One of the most confusing times for an animal has to be when his owner becomes sick and can no longer care for their pet.
Recently, Griz, part Pekingese and part Shih Tzu, had to experience this unfortunate event. His elderly owners found that caring for him was too much while dealing with multiple visits to the hospital. They felt that their only choice was to take him to the pound.
No need to worry though... our Program Partner, Blackhat Humane Society, scooped up Griz within a couple of days. This was a good thing because at 13 years old — that's 65 in dog years — he wasn't a spring chicken any longer. Griz deserved to enjoy being with his foster family while waiting for a forever home.
Griz obviously enjoys the stay at his foster home and tries to keep up with the other animals. He even visits the livestock in their corral! His foster mother, Tamara, shared that the horses must know that Griz is elderly and arthritic because they aren't annoyed by him when he tries to play with them.
Some of Griz's favorite past times: being brushed, laying quietly next to someone special, and sitting pretty for a treat. He may have shown up at Blackhat a little rough looking, but he is doing much better now. Part of their fostering includes getting the animal ready for adoption, including any shots they may need, spay and neutering services and improving socializing skills.
Providing foster care kits, a service through the ROAR Program, helps with many of the supplies that a foster family requires while caring for these abandoned pets. Thanks to our Program Partners, foster families, and our generous donors, pets like Griz get a second chance. Griz still has a lot of love left in him and is looking for a place to call his own.
Thanks to friends like you, Griz — and other pets like him —
can be comfortable while waiting for their forever home!