|Meet Gracie at our next Marin adoption event. Sunday October 1st at The Town Center in Corte Madera 11 to 2pm.
*Notes* 9/23/17 "Gracie is super special and is very smart. With some training and time she would settle. She does get jumpy when excited."
*Foster Notes* 8/20/17 "8/20/17 "Gracie is so sweet! She likes to be close to her human and canine friends. She gets along very well with our 3 year-old dog Albert. They like to play together or she will just snuggle next to him. She seem to get along with all male dogs. She does growl at some (not all) female dogs, including our neighbor's female pit who stayed with us for a few days. After an initial “argument” though, they were fine together, and would often lay on top of each other.
Gracie still has a lot of puppy energy. She likes to play fetch, chase, and wrestle with Albert. She’s a silly, fun dog. She is much calmer than when she first came to our home, but she can get very excited at times (when we wake up in the morning, or return home after a couple hours, etc.) and jump up at people and can sometimes get a bit too mouthy (might not be a good match for a family with small children or a small dog). She’s improved a lot though in the last two weeks and has been learning the rules of polite interaction. We disengage with her when she starts jumping/biting and she will sit when told and wait for the affection to come to her rather than demand it.
She’s completely house-trained and hasn’t had a single accident at our house. She walks on leash very well (we haven’t let her off the leash yet).
Gracie likes to chew and has chewed on a few things at our house (especially items made from wood), but she learns quickly not to chew certain things and her chewing tendency seems to be decreasing overall. In general, she’s been learning pretty quickly the house rules (no couch, etc.) as well as new commands (down, wait, go to your bed). She’s fine left alone in the yard for a few hours or in her crate. We stopped putting her in her crate at night as she really likes to be close to Albert and it hasn’t been a problem. Other than some growls at female dogs mentioned above, Gracie doesn’t display any aggression or fear. She’s a happy, goofy puppy who needs patience and training, but is extremely malleable and motivated -- all she wants is your love!"
Gracie is a happy girl, tail wagging, affectionate, good with other dogs and we are told she was fine around cats in her short-term foster home once out of the shelter and waiting to get transported to Milo! She is eager and willing to please. An affectionate girl - athletic and agile, playful and ready to learn and grow and become accustom,ed to the finer things in life. A loving home, good food, necessary medicines and parasite preventatives, treats, doggie day care if needed, lots of walks and playtime.
*Foster Notes* 7/18/17 "Gracie is an active and sweet girl. She shows signs of being protective of her family and demonstrates some resource guarding. She is mouthy and enjoys chewing on toys and rawhide, but will chew on wood when the former
is not available. Gracie is very focused on her person and extremely
affectionate though she needs some redirection when giving kisses as she
can sometimes use her teeth and can attempt to nip at your face. She loves
to explore every inch of the house and yard. She is house trained. Gracie
would do very well in a single dog home or possibly with a young adult male
dog. Gracie shows interest in cats but so far has been respectful to their
boundaries though she can fixate and watch the cat as it moves around the
$400 adoption fee.