Hello. My name is Grace, a.k.a. Gracie. I’m a sweet, gentle, five-year-old Lab/Shepherd mix. I weigh about 60 pounds.
I was found wandering aimlessly through the streets in a rural Pennsylvania town, exhausted and dehydrated. Luckily, I landed at the home of Good Samaritans who took me in, and loved and cared for me. They named me after the song "Amazing Grace" because I was lost, but now I'm found. They nursed me back to health, and now I’m ready to find my new home.
I am a devoted “people dog." I like to follow my people around, and I'm very eager to please.
I’m great with children. I love snuggling with my foster family’s seven-year old granddaughter at night to make sure she was safe and sound. She takes me on walks and plays with me. In return, I'm her gentle, loyal companion. I'm ready now to have a family of my own.
I’m a laid-back dog, and well adjusted. I'll fit right into your home: I’m potty-trained, crate-trained, walk well on a leash, and love to go on car rides. My favorite things to do at my foster home were to lounge poolside and soak up some rays, chew on a bone, and chase the occasional frog or squirrel around the yard.
Mutts Matter thinks I would do best as an only-dog. I can be a little temperamental with some dogs, and really deserve some TLC all to myself. My name is a testament to my character. I was abandoned and not cared for, but I still love people and show true canine grace. Please consider opening your home and your heart to me.
Adopting an Adult Dog
Adult dogs make great pets. They’ve already grown into themselves, and have established personalities, so you know what you’re getting. They’ve typically been "socialized" and understand what it takes to be part of your family. They have calmer temperaments, are better able to focus during training, and are willing and eager to learn and please you.
Adult dogs are also more worldly – many have already experienced car rides and know how to walk on a leash, so they’re instant companions ready to take on new activities with you. They are also very grateful for the second chance they’ve been given, and they really appreciate a loving and caring home.
Adopting an adult dog is your opportunity to be a Hero. At the shelters, older dogs are often the last to be adopted and the first to be euthanized. Saving an animal’s life offers an unlimited emotional return on your investment, and you’ll reap the rewards every day you spend together.