GraceNFriends grew out of my love for dogs and for a particular Great Dane named Grace, who came into my life in the fall of 2011. As she goes through various stages of development, it helps me so much to talk to other Great Dane owners, to see if their experiences are similar to my own. When I went to bed with a sweet puppy and woke up to a demon dog, I needed to know this was just normal adolescent behavior, and that it would pass in time. Because it helped me to talk to others, I wanted to create a platform for those conversations between other pet owners. A place for all of us to learn and share. A place to vent over your puppy who will not stay out of the trash, your cat that scratches the couch, or the mockingbird outside your window that wakes you up every morning much earlier than you would like. A place where you can spend 10 minutes writing about the pet you just lost to old age, or cancer, or heartworms, and know you will find the empathy you seek. Promoting pet wellness and adoption seemed a natural outgrowth of this platform, and these are topics I hope to see discussed often. So please, create an account, join the conversation and encourage your friends to do the same.