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My name is KADDIE -Adoption Pending!

Brussels Griffon Dog for adoption in Austin, Texas - KADDIE -Adoption Pending
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National Brussels Griffon Rescue, Inc. - Southwest Region

Facts about KADDIE -Adoption Pending

  • Breed: Brussels Griffon
  • Color: Black - With Gray Or Silver
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
ADOPTION PENDING FOR KADDIE IN HOUSTON, TEXAS

Kaddie just turned 6 yrs. old and weighs about 9 lbs. She gets along great with other dogs, and was went to doggie daycare when she was with her previous owner. While she does well with other dogs, she isn’t timid and doesn’t mind letting the others know if she doesn’t like something. Her new family will need to help her keep her attitude in check so she doesn’t get too full of herself and become bossy about her space.

Kaddie is house trained, but you have to make sure you keep her on a schedule, and you stand outside with her to make sure she does her business. When her mission is accomplished, Kaddie LOVES to hear what a big girl she is for going potty outside. If she has an accident inside, it is obvious because she will run and hide in the far back corner of the nearest crate.

When her foster parents are away, Kaddie has done well in her crate and has had no accidents. If she is kept in a larger enclosure, like an x-pen with a potty pad, she will use the pad. At night she sleeps quietly in her crate, but we are sure she would enjoy sharing the big bed with her human.

KADDIE IS CONSIDERED SPECIAL NEEDS - PLEASE READ HER ENTIRE BIO BELOW

Kaddie’s story - From what we can gather, Kaddie’s original owners loved her until they had a baby. When Kaddie wasn’t getting the attention she was used to, she started having accidents in the house. The solution for her owners was to keep her in the garage, year-round, where she was especially harmed by the heat of Texas summers, not to mention the hard concrete floors.

Poor Kaddie’s paws, coat, and skin started showing the effects of the exposure. Her coat started falling out; her skin became inflamed; and her paws were bald and painful. She was miserable. Instead of the family taking care of her, they opted to take her to the vet to have her euthanized.

Thankfully, a guardian “Angel” saw Kaddie at the vet that day and said she would be happy to take her. She took Kaddie home and started nursing her back to health. Over the next ten months, Kaddie’s bald spots started filling in, and the coat around her paws did too. The pain in her paws subsided with tender care.

Ten months later Kaddie’s Angel had to relocate, and she could not take Kaddie with her. She wanted to find Kaddie a wonderful owner who would continue to love and care for her as she had. She placed an ad in Craig’s List, not knowing the dangers of doing so.

She started receiving calls from people wanting Kaddie, but she also received calls and e-mails from concerned individuals warning her that Kaddie’s well-being, and even her life, could be at risk. That was the last thing Kaddie’s Angel would ever want. She had never heard the horrid stories of what can happen to dogs given away or sold on Craig’s List. We won’t go into details.

Several of those concerned contacted NBGR, and we called immediately. The Angel was overjoyed to know that Kaddie could come into a safe program until a loving home could be found.

When we met Kaddie, she greeted us with a wagging tail and tons of sloppy kisses. We were amazed at how animated she was and how well she was walking around. There are limitations to the things she can do, but this spunky girl has so much life and has no clue that she’s not “normal”.

Fast forward – Since Kaddie has been with her foster family, this is what we have learned about this dainty, sweet girl who loves everyone she meets.

About Kaddie’s paws - We consulted a vet and after considering all options, we decided not to do any corrective surgery on our girl. She gets around remarkably well as she is and it’s what she knows. Trying to alter what’s working for her has the potential for making matters worse. So she will remain perfectly imperfect.

Kaddie does best on soft surfaces like carpet, area rugs, or padded runners. She also walks on hard surfaces, but it doesn’t feel as good or soft, and she will scurry to find a soft place. If you have tile or hardwood floors, laying down runners would be a great comfort to Kaddie.
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Kaddie is not able to take walks, but she is excited to accompany you in a cool dog carrier, a wagon, or a stroller.
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She loves lounging on dog beds and has no problem taking the big middle out of the sofa. She needs a little step stool to get up and down from the sofa by herself.

Kaddie does well on stairs, but again, softer is better.

Kaddie’s coat/skin – We continue to use a special shampoo to help Kaddie’s skin completely heal. While she needed baths more often in the beginning, she now only needs one every 7-10 days, depending on how her coat feels. It is important to keep her on a high-quality, grain-free diet and nutritional supplements for skin and coat.

