May 8, 2002
My name is Alf and I am a black Brussels Griffon....but I could be an
Affenpinscher. No one knows for sure so they just call me the
"affengriffonpinscher from Brussels". When I was born six years ago in
Kansas, my people chose not to dock my tail or those of my brothers and
sisters. Actually, I think my tail is kind of cute, but I'm hiding it in the
picture. I guess I was so busy trying to look my handsomest, that I forgot
to stick it out, and that is why I look a little different than most
Griffons. I am really a nice guy. I get along well with my foster brothers
and none of them are Griffys. My foster mom likes me a lot. I like to
snuggle up next to her and when she is not looking, sneak up and give her a
quick kiss or two.
My brother and I were adopted by a couple in a small town and we had a happy
life until our people had to move into a assisted living apartment, and we
couldn't go with them. We went to a Humane Society where they treated us
really well. My brother and I were adopted by different families about 6
months ago. My family didn't work out so well, Although they fed me and
gave me water, they just left me outside to live, and in Kansas, that can get
pretty cold. A nice person noticed my plight and called the Humane Society
and they came right away and got me. They placed an ad on Petfinder and a
lady in New Hampshire saw it and sent an e-mail to a friend (my foster mom)
in Kansas, and she drove 25 miles to my town and took me home.
I went to a new doctor and he checked me over and said I am just a great
little dog. I have a couple of extra pounds (don't we all) and my foster mom
and I are both working to slim down (but we do like that food ). I'm just
now recovering from treatment for Heartworms (and I'm doing very well) and
should be ready for a new home soon. I love playing with my five foster
brothers and will be able to play with other dogs again once I'm fully
recovered. I sure would like to find a nice family to live with and to love.
I love children and I like to play. When I'm tired, I really love to
snuggle up to my people. I'll sleep on the couch or the floor...but my
favorite thing is to sleep with my people if I'm allowed to do it.
If you would like to adopt me or find out about me, contact Linda McKellar.
I sure hope that my forever family reads this. I am happy where I am and my
foster mom says I can stay just as long as I want, but I would love to find a
nice last name that goes with "Alf". I'm currently located in Wichita KS.
I hope I get to meet you soon,
If you are interested in adopting this dog please fill out our Adoption Application.
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 8, 2002
Alf has been adopted!
November 9, 2002
Here are pictures of ALF with his new Griffy brother, Winston, and his mom, Meredith.
March 17, 2003
Here's Alf and his griffy brother Winston. Both are 20 lbs boys and very happy together.
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