To be eligible to adopt Bailey, you must be an approved adopter of GRRMF. If you are already on our approved adopter waiting list, an adoption coordinator will contact you if you are matched to meet this pup’s needs. Visit our How to Adopt page to review our process, policies and application. Please pay special attention to the sections on puppy facts, children and dogs and fences on our website prior to submitting an application for a puppy.
We believe Bailey came to us from a puppy mill and needs a very special family to provide a new “leash” on life. Their forever family must have unconditional patience working at the dog’s pace to build their trust and gain confidence being a dog. As their self-assurance grows, these formerly terrified puppy mill dogs can approach new situations and life with a positive outlook rather than fear. To meet the needs of these dogs, GRRMF requires the home life conditions of their forever home to have a secure fenced in backyard, regardless of the age of the dog, a calm and chill pal mentor dog and a quiet residence with an adult who is at home most of the day each day.
Update: May 26, 2023
Ouch! Our sweet girl, Bailey, has been moved to Healing Hearts as she has to have shoulder surgery on her left side and potentially her right shoulder too! The surgery will relieve the pain Bailey is experiencing by cleaning out the joint and removing the areas of discomfort around the bone. Her right shoulder will be rechecked and the same procedure will be applied if needed.
Bailey will need lots of rest and low activity for awhile but once she is feeling better she will be ready for more puppy nonsense and play. Please help GRRMF help Bailey get back on her feet with your generous donations so she can reach her full potential and get to her forever home! Her golden smiles thanks you!
Cute and lovable, this sweet pup is looking for lots of love and patience to help her settle into a healthy and exciting life. Bailey’s foster family are doing a great job slowly introducing her to new surroundings, sounds and objects that she hasn’t had the opportunity to see, hear or touch.
Bailey has taken a liking to the two young boys in her foster home and is curious about everything they are doing. She even met their friend and lavished them all with lots of puppy kisses. Bailey likes knowing where her people are but doesn’t have to be next to them all the time. Her real mentor is the family dog, Kali, who Bailey likes to be near and follow around during lizard hunts. Squirrels have come into the picture too but Bailey is just observing them; she’s not a member of the “squirrel patrol” yet and hasn’t had the opportunity to meet any cats.
Belly rubs, playing with her toys, sleeping in her doggy crate, and chewing are some of her favorite activities. She responds well to gnawing on appropriate toys but, being the typical pup, she doesn’t mind teething on something else if one isn’t made available to her.
It’s been reported that Miss Bailey snores like the Three Stooges and is a messy water drinker but she makes up for it by all her cuteness and loving puppy kisses. She’s 99% house trained (just a few mistakes) and has learned how to sit and ring the bell when she needs to go out.
Bailey is being introduced to a lot of new things by her foster family (TV, vacuum, washing machine, etc) and she has adjusted quickly. “We have tried to expose her to as much as possible and she has quickly learned that our house is a safe place,” reports her foster mom.
Car rides, new objects, noises and walks without her fur buddy make her a bit nervous. After Bailey has a chance to investigate things and learns they are not harmful to her she has been able to work through her fears. More exposure and time will help her become even more comfortable with the daily activities of life.
This cute girl with the golden smile is going to make some family very happy. She’s a sweet and loving pup that would do well in a home with another canine pal to show her the ropes.
If you will open your home and heart to embrace this special lady, please consider adopting Bailey at https://www.grrmf.org/how-to-adopt/.