1 year old
This cutie pie is Ginger, a 1 year old puppy that recently came to us from China. She was saved from a meat farm headed toward an awful fate. It’s hard to believe she has had anything but a great life because she is a super lovable tail-wagging happy girl. Ginger loves all people and all dogs, and is very welcoming when you meet her.
She is eager to please and treat motivated, but definitely still has puppy brain. If you think of a 4 or 5 month old in a 1 year old body, that pretty much describes Ginger. She is very wiggly and a little mouthy but easily re-directed with a toy or appropriate chew. Ginger loves her toys but isn’t possessive of them. She can be a little tough on the plushy ones, as tearing them apart is definitely a fun game, so having a good selection of indestructible toys would be a must. She enjoys playing fetch and can do that for hours! We ask her forever family commit to provide positive reinforcement training to help her learn what is expected of her as well as basic obedience commands.
Ginger currently gets 2 walks a day for approximately 3-4 miles total. She gets very excited for her walks when she sees the leash come out! She does pull against a regular collar, so her foster family is using a gentle leader headcollar and she is doing really well. She is getting used to longer walks and really enjoying them. She didn’t get much leash walking in China, so her stamina is just starting to increase. Daily leash walks will be important for her forever family to continue. Ginger is a moderate-high energy puppy, but with consistent daily exercise she is able to settle down well at home.
Ginger is doing well with her potty training in foster care, but will need praise and reinforcement at her new home. She can get easily distracted so to set her up for success we suggest going on a walk after each meal to make sure she does her business in the appropriate place.
We are looking for a family who will give Ginger the daily exercise, play, training, consistency, and love she needs to thrive. In turn she will be a fabulous companion. Ginger will jump up on people to get attention, and with her energy she could easily knock down a small child so a home with older kids or all adults is preferred.
If you are interested in Ginger, please complete our adoption application which can be found here on our website: Adoption Application
NOTE: due to the high cost of medical care and transportation overseas, Ginger’s adoption donation is $1,000