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Get to Know Ginger


Australian Cattle Dog




1 Year




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Ginger's Story

Searching for an active dog to fit your active lifestyle?  Then Ginger just might be the perfect dog for you!  Ginger absolutely loves being out and about and hopes her family does too! This sweet girl came to PAWS from one of our transfer partners in Florida with a major injury to her right front leg. Radiographs confirmed that Ginger's leg was fractured. She was sent into a loving foster home so she could recover from her injury. Now that her cast is off, Ginger is ready to spring into action and enjoy long walks or runs with her people by her side! She is such a vibrant girl who absolutely loves life and wants to live it to the fullest. She does still have a lot of puppy energy and will need someone who will commit to her training in the future and guide her down the road to becoming the most well behaved girl! She is always eager to please and willing to learn new tricks in training class! Ginger hopes to learn tons in the future so she can show off just how talented and smart she is! 

Ginger is looking for a moderately active home with an experienced owner and without young children. She does get overly aroused out on walks when she sees strangers or hears loud noises. Ginger would do best with a strong and confident handler who can help her to mind her manners when walking on a leash. It does take her a bit of time to feel comfortable around new people, but with slow introductions this sweetheart warms up extremely quickly! Ginger would thrive in a home where she is introduced to guests with tons of treats and positive reinforcement. With some proper socialization and more exposure to new sights and sounds, Ginger is bound to gain tons of confidence and walk with her head held high! During her stay in her foster home, she enjoyed playing with stuffed squeaky toys and loved receiving affection from her foster mom! She is described as a sweet and active pup who loves to throw up her stuffed toys in the air and pounce on them! It is surely one adorable sight that you’d have to see for yourself! Ginger is also a sucker for belly rubs and ear scratches! She will fall madly in love with you once you show her some love! If you’re completely intrigued by how wonderful Ginger is, then you have to come in and meet her!  You’ll fall head over heels for her as soon as you look into her sweet puppy dog eyes!<u1:p></u1:p>

  • Squeak! Squeak! I love Squeaky chew toys!
  • Did someone say 'treat'? I'll take them all!
  • I'll take as much exercise as I can get. 
  • You + a tennis ball = my perfect day.
  • I'm a great walking partner and can go for miles.


  • I would love to find a home with children 15+. 
  • I need a little extra time to warm up to people I don't know.