American Brussels Griffon Rescue Alliance (ABGRA) along with American Affenpinscher Rescue (AAR), is a small nation-wide, non-profit, all foster home based rescue organization. We have no kennel facility or paid employees. Our goal is to find permanent loving homes for Brussels Griffons & Affenpinschers in need; most having spent their lives in commercial breeding facilities & who will have a better chance at life through our efforts.
Generally, ABGRA requires a securely fenced yard (no electric/invisible fencing), a small dog companion, no children under 14 years old and no unaltered dogs living in the home. Most of our rescued dogs need someone that works from home, can take their dog to work with them or is retired so that the dog is not alone more than a few hours at a time. The majority of the Brussels Griffons and Affenpinschers we rescue do not do well with children or large dogs. All adopters must be at least 25 years old and previous dog experience is required. Applications within a short 1-2 hour driving distance of the dog’s foster home are preferred.
All of our griffs and affenpinschers are fostered in private homes noted in the area written in their online biographies. Unfortunately, we add dogs frequently.
All of our griffs and affenpinschers are vetted before being placed, including spay/neuter, vaccinations, micro chipping, & occult heartworm testing.
We do not ship our dogs. Adopters must be able to drive to the foster home for the griff approved to adopt or make arrangements for the griff to travel home with you in the cabin of the airline.
Homes with securely fenced yards are given preference. We do not place our griffs and affenpinschers in homes with electric (invisible) fencing. The minimum age for children should be 12 years old or older for adopters. Each dog and child will be evaluated individually for compatibility. An excellent veterinary reference is necessary in order to be considered.
If you are interested in becoming a foster home or would like to be considered for the adoption of one of our rescues, please fill out the online application. Once submitted, you are under no obligation to adopt or foster, but the information will enable us to follow up with you & answer questions more completely.