Gender: Female
Breed: Shih Tzu
Age: 3 year old
Weight: 10.5 lbs


Grace is an outgoing, spunky girl who is very playful and affectionate. She will charm you with her adorable under bite and you won’t be able to help but laugh when you see she has collected dog toys along with your shoes in socks in her dog bed.

Grace is either the sister or possibly the daughter of Frankie on our website. They love playing together, so Grace would likely really enjoy a dog friend.  Grace sometimes chases the cats in her foster home but never hurts them. Grace does well in her crate and has never put up a fuss when she has to go in. She loves sleeping in bed with her foster mom and doesn’t really understand personal space.  She might want to sleep on your chest like a cat or even across your neck. But she can take a hint when you place her somewhere else. Grace  is such a good listener and is eager for someone to teach her some skills and tricks!

Grace and Frankie raised 5 babies together who tragically passed away from the distemper they were exposed to at the shelter we rescued them from on the border. Grace’s role was playing with the puppies and socializing them while Frankie was more the one to groom, comfort and nurse.  Both were amazing moms and they worked great as a team.

Grace's Rescue Story: Grace and Frankie have a unique and sad story, and it’s time for their happy ending. They were found in a box with 3 newborn puppies. Once they were taken to a shelter near the border, 2 more puppies were born. No one ever knew whose puppies belonged to who but it didn’t matter to Grace and Frankie who worked as a team to nurse them and care for them.  They suffered a heartbreaking loss when their puppies broke with distemper symptoms four weeks later. They worked right along side their human foster mom to care for and comfort their babies and it was so confusing to them to lose them one by one.

Will we adopt Frankie and Gracie out together? That depends on you.  They both need someone one on one training [mostly around potty manners], which is more challenging with two dogs versus one. But keeping them together after what they have been through would definitely be a dream come true.  While they love each other dearly, they also crave one on one human attention so  they might thrive if placed separately as well.