My name is BRUE LYNN in Lemont, IL.!

Brussels Griffon Dog for adoption in Lemont, Illinois - BRUE LYNN in Lemont, IL.
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American Brussels Griffon Rescue Alliance Inc. - IL

Facts about BRUE LYNN in Lemont, IL.

  • Breed: Brussels Griffon
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - With Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
Little Brue Lynn is an adorable smooth coat Brussels Griffon, just full of personality. Once she trusts you, she will follow you wherever you go, and cuddle with you every chance she gets. When we first rescued her she was very fearful of everyone and everything. She has come such a long way since then and loves attention from her female care givers now. Like many Griffs, she has a sense of humor and gets all goofy showing her tummy for scratches. Cute as a button, she gets a lot of attention when we go for walks. Brue does expect to sleep in bed with you at night!

Brue needs a female primary caregiver who is retired or works from home and has experience with toy dogs that have BIG personalities. She is reliably house trained if she is given the opportunity to go outside every 2-3 hours. Otherwise, she will have accidents in the house. Brue is fearful of being picked up so must always be approached slowly. She had corrective surgery for luxating patellas and does not navigate stairs well or jump onto the sofa, but she loves running around outside (see video). She is an exceptional travel buddy, content to quietly hang out in her kennel on road trips. Brue Lynn gets along well with other small dogs (except alpha females) and will sometimes play with them once she gets to know them. However, her primary focus in life is her female caregiver!

Brue Lynn’s forever home must have a very securely fenced yard and no children or large dogs. She must always be securely harnessed and leashed when outside a fenced area and crated or seat belted in the back seat when in a vehicle. She will bark at noises and visitors (especially men and children) so apartment life is not recommended. Brue loves walks and does well on a leash, but sometimes barks at people you meet along the way. She tolerates cats, but if they get too close to her she may snap at them.

Her birthday is January 1, 2008 and she weighs just 8 pounds. Griffs are a very long lived breed so she has many healthy, active years left to share her love with you. She is spayed, UTD on vaccinations, micro chipped, heartworm negative and taking preventative. She also had a full dental, as well as corrective surgery for a grade 4 luxating patella. Brue Lynn is being fostered near Lemont Illinois and we prefer to place her within a short driving distance. Our 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. Brue is small enough to be carried away by a hawk, owl, coyote or other predator so may never be left outside alone.

You may submit an adoption application for Brue Lynn at Questions may be emailed to but please read her story first.

About American Brussels Griffon Rescue Alliance Inc. - IL

About Our Rescue Group...

ABGRA (American Brussels Griffon Rescue Alliance) & AAR (American Affenpinscher Rescue) is a non-profit national rescue group founded to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home Brussels Griffons and Affenpinschers. We strive to leave no Griff or Affen behind and rescue these breeds from commercial breeding facilities and city/county shelters when foster home space is available. We also accept owner surrendered Griffs and Affens. We are an all foster home based rescue that provides complete vetting for our dogs prior to adoption.

American Brussels Griffon Rescue Alliance Inc. (ABGRA) and American Affenpinscher Rescue (AAR) came into being to meet the needs of the Brussels Griffons and Affenpinschers who are abandoned, might be abandoned, or whose circumstances we can improve.
We are especially mindful of the Griffs and Affens that have spent their lives in commercial breeding facilities and who will have a chance at a better life through our efforts.We also rescue both breeds from animal shelters and accept owner surrendered Griffs and Affens.
ABGRA, & our subsidiary AAR, is a non-profit national rescue group.

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Come Meet Our Pets...

All adoptions go through our website-
We do not have a kennel facility and place all of our Griffons and Affens by application. All of our rescued dogs are living in foster homes where public viewing is not possible.

Our Adoption Process...

Our adoption donations are from $200 - $350 and reflect the vetting costs incured for each dog as well as some dogs whose costs far exceed the donation.
We interview all references provided and require a home visit before placements. An adoption contract is required. If the dog is returned within 30 days, a refund will be issued. ABGRA requires adopters be 25 years old, or older, and are looking for stable permanent adoptors. In most cases, these breeds are not recommened for families with young children or for people who are not home for long periods of time. They are the perfect pet for someone who can take their dog to work with them, work from home, or are retired.