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Meet Grace, the real Rhodesian Ridgeback, CultureMap's pet of the week

Meet Grace, the real Rhodesian Ridgeback, CultureMap's pet of the week

Pet of the week - Grace Rhodesian Ridgeback
Amazing Grace is a big ol' puppy who knows her commands. She even comes with discounted training classes if you adopt her.  Photo courtesy of Citizens for Animal Protection

Name: Grace, as in Princess Grace Kelly, Jefferson Airplane singer Grace Slick, and the Chicago Cubs slump-busting first baseman Mark Grace.

Birthdate: February 8, 2019. I know I don't look it, but I'm one of the youngest pups in the Citizens for Animal Protection shelter. I'm just big for my age — 85 pounds and counting.

Ethnicity: I'm a real-deal Rhodesian Ridgeback, with a ridge on my back , the whole package. Here's the thing about us Ridgies, we may be plus-size, but we are the sweetest pooches you'll ever see. We are people dogs, it's just the way we're built.

Now some things you need to know. I'm big and I'm still growing. I've got a lot of puppy in me, I like to jump on people to greet them and give them a smooch. I like to play, play, play. Because I'm such a biggie, CAP will only let me go to a home with adults and teens. I may be a bit too much for small children.

My foster parents say I know several doggie commands, like sit and stay, and I'm housebroken. Bonus: If you adopt me, you'll get 50 percent off training lessons at Rover Oaks. So if you're looking to brighten your home with a big, goofy, sweet puppy, I'm your gal.

As usual, I will be spayed, groomed and given a vet's seal of approval before I go home. (Speaking of going home, you know what the best part of having GPS on your phone? When I pull up outside my house, the GPS lady says "welcome home." That's more than I get inside my house.)

Come and get me: I'm available for adoption at 11 am Friday, September 20, at Citizens for Animal Protection (17555 Katy Freeway; 281-497-0591). Tell them, "Ken sent me."

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Dog lover? Ken Hoffman introduces you to an adorable pup available for adoption in Houston every Thursday.