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GracieRescue Me ID: 22-06-01-00243

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About Gracie

Boxer mix
Age: Puppy
Sex: Female

We are looking to rehome one of our rescue dogs. Those of you who know us know how hard this decision has been, but we have a dog who needs to be an only dog. Let me tell you a little about Gracie. Last September my husband, Jeff Matthews, found a dog along a rural highway in Alabama. She was about 6 months old then, very skinny, with mangled, bloody paws. He checked with a local vet. She wasn't chipped and they had no idea where she might have come from. He brought her home. Gracie is now about 60 pounds, part lab, part boxer, part pit bull? maybe -- maybe part pony? She's kind of leggy. Most of the time she's a great dog. She loves people; she's playful; she knows how to sit; she's not food aggressive; she'll wait until you tell her to eat. We also have two other dogs. Ruby is a very chill, sweet, happy dog. She and Gracie play and snuggle, and Gracie has never hurt her. Our other dog, Otis, is about 25 pounds and looks like a miniature pinscher/terrier mix. He was a rescue, as well. Most of the time he and Gracie play well together and sleep together. But twice since September she bit down on him and wouldn't let go. Once when they were playing it just suddenly stopped being play. Once when Jeff was coming in the door, Gracie got very excited. It hasn't happened in several months. Because Gracie hadn't been aggressive in so long, we thought she was over it. But last week we kept my nephew's two dogs while he was on his honeymoon. They have stayed here before and Gracie plays well with them. Both are closer to her size than our other dogs. One night while they were here, someone came to the door. All five dogs ran for the door. Gracie got excited, then aggressive and clamped down on the back of the neck of my nephew's Grand Bassett Griffon VendíŠen -- who looks like a harmless Muppet. She's fine now, but she had to get several stitches on her neck. Gracie also barks a lot at the neighbor dogs -- on the other side of wooden fences. It annoys them and us. We have a lot of dogs who visit, and we're also concerned about our other dogs, especially Otis. I believe Gracie would be a great pet for someone without other dogs and someone who has a yard for her to play in. She has never been aggressive toward us or any other humans who've come in. In fact, she loves people. We have had several trainers come to talk with us about training her and have tried the suggestions they had. And Gracie has come a long way. But she is just not working out for our family. She is now on doggie Prozac, in an effort to calm her down. And it is helping. She is crate trained, spayed, and up to date on her shots. Is she a dog you would consider taking on? If not, do you know anyone who might want a dog? This is very hard for us. We love animals, obviously. We also have two cats that Gracie is fine with. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you for considering Gracie.

Cobb County
Marietta, GA 30066, USA, Georgia 30066

Compatibility

  • Not Good with Other Dogs
  • Good with Most Cats
  • Good with Kids and Adults

Personality

  • Average Energy
  • Very Dominant

Health

  • Spayed
  • Vaccinations Current
  • Aggressive

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