Gracie | Pet of the Week


Gracie is a seven-year-old coonhound mix who is more of a Netflix binger on the couch than a hit-the-club-type of girl.

She spends most of her days snuggled up on her bed and taking her ear rubs as they’re given.

Gracie gets along well with other dogs and fills the role of momma dog who isn’t afraid to keep her misbehaving 4-legged foster siblings in line.

Gracie is fully house broken and tells you boisterously when she has to go out. Gracie is looking for an easy going companion who isn’t looking to take her on rigorous adventures.

Gracie is living in a foster home. Contact Helping Strays at 618-939-7389 to make an appointment to meet Gracie her, or visit

To learn about the process of adding a new pet to your family, click here.

To fill out an adoption application on the Helping Strays website, click here.

For more information about how you can help out at Helping Strays, click here.

Helping Strays shelter is located at 4221 Hanover Road, off the west side of Route 3, between Waterloo and Columbia. Their hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, from noon to 4 p.m. The shelter is closed Monday and Tuesday. The shelter can be reached at 618-939-7389.

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