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Gretchen

APA-A-94244

Looks Like
Shepherd, German / Mix

Sex
Female

Current Weight
80 lbs

Estimated Age
8 Years
4 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$160
Looks Like
Shepherd, German / Mix
Sex
Female
Current Weight
80 lbs
Estimated Age
8 Years
4 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$160

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Gretchen is an energetic, playful lady who loves meeting new people, shoving her face in your lap and hoping to get the petting and attention she wants. When she was in foster, she was great with their 11-year-old son, cuddling her head in his lap for ear scratches and loving his petting. She also liked to play with their elderly cat! A curious girl, she's excited to go for walks, zigzagging back and forth and wanting to sniff everything. She also loves rolling on her back in the grass.

Gretchen is a smart girl who is house-trained, pacing by the door or putting her head in laps to let it be known she wants out. She's content to enter and stay in her kennel nicely overnight. She has some itchy allergies, but with medication and a good diet, she should heal nicely. She is heartworm positive, and she'll need a couple of months of rest during treatment, at APA!'s expense.

This gentle, outgoing girl should fit nicely in any home she can share with kids and other pets. Come meet her. Bring her a treat and she'll for sure follow you home.

Come meet your new best friend

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Please plan on allowing adequate time to be matched with a dog, have relevant consultations, and complete all necessary paperwork. This can take 1-2 hours in total.

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Fill out our adoption application and meet with an adoption counselor.

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You must be at least 18 years of age.

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You must show a picture ID with a current address. If this isn't available, we will accept a picture ID with a current utility bill.

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An APA!-conducted meet-and-greet with current household dogs is recommended for most and required for some adult dogs.

Our adoption fee varies per dog depending on age, breed, and/or medical condition(s). This fee includes:

Spay or neuter surgery (Please note that an additional $100 refundable deposit is required for all dogs who are not yet spayed or neutered.)

Heartworm test on dogs 6 months and older

Current vaccinations

Deworming treatment

Microchip

Lifetime behavior support

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