February 7, 2003
Sammy is black
rough Brussels Griffon that is as SWEET as he is BIG. Technically, he'a a black
and tan Griffon because he has a little tan under his tail and a little on his
legs and beard. He's very, very large for a Griffon at about 22 pounds. Look at
his pictures...doesn't he have the sweetest face with those big soulful eyes?
Poor Sammy was born in
a puppymill in Missouri where he just grew too much. This is actually very lucky
for him since the mill did not want him for breeding purposes because of his size
and gave him to a local rescue who contacted us. Now, he's safe and healthy and
learning how to be a pampered pet....and he's been neutered and is current on
When he got here, Sammy
was only about 17 pounds, very thin for his size. He also had ear and eye infections
and was infested with heartworms. All of that has now been cleared up and he's
solid as a rock (no ribs showing on this boy because he's a good eater). He turned
3 years old in January so he's a youngster.
Although he was very timid
and frightened when he first got here, Sammy is now basically a very happy, playful
and loving boy. He is a little skittish when things surprise him but he bounces
back quickly and comes running back to be petted. He may always be skittish at
sudden movements or noises....but he's learning quickly to trust humans and he
loves to be petted and brushed. He's also learned how to give big kisses! Such
a sweet, sweet boy.
Sammy really loves other
dogs and plays very well with small dogs. He's gentle and accommodating to their
needs when playing. Overall, he's very submissive with other animals. He would
love to have a running and playing buddy about his size. He's doing extremely
well with his housebreaking and knows how to use a doggie door to go out when
he needs to.
Sammy needs a home with
lots of love, patience and stability. He would probably be frightened of small
children. Because of his size, he will not be able to fly to his new home. Sammy
is located in north Texas. He will either have to be adopted locally or
driven to his home. If you think you might be the right home for this very special
boy, please fill out an adoption application and contact Linda.
If you would like more
information, contact Linda McKellar. If you
are interested in adoption please fill out our Adoption Application.
May 2, 2003
Sammy has been Adopted!
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