster families, and it is very doubtful the right adoptive family can be found for these dogs and/or a change of environment would affect these dogs negatively.
Thankfully their foster families are willing to keep these dogs as a "forever foster" and we are very grateful to these individuals.
Would you like to become a virtual Paws of Winter Senior & Special Care supporter?
1) Please visit our Paws of Winter Facebook Page. Look for the blue griff logo to identify those dogs who are in need of a Virtual Caregiver. These dogs are not available for adoption, but will need on going veterinary care. Your donations will help us help these special Griffs.
2) Go to our Paws of Winter Donation link
Scroll down to the Paws of Winter donation form. Please indicate if your donation is one time or reoccurring. Any amount large or small will be greatly appreciated.
All of us with National Brussels Griffon Rescue, Inc.'s Paws of Winter Senior & Special Need program thank you in advance, and if the precious senior and special needs Griffs in forever foster care could, they would thank you from the bottom of their little hearts too!
Mikey is a strikingly handsome senior very psychologically damaged boy who came to us from a horrific life in a Mississippi puppy mill in February of 2016 along with Kiko and the mother-daughter duo of Trixie & Lexi.
All 4 came to us heart worm positive requiring expensive medical treatment to eradicate this life threatening condition, along with multiple traumatic PTSD and fear based temperament/behavior issues derived from years of neglect and abuse at the puppy mill.
Only Kiko progressed far enough overcoming these issues to be deemed appropriate for an adoptive home placement. Sadly he passed away 1 year after being adopted due to pulmonary issues secondary to living most of his life heart worm positive.
Trixie unfortunately also succumbed last year from similar pulmonary issues secondary to being heart worm positive most of her life. Poor little Lexi grieved for quite some time after losing her mother.
Mikey has remained healthy, but will remain in forever foster care because like Lexi, any change to his current living environment could affect Mikey very negatively.
Although Mikey has finally grown to feel secure and loved in his foster home, and enjoys the camaraderie of his foster siblings along with snuggles with his foster mom, he remains extremely fearful of men, children, strangers, loud noises, car rides, is a very adept escape artist, and cannot go on walks because he will attempt to bolt and run if strangers approach despite on going intense positive reinforcement training.
Luckily his foster family loves Mikey despite his struggles, and have agreed to care for him in their home for the rest of his life where he feels most comfortable, safe, and most of all cherished despite his tragic psychological damage.
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