GINGER AB#18-057 – F, 1 1/2 Years
Foster dog name: Ginger
Age: 20 months (DOB: 3/17/17)
Size/Weight: 40 lbs
Color: White with beautiful brown ticking (people often stop us on walks to tell me how pretty she is)
Breed: English Setter
Good with Children: Yes
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Cats: Unknown – I’d be cautious / she would chase a cat
House trained: 90%. I’ve had a difficult time figuring out her clues because she always wants to be outside, so I’ve been taking her out on a schedule which has helped prevent accidents in the house. With more time I think her owner would learn her clues and she would learn to hold it until she was let out.
Crate trained: Yes
Leash trained: Yes, but I highly recommend a no-pull harness with a hook in the front for better control if she is being walked on the street/sidewalk. Gets very excited at the sight of squirrels and other small creatures and will pull hard.
Behavior: Very smart, aims to please, listens well to basic commands (sit/stay/come/shake and gives high fives), comes when called even when outside running & hunting. Loves to cuddle with her people, very affectionate. Will follow you around the house. Not terribly interested in toys or bones. She’d rather see what’s happening outside!
Activity Level: High energy, needs lots of exercise during the day, however, she is a couch potato in the evening after it gets dark out.
Fence: Fence required with a very large yard, the bigger the better. Ginger LOVES to run. She can run for hours without taking a break, this is not an exaggeration. Walks are not enough for her. Could be trained on invisible fence with experienced owners. She needs space to run so a small to medium yard would not work for her.
Medical History: Spayed / UTD on shots / heartworm shot (6 months) given Nov 2018/exp May 2019. New flea collar (8 months) given Nov 2018/exp Jul 2019.
Foster Comments: Ginger is a very good dog and listens well in the short time I’ve had her. Her favorite thing to do is run, so her ideal new home would have a very large fenced yard – I cannot stress this enough! If she doesn’t get enough outside time she will pace in the house and generally be pretty anxious checking every window and door she can see out of – she surfs the windowsills. She loves to go for walks but these would have to be supplemental to lots of yard time.
Ginger is great with my four children. She puts up with “petting” from my one year old and is generally calm but playful with my other older kids. I think she would love to have another dog to play with which would probably help burn off some of her endless energy. Ginger is very protective of her house and yard – she barks at the delivery people and anyone she sees outside in front or back of the house. We tell her “no bark!” and she usually stops. She will need to work on this more.
Ginger is very good about going in her crate. We crate her at night and she goes right in and settles quickly. She is quiet all night and waits patiently in the morning to come out. She keeps her crate clean.
Ginger is such a sweetheart and loves to be with her people, she will snuggle right up to you on the couch and can’t get enough pets and rubs. She needs to be around people so I think it would be best for her to be in a home with someone who either works from home, is a stay-at-home mom, retired, etc. She wouldn’t be happy alone (especially in a crate, because of her exercise needs) for a long work day.
Adoption Fee: $300.00
Foster Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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