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My name is Gretchen!
Facts about Gretchen
- Breed: Dachshund
- Color: Black - With Brown, Red, Golden, Orange Or Chestnut
- Age: Adult
- Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
- Sex: Female
- ID#: #2967
I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.
Name: Gretchen 2967
Age: 9 or 10 years old
Color: Black & Tan
Size: 18 pounds
Gretchen is a spayed female smooth coat black and tan/dapple standard Dachshund. She weighs 18 pounds which is an ideal weight for her size. She loves being a lap dog.
In January, Gretchen was found wandering in a Target parking lot. We got a call from the Solano County shelter asking us to take her. When we picked her up we could see she needed to be taken straight to the vet for a checkup. We found that Gretchen had some serious eye issues. She had a chronic dry-eye condition that had been neglected. As a result, Gretchen had developed a deep ulcer in her left cornea. The animal eye specialist said Gretchen needed a corneal graft or she would have to have her left eye removed.
We decided it was best to have the corneal graft performed. The eye surgeon says that Gretchen’s surgery has been a complete success and her left eye and vision have been saved. Her eye is good as new. Generous donations from Dachshund lovers around the country have paid for Gretchen’s eye surgery! Thank you so very much!!
Gretchen is ready to find her forever home. She is a very calm and sweet girl, and is friendly with the dogs and people she meets. Gretchen is housetrained when given frequent access to the outdoors. She has a good appetite and is not food aggressive with the other Dachshunds in her foster home. Gretchen likes to go on walks and is a great walking companion. She sleeps in a crate at night. Gretchen likes to sit on your lap and get petted, but if that’s not available, she is content to curl up in a dog bed by your feet. She has the cutest waggy tail. We call it her helicopter tail because it wags in a circle. Gretchen will do best with a family where someone is home most of the time. We don’t think Gretchen is the right dog for a family with very young children.
Gretchen requires prescription eye-drops twice a day for the rest of her life to prevent further eye problems. A bottle of these prescription eye-drops cost about $45 and lasts about 3 months. If you have a place in your heart and home for this great Dachshund girl, please fill out the online adoption application and contact Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org.