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Entered: 08/11/2013
Status: Adopted
Age: 9 Months
Color: Liver/White
Weight: 48 lbs.
Gender: Altered Male
Location: Goochland, VA
Health: UTD, HW-, treatment for ear infection complete,
Temperament: Good with people of all ages, good with other dogs, unknown with cats

Gryffin's Story . . .
Original:   "Gryffin is a lovable, active and smart 9-month old bench Springer puppy with a good temperament." 
Gryffin is a Pennsylvania boy who turned to MAESSR for some help, love, and a furever home.
This boy loves his people; in true Springer fashion, Gryffin is a “leaner” and likes to be touching “his humans” or at least be in close proximity.  In fact, Gryffin is friendly to all he meets and knows not to jump on them—good boy!  His friendship circle includes other dogs, also, and he has shown no aggression to any.
In the house, this pup is well behaved.  He is crate-trained and sleeps in the crate at night without complaint.  He is reliably housetrained, does not jump on the furniture and seldom counter-surfs.  So far, he has shown no interest in chewing his foster family’s shoes or anything other than his toys. He has adapted well to his environment and already knows a number of commands and the meaning of some words.
Outside, Gryffin is a good swimmer and enjoys going to the dock where he can swim, watch the fish or “just hang out.”  In order to give him a little more exercise, he is let off lead to play ball and Frisbee.  He needs a little work on “dropping” the ball, but brings it back each time it is thrown. He does well walking, and, after initially wanting to chase every squirrel, has now accepted them as part of the scenery.  And, he rides well in both a car and a boat.  This young’un has it all!!
Gryffin is a lovable, active and smart 9-month old bench Springer puppy with a good temperament.  MAESSR only places puppies in homes that are committed to training and bonding with the pup in obedience classes. Puppies require a lot of care, attention, and patience, and they do chew on things! The decision to get a puppy and raise it to be a healthy, happy, and well-adjusted dog is a serious commitment. To reinforce this commitment, MAESSR requires all adopters of dogs under 1 year old to enroll their puppy in an obedience class within 60 days of adoption.
Are you ready to take on this youngster who will play, swim, boat, and cuddle with you?