QUICK FACTS: Needs experienced dog owner. ✔️ Good with other dogs! ✔️ Walks well on leash! ❌ No kids!
American Staffordshire Terrier Mix|female|7 years old|50 lbs|Adoption Fee $325
Updates from Foster Home:
Pupdate 2: Ginger loves going for a rides! We normally go to our local Petco. Ginger loves walking around there and it is perfect exposure for her to be around strangers. She wears her muzzle and her e-collar. Every time we have gone, she has met lots of new people. People are very respectful of her, but there are a lot of people who ask to pet her. We bring treats along so the people she meets can give one. She has done very well with adults, but she has been afraid of little children if they come around a corner too fast. We normally keep walking and that distracts her enough not to worry about the children. She has met a lot of other dogs at Petco. She has done great meeting other dogs! Even when the other dog has made her uncomfortable by barking or jumping, she has listened to commands and trusted we will keep her safe. Ginger knows her training very well! She needs someone who will give commands and learn her signals for when she is feeling uncomfortable.
Pupdate 1: Ginger is a sweet snuggle bug who loves to play and go for walks! She is very loyal to her pack and loves to follow her humans around. She LOVES to have her belly rubbed and a good butt scratch. She gets along well with other dogs and loves her foster sister, Lulu. The two of them play tug of war a lot and love toys with squeakers. Ginger can sit, stay, come and “place.” She will lay down only for a treat. Ginger also is potty trained and sits extremely well for getting her nails trimmed.
Ginger’s ideal family would be a person or a family without young children who lives in the county. Ginger has had a history of biting strangers when she feels threatened by them and she feels no one is helping her. Her adopters would have to be willing to learn her personality and understand her signals of when she is feeling threatened. She is e-collar trained and muzzle trained and finds the muzzle to be a treat to put it on, because it means that she will be leaving the house and gets to do something fun. We have been working with her at Petco to get her exposed to being around strangers and responding to commands even when she feels threatened. She loves the employees because they give her treats. She currently lives in a rural setting and sometimes can get worked up when a lot of traffic drives by, and because of this tendency, she will need to be in a rural setting.
If you want a best friend and a loving addition for your family, Ginger is the perfect dog!