My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for National Brussels Griffon Rescue Incorporated, Dallas, TX, USA
In 1998 we got our very first Griffon with the help of Margie Simon. She was the originator of National Brussels Griffon Rescue and I had many phone conversations with her until she was convinced I was worthy of a Brussels Griffon. No, our first boy was not a rescue. There were none available at the time and she directed me to a breeder that had one available.
But just because my little guy wasn’t a rescue didn’t mean Margie let me off easy. I started by checking Petfinders daily and reporting any Brussels Griffons on the website that were available for adoption. Eventually my husband and I were doing home checks, transporting, fostering and helping place Griffons. In March 2007 we started a yahoo website called Rescued Griffy Chat. It was for people who had adopted a Griffon from NBGR as well as foster parents to be able to connect and discuss all things Griffon. It had a long run until Yahoo shut down all their groups this year.
As the saying goes, you can’t have just one. After we acquired our first Griff, we have since had four more, two of which we adopted. Brussels Griffons are different from most breeds because they want to be with their human people all the time, even if just in the same room. But most are cuddly loving to sit next to you on the couch or chair. And especially in the big bed at night!
Having worked with different people in NBGR in so many capacities over the years, I had the opportunity to interact with many of the volunteers and understand the workings of the organization. The rescues come first, their health a top priority. People have donated over and above for special cases. The foster parents treat each rescue as if it were their own, loving them, instilling confidence, training and staying the course until the right home comes along.
Rescue is run by dedicated volunteers who will do whatever it takes, including using their own funds at times, to help each dog that comes into the program. The placement in the right home so very important.
The pictures are of our two rescues, Taylor and Louise. No longer with us physically but still deep within our hearts.