Griffey – 2 y/o, 55 lb Male PitMix – Special Needs – Currently in Training

Frenchtown, NJ – Our special needs pup, Griffey, was rescued from the shelter and is so thankful to be alive!

Due to Griffey’s Neuromuscular condition, we are in NEED OF DONATIONS for his rehabilitative veterinary care and behavioral modification training in order to prepare him for a forever home. His stay at this facility costs $1,800. Anything you can do to help this sweet SPECIAL NEEDS guy is tremendously appreciated! Please donate at Thank you for caring about a pet in need! <3

Our Griffey is a real life miracle! And now, he could use just a dash more of that. Just a short while ago, this sweet boy wasn’t even able to walk due to a terrifying neuromuscular disease called Myasthenia Gravis. Myasthenia Gravis (MG), pronounced (My-as-theen-ee-a Grav-us), comes from Greek and Latin words meaning grave muscle weakness. It is a Neuromuscular Autoimmune disease that left Griffey without the ability to walk and difficulty with eating.

Thanks to treatment at the Animal Specialty Center of NY and his true dog spirit, he is walking around and eating. Griffey is in full remission and he is walking and eating like a champ! Griffey was rescued from the shelter and is so thankful to be alive! He was a volunteer favorite during his stay at the shelter, and with good reason.

Here is what the shelter volunteers had to say:

I don’t know if Griffey was named for the Seattle Mariners Hall of Famer Ken Griffey, Jr., but I do know that Griffey has been placed in my personal Hall of Fame. What a great dog! Breathtaking in his gorgeous rust color coat, he’s super quiet in his kennel, goes potty the moment we’re outside and has lovely leash manners, sniffing all the good scents on our way to the park. A bit camera-shy it’s hard to capture a good photo of Griffey, so you’ll need to come see for yourself, or just take my word for it. His tail wags when I pet him, and after he warms up to me he loves to crawl on my lap, or that part of him that will fit, and give me sweet kisses. He’s the kind of companion you’ll find yourself having pithy conversations with: How do you feel about gun control? Which is better, Animal Planet or America’s Got Talent? Or perhaps lighter conversation such as ‘what shall we have for dinner’? and so on…. Griffey didn’t like either of my treats, will sit with a light tap on his tush, and is so quiet, calm and easy that I wish I could have spent the entire afternoon with him. A quiet listener, a charming companion, he will make you feel like there is no one on the planet more important than you. Come meet my Hall of Famer and make him yours.

He is further described by his adoring foster mom as “A gentleman who enjoys the company of people and other dogs. He loves to give hugs and kisses, and is well behaved when left home alone!”

Griffey is neutered, up to date on shots, and microchipped.

For additional photos, please visit Griffey’s Facebook page or contact us for information or fill out an online application. And thanks for caring about this really special dog!