Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Gretchen

Amy Tokic
by Amy Tokic

We bet you’ve never seen a mix like this before! Gretchen, our Adoptable Dog of the Week, is a Affenpinscher/Pekingese Mix, which explains her gorgeous black and silver coat. This 2-year-old young lady lives in Austin, Texas, and is already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, not good with kids, good with dogs, and not good with cats.

Gretchen’s Story:

My mom says if she had not named me before she met me, I would have been Firecracker. I have no idea what she is talking about, my name is Gretchen! It is a very ladylike name, don’t you think? So, I like to leap five feet into the air just because I can; what is wrong with that? There is a need for that sometimes. So, I chase my Great Dane foster sister just because I can; what is wrong with that? She runs away doesn’t she? I love this new life I have after being a street dog and having to fend for myself. Now, I lie around in the luxury of A/C, two squares a day and have a little extra energy to spare. Looking for a like-minded human to help me in my quest to experience everything there is to do in this new world.

If you love sitting on the couch for hours, there are plenty of other dogs who would dig that lifestyle. Me, I want action. I’m good in the house and don’t do stupid things like relieve myself inside. I sleep in a crate at night because it makes me feel all safe and secure. I know the difference between toys and shoes – love my toys! I get on fine with my four foster brothers and sisters, ranging in weight from 15 to 130 pounds. I’ve just finished heartworm treatment and have to rest for a bit longer but when I’m cleared by the vet, I’m ready to go on most any adventure you might have in mind. Complete your application and let’s meet up to see if we’re a match!

To adopt Gretchen, fill out an application at Austin Dog Rescue.

Amy Tokic
Amy Tokic

Amy Tokic, Editor of, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).

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