Gretchen's Story

February 2016 -- Adopted September 2016

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Gretchen entered a high kill shelter (Baldwin Park/Los Angeles) after being hit by a car.  Her front right arm was damaged and she needed reconstructive surgery.   Once we rescued her, we rushed her to the orthopedic surgeon who reconstructed the tendons in that arm and repaired the fractured elbow.  

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Gretchen had her surgery on February 8th and her rehab was a twelve week process. After her cast was cut away, Gretchen was fitted with a brace that she wore to stabilize her arm as she puts weight on it. Once she had the brace to wear she could start her Physical Therapy to exercise her muscle tendons and build strength. Check out this video below to watch Gretchen and her PT buddy Dixie walk on the underwater treadmill!

Gretchen has since made a full recovery and is running circles around her foster pups and their foster backyard! Gretchen is a strong lady and we knew it the second we laid eyes on her.  She is currently waiting for her forever home. As you can see she is a gorgeous red/dark Cocker Spaniel with a beautiful hound dog face.   Those eyes of hers and long ears-- just gorgeous!   She is goofy and silly, and bonds quickly to her people.  We estimate Gretchen to be approximately 4 years old, and she will do well in a home where she'll get lots of affection and a stable predictable routine (she thrives on routine). Please share this page with any family or friend who may be interested in this gorgeous girl! Click Adopt to fill out an application!

Hot Pink is definitely her color!

Hot Pink is definitely her color!

Or if you are absolutely IN LOVE with this girl, please consider sponsoring her to help with the fostering costs such as food and grooming! Any amount is appreciated! Click below to help Gretchen!

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Update--August 2016

Gretchen is still in the market for a Forever Home! She loves to cuddle and sit in your lap while you sit on the couch and binge watch Scandal. She loves belly rubs, going to the park, socializing and happy hour. Here she is playing fetch!

September 2016 --Photo-shoot Update!

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We are happy to announce the perfect home has been found for our dear sweet Gretchen!! We love you and miss you already! 

We would like to take this moment to thank LifeLine4Paws a incredible foundation focused on helping in the long, arduous and (always) expensive journey of rehabilitating animals in dire need! Their donations to our rescue have not gone unnoticed!

Thank you for your ongoing support!

-Camp Cocker Rescue