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December 11 th


GRACIE may need a home!

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Gracie after 6 days on thyroid meds

Gracie and Missy

Gracie arrived a month ago, having just been attacked by another dog, then bathed in flea shampoo. Because of my chemical sensitivities, she made me very ill and I had to wear a mask to be around her and keep her outdoors. Well, I am heartbroken to say, but after 4 baths by the groomer and a month outdoors, she still sets off migraine headaches. I am afraid I am allergic to her, or maybe the pesticide sensitized me to her hair.

Gracie was very thin and very timid upon arrival. She had spent 3 months with other rescues, none of which realized the cause of her problems- low thyroid. She has been on thyroxine for 4 weeks and is playful and friendly. She gets along well with 9 other dogs here. It breaks my heart to think we may have to seek a new home for her, but I cannot go through every day trying to avoid contact with her and she deserves better.

She is about 4 years old, housebroken, spayed, microchipped,  likes other dogs and is very appreciative of any attention given to her. She has not had an easy life. She was found in a shelter in northern California, then with Akita rescue 2 months, then sent to S. Az. and finally ended up here.

JERAS will get her thyroid levels checked in the next 2 weeks to be sure she is on the correct dose of thyroxine, which must be given twice a day. We would gladly adopt her out with a year’s supply of medication (cost of ~ 12 cents a day) and we will pay for her yearly thyroid blood test in the future.

Gracie is a homebody and I doubt she would stray away from home. She respects our fence. She is a really wonderful girl who needs a chance to have a forever home where she will be loved ands appreciated.

Please contact us at (928) 757-7182 if you might want to adopt her. We could arrange transportation in the S. West or S. Ca. areas, maybe farther. Thank you.

Gracie-gaining weight and looking more like an Akita

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