Hi, my name is Gracie! Some folks call me Gracie Girl, Gracie Gray, Grace Grace, or Gracie Bug! One day I was in the middle of a busy street in Oak Cliff, I was dirty, full of those little bugs that are really itchy, and I was scared. Then something AMAZING happened. I was rescued by a nice lady who took me to her home. My new home came with a Mommy, Daddy, older brother named Fletch, and an older (little) sister named Birdie! I couldn’t believe how much they loved me! I’ll never be able to tell my family what I went through before they found me and took me in, but I do my best every day to show them how grateful I am.
I’ve been through training at the Dog Training Club of Dallas County and consider myself still a work in progress. What I have realized is that even though I’m not perfect, I know that I am still loved! I have an important job now as a greeter and therapy assistant at Lifeologie Oak Cliff, where my Mommy works.
I took a leap of faith the day I was rescued when I chose to trust in someone! One person can help change your life. Now I get hugs and kisses every day. I learned to never give up and that I am special. Don’t you give up either. Remember, you are special just the way you are!
Benefits of Pet Therapy for Mental Health
- lifts spirits and lessens depression
- decreases feelings of isolation and alienation
- encourages communication
- provides comfort
- decreases anxiety
Oak Cliff Counselors
- LMFT Associate Supervised by Kimberly Gist-Miller, LMFT-SSpecialties: Adulting, Couples Counseling, Cultural Issues, Divorce & Adjustment, Family Issues, Grief & Loss, LGBTQ & Gender Issues, Managing Life Transitions, Medical Issues, School Related Issues, Self-Discovery, Sex & Sexuality, Special Needs