February 5, 2005
This is Noah, a 7 year old rough Griffon, who weighs between 18 to 20 pounds. He was rescued from a puppy mill situation in Missouri. I don't think he has ever known a kind human touch. He is still terrified of people and can only be touched if he is slowly cornered and gently touched. He is sweet natured and has never tried to bite.
Noah becomes very compliant for bathing and grooming and will slowly walk on a leash now. He has come out of his shell with my other dogs and will play with the puppies ever so gently. He will run out in the yard and bark at squirrels if his favorite buddy, Angel, is barking at squirrels. Most of the time he will run outside with the other dogs but sometimes I still have to prop the door open and move away before he will go outside. He will not come in with them, I have to prop the door open, move away, and be patient. Amazingly enough, he is doing quite well with his potty training. He begins to run back and forth in the house if he needs to go outside and does well confined to the kitchen area if I am gone.
He will need to go to someone with a special heart for abused and neglected creatures and a ton of patience and a fenced yard.
Noah is located in Michigan.
If you would like more information,
contact Liz Harris. 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.
July 13, 2005
Noah has been Adopted!
a note from Noah's new mom:
You may remember
I have a rescue I adopted named Noah. He was originally fostered in GA by Cindy
Muir. He was then fostered by Liz Harris in Michigan. After several months of
trying to figure out a way to get Noah back South........Liz and I agreed to drive
to Lexington , KY.
for more rescue stories!
I have had Noah for almost two months. He is making amazing progress. Although
still very shy...he now looks at me when I talk to him, will walk on a leash,
and comes when I call him ( usually).
He puts himself to bed every night in his crate by the side of my bed, and enjoys
being around us...although he does not really like being touched...he enjoys being
in our company and has started to bark when we leave him by himself! This is a
big step for this little boy.
He is a wonderful little dog and we are very happy to have him in our family.
Just wanted to drop you a line to let you know he is doing well.