GRACIE is a
two-year-old, double merle or lethal white, spayed, female Australian
Shepherd. Gracie is both deaf and blind. Her right eye is so small that it
is nearly non-existent; her left eye is visible, but she does not have any
vision in it.
Gracie came into a
local shelter with several other dogs as part of a cruelty case several
months ago. The shelter foster care volunteer has made great progress with
her, and Gracie is now ready for a new home. We have been asked to take her
and find that special home for her.
people and wants to be close at all times. She is a wonderful little lap
dog, who loves to cuddle and give great kisses. She has been taught how to
walk nicely on a leash, wait at doors and stairs, and use a doggie door when
she needs to go outdoors.
Since she was born
without sight and hearing, Gracie does not know that she is missing
anything. She is not overly fearful and adapts quite well to new situations.
Because of her disabilities, however, she is very nervous while confined in
a crate and would prefer a home where she can be free to roam.
Gracie is not
comfortable around large dogs. Although she does better with smaller dogs,
she would prefer to be an only dog and get all of the lovin' herself. She
is fine with cats as long as they don't try to steal her food. People can
take her food, but she doesn't want to share with cats.
Gracie is extremely
smart and is learning to sit when touched on the rear end and lie down when
touched on the shoulders. There is no limit to the amount of things she can
learn with the right, loving, patient owner.