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Formerly named 'Baby', 'Grace' sits comfortably in her new owner's home after recently being found treading water 2 miles out in the Tampa Bay

 

St. Petersburg, Florida-- They say life turns on a dime, and for Baby, nothing could be more true. 

Four days ago, the little dog was found two miles out to sea, paddling for her life until some fisherman rescued her. 

STORY: Officials search for owners after finding dog in Bay waters

Mariner Tony Basile and friend Suzy Johnson took her in at Demen's Landing while looking for her owners. Then, enter Kathy Klein and her husband who heard about Baby and went to see her, and immediately bonded.

PHOTOS: Dog found treading water gets new family, new name

"Suzy and Capt. Tony talked and told me I could take her home, and if no one comes forward, I could keep her," said Klein.

So that's what they did, but one more thing needed to change...Baby's name, and Klein explained that Suzy had a suggestion.

"Purely by grace did she survive, she said 'so how about Gracie?', and I said 'I think that's great', so that's what it'll be, so she can have a new life," said Klein.


 

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