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
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.
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