My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for National Brussels Griffon Rescue Incorporated, Dallas, TX, USA
Back in 2015, we wanted to get a Brussels Griffon, and decided to see if we could find a rescue dog in need of a good home. I went on the National Brussels Griffon website, and as fate would have it, several dogs were available. They had just been rescued from a hoarder situation in Texas. When I looked at their pictures and read descriptions about their history, Antonio immediately stood out. He had lived in a cage for six miserable years in a puppy mill. He was found with a broken jaw, worms, and was totally terrified of everything. I contacted Connie and filled out an application. I was surprised but happy that they asked for references and took the time to carefully screen prospective adopters. We were thrilled when we were finally notified that we had been approved for adoption.
We drove from Laredo to Houston to pick up our new fur baby at Margie’s house. It was delightful to meet Margie, who is a legend in the Brussels Griffon world. She was so instrumental in starting the National Brussels Griffon Rescue. We also met Margie’s daughter and Connie. It was so impressive to see how knowledgeable and dedicated they were to protect this breed, ensuring they receive the best medical care, and the extent they will go to find each rescue a good home.
We changed Antonio’s name to Maximus Rex (the king), or Maxie for short. He happily adapted to our three other dogs, and quickly became part of the pack.
Several months later, Connie contacted me and asked if we would be interested in adopting another rescue who needed a home. We drove to San Antonio and met Bert. We fell in love with him, and he is now happily living with us, and he is Maxie’s best friend. Their favorite outings are taking walks and riding around in the shopping cart at Lowes!
Last year, while I was visiting our veterinarian to get our dogs vaccinated, our vet told me that she had found an injured Brussels Griffon at the local shelter where she volunteers. She had taken the dog to her clinic because she was concerned that he was blind in one eye and partially blind in the other eye. The vet knew that I loved Brussels Griffons and wanted to know if I would take him. He was so adorable and happy, despite having been lost or abandoned, and was trying to survive as a blind dog on the streets of Laredo. The poor dog was so shaggy, we called him Haystack. I could not adopt him permanently, because I already had five dogs, but I knew exactly who to call. I spoke to Holly at the National Brussels Griffon Rescue, who was just wonderful! I drove Haystack to San Antonio, and the NBGR made arrangements for him to be seen by an eye specialist. I cannot say enough about how dedicated this organization is to make sure that each rescue gets the best medical treatment and finds a good home. I am so happy that NBGR found little Haystack a fantastic home, where he can happily spend the rest of his life.
It has been six years since we first met the wonderful people at NBGR. We are so thrilled that they allowed us to have Maxie and Bert in our lives, we just love them to pieces!!! And, I can say that they did not hesitate to help rescue poor Haystack when I called them. NBGR does wonderful work and they are truly the BEST!!!