My name is Gretchen!

Airedale Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Salt Lake City, Utah - Gretchen
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Gretchen's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, good with kids, not good with dogs, and good with cats.

Gretchen's Story...
Gretchen is in Salt Lake City. Gretchen is four years old and is an Airedale mix. She is about the standard size of an Airedale (55 lbs.) She has a very sweet disposition, is very affectionate and active. Gretchen is sadly coming back in to rescue because her owner died.

She loves being loved. She is house trained and crate trained. She does a little counter surfing but is easily redirected.

Gretchen is kid friendly and loves to play soccer. She will actually bounce it back and forth with you. She is protective of her yard and barks when someone knocks at the door or rings the bell.

Gretchen knows several commands, but needs work on a leash. She does very well with a Halti.

Gretchen does not share well with other dogs in her home. She is ok with them until there is food, water, her dog bed or a toy in the vicinity and then she feels she has to defend those items from other dogs. Her first family gave her up because of problems with their small dog. Amazingly she had no interest in their 3 cats. She loved their 2 kids and slept with them.

At the park she is fine with other dogs while she is on the leash and is just happy to be out walking at the park. She greets them properly and is ready to move on.

Gretchen is what is called a Black Airedale. The breeders of these dogs say they are purebred. According to the Airedale standard, they are mixes because they are not black and tan. Personality wise, Gretchen is all Airedale.

Are you willing to let Gretchen be the only dog in your household? In return, you will have the loving devotion of a beautiful affectionate, playful Airedale mix girl.

Gretchen is currently being fostered in Utah. If you might be interested in giving him a home, please be sure you have an application in with us at and let us know.

Facts about Gretchen

  • Breed: Airedale Terrier Mix
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Gretchen, a Salt Lake City Airedale Terrier dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Airedale Terrier for sale in Salt Lake City, or seeking a Airedale Terrier dog from a breeder in Salt Lake City.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Salt Lake City 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 Salt Lake City 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 Airedale Terrier breeders who help with Airedale Terrier rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Salt Lake City paves the way for another one to be saved.