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Over the past year GRIN has taken in an increased number of puppy mill dogs and as a result we are in need of appropriate foster/adoptive homes.  The damage done during the years in the mill can be overcome, but it takes the right environment, time and dedication.

What we are looking for in a mill dog foster/adopter:

  • a fenced yard with a traditional fence
  • another well socialized dog in the home to give the dog confidence
  • kind and patient adults
  • quiet households with no young children

Things to think about when considering fostering/adopting a puppy mill dog:

  • They may be frightened of collars or leashes
  • Close management is necessary as they are considered a flight risk
  • They may not be housebroken or they may hold their urine/feces for long periods of time upon arrival
  • Some don’t know how to eat or drink out of a dog bowl
  • Many of the dogs are hand shy or afraid of loud noises
  • Some dogs will not make eye contact initially (submissive behavior)
  • Many have never encountered stairs and will require coaxing to use them
  • They are not comfortable initially riding in a car
  • Most of the dogs have never walked on grass, tile, carpet, wood surfaces, etc
  • They are not familiar with dog toys or beds
  • They are not likely to initially take a treat or food from your hands
  • They need time to decompress and learn how to be a dog!

We would love to say that every puppy mill survivor only needs love to turn it into a wonderful family pet, but that would be a lie. Love is definitely needed in large amounts, but so is patience. We are not trying to scare you but need folks who are applying to foster or adopt to understand these dogs need time and patience. They need to be allowed to decompress in a safe environment.  These dogs are resilient and given the right environment they can become a loving member of your family.

Not being “up to it” is no crime, but you need to be honest with yourself, and us, about your expectations. These dogs have already been through more than their share of heartache and if your entire family is not willing to make the commitment, fostering or adopting a mill dog may not be for you.  If you are up to the challenge it is a hugely rewarding experience!

These dogs are resillient and given the right environment can adjust to become a member of a loving patient family!

 

 

A HOME FOR EVERY GOLDEN RETRIEVER

A Home for Every Golden Retriever

If you’re on a stroll in your neighborhood and encounter a gregarious Golden Retriever who wants to say hello, it’s possible your new friend is an alumnus of GRIN – Golden Retrievers in Need Rescue Service. .

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