My name is Gracie!

Boxer/American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Hagerstown, Maryland - Gracie
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Dixie Pet Underground Railroad - MD

Facts about Gracie

  • Breed: Boxer/American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Color: Brindle
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10112113-JS

Please email for an application for Gracie.

If you want a low level energy, relaxed, fire place dog Grace is NOT the dog for you! BUT if you live a life filled with adventure, activity, and high level energy and want a dog then look no farther!

She's sweet, cuddly, loves to give kisses; hike, run, climb, and jog. She doesn't like water, but will tolerate getting in it. She's just as powerful as she is sweet and would be great for an experienced owner of powerful dog breeds. She loves to fetch, carry weight, and enjoys long, vigorous walks.

At the end of her active day she will gladly cuddle up next to you and sleep (or on the floor in a crate, she's fine with either one).

She went to her forster from a local shelter for rehab for her serious dog reactivity, which stemmed from her extreme lack of exercise in the shelter. Since then, she's become a wonderful dog. She's made friends with both of the foster's rescue dogs, can pass by other dogs on a walk like a professional, even if the other dog is out of control, and even knows a couple tricks.

She also walks small leash better than any other dog you've probably seen, since she stays beside or behind you the whole time (further showing how loyal and trusting she is).

Grace needs a strong, consistent owner who knows how to provide leadership on a daily basis, since she is a member to such a powerful breed.

Cats are another story, however, since she was attacked by two  cats and she has to go to a no cat home (the same goes for a no rodent/small, prey animal home).

Her ideal dog friends would be dogs who are a lower level of energy than her. She needs the proper introduction to other dogs that she's going to be around (if she's going to be around other dogs), so the 'two week shutdown' is a must.

She loves food, bones, and toys, and is fine with kids (but just like any dog with a child supervision should be given. Excitement is something that should also be limited because it's an unhealthy state of mind and too much will result in jumping, barking, etc.

I think the ideal home for her would be a family that's active and always out and about but can be consistent with rules, boundaries, and limitations. Or a young, athletic person who can give her Calm-Assertive leadership and exercise, discipline, then affection.

Grace is super sweet, cute, and will show you unconditional love, loyalty, trust, and respect. And the best part is, you're helping give a home to a fantastic dog who deserves a great family.

Gracie is in TENNESSEE. Potential adopters will have contact with her foster and have to be approved by her foster during the adoption process.

Please email for an application for Gracie.

About Dixie Pet Underground Railroad - MD

About Our Rescue Group...

Three 9-month-old feral puppies began the Dixie Pet Underground Railroad. When Beth Foster was faced with the prospect of finding homes for three feral puppies -- Jackie, Zorra and Freckles -- she was at a loss. There were 7,000 perfectly adoptable dogs and cats being killed in her county's animal shelter -- not to mention the thousands and thousands of others being killed at other shelters in the area. Where could three terrified feral puppies find a home? Through chance meetings or divine intervention, Beth was introduced to Cindy Rhoda of Pooches on the Move. Zorra and Freckles quickly found homes in the northeast (Jackie stayed with Beth) and the Dixie Pet Underground Railroad had begun. In the ensuing months, Beth and Betti Gravelle, executive director of Dixie Dogs & Cats, emptied Cleveland Animal Control of all its dogs and cats twice--sending the pets to forever homes in the northeast and the Dixie Pet Underground Railroad really began to move. Dixie Dogs & Cats, a registered 501(c)3 is the parent organization with two divisions -- Dixie Day Spay, a low-cost spay neuter/clinic, and the Dixie Pet Underground Railroad, a pet rescue and adoption agency.

Our Adoption Process...

We require and application, interview, reference check and home visit. Our dogs are mainly fostered in TN at our parent rescues . We have many wonderful dogs looking for homes! All of them are completely vetted and neutered/spayed (if age appropriate) and on heartworm protection. All of them come with complete medical records. Their adoption fee of $425 covers their complete age appropriate vetting and heartworm preventative as well as their transportation to your area.
Our rescue doesn't have an actual shelter building in the New England area. Due to this it is not possible to meet them prior to their adoption. Our dogs are brought up to their new owners weekly! We have a 14 day no questions asked money back guarantee and the dog can be returned to us if things don't work out. We try hard to get good matches in our homes so that everyone has a happy life together! To date we have placed over 1500 dogs and puppies in loving New England homes!
We have many, many, references of happy adopters up in your area that can fill you in on their experience. Just email and we can pass along that information for your convenience.