#2793 Ė Griffin

Status:   Adopted

Griffin in his Furever Home!

Status: Adopted
Type: Tricolor
Age: 2-4 years
Gender: Male
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Good with children: Unknown, but he is so gentle he would probably be good with them.
Good with other dogs: Yes
Good with cats: Unknown
Housebroken: Yes
Foster Location: East Gull Lake, MN
Adoption requirements:
Available for adoption with an application & home visit. Don't hesitate to complete our adoption application form
Adoption Fee: Click here for fee
Update: August 14, 2010
It may be August, but after his recent trip to the groomer, Griffin looks, feels and smells as fresh and sweet as the first day of spring. His coat is still discolored from the sunburn he got while living as an outdoor dog, but that too will change now that he spends much of his time living the good life indoors.

Griffin has made himself right at home with his foster family. He enjoys being at the lake, though he has no interest in going into the water. He has gone for a pontoon boat ride, however, and definitely prefers being on the water to being in the water. He has lots of fun making life miserable for the neighborhood squirrels and will even help his foster sister persecute the chipmunks. Personally, Griffin doesnít have much interest in the chippies, but he is a gallant boy and is always ready to lend a paw when needed. He loves playing with the other dogs and is getting particularly good at making the most of a squeaky toy.

Griffin is a very easy going, adaptable boy who is thoroughly enjoying his new-found indoor lifestyle. He would much prefer being inside snuggling with his family than being outdoors. He is not a big collie, but he is extremely clever about reaching any tasty snacks that his foster mom might foolishly leave on the counter top. Recently, he managed to snag an entire ring of baloney while his family was out and the word amongst the other dogs is that he wouldnít share so much as a bite. Letís face it, gallantry only goes so far!

Griffin is a happy, healthy, fun-loving little collie who is ready to bring joy to his new, forever family. If you have any squirrels that need chasing or baloney that needs eating, he will happily oblige. And if you donít, well then, he will snuggle up and hang out.

Description: As Griffin will tell you, it is no fun living on the streets. Thatís why he was so grateful when someone found him and took him to a local vet clinic. From there it was a quick trip to his foster home with MWCR and he is now one happy, collie boy. It is obvious from Griffinís coat that, prior to joining us, he must have lived most of his life outdoors since his fur is dry and discolored from too much sun. Fortunately for him, fur grows, and with some good food and a lot more time indoors, he will soon be turning the heads of all the lady dogs in the neighborhood.

Griffin made the transition from outdoor street-dog to pampered indoor, family member with amazing ease. He had no trouble with housetraining and he adapted quickly to unfamiliar household sounds like vacuum cleaners and hair dryers. He now prefers to spend his time enjoying the air conditioning and the attention of his foster family and he loves to help his foster mom on the computer. He also likes to sit by the sliding glass door and watch all the action on the lake, but has no interest in once again becoming an outdoor boy.

Griffin gets along well with the other dogs at his foster home and particularly enjoys playing with the smaller of the two, helping her hunt for chipmunks and squirrels and playing games of chase. He is learning about stuffed toys and squeaky toys and will even chase a tennis ball on occasion. He is not a particularly chatty boy, though he does consider it his job to tell off the noisy power boats and jet skis and will chastise any loud trucks that pass by.

Griffin is a petite collie (about 50 pounds) and is very gentle and polite. He is somewhat shy around strangers, but as soon as he gets to know you, he becomes very friendly. He has not been exposed to children at his foster home, but because of his gentle, easy going manner, he would almost certainly be good with kids, even younger ones. He has not been cat-tested so we donít know how he would react to kitties.

In addition to his sun burned coat, Griffin came to us with a case of hook worm for which he is being treated. By mid August his treatment will be complete and he will be good to go.

Griffin will fit easily into almost any household. He is young, but not excessively active; he is friendly but not needy; and he is playful but also happy to settle down for a good cuddle. This happy, loving, well behaved boy is ready to become someoneís lifetime companion. Is that someone you?