Age: 4-6 years
Kids:Yes! Over six years old, please
Dogs:Absolutely! Size and gender are no concern.
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Adoption Fee: $500
***Applicants--please note an error on Griff's bio was made when he was first introduced. Though his age is unknown, the vet estimates him to be 3-4. He may be as much as 6 years old. Applicants will receive an email advising them that applicants who would like to withdraw their applications from consideration and receive a refund of their application fee should let us know within a week. We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience.***
Brace yourselves, ladies and gentlemen – Griff the Glorious has gone available! Whoever said that good things come in small packages must have met this boy. While 16 pounds is on the small side for a French Bulldog, physical size is the only thing small about this boy.
Griff-watchers will recall that he was surrendered to FBRN when his previous owner underwent some life changes that kept her at work for twelve hours at a stretch. Fortunately, she knew that people-oriented Griff deserved much better and through the friend of a friend, Griff came to FBRN late last year.
We don’t always get to say this about a Frenchie, but this boy is pretty darn healthy, with no health concerns at this time. What his new family will need to manage is Griff’s social calendar. This boy is a lover of all things: people (even the small ones!), big dogs, people, visitors, neighbors, small dogs, and especially his humans. The only thing Griff hasn’t been exposed to are cats, so for everyone’s safety, we have to say no to homes with feline members. Griff currently lives with adult humans, another Frenchie, and a big German Shepherd mix and loves them all. He loves kids, too, although he can still be a pretty excitable little guy, so any kids in his future home should be six or older and able to hold their own with a dog who occasionally jumps and still has occasional bouts of puppy energy--if they have dog experience and are reliable with closing doors and gates, all the better. Be sure to let us know if your youngsters are dog-savvy.
Griff is also housebroken, although his future family should be ready for some forgetful moments as he adjusts to a new home. While crate trained, Griff reeeeeallly dislikes his crate, so we are looking for a home where he doesn’t have to be crated while his humans are away. Because he is a dog of the people, Griff would really love a home where someone is home all day. But he is also a reasonable guy and knows that humans need to work for his kibble. He would love to go to an office with someone. A little training to keep him from jumping on people would probably be beneficial. As his foster mom told us, “He just gets so excited and doesn't want you to have to bend down to pet him. He wants to make it as easy as possible to pet him. He's nice like that.” Who doesn't like a thoughtful dog?
If his people do work outside the home, Griff will wait patiently until they return, but would need a midday break for dog business and an opportunity to do a few zoomies in the yard.
We’ve got to say, this boy is a heartbreaker, and his foster mom is going to be number one on the broken hearts list when he goes to his new family. Here is what she told us about him: “Griff has been in various homes in his short life. He really wants to find someone to grow old with. You must like Frenchie kisses and Frenchie hairs under your covers. He only sleeps in people beds and not dog beds (‘No thanks,’ he says). He also loves taking walks to smell the roses and finding fun things to pee on. He is a well-mannered gentleman that would make anyone smile!”
So what do you think? Can you honestly say your life doesn’t need a little Griff in it? Be prepared to travel to Colorado if you are interested. He's petite enough to travel by air.
FBRN dogs are in foster care in people's private homes. For the foster families' safety, we do not disclose specific locations, and we don't set up meet and greets prior to applications. For detailed information about the dogs in our care, please read the extensive bios on each dog.
FBRN does not ship dogs as cargo. Except in rare or unusual cases, adopters are expected to pick up their dogs from their foster family. In rare or unusual cases, FBRN may be able to assist in transporting a dog to a volunteer near the adopter's home, but the expense of transporting the dog must be the responsibility of the adopting party.
From the Griffith family-good luck Griff!
Best of luck from Rin & Crew
For Griff from the Pemberton Family
Good luck, Griff! David Barclay
Happy Holidays Griff! Love, the Berrys!
Wishing you the best Griff. Kelly Gilbert
Griff, we can't wait to apply for you when you're ready! Love, the McLeod family in Colorado!