Gracie needs a new home


Leslie Rocco

Here’s a sad story of someone who didn’t plan for her pet. Gracie needs a home.

For a long time, little Gracie led an idyllic life. A purebred Havanese with a Black Parti Belton coat, she was purchased as a puppy from a reputable breeder by a loving SaddleBrooke resident. Then Gracie’s life changed. Her beloved “mom” got very sick and passed away. Long-time friends cared for Gracie in SaddleBrooke for several months, but as they prepared to return to Washington for the summer with their own Shih Tzu, they didn’t feel they could permanently keep Gracie.

So, Gracie, just 10 pounds, house-trained and turning 12 at the end of May, was surrendered to Havanese Rescue Inc. and is now fostered in SaddleBrooke. She loves walks, enjoys the outdoors and the dog park and loves having her ears rubbed. Currently living with two small dogs, including a Havanese, she does well with other dogs but not cats.

Gracie is hoping her good luck will return to live out the rest of her years in her forever home. She would be particularly well-suited for a senior couple or individual but also interacts well with older children. To adopt Gracie, go to and click “Currently in Foster Care.”