Because Each One

Is Precious SM

Helping Our Furry Friends since the Mid-1990s

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Because Each One

Is Precious SM

Helping Our Furry Friends since the Mid-1990s

Dog Rescue Services for the Brussels Griffon Breed

What We Do

NBGR maintains a foster-based, all-volunteer, national network committed to rescuing, medically and emotionally treating, and rehoming Brussels Griffons who have been abandoned, lost, abused, or surrendered.

How We Do What We Do

Most of the dogs turned over to NBGR are owner surrenders, or they come from shelters. The majority of them require veterinary attention, and some need immediate care, including surgery, to relieve pain or a life-threatening condition. Whatever their situation, we take them in and address their needs.

Our coordinators are responsible for designated areas across the U.S. When we learn about a dog in need, the coordinator works to bring the dog into a foster home as soon as possible.

The coordinator works closely with the foster families to learn everything possible about the dogs, address any health needs they have, and work on behavior issues. Then we search through our application files to find the perfect home. If the right home is not on file, we will post the pup on our social media platforms and our web site.

Our goal is a perfect adopter-adoptee match. If an adoption doesn’t work out or an adopter can’t keep the pet, we bring our dogs back into our program.

National Brussels Griffon Rescue, Inc.

This happy trio was rescued from a mass breeder. We do not believe they had ever set foot outside their breeding enclosure before their rescue.

Occasionally, we get a found dog, like Rocco. He came to us from a vet after he was found abandoned by the side of the road. He had a broken, rotted jaw and was suffering badly from neglect. Three volunteers drove him nearly 800 miles to a veterinary oral surgeon. (See before- and after-surgery pictures.) Rocco is a little miracle boy. He underwent a huge transition thanks to a wonderful surgical team, and he is now living happily in a loving home. (Here he is chillaxing on his pillow.)

National Brussels Griffon Rescue, Inc.
National Brussels Griffon Rescue, Inc.

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How We Can Afford to Do What We Do

National Brussels Griffon Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. We depend on the generosity of Griffy-lovers, who support our work through tax-deductible donations.

Our General Fund is used primarily for the veterinary care of the dogs in our program. All dogs are brought up to date on vaccines, spayed or neutered, given dental and any other care necessary, and are microchipped before they are placed in new homes.

Our Paws of Winter℠ Fund was created to help care for older and special-needs Griffs, many of whom are unlikely to be adopted and will, therefore, need to remain in foster care for the rest of their lives.

We have no paid employees. Because all our coordinators, foster families, officers, board members, and other role players are volunteers, we can minimize our expenses.

Until you have cared for an older Griff, you can have no idea how amazing they are. They are calm and sweet, and they give you more love than you can imagine every day. Please consider fostering or adopting an older Griff!