Meet Stretch! His name is fitting because at 24 lbs., he is a BIG boy! He is a 4-year-old red rough, with cropped ears. NBGR picked him up from a shelter. A wonderful shelter worker alerted us to him because he was so stressed out at the shelter his adoption prospects did not look very good.
Just a couple days out of the shelter, Stretch’s attitude had already started to change. In the shelter, he was barking constantly. In his foster home, his barking has almost ceased, although he does whine and groan when he is in his crate and wants out. Crate-training is a work in progress, but he is doing well so far.
Stretch is a pretty docile boy. He loves other dogs and so far has been minding his potty manners while indoors. He seems to like being groomed and is an all-around sweet dog.
Even though he is doing well, we will remind potential adopters that the first few days in a new home can be confusing, and Stretch might backslide a little on his good manners.
Stretch came into rescue with a terrible ear infection, which has caused thickening in his ears. He is still undergoing treatment, and it may be a chronic condition. Although the shelter thought he had suffered hearing loss, his foster mom’s vet happily confirmed that the swelling is down, and Stretch’s hearing has been saved! We hope that once the infection is cleared we can get to the cause and that future ear infections will be preventable.
Unlike some of our smaller griffs, we think Stretch might be OK in a home with well-behaved, dog-friendly kids.
Stretch is being fostered in the Los Angeles, CA area.
If you are interested in adoption please fill out our Adoption Application. If you would like more information, please contact Crystal at email@example.com.
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.
September 28, 2012
Stretch has been Adopted!
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