It’s difficult to imagine Curtis and Roberta Griner becoming even more inspirational. The couple is enthusiastic dog rescues, having fostered over 70 puppies and adopting dozens of their own. Jessica, Victoria, and Veronica, three human sisters adopted from Poland, have joined the young family.The girls arrived in America last month, each with her “own dog” previously chosen, and the Griners’ three rescue dogs waiting at home.
Max, a blond Lab Mix found in the neighborhood and adopted by Roberta and Curtis, was Victoria’s choice. Jessica claimed Maggie, a huge, squishy Pit Bull Mix who had been thrown in a South Carolina shelter after being exploited as a breeding dog. Red, another Pibble with goofy, oversized ears and a history of abuse so terrible that the Griners weren’t sure if he’d ever be able to walk pain-free when he was initially rescued, was chosen by young Veronica, who goes by the nickname Sunshine.
Roberta had always wanted to adopt children; in fact, she informed Curtis about her plans on their first date! Despite the long, arduous adoption process and the fact that it meant being separated from their canine children for the first time in their lives, the couple was adamant about bringing the girls home.
Roberta and Curtis had agreed to attempt adopting a younger child and to bring home no more than two children at first, but when they met Jessica, Victoria, and Veronica, they knew they had found their baby. Jessica, the eldest, has a strong likeness to Roberta’s family members.
After the adoption process had begun, the Griners decided to inform the dogs – after all, they are family, too! They staged a cute photo shoot complete with exciting reveal placards. Maggie wore her prettiest tutu and floral headpiece for the occasion, and Max, Maggie, and Red wore colorful tees.
Over the holidays, they spent six weeks in Poland getting to know the girls and finalizing last-minute arrangements before bringing them home. Fortunately, everything went smoothly, and the plane carrying the new and improved Griner family landed in the United States on January 19!
Jessica, Victoria, and Veronica were welcomed into a whirlwind of new acquaintances and relatives, as well as a completely new country, home, and a plethora of new clothes, toys, and gifts. But most of all, they were looking forward to meeting the dogs! The puppies formed an instant bond with their new human sisters, with Pit Bulls Red and Maggie taking special care to keep an eye on Veronica.
Jessica, Victoria, and Veronica enjoy assisting with the care of Max, Maggie, and Red, such as feedings and family walks. Curtis and Roberta have taken to sleeping with the girls instead of the dogs! The Griner clan consists of five human and three canine members who make up a perfect-imperfect all-American family!