Gracie is a big personality in a smaller package. She absolutely loves her people and would love to spend every moment with you. Hanging out? She's the queen of Netflix and chill. Running errands or taking a trip? Gracie loves car rides! Time for bed? Gracie is a master cuddler and bedtime is her favorite time of day. Feel like a walk? She loves those too! She is game for whatever you feel like doing.

Gracie came to 4PSR with some serious separation anxiety. She also disliked her crate, but was destructive when left alone outside of the crate. In the first few months Gracie made significant improvement and transformed into a very different dog. Although still not a fan of her crate, she willingly goes into her crate when it is made part of her regular routine. Gracie now gladly eats in her crate every day and plays crate games as well. Also, when made part of a routine, she has learned to relax when left alone in the crate. Gracie also understands basic obedience commands and successfully graduated from a dog to dog socialization class (as you can see from the picture below).

Gracie is the type of dog for someone who is up for a very fulfilling challenge. She is extremely smart, responsive to training, eager to please, sweet, and absolutely LOVES her people. She would like nothing more than to spend every moment by your side (this one is a cuddle bug). That said, without structure and routine, she is willful, bossy, and stubborn. Gracie needs consistency, structure, follow through, and strong leadership on a daily basis.

Gracie is successfully living in a foster home with cats and a submissive female dog. Gracie could probably transition easily to a house with other cats With proper introductions, she may do well in a house with another dog, but we think she would do best as an only dog. She would also do best with older children who know how to approach and read dogs.

Gracie would be a wonderful companion for right person or family. She is loving, goofy, cuddly, and up for anything with a smile on her face. She can't wait to make her forever family fall in love with her!