Rhett is a darling male Brussels griffon born 3/16/2015. He is a leggy, handsome fellow with beautiful coloring and is full of fun, playful energy. He enjoys running, wrestling and playing with his many fellow fosters. He also enjoys stuffed and chew toys
Having come from a commercial breeder, he has had to learn to trust his foster mom and relax in his new environment. He is fearful of strangers and new situations so his new home would have to give him time to adjust as he learned to trust. Sadly, he is VERY afraid of men and has been known to growl and bite at them so an all-female home will be best for him and no children.
Rhett has come quite a way in his house training but has occasional accidents. A steady routine will enable him to continue to succeed but he is still so young and much grace is given to him. He will also potty on a pad.
When Rhett gets really excited his bark can be shrill but he is not an excessive barker. Example, when it is time to eat or his foster mom arrives home. He’s found freedom, love and his sweet voice!
Rhett willingly wears a belly band when necessary and stays gated in the kitchen when his foster mom has to leave. Like most puppies, he likes to put everything in his mouth and has eaten at least one rubber dog toy. This resulted in a trip to the vet to remove the small rope on the toy. When left alone, he should be gated in a puppy proofed room until he outgrows this behavior. Keep in mind that Griff behavior often remains in the puppy stage well into adulthood!
Rhett enjoys the comfort of sleeping in the big bed but will occasionally jump down to the bed on the floor to sleep. He likes that option.
He is healthy, micro-chipped, up-to-date on vaccinations, neutered, heart worm negative and taking preventative. He is currently being fostered in Rogers AR and we prefer to place him within driving distance of her foster home. If a wonderful applicant outside the local area is approved for adoption, they must fly in and Rhett must fly home inside the cabin with the approved adopter. Our dogs may never be shipped in cargo and we do not transport them to adoptive homes. Because of his small size and acute fear, Rhett will not be placed in a home with children. Rhett is young and needs a small dog companion who will play with him. He is a FLIGHT RISK and will require a securely fenced yard.
Our dogs 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. Rhett is small enough to be carried away by a coyote or other predator so should never be outside alone.
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