Ginger – Adopted February 2021

Ginger – Adopted February 2021

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Meet Ginger
Status: Living at our private kennel
Estimated Age: 2-4 Years
Estimated Weight: 22 Pounds

NOTE: Timid – needs an adopter who can work with a timid dog; needs a second more confident dog in the home.

UPDATE – 23 JANUARY 2021 (from foster mom): Ginger is doing well — she’s making so much progress! She’s gotten very comfortable with me and my husband. She wags her tail excitedly when we come in the room, and she enjoys snuggling and asking us for belly rubs and pets. My husband takes her on walks every day, and he says she’s gotten much better on the leash. She loves going on walks and socializes a lot with other dogs. Her housetraining is improving too. She still has accidents, but they are much less frequent. She’s still nervous around the kids, but she’s getting better with them too and ventures downstairs more often. She and Belle love to play and wrestle and also snuggle together.

UPDATE – 10 JANUARY 2021 (from foster mom): I just wanted to send a little update on Ginger since she’s been with us over a week now. She was making progress, but the poor thing had a bit of a setback yesterday. I’m not sure exactly what happened because I didn’t witness it, but my younger son was running in the hallway and knocked down a gate that keeps the dogs from going up on the third floor. Ginger was right there when it fell and of course she was terrified. She ran away and then my son ran after her because he was worried about her. She growled at him and he knew to stay away from her and give her space. He was in tears about it, but now he’s okay and Ginger spent the rest of the afternoon shaking in my husband’s office. She was a little better later in the day and today, but she has only gone downstairs once today and hasn’t eaten. I know she just needs a little time to get back to where she was. She feels most comfortable on our bed and spends most of her day there. It’s quiet since we’re not in there much of the day. She likes to sleep curled up against me, my husband, or Belle. My husband was also able to get her out on a walk this week. She still fights the leash, but she enjoyed the walk and followed Belle, of course. Her housetraining remains a work in progress. She’s good in the morning and knows the routine when we wake up and go right outside, but sometimes later in the day she’ll have an accident. I’ve gotten glimpses of the dog she can become — sometimes she jumps around excitedly and wags her tail. She’ll get there!

UPDATE – 3 JANUARY 2021: Ginger has found the perfect foster home.  Here is a quick update from her foster mom: Ginger ADORES Belle (resident pup). Ginger follows Belle everywhere — outside, downstairs, on to the couch, on to the bed, etc. It’s very cute. Ginger has a long way to go in terms of trusting people and getting comfortable, but she’s already making progress. She slept in the bed with me, my husband, and Belle last night. She keeps coming up to us, and you can tell she wants to be loved and given affection, but she’s very nervous about it. We’ll keep working with her!

UPDATE – 31 DECEMBER 2020: Ginger went to a foster home today, so let’s see how this timid girl does living in a new family environment.

NEW – 17 DECEMBER 2020: Ginger is a 2-year-old female beagle who was surrendered with 4 other dogs (Tater Tot, Gypsy, Runt, and Rotzy) when their owner passed away. Ginger is extremely shy, but we are working on socializing her. She and the others were intended to be rabbit dogs, so they have not had any house training. Ginger will need some time, patience and consistency and would do best in a home with another dog. She has already been vetted and is available for fostering or adoption.


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  • Name:   GInger
  • Breed:   Beagle
  • Gender:   Female
  • Age:   Adult (2-5)
  • Size:   Medium
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