My name is Ginger!

Great Pyrenees/Australian Cattle Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Whitewright, Texas - Ginger
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Bluebonnet Animal Rescue Network

Facts about Ginger

  • Breed: Great Pyrenees/Australian Cattle Dog Mix
  • Color: White - With Red, Golden, Orange Or Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 9612330
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

Although Ginger is only half Great Pyrenees, and is smaller than the average LGD, she is one of the best guardians we have ever had watching over our livestock. Ginger was purchased by a goat rancher when she was a 7-week old puppy; the man who bought her saw her mom on-site, and says the mom is a big gorgeous, solid white full-blood Great Pyrenees. When he bought Ginger, he thought she was just a badger-faced Pyr, but as she grew up, it became obvious that she's not a full Pyrenees. Our best guess is that her dad might have been a Red Heeler. But that's just a guess, and she doesn't show any real herding tendencies. Her first human dad didn't get her spayed, and when Ginger turned up pregnant, he didn't want to deal with puppies, so he surrendered Ginger to us one Saturday, and the following Monday, Ginger delivered a very big litter of puppies.

After the puppies were weaned, we had Ginger spayed and microchipped, so she is ready for adoption. BUT, we have been hesitant to list her on any of our adoption sites because she is a fence-climber. We invested a small fortune to fence our place, and we have fences that range from 4' (for interior cross-fencing) to 5' "no climb" horse fencing, to 6' chain link. We have seen Ginger climb over all of it. At least here at our place, when Ginger goes over the fence, she's still in a rural area, and we have tried to make sure that our closest neighbors (most of whom are at least 1/2 mile away) know that she's ours and that she's both friendly to humans and safe with livestock. So if Ginger leaves our property, she's still fairly safe.

In addition to being a great livestock guardian, Ginger is also a wonderful companion dog. She is house-trained and spends plenty of time napping on the sofa. She gets along well with other dogs, is a friend to our barn cats, and of course is completely safe with our goats and sheep. Ginger was here when our donkey foal Fiona was born, and they have a special bond. The only animals that we don't leave her alone with are our chickens. She won't go over the fence to bother them, but when we tested her with our chickens, she was fine with the hens, then attacked the rooster. She didn't harm him, and we THINK that she attacked him because he was mounting a hen rather vigorously. We think that Ginger thought the rooster was attacking the hen, and she was intervening for the hen's safety. Even though she can go over any fence, Ginger does NOT go over the fence and into the chicken yard, so we don't think she really has a prey drive toward them. But if you have free-ranging chickens, Ginger may not be the right match for you. Otherwise, she is a wonderful all-around farm dog.

We will be very cautious about choosing a home for Ginger, because we want to be sure that her fence-climbing won't put her at risk in a new home.  If you think your place is perfect for Ginger and she is perfect for your family, please submit your application on our website.


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About Bluebonnet Animal Rescue Network

About Our Rescue Group...

Bluebonnet Animal Rescue Network (BARN) was founded in 2013 to help animals in North Texas, and especially in the Texoma area. We are a non-profit corporation, founded by people who had spent years rescuing an assortment of animals -- from a vulture with a broken wing to feral cats to dogs who were dumped in our rural area. We fostered for another organization for a few years before forming BARN. We are not breed-specific in our rescue efforts, but we have a fair amount of experience with Great Pyrenees and a few other livestock guardian breeds.

We are always looking for more volunteers, including foster homes. And of course, as a non-profit organization, we always appreciate donations of time, services, dollars, and supplies. We usually have a LOT of big dogs in foster, and grooming appointments are expensive, so we are especially glad to have volunteers help us with this task. We would also be glad to have your help spreading the word about Bluebonnet Animal Rescue -- through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other social media you use. Give us a call and let us know how you would like to help!

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Come Meet Our Pets...

We are based at Windsong Ranch in Whitewright, TX. This is a private, working ranch, so visits are by appointment only. We host an annual "Ranch & Rescue Day" in the fall, with a petting zoo, hay ride, and other fun activities. We are working on plans for a monthly adoption event at a local retail store, and will update this when the schedule is confirmed.

Our Adoption Process...

Our adoption process includes an application that helps us get to know you better so we can help you make the best match. If you have pets already, we will talk with your vet's office to be sure that you are being a good guardian for these animals. The next step is a home visit, during which we will pay special attention to your fencing and the shelter you will offer to one of our dogs. Finally, once everything is approved, we will introduce you to one or more dogs. If you fall in love and the feeling is mutual, we will complete a contract.

Our adoption fees vary according to the age and type of dog. We try to list the fee for each dog on his or her profile on our Adopt-a-Pet page, but in general, this is our fee structure:

$100 for Senior Dogs (8 and older)
$150 for "Regular" Dogs who are wonderful house pets
$200 for Farm-friendly Dogs who won't chase the chickens
$250 for Livestock-safe Adult Dogs who will guard goats, sheep, etc.
$300 for Puppies and Young Adults 2 years old and younger

We are an all-volunteer organization, and every one of our volunteers has a "real job" that takes up 8 or more hours a day. So please be patient when you contact us -- we'll respond to you as quickly as we can, but please don't be annoyed if it takes us 24 hours.