By Joel Lahrman
Gracie is one of the smallest dogs to have arrived at our shelter. She can’t weigh more than three or four pounds. But this little wisp of a pooch is leggy and elegant, and is comfortable in most any element.
Despite her slight build, she loves to play with dogs of all sizes. She spends her days hanging out in the lobby at the shelter, playing with the staff’s dogs and entertaining shelter visitors.
Of course, she also loves people. She is a good lap dog, and enjoys curling up in the nearest lap. That being said, she does enjoy her walks as well. But the moment her walker stops to sit on the bench or the grass, up pops Gracie and before you know it she has made herself at home in whatever crevice she can find.
If that’s not enough, Gracie also gets along well with cats!
Currently Gracie goes home at night with a staff member, so she has plenty of practice living in a home. But she’s waiting patiently for a permanent home.
Gracie would do best in a home where she gets to be near her person most of the day, rather than one where she is left alone for long stretches. This dear girl attaches easily and will make a very loyal companion to have by your side.
Berkeleyside’s Saturday column, “Adopt a Pet”, hopes to help match pets with a home and loving owners in our community. We partner with Berkeley Animal Care Services and the Milo Foundation to introduce just one of many pets that can be adopted. BACS houses domestic animals from Berkeley, Albany, Emeryville, and Piedmont. They provide a safe haven for homeless pets, as well as adoption services, advice on animal-related topics, lost and found pet reports, and free, or low-cost, spay/neuter vouchers for Berkeley residents’ dogs and cats. Check out the BACS Facebook page, contact them directly, or visit them at 2013 Second Street, Berkeley to find out about the many wonderful animals that are available for adoption.