Dachshund / Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat) : : Female (spayed) : : Young : : Small
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Introducing Gretchen! When we first saw Gretchen's picture from the Texas shelter, she looked so scared and nervous. Her eyes had a story to tell. At first, yes she was exactly that, but in just a few hours, Gretchen became a very different dog in her WNY foster home. We quickly learned just how loving she really is. Her biggest issue is, that when she first meets new people, she does not want them to pick her up. She will run up to you and ask you to pet her and even sit on your lap. Once she knows you, and knows you are safe, she will be happy to have you pick her up.
Gretchen is full of kisses. She has no idea the meaning of personal space. She is always with her foster mom and follows her all around the house. Gretchen loves to play. She loves to wrestle and play with the other dogs in the home. Initially Gretchen is apprehensive of new dogs. She is unsure of what they will do, so she will growl at them if they get too close because she is nervous, but after a short period of time, she runs up to them hitting them with her butt, saying play with me play with me! In her foster home, Gretchen lives with small dogs, and would benefit from having another smaller dog in the home. Gretchen has a lot of energy and wants to explore everything. She has to see it all there is to see, and will run out the door given the opportunity, so she must be secured prior to opening the door. Gretchen loves to go for walks. She does tend to pull, so we are working on that. But she is just so excited, she can't help herself. And she can walk! She does get very upset when her foster mama leaves her and will cry loudly. A simple but firm NO gets her to settle down, but it takes about 5 minutes or so. If Gretchen is not crated when you leave, she will potty in the house, even if you are gone for a short trip to the store, so it is best to crate her. Gretchen does not chew, but she is a barker. For this reason, she is not a fit for an apartment. At night, Gretchen will sleep in bed, curled up in a ball tight against her person. She is the dog that knows she has been saved. She has to give you all the love she has in order to thank you. Gretchen has been around kids as young as 10 and did fine with them. She also enjoys going for car rides. She will sit in the seat next to you or in the back. Gretchen will sit back there as long as you want her to. She does not get car sick and does not cry.
Gretchen is spayed, microchipped, flea/worm treated, heart worm negative and up to date on all vaccines. Her adoption fee is $400. If you think she is a match for your home, make sure you apply today.
More about Gretchen
Good with Dogs, Good with Older/Considerate Kids Only, Leashtrained, Cratetrained, Likes to play with toys, Likes to be in your lap, Playful, Affectionate, Eager To Please
All animals breeds & ages are 'best to our knowledge' Federal ID Number: 27-0876835 NYS DOA # - RR143
All animals breeds & ages are 'best to our knowledge'
Federal ID Number: 27-0876835
NYS DOA # - RR143