Gracie is a true survivor. After wildfires that swept through Montgomery and Grimes Counties last year, Gracie wandered up to a home near Navasota. She was bone thin, terrified of most people, and wearing a collar that was a size too small.
The nice people who found her took her to the vet, who told them that Gracie has almost certainly been displaced by the fires. There were burns on her feet, legs, and body, and she had obviously walked a long way.
Gracie’s next stop was a foster home. (Her foster mom and I both work with the man who found her.) Her foster mom has put considerable time into socializing her and teaching her manners. She has been taught to ring a bell by the door when she wants to go outside, and she has learned how to play with other dogs, something she apparently had not known in her previous life. She is interested in her foster mom’s cat, but not excessively so. They co-exist quite peacefully.
The vet who originally saw Gracie when she was first rescued recognized the kennel name on the tight collar she wore. He identified it as a “bad” kennel that had been under longterm investigation for animal neglect or cruelty. Per the vet, local rumor had it that the kennel had simply turned all their dogs loose and abandoned them when it became necessary to evacuate the fire zone. Multiple efforts were made to contact people from that kennel, but to no avail.
After doing some research, we believe that Gracie is a Plott Hound. Check out this Google image of a Plott, and then take another look at Gracie’s picture.
Gracie is still on the timid side with new people. She is incredibly sweet natured, and really wants a home in which someone will treat her kindly, love her, and spend time with her. She can go to a home with other dogs or cats, and would do fine with older children who would understand that she needs time to become comfortable in a new situation.
Want to give this sweet girl a forever home? Email email@example.com, and I will connect you with her foster mom.