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The Shelter Pet Project




Michelle Dietch


Alexandria, VA


Animal Welfare League of Alexandria

Why Gracie is so special:

Truly the Adopt a Dog Ambassador...what a shy, demure, little lady. I lost my other 2 doxies 7 yrs ago; Gracie was 7 when I adopted her Sept 2011; it was divine providence! Everyone who meets her LOVES her. Neighborhood kids, the Wash. Humane Society gala attendees, local pet store employees. She plays chase down the hall and loves to cuddle. Not to mention her gorgeous eyes & velvety coat & adorable doxie wiggle!

If your pet could talk, what would he or she tell us about you?:

First I lost my brother to cancer; then lost my 7 year home, went into a shelter. I was worried after 6 weeks BUT my "forever mom" and I found each other. Even the shelter folks realized this when they saw me crawl under "mom's" sweater in the meet and greet room. I'm so lucky. Thanx and lots of licks. Gracie

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