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At A Glance
|In addition to LOVE this dog has the following requirements:|
|Entered Foster Care||Fence||Kid Friendly||Another Dog||Cat Friendly|
|5/17/2015||Not required||Ages 5+||Required||Not tested|
|This is the most recent information available; however, it may change as we learn more about the dog.|
Here is Ginger! Ginger is the sweetest little bundle of love. Yes, little - just 19 1/2 pounds and probably full-grown. Ginger is a one-year-old female Mini Labradoodle who came to us from a breeder. What a new life for her! She has gone from living in a kennel situation to living as an adored pet.
Ginger has been with us for 10 days, and has had lots of firsts. This has been fun, scary, exciting, and challenging for her. She had probably never been in a home, and all the sights and sounds were overwhelming! She looks to our resident Golden, Lacy, for direction in many things, and trusts Lacy's judgment that going through the garage is safe, going up and down stairs is safe too, walking on a leash is a good thing, and that Foster Dad is not really that scary. I am requiring another dog in her forever home so that she continues to have a role model in her life. Ginger has made huge strides and now loves to see the leash come out, scurries through the garage with no fear, bounds up and down a flight of steps with no problem. She is still a bit skittish about some new things and sounds, and she probably will always have some insecurities as a result of spending her first year of life living in a kennel facility.
One of Ginger's insecurities that we have been working very hard on is of being left alone. Now that she has found her BFF (me!), she would rather I didn't leave the house without her. We have taken it very slowly, and she has improved immensely.
She has also made great progress in learning to be house-trained. She still has a few accidents, but she now understands that there is an ulterior motive in going outside, and she cooperates much more quickly.
Ginger is a sweet, very affectionate, well-behaved girl. She loves to go on walks and loves to cuddle in your lap. She has met other dogs with happiness. People? Loves people, but she is a bit shy at first, especially with men. Women she warms up to almost right away. Kids? She adapted to my 5 grandchildren over the weekend. She had fun with them, but enjoyed the quiet 8-year-olds much more than the little, fast-paced, noisy ones. I don't think she had ever encountered a child before, so she was not used to the constant activity and was on high alert, never snarky, and thought the older ones were great fun! She adapted well.
Ginger was given a clean bill of health, received vaccinations, was microchipped, and was put on heartworm preventative and flea and tick preventative. On Tuesday, 5/26, she was spayed. She's all set!
Ginger's forever family should:
Here are a few pictures of our little cutie.
I am just a little gal compared to my buddy, Lacy!
My multiuse place. I can nap, eat, and drink all in the same sopt!
I was having a bad hair day! But aren't I darling??