Grizzly is thriving! As I’m sure the volunteers who met him will likely remember, at the time when we originally adopted Griz he was so timid and adjusting to life as a family dog instead of living the puppy mill life that we and NCCR suspect he came from. When we first brought him home, he didn’t even know how to walk on a leash, jump, walk on indoor floors, or use stairs. We carried him up and down our stairs for the first 5 months that we had him, bought him a special dog bed because he was afraid to be on the couch and the bed, and we slowly worked with him to gain his trust and show him how great life can be.
A year late, he is a whole new dog full of energy and love. He has completed what we call his “master’s degree” (because he’s done so many) in specialty fearful and shy dog classes to help him come out of his shell (we cannot thank his trainer, Heather, enough!). He is the best snuggler in the whole world, he has claimed special spots on the couch and bed, mastered stairs, and he is able to jump onto and off of the bed and couch by himself. He loves all-beef hot dogs, whipped cream, and his green Ugg blanket. His favorite activities are sleeping, climbing on top of park benches, getting zoomies, and running the entire length of the house as fast as he can like an airplane taking off.
Grizzly has been such a joy to our family and quite literally is our world. He has such a big personality and the sweetest heart to match. We are so thankful to NCCR for rescuing our Griz from such a bad situation and connecting us with one of our biggest blessings. Thank you NCCR. We are forever thankful.
Grizz, formerly Peanut, was adopted in June 2022.