My name is Griffon!

Tibetan Terrier/Australian Shepherd Mix Dog for adoption in Upper Marlboro, Maryland - Griffon
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Doggie Orphans Great and Small

Facts about Griffon

  • Breed: Tibetan Terrier/Australian Shepherd Mix
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
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We are looking to place this dog within a 3 hour radius of Washington, DC but we can also consider other areas IF we have a volunteer that can accomplish a home visit and we have a safety net.

Griffon is being fostered in the Northern Virginia area. He is approximately 18 months old but still very much a puppy. He is a very friendly, high energy boy that loves to play and needs plenty of daily exercise to be happy. He is currently getting a couple of long walks/runs a day and play time with other dogs. He is not good with cats and better with older children (8+) because he still jumps up and will use his teeth when playing. He weighs in the 32 to 35 pound range. Griffon is fully house-broken and crate trained and at this time, needs to be crated when no one is home or he cannot be properly supervised because he will chew on inappropriate things. Griffon is a wee bit of a puller on walks and will need work with that. He knows several basic commands. Griffon's ideal home would be one with another playful dog, older children, a fenced yard where he can run and get energy out, no cats, and someone around a fair bit. He needs a very active family willing to get him out a couple of times a day for long walks/runs. Griffon has all vaccines, micro-chip, is neutered and is heart worm negative. He is current on heart worm preventative and flea/tick preventative. Adoption fee is $350.

Griffon was picked up as a lost dog (had a collar on) but was not redeemed. We do not have any prior history from before he was rescued from a high kill animal control facility. He is "party" colored - grey, black, tan, white and we think he may be an Australian Shepherd mixed with a Poodle or some type of Terrier. He is very intelligent and learns fast, but can be stubborn at times. He is a "lover" and likes to cuddle and give kisses.

About Doggie Orphans Great and Small

About Our Rescue Group...

D.O.G.S. (Doggie Orphans Great & Small or for short Doggies Inc) is a 501 (c)(3) non profit organization dedicated to making a difference for neglected, abused and unwanted animals. We rescue animals from “death row” at various shelters, get all vetting done and help them to find forever homes.

Doggies Inc has three branches. One in Okinawa, Japan where most of our animals are rescued, one in Southern Maryland, and one in southern California.

Okinawa Branch

Many animals are abandoned due to family situations, the economy, and military permanent change of stations.
Our main goal is to help the dogs and cats that find their way to the Okinawa Prefecture Animal Protection & Control Center (Ozato). Over 2000 dogs and double the number of cats were gassed at this facility in 2012. Since then, due to the efforts of education and rescue groups being allowed into the facility to pull adoptable animals, vet them and then find them good homes, those numbers have steadily declined. We not only rescue animals from the facility ourselves but we also are working hard to get the word out about this facility so that people will choose to adopt an animal in need as opposed to buying a pet from a pet store or breeder.

Our secondary goal is to provide people, especially military families, with information on how to leave the island with their pet when they leave Japan for their next duty station. No one really wants to leave their pet behind but it can be very frustrating if accurate information is not easily accessible. We want to guide people in the right directions and answer basic questions about taking their pets with them when they leave Japan.

Our third goal is to help reunite people with pets that have been lost. We provide people with the steps they need to take to claim their pet if it ends up at the Okinawa Prefecture Animal Control Center (Ozato) in the event he/she gets picked up off base by animal control.

California Branch

In 2007 there were 391,457 dogs and cats euthanized in CA public shelters. Doggies Inc California's main goal is the rescue these dogs and cats out of the local shelters, get them fully vetted and adopt them out to forever homes. We pull out of many shelters in Southern California.

Maryland Branch - mostly handles dogs that have been rescued in Okinawa and are transported to the states to find their "fur-ever" people.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Currently all of our work is done out our homes and the homes of our foster families. Please contact us if you would like more information about any of our animals.

Our Adoption Process...

We require you fill out a pet application, so that we can match you with the perfect dog. We also have a contract you must sign to ensure that the dog never ends up in a situation like this again. All of our dogs come already fixed, vet checked, and shots up to date.