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December 18, 2005

Meet Jonah!

Jonah deserves a break. His New Year's wish is to find a loving forever home. He was a stray running loose and was terrified. The people from the dog pound said it took a long time to catch him with animal control noose on a pole after they finally cornered him.

Jonah was so shy and frightened at the shelter that they marked him unadoptable and he was scheduled for euthanasia. A volunteer working at the shelter saved him and turned him over to us. He is a very cute young Griffon probably one year old. He is a large boy weighing about 30 pounds. He appears to very sweet and submissive. However, as he feels more comfortable in his new foster home, we will know more about his personality. He is up to date on his shots and is neutered.

Jonah is located in Tennessee.

If you would like more information, contact Margie Simon. If you are interested in adoption 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.

New Photos and Update!
December 27, 2005

Jonah is coming out of his shell very nicely, and will come to us to be petted now. The vet says he can't be much more than a year old. At first he didn't know about stairs and was also afraid to walk on leash, but now he flies up and down the stairs and loves to go for walks. He appears to be housetrained, which was a big surprise for us.

Jonah is calm and quiet in the house. He likes to be in the same room with us, but on his own terms. He'll come in to where we are, accept a little petting, and then lie down on the rug where he can watch us. He's very smart. He hasn't wagged his tail for us yet, but he wags it like mad for our puppies. He's still understandably tentative with people, but yet seems to know we won't hurt him. Loud noises startle him and make him run to the next room, but he comes right back. He accepts grooming and handling very well and particularly enjoys being lightly combed. He wants to be loved. We think he's going to make someone a wonderful pet.

January 8, 2006


Jonah has been Adopted!

January 9th Update:

I just wanted to give you an update on Jonah's transition into his new home. Things are going very well. Jonah walks freely around the house as we go about our daily routine.

He has enjoyed romping through the leaves in the back yard, as well as through the house, with his new sister Bella, also a Griffon. His new sister Fiona, our Pomeranian, is starting to warm up to him after keeping her distance at first. Jonah has gone up to each of his new human brothers and sister to smell their hands and has taken treats from each of them.

True to what his wonderful foster mom Anne said, the way to Jonah's heart is through his tummy. He has already trained me to give him a "cookie" when he comes inside with his sisters. He is eating and drinking well and has done all of his business outside. As of this morning, he has allowed either his new daddy or me to to wipe his face with a towel after drinking. His beard is like a sponge!

We can't say enough about how great Jonah is and how blessed we feel to have him in our lives. We also can't say enough about Jonah's foster mom and dad, Anne and Harlow. We are reaping the rewards of the patience and love they gave Jonah.

Thank you again for everything,
Steve, Karen and Jonah Miracle

December 3, 2006
I just wanted to pass along an update on Jonah, who is now Joey.

Joey has come a long way since we "dragged" him home from Anne and Harlowe's house in January of this year. He has turned out to be the most affectionate, loving, and smart dog. You would never know he was a "shy guy" when we brought him home. He is all over anyone new who walks through the front door, sniffing them up and down.

Fall is Joey's favorite time of year. He has been enjoying "dive bombing" through the leaves after his sister Bella. The kids love to play catch with him in the backyard, as well. He hasn't quite caught on to how "fetch" is played. He just runs after his two dog sisters as they fetch the ball and bring it back. He does know how to sit on command and gets into his kennel at night by himself.

I have attached a picture of Joey and his sister Bella in their snuggling position. They only sleep together, never alone. Although you can't see them, his eyes are sparkling and filled with love! He is a true joy!

Thank you again for "our boy",
Stephen, Karen, and Joey Miracle

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