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November Grace

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Size: Large
Age: Young
Gender: Female
Breeds: Black Labrador Retriever, Crossbreed
Special Needs

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Grace: unmerited divine assistance. This beautiful girl was named that for a very specific reason.

Grace is one of those dogs that was born with the sweetest of hearts but sadly not the healthiest. This pretty girl, although she looks like a happy, healthy labby girl, actually suffers from a severe heart disease for which there is no surgery or cure - it is managed by medication for as long as possible. No definite “date” for when her time may be up but we like to think timing will be on the high end in terms of length of time.

This is asking a lot of any adopter - we know that - we will help and support Grace in terms of medications and exams if needed.

Her actual diagnosis is; Severe mitral and mild trisupic valve dysplasia with decreased systolic function stage and B2 heart disease ventricular and atrial enlargement.

Her medication is Vetmedin given twice a day - she will require cardiac work ups every 6 months. The medication is not inexpensive - we can get the approximate cost for anyone interested.

Her foster mother tells us that she is a dog you’d never guess had a medical issues - she hangs with the other dogs in the home and foster mom has a hard time curtailing her playing too hard with her friends. She lets her be the “amazing dog she is’ as much as possible.

Grace was found to be the whole package; gentle, minds well, crate trained, doggie door trained and she even knew sit and shake. She acted like she’d lived at her home her entire life.

Grace gets along with everyone she meets-men, women, kids, other dogs of all sizes. She loves watching her fosters 2 year old when she visits and will even gently take treats from her when offered.

This girl is easy to handle on leash and greets other dogs nicely. True to her lab nature, she loves food and will help herself to whatever she can reach…clean countertops will be a must until she learns otherwise.

She does have a big bark when strangers come around, but after a proper intro, she is just fine.

We hope you’ll consider giving Grace a home with you - you won’t regret and you will learn so much.

Some videos of this special girl:

Name: Grace
Breed: Black Labrador Retriever/Crossbreed
Sex: Female
Age: 1-2 years
Weight: 65
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: Negative on recent testing
Microchipped: Yes
Medical: Grade IV (4) Heart Murmur

Good with Children: Yes
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Cats: Yes

Location of dog currently:    Texarkana Tx  


Paws New England is a foster-based rescue - our dogs reside in various locations throughout the south and New England.  

Adoption donations cover pre-adoption vet costs (including vaccinations, spay/neuter when age appropriate, and heartworm testing/treatment when necessary), a microchip, and transportation to New England if necessary.

Donations for our young, healthy puppies and dogs support their fellow canines of advanced age or suffering from injuries and abuse whose donations are reduced but whose veterinary costs are typically much higher. We appreciate your understanding that your newly adopted dog will help others in need.