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My name is Gracie May!

American Pit Bull Terrier/Boxer Mix Dog for adoption in Arlington, Virginia - Gracie May
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Dogs Deserve Better of Northern Virginia

Facts about Gracie May

  • Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier/Boxer Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 11777005

Gracie May is a gorgeous 3 year old APBT/Boxer mix.  She is house trained, crate trained and knows basic commands (sit, stay, lay down and “watch me”).  She walks very nicely on leash and will sit if you pull up on her collar.  While she is wary of dogs that aren’t members of her pack, she is typically indifferent to dogs that just walk by, and she gets along great with other dogs in the family.  She’s currently living with her pup sibling, Jax, and they became fast friends when she joined the family. She would do well as an only dog or with another calm/balanced dog in the home.

Gracie is very affectionate and is known to give big kisses to both owners and some guests. She likes outgoing people who show her lots of love.  She’s an active dog who loves to play ball and go for long walks where she can sniff and roam, and does an adorable head tilt when she discovers something new that will melt your heart.  She always greets her pack members with heavy doses of love and affection and will march in place wagging her tail when she is excited.   

Gracie will do best in a home with structure, and an owner who has some large dog experience. She can be a little possessive of furniture, so it is important to establish her place on the floor early on and to not let her “own” any chairs or couches.  She is great with guests who are friendly towards her, but will mistrust people who don’t want to engage her.  She would do best in a home with owners who can provide consistent leadership and exercise and who are comfortable being assertive pack leaders where Gracie knows she can relax and just be a follower.  

BREED ESTIMATE:  Boxer/American Pit Bull Terrier mix
GENDER: Feale
APPROXIMATE WEIGHT: 60 lbs
APPROXIMATE AGE: 3 to 3.5 year old
COAT TYPE:  medium length
ADOPTION FEE: $350
OTHER INFO: utd on shots/spayed/microchipped
LOCATION: Reston, VA

 

 

FOR MORE INFO OR TO ADOPT: Please go to http://adopt.ddbnova.org and complete the application.

You can also help save dogs like this one by becoming a foster, providing a rescue dog with a temporary home and giving them the love and care they need until they are permanently adopted. Every person who fosters is directly responsible for saving the life of a dog, because we can only save as many dogs as we have foster families available to welcome them into their homes. If you think you might be interested in becoming a foster and want to learn more, please go to http://foster.ddbnova.org and fill out an application.

Dogs Deserve Better of Northern Virginia is an all-volunteer, foster-based rescue that primarily adopts to families in the DC Metro area.

About Dogs Deserve Better of Northern Virginia

About Our Rescue Group...

Dogs Deserve Better, 2003 First Place Winner of the ASPCA/Chase Pet Protector Award, is a voice for chained and penned dogs, whose sadness speaks only through the eyes. As the days become years, many of these dogs sit, lay, eat, and defecate within the same 10-foot radius. Chained by the neck, they exist without affection, exercise, social interaction, and sometimes even basic nourishment. They live as prisoners, yet long to be pets.

Chaining is not only inhumane for dogs, but is dangerous to the community. Chained dogs, unsocialized with humans, can become very territorial of their tiny space, and anyone who wanders into this space can be attacked.

Would you for one second choose to live the life of these dogs? No matter what reason is given, the bottom line is that it is NOT ok to chain a dog for life. Dogs should not have to live chained or penned as prisoners, yearning for a place in a family, craving acknowledgement, respect, and love. They DESERVE BETTER, and we as caretakers have the obligation to provide it for them.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our dogs are located in foster homes in the DC Metro area. Please go to http://adopt.ddbnova.org and fill out an application, and once you have been approved, we can schedule a meeting with a dog who will be a good fit for your home.

Our Adoption Process...

The first step in the process is to complete an adoption application at http://adopt.ddbnova.org.
Secondly, we will set up a time for you to meet the dog in his or her foster home. If the visit goes well and the dog appears to be a good fit for your home, the next step is the home visit. Finally, the official adoption contract is signed and the adoption fee is paid.