• Ginger
  • Dog ID: 16-023
  • Surrender Date:  6/18/2016
  • Gender: Female
  • Adoption Fee: $350
  • Age: 6 Years Old
  • Energy Level: Medium/High
  • Interactions with dogs: Good
  • Interactions with kids: Good
  • Interactions with cats: Unknown
  • Medical or Behavior Challenge Notes:


December 28, 2016

Ginger is still doing well. She is still into the toilet paper and kleenex. We have to hide both. We also find our slippers moved about when we get home. She has not chewed them up just moved them. She still shows no signs of the cancer giving her any problems. I think the cat and her have a love hate relationship. They seem to "play" at times but then she will chase the cat.   

October 15, 2016

Ginger is still doing great. She enjoys our daily walks. We went to the Boston Store and she loved all the attention from everyone. I don't think we could give her enough attention. She has started to sleep with us. She usually leaves sometime in the middle of the night. Ginger is obsessed with toilet paper. She tries to take it out of our hands. I will come home to a toilet paper trail from the bathroom to the living room. She also likes to rip up paper. As for her cancer, she had a repeat x-ray at the end of September. The cancer in her lungs is progressing. She probably has until spring or summer of next year.

August 30th, 2016:

Miss Ginger has reverted to puppy hood. She is a devious dog. I have found socks in places where they don't belong and with little holes in them. She will also take toilet paper rolls off the holder and even will unroll it leaving a trail if she can. The other day I found a package of maxi-pads outside strewn about the yard. We have a had few trips to visit other dogs. She tried playing with a Great Dane and he tripped and fell on her. She has been a bit leery of playing with other dogs since. She has gone swimming a couple times too. She is obsessed with our cats and tried to chew through the cat door to get to the basement. Other than that she has been a sweetheart. She loves attention and will sit on the couch while we watch t.v. Next month she will get some repeat x-rays to see how she is doing.

July 29th, 2016:

After talking to the vet about Ginger and the possibility that her cancer was in her lymph nodes, we decided to do some chest x-rays. The news is not good. The cancer is in her lungs. We have put her into a forever foster status. So she is going to be spoiled until her time is up. We go back in two months to see how fast the cancer is spreading and then we can determine a time frame of life expectancy.

She is doing very well right now. She enjoyed meeting some other dogs the other day and she just wants to play. She keeps trying to get Huey (my dog) to play but he just cannot figure out what she is doing. She loves to be wrestled with, cuddled and stealing socks. She stalks the chickens to no end but does not catch them. She is relentless in chasing the outside cats. So she is having fun.

July 7th, 2016:

Ginger was spayed a week ago. She bounced back very quick and it she has not been easy to keep down. She loves going for walks and is very good on leash. She loves to chase the outside cats. She leaves the adult chickens alone but the young ones she will chase and tries to catch them. She does not go on the bed but will climb on the couch. She is an absolute love-bug. Always near us wanting to be petted. She does very well with all types of handling too. She had a cancerous tumor removed in 2012. While at the vet they found another lump in the same spot. This came back as the same cancer. Ginger will be having surgery to have this lump removed on August 10th.

June 23rd, 2016:

Ginger has been an absolute delight and very easy. She learned how to use the dog door within one day and has had only one accident in the house. She knows she can let herself out to relieve herself when needed. She does well with all of our dogs and is submissive to them. She does like to chase the outside cats but she has left the adult chickens alone. When she does go to chase them we tell her "no" and she stops. She minds us very well and knows "sit" and "come". We are working on "off", "wait", and "stay". She definitely wants to please so just giving her attention is enough for reinforcement. She loves, loves, loves people. She follows us around everywhere. She is very sweet and loving. We have gone on several walks and she walks very nicely on leash. We haven't gotten her to play yet. She does rip toys up. We came home the other night to her having stuffing from a toy hanging out of her mouth. She also likes to try to carry around socks, shoes or clothes. She readily gives everything up to us. She was a runner in her previous life. The neighbors would give her people food so it was reinforced. So far we have not had any issues when we are outside our fenced in yard. She goes in for her spay on June 28th.

June 20th, 2016:

Ginger is new in foster care. More information to follow.