Why is the rum gone?
Join Date: May 2009
Dogs Name: Griffin and Viking (GSD)
Dogs Age: 11 and 1
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I have no kids, but I do have a 1 1/2 yo niece. Griffin has been around her since she was 4 weeks old. The first time he met her, he stationed himself near her baby swing and kept watch over her. Now his main job is to clean up after she eats. He's also around the kids in my neighborhood quite a bit. We have a lot of families with young (under 10) kids.
Griffin was adopted at 3 from a doberman rescue, who pulled him from a kill shelter. He's always been good with kids, and he loves being around my niece. We supervise them whenever they're together, of course, because he outweighs her by about 55 pounds right now. Like most Dobermans, he's a leaner, and he might forget that he really shouldn't lean on a toddler! I really think he was owned by a family with kids. He takes everything in stride, and was very used to a baby's crying and noise. If he was, I feel terrible for the kids who had to leave their dog at the shelter. He was dumped during the housing bust in 2008, and no information was left about him. Just his name, a collar, and a leash. But he is a wonderful dog, and very much enjoys being around kids.