Grace II (New Digs)

Age: Young
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Gender: Female

Meet Grace II (New Digs)!

Grace Il (Gracie, Gracie-Bear, or Gracie-Lou) is a beautiful shepherd mix. She is about 12-14 months old and about 50 lbs. She was adopted into a family with a 13 yr old dog, 2 cats, and an 8 yr old child. At first, she was rather withdrawn, but she has come out of her shell! It is believed that she was feral until she was about 4 months old before coming to DPA.

Gracie loves other animals (all dogs and cats) but is a little wary of people. You can definitely see she wants to be social with humans, but she is still working out what that feels like. She needs one or two well-socialized younger-to-mid-aged-dog(s) to show her the ropes. She was adopted into a house with a geriatric dog who doesn’t want to play and only wants to sleep all day, and Grace is still a bit afraid to play with people. She plays with the cats, but they only tolerate it for 2-3 minutes. She is trying, but this is not the place for her (think of Grace as a teenager living at a retirement home…) She just needs someone she can relate to and play with to show her how it’s done!

She is very food-motivated. She loves other animals and likes people (in her own way). She has started following people rather than the other dog. She has a tough exterior, but she calms down quickly. We have learned that it is all bark, no bite. In fact, the only time she makes contact is when she is trying to play. She is going to be an amazing tug-of-war dog and seems like she really wants to learn to fetch.

Gracie-Bear is adorable and has tons of potential but she requires the right tools. She is not for amateurs and will definitely require another confident, socialized dog(s) for her to emulate and play with. With that, she will see a really massive improvement and will be ready to love her people!

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If you have a specific question about Grace Il, then please email If you are interested in applying to adopt this pet, fill out the application at the link above.

Grace ll is participating in the Dallas Pets Alive rehoming program. All of the medical, behavioral and other information about this pet was provided by the pet’s owner. Dallas Pets Alive encourages all adopters to verify the information prior to adoption. Please note that Dallas Pets Alive (DPA) is acting as intermediary to connect prospective adopters with individuals wanting to rehome their pets. DPA is not liable for any information provided about this pet and the adoption transaction is purely between the pet owners and adopter. DPA is not responsible for any damages, injuries or adoption returns as a result of any adoption transaction. DPA! is not responsible or liable for any animals involved in its New Digs program. DPA! acts solely as a facilitator of adoption between the animal’s surrenderer and potential adopter and makes no claims as to the accuracy of the animal’s medical or behavioral history provided by the surrenderer.

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