In January 2021, Griffin, an adorable Miniature Pinscher rescued in 2015 from a high-kill shelter in Connecticut, shattered his back leg when jumping out of bed. Given the severity of the injury, Griffin’s leg had to be amputated.
The surgery was expensive, but Tina, Griffin's mom was determined to make sure he got the emergency care he needed. As the organizer of a Miniature Pinscher Facebook group, Tina posted about Griffin's problem and, within moments, people started messaging Tina asking how they could help.
Tina asked Phinney’s to accept donations on Griffin’s behalf. We were happy to help, and donations poured in. Within 48 hours, Griffin had the funds to cover his surgery, a new larger crate, and all his medical expenses.
“The big crate is a godsend,” Tina said, explaining that she can’t let him on the bed just yet while he’s healing. “I put a pillow and fluffy blankets in it and bought an air mattress so I could sleep next to him in the living room,” she added.
Having his mom close by is surely a comfort to sweet little Griffin, whose beautiful golden eyes continually capture Tina’s heart. Following surgery, Tina said Griffin was a bit depressed, but then suddenly, he “snapped out of it and started tearing round on his 3 legs and figuring out how to do the things he's always done.”
We'll bet Griffin is super grateful for everyone’s care and concern! And, in addition to being spoiled by his doting dog mom, he’s recovering very well, Tina said.
"I love this furry little goofball," said Tina, remarking on how much he loves wearing the latest doggy fashions. She is so grateful for all the help she has received, and Phinney’s is so glad to help.
We wish Griffin many happy and healthful days playing with his toys and snuggling under warm blankets — one of his favorite pastimes — and modeling his favorite doggy fashions, too, of course! And, to see a really fabluous picture of Griffin in his dapper dubs check out this additional post on why small dogs can benefit from dog coats and blankets.