My name is Gretchen!

Dachshund Mix Dog for adoption in San Jose, California - Gretchen

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Gretchen's Info...

I am already spayed, up to date with shots, and not good with dogs.

Gretchen's Story...
In January 2013, Gretchen was found wandering in a Target store parking lot. We received a call from the Solano County shelter asking us to take her into rescue. 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.

Gretchen’s eye surgery is a complete success and her left eye and vision have been restored. Her eye is good as new. Generous donations from dachshund lovers around the country helped SCDR pay for Gretchen’s eye surgery! Thank you all 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. However, she needs to be “only dog” and center of the universe in the home.

Gretchen is housetrained when given frequent access to the outdoors. 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 children under 8 years old or other dogs.

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 Lindy at
The tax deductible donation for Gretchen is a very modest $100.00.

Facts about Gretchen

  • Breed: Dachshund Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - With Black
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Gretchen, a San Jose Dachshund dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Dachshund for sale in San Jose, or seeking a Dachshund dog from a breeder in San Jose.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in San Jose 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 San Jose 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 Dachshund breeders who help with Dachshund rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in San Jose paves the way for another one to be saved.