Amazing Grace: “She Rescued Me”

In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, Brother Wolf Animal Rescue needed help in fostering the abandoned animals and reached out to the WNC community. Judy Klenchik, a dog lover eager to help answered the call. Judy arrived at BWAR to find a beautiful, floppy-eared pitbull who loved hot dogs and warm hugs.

“As I pulled out of Brother Wolf, I looked in the rearview mirror to see my beautiful dog in the backseat, the sun hitting her face, smiling from ear to ear,” said Judy. “When we got home, I gave her a nice big bowl of food, made a bed for her and we just enjoyed each other’s company all night long. I reluctantly went to work the next day, unsure of how she would react in a new place as I was gone most of the day. But, I came home to find nothing out of place, and my sweet girl lying peacefully on my couch – she was surely, and finally, at home.”

Judy immediately called BWAR that day to set up an appointment to request the adoption. She learned this sweet pup (previously named “Dolce”) had been brought to the shelter multiple times.  As the previous owners hadn’t checked in on her, BWAR excitedly granted Judy the adoption. Overwhelmed with joy, Judy hopped in her car with her new best friend. As she turned the ignition, “Amazing Grace” began to play on the radio. This moment was a sign of her forever name “Grace,” and the start of a beautiful friendship.

“Grace gets so much attention when we are out in public, and it is so wonderful to be able to educate people about her breed,” says Judy. “There is too often a negative stigma associated to the pitbull breed, and when people can come up to Grace, pet her and realize how sweet she is, it lifts that misconception. I am grateful for Brother Wolf and all they do – and I am ever so grateful that Grace found me.”


  1. Judy-Owner on December 21, 2018 at 3:28 am

    This is Beautiful. Grace is Amazing and so loved. Sweet Grace now goes to work with me, on my daily travels, Grace is meeting people who love her when they meet her all over the state of North Carolina. I educate about the breed, trying, to break that bad dog stigma.

    • HelpingHound on December 27, 2018 at 2:59 pm

      Thank you for sharing, and for letting us be a part of her story! We hope Grace is still loving her Helping Hound bed!

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