My Foster Dogs
Fostered August 14 - September 15
ADOPTED SEPT. 15, 2002
Sex: Spayed female
Age: about seven years old
Size: 20 lbs.
History: Gretchen's family felt that they weren't spending enough time with her after the arrival of their two children. She was briefly placed with an older couple who soon realized they weren't prepared for the responsibilities of dog ownership.
Good with: Everyone. Gretchen is used to children but would probably be best with older children because she is spooked by loud noises and lots of activity. She is great with other dogs (submissive) and even cats!
Best feature: Gretchen is very calm and gentle. She is the perfect dog for a less active person who wants a constant companion.
Training: Gretchen is housetrained, although extra supervision is recommended during the first few days/weeks in her new home. She knows how to sit on cue. She walks very nicely on leash after she gets over her initial excitement.
Needs: Gretchen is a low-maintenance dog. She doesn't need much exercise but she does enjoy a daily walk. She would be happiest with a gentle, quiet owner. Her greatest need is for companionship. She would be perfectly content to lie by your feet for hours and hours. It is recommended that she be crated or otherwise confined when riding in the car because she gets very excited (especially when going to the park!).