Monday, August 31, 2009

Hi..I am Groucho--and here is my story...


Poor Groucho and his fur-brother came to us because their owner no longer wanted them and was moving away. They became very depressed after entering the shelter and barely ate, and because our kennels are not big enough to house two dogs, we had to separate them. All day they howled and called to each other, it would have broke your heart. Groucho's brother was lucky enough to be adopted, but now Groucho is more depressed than ever. We are pretty sure he knows his brother is gone, but still he calls for him all day. It's the most mournful pitiful howl you have ever heard. We need to get Groucho out of the shelter as soon as possible and we are looking for someone who is familiar with Afghan Hounds and realize how much is required not only for their general care, but also for the grooming that is involved. Groucho is clipped, which makes grooming a bit easier, but if you want to let the hair grow long so that he looks like an Afghan Hound should, you need to realize this is full time care, with regular grooming. He is a lovely, handsome boy, who just loves going out for walks. Can you please find it in your heart to help poor Groucho out, he will love you fur-ever. All Dogs & Puppies come with a Pedigree Adoption Kit!
I was in great distress at the shelter even though all the nice people were so good to me. It is us LUCKY dogs that make it to a shelter you know, where we will be safe and warm with food and shelter. But I am a sight hound you I have a flare for the dramatic.
So this human came with this nice bed and said I was going home with her as a foster dog--because I needed to be in a home with my own kind!

Well, you bet I jumped right in without a second thought...

Look how happy I am! I haven't smiled for weeks!

Well it is a long ride all the way from Yarmouth --so I might as well get comfy!

Well, I haven't had a good night sleep in a long time so I stay in here where I am safe and warm. And there was no trouble with me at all. I just made myself right at home.

I do not wimper or whine or make a big deal about anything. It was all a big show and I tricked everyone--hehehe!!!

Those big dogs even let me use their luxuries--they are wolfhounds and aren't too bothered by me. So everything is OK and I am safe and secure...and that is all that matters for right now.


  1. Groucho is going to be a very handsome boy when his fur grows out.

    Thanks for giving him a safe temporary home but watch out for foster failure!!!!

  2. You are a true star for helping this guy out - we hope it all works out

    Woodrow - Sweetie - MJ

  3. Wooos Tou you two and your Mom for doing this guy a great service, he looks very comfortable there! We hope he can find his furever home soon!
    -Kira The BeaWootiful


    Extra special hugs & kisses to your momma & the Wolfies for taking in Groucho so he can be safe & warm until he finds his furever family...

    Love & Licks,

  5. Oh..Thank you for being his foster family! I'd have done the same thing.

    Hugs to you all!

  6. Oh, you are so kind to take Groucho in. He will be so beautiful when his hair grows out!

    How sad they "broke up the brothers"!

    It wouldn't surprise me that your duo becomes a trio permanently!


  7. It warmed my heart when I read the story of your new family member. He certainly looks as though he's settling in well!

  8. How wonderful of you to foster Groucho - Oh, does he ever look happy in your car, at your place - Ihopehopehope someone adopts him pronto and wish we could but up to our noses in as much as can fit. Hugs to you Groucho and Wolfies

  9. I am so happy that you are taking care of Groucho. He must be so lonley without his brother.


  10. Oh, how handsome Groucho is! We can't quite put our paw on why we find him so stunning....hmmm....that colouring, those eyebrows, that, it's a mystery, we don't know what it is...he he he!

    Aw, Guinness and Saige, this post made us feel all happy an waggy! How wonderful of your humans to do this - and how nice of you to let Groucho settle right in. That smile he gave as soon as he was in the car was lovely! He really did make himself at home didn't he? Well, a fella knows when he's safe and happy and we reckon he'll come on in leaps and bounds now he's with you.

    Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

  11. Groucho looks pretty comfy there with you. He is making himself right at home. You may have another brother..... That was a wonderful thing you did.
    Ernie & Sasha

  12. Two paws up for giving Groucho a safe place to stay and some new fur friends! Keep us posted!

  13. Oh Groucho, we are happy you are in safe hands. We know how stressful being in kennels is!!! You are a very cool guy and we hope things work out for you and you find your forever home soon. In the meantime we are so happy that Saige and Guinness are sharing with you.
    Martha & Bailey xxxx

  14. Saige & Guinness - you and your peeps ROCK for taking Groucho in! I hope he finds his furever home soon!
    Tail wags,

  15. Oh, Groucho, you are so lucky to be able to go stay with Guinness and Saige. I'm sure you will find a place where you belong forever, though it looks like you're pretty comfortable right now!

    Puppy kisses

  16. If you play your cards right you might get to stay - so behave a little better than usual for the next few weeks. :)

  17. Groucho, you are very lucky to have such great foster parents and Saige and Guinness there with you.

    take care

  18. Dear Groucho,
    I am so glad you have found Saige and Guinness! I know you will have a great time with them!

    Mr Darcy

  19. What a lucky guy Groucho is!!

    Thank you for taking him out of the shelter.

    Diego Dog

  20. What a lucky little dog you are Groucho. I know you will find the family you are meant to have when the time is just right. You might have already found them. Be good and have fun.
    Sally Ann

  21. Saige & Guinness.......

    My Mom wanted me to ask if your Mom could email us your address.
    My email is

    Diego Dog

  22. Our momma has that wet stuff on her face again. All it takes is a happy rescue story and she's a goner, for sure. With a personality like Groucho has, we are sure that a new home will be found soon!

  23. Poor Groucho!
    But now he is in good hands, thanks to you!
    Kisses and hugs

  24. Hi Groucho
    What a great foster home you are going too. You will be safe and happy now with Saige & Guiness to play with.
    Love Ruby & Penny

  25. Oh Groucho, you must feel so happy to be in such a wonderful and loving home. I just know that Saige, Guinness and their people love you already.

  26. Oh Groucho, I just read your story. My heart breaks for you thinking about you howling with your brother... then without your brother.
    Do you know where your brother is?