REGGIE in Wichita, KS.'s Story...
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Reggie is a gentle, shy little Brussels Griffon boy. He is very wary of strangers, but is a sweetheart with people he knows well and trusts. He gets along very well with other small dogs and with cats. Since he has always lived with other small dogs, he needs a companion and playmate in his forever home. Most of all, he needs a patient, loving, dog savvy person to help him continue building his self confidence and understanding of the world around him.
Reggie is already crate trained, reliably trained to use puppy pads in the house and will go outside too with some encouragement. Reggie lived in a commercial breeding facility in his previous life, so had no positive human contact before rescue. He will not make up with some men and will do best with a woman as his primary caregiver. He is learning about leash training, riding in cars and even walking through an open door. Everything is new for him, but he has already come such a very long way since those sad, neglectful days! Reggie is looking forward to even happier days with his forever family!
Reggie needs a quiet home with a securely fenced yard, a small dog companion and a person who works from home or is retired. He is still wary of strangers so must always be securely harnessed and leashed outside a fenced area and crated or seat belted in the back seat when in a vehicle. He is a flight risk when something new frightens him. Because he is small and timid, he will not be placed in a home with children or with large dogs. Reggie must be adopted within driving distance to his foster home.
Reggie’s birthday is October 25, 2009, so he is young in Griffy years. It is not unusual for a Brussels Griffon to live 15-20 years if they are fed a high quality, grain free food and have annual veterinary check-ups. He weighs about 13 lbs, is healthy, up-to-date on vaccinations, neutered, heart worm negative and taking preventative. He is currently being fostered near Wichita Kansas and we prefer to place him within a short driving distance. If someone outside the local area is approved for adoption, they must drive the distance or fly in and he must fly home inside the cabin with the approved adopter.
Our rescued dogs may never be shipped in cargo and we do not transport them to adoptive homes. They are never placed in homes with invisible (electric) fencing. Doggy doors are OK as long as they are secured at night and when you are gone. Reggie is small enough to be carried away by a coyote or other predator so should never be outside alone.