Gretchen up for Adoption

Here's What You Need To Know:

  • Pet's Location : Georgetown, South Carolina
  • Pet's Age : Puppy
  • Pet's Breed : dachshund
  • Pet's Gender : Female
  • Pet's Size : toy
  • Pet good with other pets? : Yes
  • Pet good with kids? : Unsure
  • Pet good with cats? : Unsure
  • Is the rescue able to transport the dog to owner's location? : YES!

This adorable doxie/aussie female puppy is Gretchen. She was born blind and deaf on 10/8/23. She was surrendered by her owner in AL who could not deal with her sight and hearing issues. She weighs 12 lbs. and will probably weigh 16-19 lbs. fully grown. She is up-to-date on all shots and is spayed. She is being fostered in Georgetown SC although vol transport help is available to an approved adopter.

She is housetrained to puppy pads and a schedule. She does not like a crate. She needs a fenced in yard and is leash trained. She gets along with male and female dogs and could be adopted by a family with children aged 7+ years.

UPDATE FROM GRETCHEN’S FOSTER MOM (5/18/2024): Gretchen has been in foster care for a little over a month now and she is simply a joy. If you love a puppy, this is the girl for you! Gretchen loves to play, enjoys playing with her foster brother and loves her babies (her stuffed toys). She has mastered my home and yard. And I am very comfortable taking her out. We are walking on a leash but she scares easily out in the open. She has been to a restaurant on the boat and to the golf course. Gretchen has melted even the cat lover’s hearts. We are learning desired behaviors by using a spray bottle to get her attention. She is so smart and learns easily. Remember, Gretchen doesn’t need sympathy, all she needs is a family to love her and to provide her with structure, so she knows what to expect. Please contact her foster family with any questions.

BIO: Gretchen came from Alabama when she was turned in by her owner because she could not care for her blindness and deafness. Gretchen does not know she is special needs, all she knows is she is loving life. She is all puppy, so do not apply if you are not prepared and have experience training a puppy. We are going to recommend a book for anyone interested in adopting her called “Through A Dark Silence: Loving and Living with Your Blind and Deaf Dog” by Debbie Bauer. Gretchen loves attention! She is learning not to jump on people for attention or because she’s happy to see you. Some of this could be puppy energy, but it is something that will need to be worked on. She will potty outside if kept on a schedule or use puppy pads. It’s best if you have a very playful dog or puppy yourself so she has another dog to interact with and play with. She is VERY smart! She does well on a leash but does not like a crate. She will have no problem finding herself around your house or yard. If you are interested, please email her foster mom for more info.