We have learned, without a doubt, that Kaddie is some kind of special and will be an awesome addition to the right home. We know the family who opens their hearts to this little girl will see, as we have, that she’s perfectly imperfect and a complete joy.

We never place dogs in homes reliant on electric or invisible fencing to contain pets. Fencing of this type may or may not keep a dog in the yard, nor does this type of fencing protect pets from predators, free roaming dogs, or people who may enter the yard. Should there be a power outage, the fence would be rendered useless. If a pet were to panic and run through the barrier and take an electrical jolt from the fence, that pet would not be inclined to return home, and could be lost forever.

Keep in mind that we prefer to place dogs within driving distance of where they are being fostered. If someone from outside the local area is approved for adoption, they must be willing to fly in to get the dog and that can only happen if the dog is stable enough to travel in the cabin with the passenger.

About National Brussels Griffon Rescue, Inc. - Southwest Region

About Our Shelter...

National Brussels Griffon Rescue, Inc. is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization. We rescue Brussels Griffons who have been abandoned, lost, abused, or for other reasons must be re-homed.

Each of our rescued Brussels Griffons are lovingly cared for in the private homes of our nationwide network of unpaid and very dedicated volunteers who rescue Griffs in need.

Our adoptable Griffs live with our volunteer foster families for as long as it is necessary to find the perfect forever home for each and every one of our Griffs.

Many of our volunteers work full or part-time jobs, and have family obligations, along with caring for their own Griffs and the foster Griffs in their homes, so please be patient with us during the adoption process.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We do not hold public adoption events, nor do we have a shelter facility where walk-in meet and greets are possible.

Each of our rescued Brussels Griffons are instead lovingly cared for in the private homes of our nationwide coast-to-coast network of unpaid and very dedicated volunteers who rescue Griffs in need.

Our adoptable Griffs live with our volunteer foster families for as long as it is necessary to find the perfect forever home for each and every one of our adoptable Griffs.

Many of our volunteers work full or part-time jobs, and have family obligations, along with caring for their own Griffs and the foster Griffs in their homes, so please be patient with us.

Our Adoption Process...

Please keep in mind that the adoption process is not always a speedy one, but we can assure you a Brussels Griffons is well worth the wait!

The first step in the inquiry and adoption process is to fill out our adoption application, which will assist us in becoming better acquainted with you, and achieving our first and foremost goal of matching our rescued Griffs with a forever home which best fits the needs of the Griff, and the life style of the adoptive family.

Our adoption application can be found at www.brusselsgriffonrescue.org
(1) Make sure your pop up blocker is not enabled.
(2) Click on the link on the left side of the page which says "Adoption and
Foster Applications".
(3) You will see two links: "Foster Application" and "Adoption Application".
(4) Click on "Adoption Application".
(5) You will then see a page titled Adoption Information, Policies and Adoption Disclaimer". Please take the time to read this information.
(6) At the bottom of the page click on "Accept and Continue" to fill out the adoption application.
(7) Please answer each question in full.
(8) You will receive a more detailed reply about the Griff your are interested in upon receipt of your adoption application.

If an adoption application is tentatively approved, an appointment for a pre-adoption home visit will be made.

Upon approval of an adoption application, a legally binding adoption contract is signed by the applicant agreeing to specific terms of care for the dog, and specific situations when the adoptive family must contact NBGR after the adoption.

National Brussels Griffon Rescue, Inc. maintains a nation wide network of volunteer foster homes who care for our rescued Brussels Griffons until their perfect forever home is found.

National Brussels Griffon Rescue, Inc., as well as most rescues ask for an adoption donation. NBGR donations can range between $300 and $500 dollars, depending on the age, health and emotional condition of the dog. We do offer reduced suggested donations for older or special needs animals.

Your adoption donation is tax deductible. National Brussels Griffon Rescue, Inc. is a 501c3 not for profit rescue organization.

Adoption donations are deposited into our general bank account, and used to cover veterinary treatment as well as general expenses for any Griff coming into our rescue program.

All National Brussels Griffon Rescue's officers, rescue coordinators, and foster families are volunteers, and are not paid for their time or services.

We do not place our adoptable Griffs in forever homes on a "first come-first serve basis". Each of our rescued Griffs have individual needs, activity levels and may require certain lifestyles, which our volunteer foster home families become intimately familiar with.

If an adoption application is submitted for a particular Griff which does not appear to be a compatible match for the Griff or the hopeful family, the adoption application is placed in the available applicants section of our data base until the ideal match is found for the family's needs, lifestyle and activity level, and of course the perfect match is found for one of our very deserving rescued Griffs.