Breed:Corgi / Pug
Notes: altered, hasShots, housebroken
WOO HOO! Ginger passed her Canine Good Citizen test on 3/30/12!!! Ginger arrived on 10/7/11, and is quite an amusing and sweet gal! She's about 2-3 years old and full grown at 24 lbs. Ginger was shy when first meeting people (especially men). Once she knows you, she is a super-sweet girl who loves to receive belly rubs, and she is REALLY nice with kids of all ages, too. She is warm & friendly with all of our male handlers, and as of 1/20, she has befriended about 20 men! She typically likes women right away. As of 2/23, she had many more male friends to her list and she now goes up to them to solicit attention. What an AWESOME turn-around for this sweet little snausage. Ginger looks like she has Pug in her, and her long body suggests a Corgi. Her coat is sleek and invites petting! She's learned sit, down, wait, kennel, leave-it, settle, touch, come, is doing very well with loose leash walking. She's great about crating, and is house-trained. She LOVES physical attention and has no body-handling issues. All six handlers have worked with her on giving up valued food and chewies when requested, and she is doing REALLY well now! Because we know it was once an issue that she guarded high-value items, though, we want to place her in a home without small children. Ginger would make a great addition in a home wih another friendly/playful dog. Months ago, she could be on edge at first when meeting a large, female dog (and if the other dog is snarky, she's not shy about snarking back), but as of May 2012, her social skills during DOZENS of new dog greetings have been lovely. (She was just at an adoption event so we got to see her greet all ages, sexes and sizes of dogs with perfect politeness.) She plays beautifully with all our other program dogs. When fostered briefly in a home with cats she was not dangerous around them but definitely thought it was fun to chase them. If they stood still, she was polite around them. Ginger was very sweet with a 7 y.o. girl in this home and bonded w/her quickly. Ginger rides quiet as a mouse in the car, but after an hour or so, she may vomit. Due to several recent car trips, she seems to be tolerating the car better now and was vomit-free the last 3 trips! Likely, she's had very little exposure to car rides in her past, and with some time, her tummy will handle this better. Ginger is receiving her obedience training at a Virginia correctional center. To learn more about the Pixie's Pen Pals program, please visit our website at www.fetchacure.com. If you are interested in adopting, please visit our website and fill out the application and fax to 804-381-6902.