My name is TG-Bess!

Hound (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Tyler, Texas - TG-Bess
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I'm being cared for by:
Tonya Griffith's Animal Rescue, Inc.

Facts about TG-Bess

  • Breed: Hound (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 483030
Please contact Tonya Griffith ( for more information about this pet.

Bess' mother was found 12/8/03 eating garbage on the side of a road.  When I gave her some food and snacks, she took me to her puppies where no food or water dishes were located in the middle of a pasture.  The owner was later contacted, and did not make any effort on their behalf.  The mother is a red hound with blue eyes named Susie.  The puppies were about 4 weeks old when they were found.

Bess is really sweet, but for some reason is still shy of people.  Her brother Trevor comes up to me all the time, but I sometimes have to chase Bess to give her monthly heartworm prevention.  She will let me pet and love on her once I have her, and she will even come a few feet from me wagging her tail, but then moves away if I step toward her.  If her brother or mother dig a hole under the perimeter fence, she will follow them.   She has been outside her entire life, so I don't know how she would react to being in a house.  She needs a very special patient and loving home with a very secure fenced yard, or needs to be adopted with her brother Trevor to help her adapt to a new environment.

D.O.B.:     ? November 2003
Weight:     37.7 - 4/14/04; about 50 now
Mother:     Susie
Siblings:    Charlie, Darla, Trevor, Brandy

$60 adoption fee will pay for her spay and vaccinations.

About Tonya Griffith's Animal Rescue, Inc.

About Our Rescue Group...

This is a small animal rescue for cats and dogs. I have several foster homes in various areas, and I also do courtesy postings for people who need help finding a home for their pet, which is about 80% successful. The pet doesn't have to enter a rescue or shelter and the owner is contacted, so they decide who their pet goes to. If a person can't send me pictures, and they don't live too far away, I will go and videotape the pet myself to place pictures on the internet, or have a volunteer get the pictures. There have been a few pets that haven't been able to find a home through this service, but it depends on what the pet is and who is looking on the internet. When we have space available we take transfers from a local kill animal shelter. We also step in and help people who find themselves with multiple animals and no way to pay to get them fixed. Usually I will get all the females fixed to get their circumstances under control, and in some cases I will also help with donated food when I have extra. If they want to find homes for some of the many pets they have accumulated, then I will place their pictures on the internet for them. We don't euthanize unless a pet is seriously ill.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Come Meet Our Pets...

It depends on who has the pet. We don't advertise our address to keep people from dumping animals on our road anymore than they usually do, especially since this is also where we live. I like to visit with a person on the phone first before letting them come meet the pet.

Our Adoption Process...

Cat adoption fees vary from $25 to $55 for males, and $25 to $70 for females, which pays for spay/neuter and vaccinations. Dog adoption fees vary from $25 to $115, depending on how much it cost for spay/neuter and vaccinations. Adoption contracts must be signed upon adoption approval and any pet history information is provided with each adoption.