Meet Shelly and Spencer!
(#2922 and #2923)
Shelly and Spencer are both approximately six to eight-year-olds who were surrendered by a breeder. Sadly, the breeder neglected their health. At some point Shelly’s eye was injured and had to be removed, but that has not hindered this little girl in the least. Spencer had a dry-eye condition that was never treated, so he lost much of his sight.
Spencer is being treated by an ophthalmologist and is having very good success. With new medication he has increased tear production, and he has regained enough of his sight to go outside by himself to do his business and join his foster siblings. Spencer will need drops in his eyes three times a day for the rest of his life to keep them moist and to prevent further damage. At this time he has been visiting the ophthalmologist every three to four months to check his progress on new medications, but we think after his next visit he will not be going in as often. Spencer does not resist the drops in his eyes, but he gets a little squirmy with excitement knowing a treat will follow.
Though he can’t see you clearly, Spencer spins with excitement when hears your voice or you call his name. He loves to lie in the sun inside and out. And like all Griffs, he loves to be held and cuddled by his human.
Shelly is a happy girl who enjoys playing and loves the outdoors. She too loves to lie in the sun and cuddle every chance she gets with her human.
When they first arrived at their foster home, the foster mom noted that Spencer used Shelly as his eyes, following close behind her to find his way around. Anytime she ventured away, Shelly would always go back to check on Spencer and make sure he was okay. They share an extremely close bond. We are looking for a loving family who will open their hearts and home to these two little ones. Because Spencer needs drops in his eyes several times during the day, a family member must retired, work from home, or be able to take dogs to work with you. Shelly loves to play, so another playful dog in the home would be nice bonus for her.
Both Shelly and Spencer are doing well on their house training and are crate- and leash-trained. When the sun sets, they both head to their crates, ready for their night-night treat, and off to sleep they go. Shelly weighs 11 lb., and Spencer weighs 9 lb.
Shelly & Spencer are located in Dallas, TX.
UPDATE: At a recent Griffy meet-up, Spencer was all over the extra-large backyard exploring and making new friends. He was a hit and a heart warmer! Shelly also had a great time with all the new Griffy friends she had to play with. These two kiddos are so special; they just need a family who is willing to put forth a little extra effort. It will be well worth it to get the love and joy these two will bring.
If you are interested in adoption please fill out our Adoption Application. If you would like more information, please contact Connie Lawrence 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.
January 12, 2014
Shelly and Spencer have been Adopted!
for more rescue stories!