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My name is Griffin- URGENT, SPECIAL!

Cocker Spaniel Dog for adoption in Wilmington, Delaware - Griffin- URGENT, SPECIAL
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Griffin- URGENT, SPECIAL's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Griffin- URGENT, SPECIAL's Story...
This is Griffin. HIs family is being deployed sometime this month (August 2013), and he can't go with them. Here is what they have to say about this sweet and handsome boy:

We are very sad about not being able to bring Griffin with us, as he has been a world traveler in his day. He was born in Bolivia, to parents who had been imported from England. He is 15 years old, gray of muzzle and with milky eyes that don't see well. However, he only bumps into things in low light situations.

He is wonderful with children since he grew up with my three kids who were toddlers when he was a puppy. He loves people and is a love sponge. He used to bark at people passing by the house but he rarely does that anymore (probably because he can't see them). He never barks at visitors but rather greets them with a wagging tail. He is friendly with other dogs he meets on walks and stayed with a family with a Golden Retriever and had a wonderful time. We have a cat, and they tolerate each other but are wary with each other. The cat is sassy and will smack him in the face when he is peacefully sleeping, so he is a little bit afraid of her. (We are able to bring our cat with us).

Currently his favorite activity is sleeping. He sleeps pretty much all day and night. He likes short walks when it isn't too hot. He LOVES attention and petting, if you start petting him you can be sure he will want you to continue indefinitely. He likes treats, of course and will sit, lie down and come for a treat. We keep his bowl full of kibble all the time but he only nibbles at it, until we sit down for family dinner, which is when he gets a little wet food mixed in, usually he will eat the rest of the bowl at that time.

Healthwise, we are actually surprised he is doing so well. He has had 2 tumors removed from his front leg, one many years ago and one a few months ago. He has another tumor growing near the shoulder joint. The vet says curative treatment isn't possible at his age and would probably entail amputation of the leg at least, we chose not to do that. It does bother him at times and he will lick the area, but most of the time it doesn't bother him. His teeth are very discolored as well, they have been like that for a long time, but we were afraid the anesthesia would be too much for him, and he eats well. Yes he has been heartworm tested and he takes the monthly heartworm pill. He, like all Cockers with their long ears, is prone to occasional ear yeast infections which clear up with ear drops.

Yes, he is a very special, beloved pet and it is heartbreaking to have to leave him in his golden years.

Facts about Griffin- URGENT, SPECIAL

  • Breed: Cocker Spaniel
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Griffin- URGENT, SPECIAL, a Wilmington Cocker Spaniel dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Cocker Spaniel for sale in Wilmington, or seeking a Cocker Spaniel dog from a breeder in Wilmington.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Wilmington already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Wilmington breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Cocker Spaniel breeders who help with Cocker Spaniel rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Wilmington paves the way for another one to be saved.