- Dog ID: 16-015
July 10th, 2016:
Gracie was an outside dog all her life and had a rough start but really adapted well to our home. We attribute much of her success to her BFF, our male golden, Jack. She has found comfort in new toys that are new to her, a bed that can be shared and furniture to climb on and relax. Her anxiety about storms and being left alone are calming with the help of Jack and some meds. She ignores our cat and has decided that the kennel is not to be feared. We can’t believe with all that she has been through she has adjusted to our family so well and so quickly. We know she was intended just for our family and we are always amazed with what each day will bring.
June 11th, 2016:
Gracie continues to do well. She likes children and gets along with them but since she needs to learn some manners and learns not to jump up or get in their face, school aged children would be advisable. She is curious about cats but does not go after them; however, she does chase chipmunks with her two golden brothers. Gracie does not have good recall and does not always respond to her name or to the "here" command so obedience classes or some intense work will be necessary to teach her basic commands. She does respond to "sit" but "down, stay,wait and come" are works in progress. She eats slowly and does not bark even when she hears other dogs barking. She is a quick runner and jumps rather than walks down steps and would probably love some form of agility training. Gracie is a velcro golden and has a bit of separation anxiety that seems to be more relaxed each day. Her greatest fear is of thunder storms and fire works and this is understandable as she was an outside dog all of her life. Medication helps a bit with this anxiety when we can predict the storm. She would love to be in a home with school aged children as well as with another dog who would be tolerant of her. Gracie is an affectionate, cuddly pup who needs someone who will take the time with her to teach her to trust humans and to know that her forever home is really forever!
May 6th, 2016:
Gracie is a very sweet loving dog. She craves attention and affection. She wants to be next to you all of the time and will jump on you, get right in your face and give kisses. She doesn’t know how to play with toys. She hasn’t barked yet. I have taken her for a few walks and she does pretty good. She doesn't really pull but she is very curious and wants to smell everything. In Gracie's previous home she was an escape artist so having a fence is beneficial. She does like other dogs but she doesn’t know how to play appropriately with them yet. We don’t know how she is with children or cats. Our vet thinks she is very healthy. She does need some dental work and she needs to be spayed. (She has had one litter of pups.) She is a little underweight and should gain a few pounds. We are in the process of changing her to a high quality food. The family that adopts Gracie will have to sign up for obedience training to help her along with commands as she came to us without knowing what to do.
May 3rd 2016:
Gracie arrived into GRRoW. More information to follow.
Gracie is currently available for adoption through our match process only. If you are interested in adopting one of our GRRoW dogs and would like to be added to our list of waiting families, please fill out an application found in the adoption section. Dogs that are available for adoption are then carefully matched with families from the list starting with those who have been waiting the longest. Although we cannot guarantee you will be matched with the dog of your choice, we recommend you mention any dogs you are interested in on your application.