Affenpinscher Dog for adoption in Mesa, Arizona - GRETCHEN - ADOPTION PENDING
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.


I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, and good with cats.

We want to thank you for your interest in our dogs. We ask that you please read the bios before contacting the rescue as many of your questions will be answered in the bio and on the application process page. We do not do meet and greets with people who have not been screened and approved.

This little Affen girl has stolen my heart. She weighs eight pounds and is two years old. She was born in a puppy mill and was sold as a pet at a very young age. When the new owners tried to return her because "she didn't act like an Affenpinscher" , the puppy mill refused to take her back so she was traded in on another puppy at a commercial breeding facility in another state. That's how Gretchen came to us.

By this time, Gretchen was too old to sell as a pet and too small to have puppies, so the breeder gave her to rescue so we could find her a good home.

Gretchen needs a very calm home with a stay at home parent who is experienced in raising Affens or Griffs. Gretchen has a low tolerance for stress so she should not be in a home with children. She has never learned to play with other dogs although she tries very hard to play with all the young Griffs in the foster home. Play often turns rough so Gretchen should be the only dog in the family. She also likes to chase cats.

Gretchen is extremely sweet and friendly. She loves to give kisses and, when scolded, promptly tries to give kisses to make up. She loves to be held and to sleep in bed with her foster parents.

Gretchen is doing great with her house training. She is crate trained and working on leash training. Gretchen is a wonderful, loveable Affen and a joy to have in our home. She communicates well, is very obedient and tries very hard to be good. She is a Velcro Affen and wants to be with her human 24/7.

Gretchen is located in the Phoenix, AZ, metropolitan area.

She is up-to-date on her vaccinations, is heartworm negative, micro-chipped, and spayed.

Keep in mind that we prefer to place dogs within driving distance of where they are being fostered. If someone from outside the local area is approved for adoption, they must be willing to fly in to get Gretchen and that can only happen if she travels in the cabin with the passenger. Under no circumstances will our rescues ever be shipped in cargo.

To submit an adoption application, go to If you have any questions, please email


  • Breed: Affenpinscher
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female

Other Pets at American Brussels Griffon Rescue Alliance Inc.- AZ

Why Adoption is a Great Option

GRETCHEN - ADOPTION PENDING, a Mesa Affenpinscher dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Affenpinscher for sale in Mesa, or seeking a Affenpinscher dog from a breeder in Mesa.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Mesa already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Mesa breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Affenpinscher breeders who help with Affenpinscher rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Mesa paves the way for another one to be saved.