Home Lifestyle Human Interest Visiting the Dogs of Graced Kennels
Visiting the Dogs of Graced Kennels
St Julian Cox III
DATE: April 25, 2021 Lifestyle Human Interest
This week, I stopped by Graced Kennels where Kathy Ellis of Hands to Paws rescue let me meet a few of the pups waiting for their new families to come and adopt them.
Cole was the first dog I got to meet. He’s a three-to-five year-old, medium-sized Chow Chow mix and extremely soft. He knows some basic commands and is very adventurous.
Misfit is a five-year-old American Bulldog and Pit-bull mix with clubfoot and some breathing issues. That didn’t stop her from running straight to me for all the attention she could get. She loves to play, but needs to take a break every so often to give her foot a break.
Abe is a small two-year-old Pit-bull mix, and the most affectionate dog out of the bunch. At the shelter, he’s known as a leaner because of his affinity for cuddling. As soon as I sat down, he hopped up next to me and curled up against my thigh. He’s a gentle pup, and has been well behaved in homes with other puppies and infants.
Ozzy was the most energetic dog I met at the kennel. He’s a two-and-a-half-year-old Pit-bull mix who doesn’t understand that he’s not a puppy anymore, always trying to run at and hop on whoever he thinks will give him the time of day. He also has a drooling habit, but his puppy eyes made it impossible to get upset at him for my sleeve getting soaked.
Honey is an elderly dog. She’s eight years old, and is starting to move a little slower. Almost the entire time she was out in the yard, she had a huge smile on her face. Her previous owner had to surrender her and her mother, so both are waiting at Graced Kennel for a family willing to give them a chance.
If you have any interest in adopting any dogs from Graced Kennel or Hands to Paws, the general process consists of placing an application, contacting references, having the pet meet the family, conducting a home check, and then finally paying the fee. All dogs are up-to-date on their shots, spayed or neutered and otherwise vetted before being made available for adoption.
Hands to Paws has a couple upcoming events.
One is on May 1 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Kroger in Grovetown at 435 Lewiston Road. This event is intended to raise awareness about pets that need adopting in the area. Information and resources regarding adoptions will be provided. The next is “Dog Daze at the Dairy” and takes place on May 15th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Steed’s Dairy, located at 4632 Wrightsboro Rd in Grovetown. This will be a dog adoption event.
St. Julian Cox, III is a photojournalist for The Augusta Press. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org