January 12, 2003
She is a 2 1/2 year old
Brussels Griffon. She was purchased at eight weeks by a backyard breeder in Baltimore
City, MD who thought he could make a lot of money by breeding her. Fortunately,
she was never ever able to be successfully bred. A local rescue group working
with this "breeder" to rescue some older pugs was surprised when he offered to
surrender this young girl. She is very traumatized. He said he planned to euthanize
Since she was 8 weeks old,
she has lived in a cage with a concrete floor, about 4 X 4, where she ate, slept,
pooped and peed. She has had no human contact at all except for feeding and cleaning
feces from her cage. She was so dirty and matted that right before she was given
to us he hacked off her long red coat, in the process he cut part of her left
ear off with the scissors which our vet was able to reattach.
Hannah is extremely hand
shy and timid but really does yearn to be around people. Hannah sleeps in her
foster mom's bed every night and fusses when left alone, even when she is with
other dogs. She is very skinny and she does not eat very heartily. She is doing
wonderfully with housebreaking, even though she has never before been inside a
We feel the Griffon spirit
will emerge in time. Right now she needs a great deal of tender loving care. Hannah
is healthy and will be spayed before she goes to her new home.
Are you the special person
If you would like more information,
contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are
interested in adoption please fill out our Adoption Application.
March 22, 2003
Hannah has been Adopted!
A Promise to Hannah
I promise you, little one,
that you will never have to spend another day or night out in the cold, the rain,
or the sweltering summer sun. You will always be treated with kindness, have plenty
of good food and clean water, and know the comfort of a soft bed. In time your
fears will grow dim and you will no longer be afraid. You'll welcome my touch
one day...and on that day my heart will melt. And if I'm very lucky you might
even find a kiss for me. But for now little one, just be yourself, and know that
you are loved.
With love from your new
Hannah with her new brothers and sisters in the doggie playpen
...where the kids dry off on
rainy days or hang out while Mom's at the store.
Clockwise from bottom left: Teddy Bear (Pekingese), Muffin (Lhasa)
Hannah (Brussels Griffon)
Hannah discovers the joy of a rawhide chew!
Hannah with her new "do"!
Isn't she cute!
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