Update, 2/18/09: I’m absolutely overjoyed to announce that Gramby has FINALLY been adopted! After almost 2 1/2 years at Animal Haven, Gramby has found his forever home. It’s such momentous news that Animal Haven even blogged about it:
Gramby was our longest term dog here at Animal Haven and was recently adopted. Gramby was found as a stray from a city with a breed ban on October 13th, 2006 when he was just a pup. Last week he was adopted out by a fantastic lady from Blue Springs. He has adjusted very well to life with his new mother and is having the time of his life now that he finally has his lifelong home. He even gets to cuddle with his mother’s baby granddaughter for nap time.
And, what a wiggler he is too! Our ants-in-the-pants pal Gramby is always on the lookout for something interesting. Who can blame him? Gramby’s dedicated friends here at Animal taught him a few things before he went to his new lifelong home, and he’ll sit for a treat (though he likes to be sure it’s abundantly tasty).
My heart sings for him! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU, anonymous “fantastic lady from Blue Springs,” for giving Gramby another shot at life.
18 months, 55 pounds. What a wiggler! Our ants-in-the-pants pal Gramby is always on the lookout for something interesting. Who can blame him? There’s a lot going on around here! He has been in the shelter for over one year. He is patiently and eagerly looking for his forever home
Found as a stray from a city with a breed ban, he’s just a youngster, ready to learn anything you can throw his way. Group training classes will set him up for success, and you’d certainly want such a handsome dog to be out in the world, strutting his stuff. Gramby’s dedicated friends (Animal Haven volunteers/staff) have taught him a few things, and he’ll sit for a treat (though he likes to be sure it’s abundantly tasty). He’s playful with all, even fond of other animals.
Gramby is also Animal Haven’s current Featured Pet, and is the inspiration for their Tire Marks logo! (On June 21st, the group is holding their first annual Poker Run benefit; you can find out more on their website.)
If you’re interested in taking Gramby home with you, check out his Petfinder listing for more on Animal Haven’s adoption fees and procedures.
Please note: Because Gramby is a pit bull mix, you’ll want to find out whether your municipality has any ordinances restricting ownership of this breed (“breed specific legislation”, or BSL).
Each Wednesday, the Kansas City Freecycle blog will feature one adoptable animal from a local KC rescue group or animal shelter.
We do this for several reasons:
- To highlight the plight of companion animals in the Kansas City area.
- To remind members of our no-animal policy, and provide an alternative venue for members who wish to adopt an unwanted animal.
- To encourage members to adopt a furry friend.
- To help out out local animal rescue groups and animal shelters, many of which are overwhelmed by the sheer number of animals in need.
- To illustrate these animals’ unique personalities and characteristics, thus underscoring the fact that they are not objects and should not be “freecycled”.
Click here to view past Featured Adoptables.