My name is Babe (& Big Stuff)!

Brussels Griffon Mix Dog for adoption in Arlington, Virginia - Babe (& Big Stuff)
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Dogs Deserve Better of Northern Virginia

Facts about Babe (& Big Stuff)

  • Breed: Brussels Griffon Mix
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10281415

Introducing the fabulous Babe and Big Stuff. This adorable duo has been together for most of their lives, and we want to keep them together. They belonged to one of DDB's foster moms, Kathy, who suddenly passed away last year. She was only 47, and had devoted her life to working with animals. Babe and Big Stuff have been fostered with many dogs and cats over the years, and live with Kathy's young daughter, who tragically lost her mom. Kathy's mother, Dottie, has taken in the granddaughter and another dog, and has her hands full with this major life change. We want to help her and the pups through this very difficult time in the only way we can, by making sure that Babe and Big Stuff find a loving home to live out their golden years.

Both dogs are social and well-adjusted pups who love to take walks and cuddle together, and they have a very laid-back energy. They enjoy taking leisurely naps during the day, but are always happy to meet new people. They are crate trained, potty trained, love kids, ride well in the car, and will fit well in most families.

Babe is a female Brussels Griffon mix who is around 10 years old and weighs 17lbs. Big Stuff is a 7 year old Chihuahua mix who’s a stocky 15 pounds, and both dogs could stand a few extra walks and few less treats to slim down. This pair has been together for many years; they follow each other around, snuggle and sleep together, and Dottie says that Babe will bring food to Big Stuff and lay it at his feet, waiting until Big Stuff eats before she does.  

Dottie reports that "They are both very loving dogs. Where one goes, the other goes. They do well at bath time, they listen, and are well mannered. They are not noisy dogs and love people. They do not have to be entertained, but like to be where people are and are very affectionate with my granddaughter."

If you have room in your home and heart for this adorable pair of pups, please apply today!  

BREED ESTIMATE:  Brussels Griffon/Terrier mix
GENDER: Female
ADOPTION FEE: $525 (fee for both dogs)
OTHER INFO: utd on shots/spayed/on monthly preventatives.
LOCATION: Alexandria, VA


FOR MORE INFO OR TO ADOPT: Please go to and complete the application.

You can also help save dogs like this one by becoming a foster, providing a rescue dog with a temporary home and giving them the love and care they need until they are permanently adopted. Every person who fosters is directly responsible for saving the life of a dog, because we can only save as many dogs as we have foster families available to welcome them into their homes. If you think you might be interested in becoming a foster and want to learn more, please go to and fill out an application.

Dogs Deserve Better of Northern Virginia is an all-volunteer, foster-based rescue that primarily adopts to families in the DC Metro area.

About Dogs Deserve Better of Northern Virginia

About Our Rescue Group...

Dogs Deserve Better, 2003 First Place Winner of the ASPCA/Chase Pet Protector Award, is a voice for chained and penned dogs, whose sadness speaks only through the eyes. As the days become years, many of these dogs sit, lay, eat, and defecate within the same 10-foot radius. Chained by the neck, they exist without affection, exercise, social interaction, and sometimes even basic nourishment. They live as prisoners, yet long to be pets.

Chaining is not only inhumane for dogs, but is dangerous to the community. Chained dogs, unsocialized with humans, can become very territorial of their tiny space, and anyone who wanders into this space can be attacked.

Would you for one second choose to live the life of these dogs? No matter what reason is given, the bottom line is that it is NOT ok to chain a dog for life. Dogs should not have to live chained or penned as prisoners, yearning for a place in a family, craving acknowledgement, respect, and love. They DESERVE BETTER, and we as caretakers have the obligation to provide it for them.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our dogs are located in foster homes in the DC Metro area. Please go to and fill out an application, and once you have been approved, we can schedule a meeting with a dog who will be a good fit for your home.

Our Adoption Process...

The first step in the process is to complete an adoption application at
Secondly, we will set up a time for you to meet the dog in his or her foster home. If the visit goes well and the dog appears to be a good fit for your home, the next step is the home visit. Finally, the official adoption contract is signed and the adoption fee is paid.