ADOPTED 08-04-12: Gracie’s story is the kind that stays with all who ready it. She was rescued by an Angel from the woods and certain death. Thank you Gracie, you gave us all so much and it will live in our hearts, we will tell your story to all that will listen and we will celebrate your new happy life with a loving young family who wants to give you a long loving life with them.
The Angel that found Gracie sends her the following message, however, as you read her words that come from the heart of perfect giving, you can’t help but feel that this Angel has taught us how to give but most important, how to let go. To let go is the purest form of love:
Here is Gracie’s rescuer’s parting message to her:
My heart sings with joy and sorrow. Happy my Boo is going to a wonderful family, but sad to let her go. We’ve been through alot in the past 8.5 months. I’ve watched her go from a shy, ragedy, starved and crippled Momma dog who I pulled from the woods with her pups to an affectionate, happy, beautiful dog who now can walk like she was never hit. I have poured my own money and time into her and her pups. It taught me how to be a better person and how to take better care of my own dogs. Life always has a lesson hidden somewhere.
THE WOODS WHERE GRACIE WAS FOUND ARE IN HER PHOTO GALLERY BELOW. GRACIE’S RESCUE STORY HAPPENS EVERY DAY, THERE ARE MANY MORE DOGS THAT NEED HELP AND ANGELS LIKE GRACIE’S RESCUER
Gracie girl is doing just fine and you would never know she ever was in the condition that she was when I found her. She has put on weight, probably about 10 lbs since December and has a beautiful shiny black coat. Her limp is barely recognizable. Gracie LOVES cheese and will dance for her treat. Gracie is one of the best dogs I have ever encountered and it’s a privilege to be her foster momma, but her new forever family will be even more blessed to have her as part of their family.
Gracie is a quiet, mild-mannered, 18 month old black lab mix. Call it fate, chance, or even a miracle, but this is a story where sometimes a matter of minutes can make a difference between life and death. Our southern rescue partner had been noticing a pregnant dog in a culvert for a few weeks. She thought that this pretty, pregnant lab belonged to a neighbor up the street. On her way to the store one Saturday in December, she noticed the dog wasn’t pregnant anymore. She decided to follow Gracie into the woods and discovered her litter of five puppies. Gracie and her pups had been dumped in the woods and left to fend for themselves. It is truly a miracle that they survived the bad weather and dangerous wildlife with no shelter, water, or food. Poor Gracie had been surviving off a deer carcass. Sadly, two of the puppies were in such poor condition they had to be put to sleep. The other three (Chip, Goose, and Bear) are doing fine and have already been checked out by a vet and given their first shots. Luckily, the four dogs have been taken in by a foster family. They will all be well socialized as their foster mom has children, other dogs, and chickens.
Gracie is a petite lab weighing just 30 lbs. She is well behaved and loves to give kisses. She is a low-energy dog requiring little exercise. She would be content with a small yard and short walks. She is a little shy but is very loving and sweet. She is content sleeping on her pallet or in her crate. Gracie dances and wiggles her butt when she is happy!
Gracie is a petite lab weighing just 30 lbs. She is well behaved and loves to give kisses. Check out these 2 videos:
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Gracie is passive among other dogs and would be best living with another low-energy, passive dog or as an only dog. She is good with cats. And although Gracie is very good around children, we would not recommend she be adopted by a family with small children. Small children may have too much energy for Gracie. Gracie is not the type of dog who will play catch or go on dogs. Overall, Gracie would fit perfectly with a low-energy family.
Gracie currently has a limp and is being observed by a veterinarian. The vet said the possible diagnosis could be a dislocated hip or knee that is due to the deterioration of her muscle. We are presently looking for donations for her medical expenses or someone to sponsor her. Please click here if you are interested in sponsoring.
Despite this limp, Gracie has learned how to get along fine, just a little slower than the average dog. It’s like a bunny hop!
We think these babies and Gracie deserve wonderful and loving forever homes. We are committed to finding them wonderful families. We know there are people out there who would ensure they are loved and cherished with a warm place to stay and plenty of food and water for the rest of their lives. If you think you would like to open your hearts to Gracie, Goose, Chip, or Bear, hurry and apply and you can be a part of their happily ever after story.
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