Catahoula Mix|female|10 years old|92 lbs|Adoption Fee $200
"I avoid looking back. I prefer good memories to regrets." -Grace Kelly
Updates from Foster Home:
Pupdate 5: I have started Gracie on a natural calming agent along with a conditioning audio tape specifically for dogs that have anxiety with thunder and fireworks. She also has a "thundershirt" which should help with all of it.
Gracie now has a foster brother and both are tolerating each other, although Gracie has shown she does want to play, but not her foster brother.
Gracie has never shown any aggression when I've taken toys away from her, but with certain bones she will have a "death grip" on them, until I tell her to "drop it" which she does immediately. This works with everything except food!
This time of year, especially, Gracie needs to be brushed at least twice a week if not more. Her fur will get matted if she is not brushed regularly. I use a wire brush and also a FURminator de-shedding comb. Gracie does not mind getting brushed but it helps if she is chained to something because when cleaning the brush she will go play in the yard.
Pupdate 4: Gracie has also shown signs of high anxiety during fireworks and gunfire. We are working with Fetch to help her work through this issue.
Pupdate 3: Gracie is an awesome dog even at 10 years old. She obeys every command you give her: Come, sit, stay, down & shake. You never have to ask her twice if she wants o go for a walk or ride in the car. She does have two issues: she has a bad habit of pawing you for attention, and thunderstorms make her anxious. For thunderstorms she wants to be as close to you as she possibly can and will pant and paw at you also. She does calm down when you pet and hold her. We are forgoing the "crate training" for now since she does great to roam free while I am gone with no accidents or damage. I will be working on the pawing issue.
Pupdate 2: We went to visit a friend who has a male Husky and they got along very well, playing outside and in. Gracie loves to cuddle and follows you wherever you go in the house. I have been making her Kongs with a mixture of "thrive" and frozen veggies and then freezing them since I cut back on her regular food intake to help in her losing weight. Now when you mention the word "Kong" she comes running. No doubt she loves them. Gracie will be getting a foster brother possibly this coming weekend, so more to come.
Pupdate 1: Gracie has settled in very well. She is housebroken and lets you know by her coming up to you and pawing at you. She walks very well on the leash and rides well in the car. Gracie does not care for the crate so that is something we need to work on. She is not food or toy aggressive, although she took all the outside balls and put them in a corner of the yard.
Gracie is very overweight and needs to lose some weight. She likes to sleep on the dog bed and sometimes will get in bed with me and lay down at the bottom of the bed. She is a great watchdog and will let you know when someone is at your door. I have yet to encounter other dogs or kids but for people in general she is great and loves attention.