Griffin's New View
As far as we know, Griffin's story began in Oak Cliff - despite it having a few beautiful, affluent neighborhoods, this area of Dallas is known as more of a "ghetto" and impoverished place for people and animals with starvation, homelessness, gang violence and destitution. I apologize if this sounds insulting, I am trying to convey the area for those who do not live here.
Tawana Couch, local and "famous" dog rescuer whose area of expertise is Oak Cliff - may end up single-handedly saving every dog there at the rate she is going and we are so proud to know her and to help if we can! Tawana doesn't "cheat" in rescue - she saves dogs that nobody wants. I read Tawana's book, and many of the dogs she saves truly begin as the dogs nobody wants. I say this with admiration and some envy - I am not that strong.
This is "Griffin" the day Tawana rescued him from Oak Cliff streets, as she tells it:
I named him as I was driving him from being rescued -- I looked at a traffic sign that said Griffin and I thought this would be his name. His story was that I had seen him eating garbage on the side of the road. The road was too busy to stop then. I saw him a few days later on a street but it was dark and in a bad neighborhood so I could not get him then either. Then a few days later I finally saw him by a church and it was dark and he was so hungry I was able to grab him and put him in my TWO SEATER CAR. Yes, that big dog rode with mange next to me to the vet.
This link shows a much clearer image of the extent of Griffin's mange and other skin and ear issues:
This is Griffin just 3 weeks later when we picked him up from Downtown Dog Daycare:
This is Griffin THIS WEEK, after going through 5 foster homes and a boarding facility - he has never gotten to settle in and find his "role" amongst too many other dogs and he has tended to bully some weaker dogs, but when he is with only a couple of other dogs he is loving, sweet, loyal and smart:
And for the Grand Finale, THIS IS GRIFFIN'S "NEW VIEW" - the home where GRIFFIN IS HEADED TO BEGIN HIS FOREVER LIFE WITH ADOPTER BILL FADO -- IN PACIFIC PALISADES, CALIFORNIA:
THANK YOU ALL!