I am already spayed and up to date with shots.
Gracie was purchased on impulse at a pet shop and then surrendered to our rescue when her owners determined they were not able to handle her. She's just a baby and a puppy is too active for their home. She was born (most likely in a puppy mill) on 08/26/08. As rescuers, we grieve for the conditions her mother is still living in, and will probably die in. Please DO NOT purchase any dogs from pet stores. They ALL come from puppy mills, and by buying a puppy in those circumstances, you are financially contributing to supporting this cruelty. Reputable breeders DO NOT sell to pet stores. Dogs in pet stores come from puppy farms where their moms live in cages their whole lives (many times outdoors with no heat or air conditioning) or in dark, cramped barns, never knowing love, being handled like cattle (if at all), never getting to put their feet on the grass, run for exercise, or even learn to play or accept affection...only knowing what it's like to walk on painful wire flooring. Your purchase of a puppy at a pet store contributes to the parent dog's continued misery and perpetuates the cycle of abuse. For more information on the fight to end puppy mills, visit Main Line's website
Ok, now that we're done with the public service announcement, here's Gracie's bio:
Please check to see that you live within our adoption area
prior to submitting an application
. We are getting applications from all over and we are volunteers who cannot drive to multiple states.
Gracie is a sweet, active
little girl. She was 5 months old on January 26. She is hesitant in new situations, but once she becomes comfortable with her surroundings, she acts like a typical puppy. She's still in the chewing stage and also needs work on housebreaking and obedience training (basically you're starting from scratch as far as training goes). Like many puppies, she can be mouthy when playing, so we are recommending any children in her adoptive home be aged 8 and up.
Gracie is looking for another playful dog in her adoptive home, preferably one close to her in size. She gets along well with the larger dogs at her foster home, but she moves so fast around them that we are concerned she might accidentally get stepped on and injured, so we are limiting the size of dogs in her adoptive home to 30 lbs or less. Fenced yard required as she needs a safe place to run and burn off her energy. She also needs someone who's home during the day to help her work on housebreaking. If you don't want to do obedience training and housebreaking, please do not apply for Gracie. She was already surrendered to us by someone who could not handle her needs, so we are being very careful about her placement. She is not a little cuddle bug lapdog...Gracie is a busy puppy who is all about playing and running.
* Adoption Area
* Adoption Application
We are not a shelter. Our dogs are fostered in a home environment. All meetings are by appointment. If you are interested in meeting or possibly adopting this dog, please check that you are located within our adoption area and then submit a completed application to begin the process. Incomplete or out-of-area applications will not be processed.