Meet Grace

I have an announcement: MY FAMILY ADOPTED A DOG!

My brother and I have been begging my parents for a dog for a longgg time but I guess the perfect opportunity never presented itself. Until Grace walked into our life. Literally. Last Saturday, April 2nd, was my birthday. I was walking home from the train station with my roommate Kelly and as she was opening the front door to our apartment, I noticed our trashcan (which was tilted over on its side) started moving.

“Kelly there’s a dog in our trashcan,” I said.

Meet Grace

Just after we got her out of the trashcan on our porch

She turned to look and, yes, there was our Grace huddling inside the overturned (empty) trashcan. She was scared and dirty but still oh-so-friendly. Although I love dogs and most animals, I’m usually very nervous to approach any strays. Kelly, on the other hand, is never afraid (lol) and she helped her out of the trashcan and immediately began cuddling her. I wasn’t feeling too hot from the night before but I stayed outside with Kelly for a few minutes and brought down some water for her. We debated over what to do, but Kelly ultimately decided to call the police.

Meet Grace

The shelter took this picture of Grace when they put her up for adoption on their website

After calling them, they said they would get in touch with Animal Control and they should be around within a few hours. Kelly brought Grace into the hallway of our apartment where she ended up staying for almost 6 hours. Kelly ended up calling Animal Control and they told her the police department had never gotten in touch with them. Because of this, she was still there when my family arrived to take me to my birthday dinner. My brother immediately fell in love with her.

Meet Grace

Grace and my brother

“Mom she’s supposed to be ours, it’s fate,” my brother had insisted. My parents really couldn’t argue with that. After we came back from dinner, Animal Control had taken her but our family hadn’t forgotten. We called almost every day to check to see if she would be put up for adoption. On Wednesday, my brother got confirmation that she was being put up for adoption. She had gotten all of her shots and passed her tests. They were charging $25 for her. My family had decided they would go get her on Saturday. This was actually happening?!?!

My brother and I worried every day that someone was going to adopt her before us but on Saturday, my family made the drive to the Hunting Park shelter and officially adopted her.

Meet Grace

Seeing her at home for the first time

I’m so happy, shocked, excited, and amazed about how this all went down. I’m so happy to know that she’s now a part of a loving family (MY family) and won’t ever have to be as scared, dirty, and lonely as she was when we found her.

  • Sunny Morgan

    So cute! I’m so happy your family saved her. She looks like she loves you guys already!

    Sunny |

  • What a cute story! I even teared up a little bit because for some weird reason dogs make me super emotional, LOL. I’m glad Grace found new family 🐶❤

  • Anna Hubbard

    This is such a great story! It truly was meant to be!
    -Anna |

  • Aww, what a cute story! You look so happy with her — and she looks like one happy puppy! :)

    Stephanie at Sincerely, Stephanie

  • So sweet! Grace seems like a sweet dog and it doesn’t help that she’s also adorable.
    xoxo, Jenny

  • Aww, puppy love!!!! Adorable :)

  • Aw sweet little Grace is adorable! What a lovely story — I’m so glad she found her forever home with you and your family!


  • Miss ALK

    How sweet!!!! Love this story. :-) Welcome home Grace!

    xoxo A

  • Kayleigh

    This is so exciting! She’s adorable!

  • Faith

    She seems so sweet!

  • THIS IS SERIOUSLY AWESOME. She is so stinkin’ cute and I’m sure you can agree that this was the perfect way to adding a new pet to the family!

    Rachel |

  • Grace is the cutest dog ever!! I’m so glad she found a good home!


  • Savannah Ward

    YAY! I’m SO excited for you. She’s so cute. Love her story!

  • Oh my goodness how precious!

  • Oh my goodness!! How exciting! She is just adorable. :)

  • So so so cute and such a cute story! So happy she found a wonderful home!


    Amy | Pastel N Pink

  • Sara Kate Steadman

    HOW EXCITING!!! I am so happy for you and I can’t wait to see you include her on your blog more!

    Sara Kate Styling

  • Heart. Melting. Congrats! I’m so glad you get to give that cutie a home!

  • AWWW yay!!! Bringing pets into the home brings SO much happiness! Congrats to you, your family, and Ms. Grace!

    How 2 Wear It []

  • Cat

    Aww she is so cute!

  • EdyeNicolesMakeup

    I just found your blog and love it!! Congrats on the newest addition to your family! Grace is such a cutie :)

    Edye //

  • Oh goodness, what a precious birthday gift! Happy late birthday, by the way!

    XO, Oksana |

  • Oh she’s beautiful, congratulations. And she really was meant to be in your lives, what a wonderful story :)