Foster Location: Overland Park, KS
Age: 6 months (02/01/2018)
Weight: 9 pounds
Kids: Yes! Cats: Unknown but likely OK
Adoption fee: $500
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Ginger came into SNAFU Rescue along with her sister Tilly after being purchased at a commercial breeder dog auction. Thanks to the help of our generous supporters, we were able to secure 16 dogs aptly nicknamed the #SweetSixteen.
Ginger is a happy-go-lucky girl full of puppy energy. This active girl loves to explore, play and chew. She’s not too particular on what type of chew toy as long as she can get her “chew” on. Occasionally, she chews on things she shouldn’t but she does correct easily. She loves everyone she meets and gets along really well with the two resident dogs. Although she hasn’t been exposed to cats, she did see a rabbit up close and personal and didn’t seem to care. She loves the small children in her foster home and plays gently with them. (She is still a puppy, so she needs to be supervised when around children to ensure she is kept safe.) Ginger is still learning the ropes of the pet life. While she loves to snuggle, she likes it to be on her terms. She is still a bit unsure of being picked up but with each passing day, she is coming up more and more to her foster parents for affection.
Ginger is currently still working on potty training and has made great strides. While she has been doing a great job with going potty outside, she is a puppy and is still learning and not quite a 100%. A regular and consistent schedule will help with her continued potty training in her new home. As with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be able to and willing to continue working on potty training with her. She has also done well with crate training but does bark when first placed in her crate and will settle down before going to sleep and she will sleep quietly through the night or when her foster family happens to leave the home. Because of this, a house as opposed to an apartment style/shared wall would be preferred. For her safety, we recommend that she keep a similar crating schedule when her humans are away from the home and/or she is left unsupervised so she is safe and secure while no one is home. As a puppy, she does not know danger and is still learning what is expected of her inside the home.
Medically Ginger is in great health with the exception of her eyes. Ginger came into rescue with a severe case of dry eye and infection in both eyes. She has been evaluated by a Veterinary Eye Specialist who confirmed Ginger is visual, however her vision is decreased due to corneal pigmentation and fibrous blood vessels covering her corneas from the previously untreated dry eye. She currently receives 2 types of eye drops a day (Cyclosporine and Neopolydex) to stimulate tear production and to help reduce inflammation. Her eyes will need to continue to be monitored and her medication applied diligently (2x per day) to maintain good vision and keep her eyes comfortable. She will most likely need to take eye drops throughout the rest of her life. The specialist did indicate she would possibly be a candidate for surgery to partially close the corners of her eyelids to help protect her eyes and to increase tear production in the future should the drops not work or her forever home wishes to move forward with this. We will be happy to share the full report from the eye specialist with her potential adopters before moving forward with adoption. Ginger has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, microchipped and has been given the all clear for adoption by our veterinarian!
Ginger would do well in almost any type of home but since she is still working on potty training and loves play time outside, a house with a fenced yard will be preferred for her, but is not a requirement for adoption. She would also be happy with walks or an occasional trip to the local dog park to run off energy. She does do very well going up stairs but she is hesitant going down likely due from her decreased vision. We also think she'd love to go work with her new family if they wanted to take her with them to the office! She loves to meet new people! If her people are not able to take her to work with them, no problem - she's completely happy sleeping the day away in her kennel as long as she has a few nylabones to keep her busy and her people can arrange a mid-day potty break for her!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Ginger, please submit an adoption application for her today!!
NOTE: Please note that it will likely be at LEAST a 3-4 week minimum before you hear back from us after submitting an adoption application. We typically give a week for a "grace period" for new applications to come in on any newly available dog in order to give everyone a fair chance to submit an application. After that time period, the applications are sent on to the foster family for review and that usually takes from at least a few days to a week to sort through the applications, etc. Most of our dogs receive several applications so this process does take some time, especially on dogs who are more popular for one reason or another. We do require phone interviews to be conducted between the foster family and potential adopters, vet reference checks and a home visit to be conducted for all potential adopters, if they are selected as the top choice applicant, which will also take time to complete. That being said, we do always let our applicants know if they are chosen or not.
If you happen to not be chosen, please don't feel discouraged as, again, we usually get several applications for each dog, and sometimes it can be very difficult to choose just one adopter. In those cases, we usually offer to keep the applications for adoption on file for any future dogs that come into our rescue.
All adopters are required to come and pick up their adopted dogs in person from the dog's foster home (we do not ship any of our dogs). Please have road/driving transport plans in place to pick up an adopted dog before you apply! While we are not against adopters flying a foster dog in cabin on a commercial flight, please keep in mind that many are not good candidates for flying due to size and/or being a brachycephalic/short nosed breed.
If an adopter can not keep one of our grads, for any reason at all, at ANY point in time, they *must* be willing and able to return their adopted dog to his/her original foster home, despite distance and any costs that would be required to do so.