Meet Ginger!

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GINGER

Breed: Golden Retriever/Chow Chow (mix)
Age: 8 years
Gender:female
Weight: 51lbs
Altered: Yes

If you look in the dictionary for "AS CLOSE TO PERFECT AS IT GETS" you'll see my darling face! I'm Ginger and I'm the sweetest, most precious, gentle, friendly, calm, peaceful girl in the world! I'm an approximately 8 year old gorgeous Golden/Chow mix (according to caretaker who surrendered). I weigh 51 pounds and every pound of me is pure love that wants to be your ultimate companion.

Sadly, my elderly owner died and the caretaker took me to the shelter. I had always been loved and an inside dog so I was sad at the shelter, but soon became one their favorites. I was so happy the day that AGN came and rescued me. Now, I'm getting so much love and attention in my foster home, but I'm ready to start my new journey in life with my forever family.

Personality Traits: Incredibly sweet "love bug" who wants to be with my people; mellow, laid back, low maintenance and happy; friendly with everyone of all ages and enjoy the simple things in life; easy going, perfect companion to be by your side and cherish life together

Status with People: Incredibly sweet "love bug" who wants to be with my people; mellow, laid back, low maintenance and happy; friendly with everyone of all ages and enjoy the simple things in life; easy going, perfect companion to be by your side and cherish life together

Status with Dogs: Good with other dogs of all genders and sizes; have two Golden sisters in my foster home and we all get along nicely

Status with Cats: Caretaker that surrendered me to shelter said I was good with cats, but not any cats in my foster home

Favorite Toys: I don't really know how to play with toys or balls...I hope you won't hold that against me! Maybe you can teach me?

Energy Level: low to moderate; moderate energy outside when on walks and enjoying the sunshine while foster mom's in the backyard, but really laid back and mellow inside

House Trained: Yes

Crate Trained: I don't need a crate as I'm perfect in the house with free roam

House Manners: Perfect lady with excellent house manners; doesn't bother a thing ; sleeps on an orthopedic dog bed in foster family's bedroom (It's important for me to have orthopedic dog beds due to my arthritis)

Storm Phobia: None witnessed, but no storms yet

Leash Manners: Good on leash with the Walk Your Dog With Love harness and my friends call me "Sassy Prance" because I love my walks so much and have a sassy prance when I walk...quite adorable!

Exercise:Love my 1/2 mile to 1 mile daily walks and they are important for me; a dog in motion stays in motion and I need to keep moving every day to stay healthy; I also enjoy time in the backyard with my furry foster siblings and foster family

Car Rides: Good in the car but I typically sit in the floor unless you help me up on the seat; I'll need some help getting in due to my arthritis...just a little is appreciated :-)

Basic Commands: I'm just such a perfect girl that no one has ever taught me basic commands, but I'm up for learning

Special/Medical Needs: I have some arthritis in either my hips or back legs; Arthritis/Glucosamine supplement for mild arthritis is needed; Need a home with no stairs or minimal stairs. I lived in a one level home my entire life so I've never really learned what stairs are all about until now; although fine with minimal stairs now, I will get older and become more stiff...so again, walking daily is key for me

Additonal things I need in my forever home:
-I would be the perfect match for a retired couple that wants the ultimate companion to love on and take leisurely strolls with
-A home with no stairs or very minimal stairs
-I prefer a calm, laid back household that matches my personality, and would love to have visits from grandchildren or visiting children every now and then
-Because I lived with an elderly person who didn't work and my foster family is home with me, I'd do best in a home where you're not gone long hours; I enjoy human interaction and cherish affection
-I've been an only dog my entire life, but would do fine with another nice, calm dog like me - no energetic young dogs please!
-I'd prefer to have someone who has lots of time to spend with me as this is an entirely new life for me after being with my elderly owner my entire life
-soft orthopedic beds for me to lounge on

I'm simply a delightful, love of a dog! So if you're looking for a mild mannered, beautiful lady who's as perfect as it gets and you're committed to daily walks to keep us both healthy, I'm you're perfect companion. I'm a happy girl with a never-ending wagging tail and ready to share life with my new family. I don't ask for much, just your love, kindness and devotion. I promise to bless your life with so much happiness and joy. Will you share your love with me? I will give you all of mine!

Luv, Ginger

Photos by Tom Thomson and Ginger's foster mom

Additional information: *Housetrained *Current on shots