Urgent-Home needed for Gracie right away

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Gracie is a sweet boxer mix who is just 10 months old but has most of her short in the Sacramento County Animal Shelter waiting for a home.  Poor Gracie suffers from a medical condition that has made people reluctant to adopt her, and her time is running out.  If Gracie is not adopted very soon she will likely be euthanized.

The condition that Gracie has is an esophageal abnormality that affects the way her food digests, causing her to aspirate food/water into her lungs, which then causes “aspiration pneumonia”.   This is a rare condition but if managed properly Gracie can live a normal happy life.  The main thing she needs is to eat in an upright position, in a special high chair called a “Bailey chair” which is a specially designed dog highchair. The other option is to treat her with medication to aid her digestion.

Gracie takes about 30 minutes to eat, twice a day and after eating should rest for a while in her crate but is otherwise happy and well adjusted. She gets along well with large male dogs and would love to have a home with older children and a yard where she can be her exuberant puppy self. Other than her medical condition Gracie is a normal puppy, active, silly, cuddly, loves car rides, loves to play, sleep on the bed, and eat ice cubes.  She is 50 pounds, spayed, has loads of energy and is a fast learner.

Please help Gracie find her forever home. If you would like to know more about adopting Gracie please email [email protected] or call 916-202-1699 or 708-359-6843.  She deserves to live a long life and will love you forever if you give her a chance.

3 thoughts on “Urgent-Home needed for Gracie right away”

  1. What medication would she have to take ? Is there any way she could out grow this condition ? Or , any type of surgery ( no matter how much it costs ) that would cure her ?

  2. Please help her to find a fur-ever home. Have you tried calling rescue groups for Boxers or how about Best Friends Animal Society (5001 Angel Canyon Road Kanab, UT 84741; their phone number is (435) 644-2001)? I know, from watching the show they have even driven to pick up animals in need or used a Network of Volunteers to get the animals to them. I’m sure Best Friends could help or at least put you in touch with groups that might help … if they can’t. It is a shame that this beautiful girl has not found a fur-ever home and has spent most of her life in a Shelter! PLEASE try calling the rescue groups or Best Friends…at least if they can take her in she will be safe….until they can find her a fur-ever home!

    Gracie, I pray through Christ and St. Francis that you will be saved and find a loving family who will show you all the LOVE you so deserve.

    PLEASE Sacramento Animal Shelter give the rescue groups a call!!!!

    Life with Dogs…PLEASE do not let this drop … please do a follow up on Gracie and let us know what happens to her!!! I pray for a fur-ever home. I would take her but we live on the other side of the U.S. and I have already rescued 3 dogs.


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