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Gracie 11

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Entered: 05/18/2019
Status: Adopted
Age: 7
Color: Golden Retriever
Weight: 62 lbs.
Gender: Altered Female
Location: Goochland, VA
Health: UTD, HW-, treatment for ear infection completed, treatment for urinary tract and uterine infections completed, benefitting from a low dose anxiety medication
Temperament: Good with people as young as 10 (younger unknown), good with other dogs, cats unknown




Gracie 11's Story . . .
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Original:  “Keep an eye on the sweet girl as she blossoms and becomes the best Golden she can be!!”

When Gracie arrived in MAESSRland, she left behind a life in a breeding kennel in Virginia.  Now she has bright prospects for a new life with a loving family of her own. 

Gracie was very well behaved at the vet.  She just wanted to be loved on. The vet reported that she had severe ear infections in both ears and a significant UTI. Her exam revealed significant dental disease with some teeth already missing.  A mastectomy was performed on one mammary gland to remove a cluster of nodules.

When Gracie came in, her coat was matted and not in good shape.  Her foster mom shaved her down, deciding it was hair and would grow back. (Please forgive her funny looking appearance in her pictures.  It will not be long until she looks like a normal Golden.) Gracie was a good sport for her shave down even though she was scared.

This lovely girl has a normal Golden sweet and loving temperament.  She is still very scared of everything new, because of living in a kennel environment for so long.  She is receiving a low does anxiety medication to help her with the transition to being a loved family member.  Her forever family will be required to keep her on this medication six months post adoption to give her the help needed to handle the many changes that have occurred in her world.

Gracie is learning to walk on a leash.  She appears to know not to go to the bathroom in the house—good girl, Gracie!  She is not a fan of car rides, but is learning.

Keep an eye on the sweet girl as she blossoms and becomes the best Golden she can be!!