November 12, 2002
Meet Kiwi and JB!
My name is Kiwi and I am a two year old Affenpinscher who was just rescued from
a puppy-mill in Missouri. I also have a little friend who was lucky enough to
come with me. He is just three months old and his name is JB. He is an Affenpinscher
too, but he's too little to tell you his story yet, so I will talk for both of
We are both
Affens that are bigger than the national standard, and that's not a good thing
in puppymill circles. I weigh 17 pounds and I am full grown. JB weighs 6 pounds,
but since he is still so young, he probably will be about as big as I am. We won't
be show Affens, but both of us will be devoted and loving friends to you and your
at the mill were spent in small cages, but now that we are out in the real world,
we are both so excited at what we see. We have seen things like grass, and we
can run and run. It felt strange on our feet at first, but we both love it now.
We are learning housebreaking, and we are doing better, but you need to know that
this may take a while because we were forced to use our small cages for sleeping,
eating and taking care of all our needs.
mom told me today that I really smell good. I heard her tell a friend that JB
and I smelled like we had been in a feedlot when we got in our carriers to ride
in her car. Now, I don't know what a feedlot smells like, but it must not be very
Both of us
have been to the vet and we are both in good health. JB had coccidia, an intestinal
parasite, but he took medicine and it is all gone. I had to take the medicine
too just in case I got it from JB (yuck). We have both been neutered (that wasn't
fun but we are okay now), and have had all our shots and we even went to a groomer.
The people at the puppymill auction had shaved all the hair on my body behind
my head, probably because of the dirt on me (my foster mom called it filth) and
the mats in my fur, but I am still a handsome boy.....a little bit like a schnauzer
because of the cut around my head, but I am getting more Affen-looking each day.
JB looks really good now.
We both have
foster moms here and we both can stay with our moms just as long as we want....until
we find our forever families. We are working hard to learn how to be good and
loving boys.....actually, the loving part is easy. We are both snugglers and kissers,
and my mom says that JB has the fastest tongue west of the Mississippi.
We are both
living in Wichita, Kansas. I have 5 foster brothers, and JB has 3 foster brothers,
a foster sister, and a foster cat. I don't know what that last thing is, but JB
likes it. If you would like to find out about either one or both of us, please
e-mail our friend Linda. She can tell you a
lot and will let our moms know.
Kiwi and JB
If you would
like more information, contact Linda McKellar.
If you are interested in adoption please fill out our Adoption Application.
Kiwi and JB
are located in Wichita, Kansas.
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.
Note: JB and
Kiwi are not being sponsored by NBGC. They were rescued from a puppymill auction
by some folks who love affens and donated funds for their rescue and vet work.
January 2, 2003
Kiwi and JB have been Adopted!
January 24, 2003
An update from JB's new Mom...