It was only a few months ago that Roberta and Curtis Griner’s dreams of adopting children were starting to become reality — a reality that they were excited to share with their rescued fur babies.
The Griners traveled to Poland in December 2016 to meet three little girls they knew were the ones for them from the moment they laid eyes on their pictures. After spending several weeks with Jessica (9 years), Victoria (8 years), and Veronica (4 years), the girls were officially adopted and came home with the Griners.
The first order of business was meeting the dogs, of course.
A dog sitter stayed with Red, Max, and Maggie at the house while the Griners were in Poland. It was difficult for both the pups and their owners to be apart for approximately six weeks, but the end result was more than worth the wait.
Curtis and Roberta had the girls wait with a neighbor for the first ten minutes of their arrival so that they could greet the excited pups. Then they brought the girls home and had them meet each dog one at a time. Jessica, Victoria, and Veronica had only ever been exposed to small dogs (Roberta stated that she only saw two dogs that even resembled pit bull types while in Poland), so she wanted to make sure that they weren’t afraid of the larger breeds.
As it turned out, the girls and the dogs loved each other right away. Red, whom Roberta initially worried might have too much energy around the young ladies, has been the biggest fan. “He watches over them, sleeps with them, goes outside with them…” Roberta told PupJournal.
Maggie, who is “amazing with everyone and everything” according to Griner, is also loving the attention. Max, the oldest of the three, is less preoccupied with his new sisters, but still loves them all the same.
Jessica, Victoria, and Veronica are settling in nicely and enjoying their new life with the Griners and their pups. Between a busy schedule with school and activities like swimming, ballet, basketball, and soccer, they still find plenty of time to play and interact with their furry siblings.
The girls have learned to feed the pups and regularly look forward to the chore. This isn’t as simple of a task as one would imagine, because the dogs get fish oil and vegetables added to their meals, but the girls have learned quickly!