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Finding Forever Families for Aussome Aussies

As far as we know, Griffin's story began in Oak Cliff - despite its having a few beautiful, affluent neighborhoods this area of Dallas is known as more of a "ghetto" and impoverished place for people and animals with starvation, homelessness, gang violence and destitution. I apologize if this sounds insulting, I am trying to convey the area for those who do not live here.

I named this story "Griffin's New View" because it will end with the actual view Griffin will have from his new windows in his new home - it begins with his view of the streets of Oak Cliff -- DON'T SKIP IT; this is a HAPPY story!

Tawana Couch, local and "famous" dog rescuer whose area of expertise is Oak Cliff - may end up single-handedly saving every dog there at the rate she is going and we are so proud to know her and to help if we can!


 I named him as I was driving him from being rescued -- I looked at a traffic sign that said Griffin and I thought this would be his name. His story was that I had seen him eating garbage on the side of the road. The road was too busy to stop then. I saw him a few days later on a street but it was dark and in a bad neighborhood so I could not get him then either. Then a few days later I finally saw him by a church and it was dark and he was so hungry I was able to grab him and put him in my TWO SEATER CAR. Yes, that big dog rode with mange next to me to the vet.

I could send a story every few days - many would touch your hearts, but some are sooo much more incredible I cannot believe I am even a part of it. Our vets aged Griffin at about 10 months upon rescue.

Above is Griffin after going through 5 foster homes and a boarding facility - he has never gotten to settle in and find his "role" amongst too many other dogs and he has tended to bully some weaker dogs, but when he is with only a couple of other dogs he is loving, sweet, loyal and smart.

Griffin's New View

This is Griffin just 3 weeks after we picked him up from Downtown Dog Daycare

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Above is "Griffin" the day Tawana rescued him from Oak Cliff streets, as she tells it:

Tawana doesn't "cheat" in rescue - she saves dogs that nobody wants. I expound on this by saying DASH saves dogs many people want and we are not heroic; even our sickest and most injured dogs are considered "desirable." I read Tawana's book, and many of the dogs she saves truly begin as the dogs nobody wants. I say this with admiration and some envy - I am not that strong.

And for the Grand Finale -