Grover was a wily puppy. Lost or dumped in a local park, he spent several weeks fending for himself. Humans were not to be trusted. Many tried to feed or catch him. They failed until the day he dropped from exhaustion and hunger. Two Grateful Dogs Rescue volunteers rushed him to ACC for emergency care. Deemed un-adoptable by the shelter because of medical issues, GDR moved Grover to a private vet hospital where he fought off mange, kennel cough and the effects of starvation. Meanwhile, the San Francisco dog community rallied behind Grover. Funds were raised and tons of loving, healing energy were sent his way.
Grover’s feisty spirit also helped him to recover from both the physical and emotional trauma. He remembered his rescuers and gave them kisses when they visited him. In his foster home, he slowly met new people and dogs. As his strength returned and his hair grew back, Grover transformed into a cheerful, confident, empathetic dog. Now Grover has found love and happiness and sent all who worried about him this note:
Dear Friends, It has come to my attention that I have acquired a captive audience as to my well being. After 5 months of recuperating from my ordeal, I’ve found a new home in Castro Valley. My new parents love me very much, and I have 3 other dogs to play with. There’s lots of great things to chew on, like the furniture although that seems to be frowned upon. I’m also enjoying 2 meals a day, and sometimes my new parents will even cook something special for us. All in all, I’m really enjoying my new family; thank you all very much for all of your concerns and support. Without you, I would have never found the care I needed and the loving family that I’m so grateful for. Love, Grover