My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for National Brussels Griffon Rescue Incorporated, Dallas, TX, USA
This rescue goes above and beyond any rescue I know!
We adopted Bo from NBGR when he was 10. He is now 12. He is blind and diabetic. We were looking for one that may be overlooked or hard to place, and he was a perfect fit for us, since we already had experience with our other diabetic Griff. He's such a good boy and we are so happy to have him! But prior to coming to us, NBGR spent a lot, making sure his diabetes was under control (because it wasn't when he got there), as well as being otherwise healthy. After adopting Bo, NBGR asked if we would be willing to foster another diabetic Griff. We said, of course! So we got Lulu. What a character she was. Unfortunately, she ended up having more issues than just diabetes, including cancer. So she was going to be our "forever foster". NBGR spent a lot of money on that poor girl to make what time she had left was as good as it could be. She lived longer than expected, by almost a whole year! That's due to the care and compassion that NBGR is willing to do for these babies. After Lulu passed away, we were asked if we would foster Zoe and Patty (who had come from a hoarding situation). Again, we said, of course! Unfortunately, within just a couple of months, Zoe (who was on several meds as well as subcutaneous fluids) succumbed to her chronic kidney and heart disease. So she was put to rest. Fly high little princess! But Patty is still with us. She is 15 and blind. She too, is on several meds. And like Zoe, has chronic kidney disease, fluid on her lungs, enlarged heart, heart murmur, and since being at the rescue, has also had to have all of her teeth pulled, due to them being rotten and big whole going up into her sinus cavity because of it. But she's still a feisty little girl! But just think about how much this costs the rescue. The prescription diets alone are expensive, not to mention the medications and all the xrays, ultrasounds, MRI's, and office visits that these older fosters require. It's astronomical! Most rescues would not put forth the effort, let alone this much effort, to make sure these babies are comfortable and well taken care of. I just can't say enough about how impressed I am with the quality of care they provide.