(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Needs experienced adopter,
Spayed or Neutered,
Gracie has been with our rescue for 2 years. She was saved from a fast kill, small-town, dog pound. Gracie is a Blue Lacy Mix, 3-1/2 years old, and weighs 40 pounds. She has the distinctive Blue Lacy bark. We discovered that she had already been spayed and had a microchip (the pound did not scan her). The contact for her microchip had "rehomed" her, and that person never updated the chip. Her original owner says that she had to rehome Gracie because she was growling at the kids. We think this was probably because she was guarding a treat. At first, she grumbled at her foster mom, but it was a bluff and she has never done anything more than grumble. Now that she is comfortable and knows that food and treats are plentiful, she no longer cares if we move her food bowl or pick up a treat. Gracie still guards her food and treats from other dogs, so we feed and give her treats in a separate room from the other dogs.
Gracie is fully housetrained, crate trained, and knows how to sit. She barks when she wants to go out. Gracie knows how to walk on a leash, but does pull if she is excited. Gracie is fairly low-energy and is a couch potato that loves to be in the house. Gracie likes to run and explore, ride in the car, and go for walks. She also likes to be outside to sun herself, bark at squirrels, digs a little, and take the occasional dip in the wading pool. Gracie loves scratches and pets. She gives kisses and loves butt scratches. We've seen her play by throwing her chew bone in the air and chasing it. Gracie will play with other dogs, and she does best with male dogs. She does well with some females and doesn't like others. She may be initially aggressive with a new dog then is okay with them after a few days.
Gracie spends most of the day in a room separate from dogs that she doesn't get along with. Gracie would do best as an only dog or paired with a male since she gets along best and likes to play with male dogs. Again, Gracie does guard her food and treats from other dogs, so she must always be separate from other dogs when she gets food and treats. Gracie would be a fabulous companion for a single person or a couple with older children. Gracie must be in the house as a loved member of the family. She must be walked on a leash and have a securely fenced yard to run and play.
Gracie is healthy. She is spayed, fully vaccinated (DAPPvL2, Bordatella, rabies), and microchipped. She is negative for heartworms and receiving monthly heartworm and flea preventative. Gracies adoption fee includes the cost of Rescue Van transport for pickup on the southwest side of Chicago. She is being fostered in Texas and we cannot afford to send her north until after she is adopted. Please fill out our online application at https://www.2manydogsrescue.org/adoption-application.html if you are interested in adopting this good girl. If you are on Facebook, PLEASE visit and LIKE our page: www.facebook.com/2ManyDogsRescue