Griff was rescued with Rasta and Sweetypie and those that know the story and followed it, will know of the harrowing circumstances these poor three dogs were in. Three dogs that the owner probably paid money for, especially the Yorkshire Terrier Sweetypie and the Llasa Apso Rasta.
Once the dogs were safe, treated by the vet and had started to put on weight and get stronger, they were snapped up for adoption – but not poor Griff with his funny face and overshot jaw.
If ever a dog needed the security and love of a Family it is him. I will never forget how after the three of them were rescued he was so fearful, looking at me with those adorable brown eyes and the crooked sticky out teeth and pretending he would bite anyone that dared to touch him. In truth he was terrified and had no idea what was happening. After some tasty nibbles of chicken, soothing words and touch, he finally let me pick him up and get him safe and since then he has trusted me and I don’t want to let him down.
Four years on a balcony, no love, no attention and possibly was hit or kicked, as he is very afraid of new people and cowers if there is a sudden movement. At the moment he is in a shelter, a kennel, safe but its not the same as being in a home, a home is the right place for Griff and as yet no-one has stepped forward. Would anyone that has time for this sweet and character-full little man, offer him a foster home? Somewhere where he can gain confidence and trust in this new world of his that is busy with people and other dogs around, that all confuse and frighten him. He so deserves it and I just know that the right person is out there that can give him the right home, that is peaceful and appropriate for him in view of what he has suffered. He will love you and you will love him.
Yesterday we took him out with us to get him used to the car and people and we had to attend a meeting. The photo here is how he positioned himself throughout the whole meeting. Staring at me and never moving, showing me he just wants to feel safe. You will just want to pick him up and hold him and protect him when you meet him.