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November 10, 2003

Meet Lilly!

Lilly is a cute little red rough Brussels Griffon. She's only about 6 years old but has had a rough life before coming to National Brussels Griffon Rescue, Inc. It is highly probably that Lilly was a breeding dog in a large scale kennel. She was probably bred every season until she just wore out. Then she was discarded by the kennel and went to a group who were in business selling these dogs as "rescues" when in reality they are just selling discarded dogs from the kennel.

Lilly was originally adopted by some nice people who saw the condition she was in and couldn't stand the thought of leaving her behind. When they arrived home with her, they had their vet check her. When they found all that was wrong with her at the time, they felt they could not bear the expense of the care that she needed. Thus, she was turned over to another rescue group and eventually came to us. Most of her medical issues have now been resolved while in our care.

Although she is a fairly young Griffon at only 6 years old, Lilly had a mouthful of rotten teeth which have been removed. She also had a large mast cell tumor and numerours small mammary tumors that have all been removed. The mammary tumors were benign so that problem is fixed for good. The mast cell tumor was removed as well as it could be. There is a chance that it will return but only time will tell. If it doesn't reappear in the next 6 months, she may be through the worst. She also doesn't hear very much so she's easily startled if she doesn't see you coming.

Lilly is a wonderful little dog that deserves to be someone's loved and pampered pet. Here's how her foster mom describes her...

Lilly is 8 years of age, and has a heart of gold. Although she does not hear very well, she is very alert and never misses any activity. She is very curious and will follow you around the house so she can keep an eye on the action, but is not very brave to go down a whole flight of stairs -- but she is quickly overcoming those fears.

She loves to lay in the sun and in warm places. Outside, she will lay in the warm rocks, and inside she will find a sunny spot on our living room rug. When the opportunity is available, she will create a comfy spot on the largest dog bed to take a cat nap. She will also go into her kennel when tired and is a very quiet, easy going dog.

She is not a picky eater and will eat only when hungry, despite her lack of teeth. She also mixes well with other dogs; while she doesn't play with them, she does not mind their attention and will easily share the dog bed with other weary canines, and will come and 'play' when human affection is being doled out. She is a happy lap dog and loves to be near people and is wonderful with children. She is a delightful companion and will make someone a wonderful pet."

Lilly is located in a foster home in Colorado.

If you would like more information, contact Linda McKellar. 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.

January 16, 2004


Lilly has been Adopted!

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