My name is Oxford!

Black Mouth Cur/Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Seattle, Washington - Oxford
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Ginger's Pet Rescue

Facts about Oxford

  • Breed: Black Mouth Cur/Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10420548

Oxford's is a 2-year-old male mix with such a sweet and unique face! He is very friendly to all people, including kids. Unfortunately, Oxford has had an awful past and is covered in scars from being attacked by other dogs. We don't venture to guess his circumstances but we do know, as a result and to no fault of his own, that he is very fearful of and, as a result can be aggressive, towards other dogs. Because he is such a sweet and loving dog, we would really like to find him a good home - one that has no other animals. We are currently working on positive introductions with other dogs (see foster update below). He is truly a wonderful dog... playful, affectionate, eager to please, and house-trained! He really deserves a loving home. He will make you so happy, he deserves it after all he has been through!

Foster Update 10/4:  He is amazing and ridiculously smart, and so eager-to-please.  He has learned his sit command using just a hand signal. He has learned to wait for his food. He is only allo wed to eat on the "okay" command.  He also knows "shake" verbally and by hand sign. He has started to learn to sit up like a rabbit. It's too cute and funny. He knows "go outside" and "go pee".  He loves to go on runs, we even go past other dogs and he keeps his eyes focused on me when I say his name. He knows to walk on the left side and has even begun to heel on a loose leash.  He has had the chance to meet new dogs (both on leash with well behaved dogs) and has done very well. As soon as his tail comes down we walk away and keep moving. His confidence and trust in us is obviously quite high.  He is afraid of cats - i nsterested but afraid - and he is obsessed with squirrels (he will tree them and bay).  He does not like the lawn people with their loud machines and he barks at them from inside. But have had other people in the yard without him being able to greet them first and he doesn't care.  He is a counter sweeper if you leave any form of a food item out but as long as the counter is clear he leaves it alone. He does listen to sit down if he starts that behavior - and then leaves it alone.  He is learning fetch as well and has started to bring his toys back. Tennis balls he loves if you play keep away and toss it back and forth with someone. He has started to toss his own toys around and chase them.  He mimics emotions\/tone so well. If you're calm he is calm; if you're excitable he is excitable. It's really sweet and special!  He would make someone such an amazing dog!!

Adoption Info: Oxford's adoption fee is $300. This includes his neuter, transport from California, up to date on all vaccinations, microchipping, health certificate, and behavioral assessment. 

If you are interested in Oxford, please email!

About Ginger's Pet Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Ginger’s Pet Rescue is one of the largest non-profit pet rescue organizations in Washington state, and we specialize in saving Death Row Dogs. Our mission is to give homeless animals with no hope the life they deserve through rescue, foster and adoption. We rely on a large network of fosters in the Seattle area, who provide our dogs with love and care during transition from rescue to adoption. We do not have a physical shelter location; to meet the dogs in our rescue, contact us to connect with a foster or join us at an adoption event!

Ginger’s Pet Rescue is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We rely solely on the support from adoption fees and donations to help us provide for the ~100+ dogs in our rescue at any given time.

How We Rescue

We take in dogs from local families in need, in state and out of state shelters, and we also work with overseas rescue groups on occasion. We do not discriminate – we rescue dogs small and big, old and young, healthy and sick, purebred and Heinz 57! Our belief is that every dog deserves a forever home.
Our History

Ginger’s Pet Rescue was founded in 2006 by Ginger Luke after saving one Dachshund’s life turned into a life-long endeavor. The organization is dedicated to providing great care for our dogs and adoption efforts!

Come Meet Our Pets...

Ginger's Pet Rescue has all our dogs in foster care.

You must complete an application and then you can meet the dogs by appointment with the foster dog parents.

You may also come to one of our adoption events to meet our adoptable dogs and fill out an application in person:

Our Adoption Process...

The first step to adopting a pet from Ginger’s Pet Rescue is completing our Adoption Application and email to or submit via our Contact Form on our website. This application will allow us to know more about your family, what kind of pet will fit best and your home, and whether you will be a good match for one of our dogs. Please include the dog(s) you are interested in on the application. We review applications upon receipt and will reply as soon as possible, usually within 1-2 days.

Adoption fees range from $300-$700 depending on a number of the factors, and adoption fees are what allow us to continue our rescue, as our primary source of funding.

If for any reason the dog does not work out, we are willing to take the dog back and refund your adoption fee less a $100 rehoming fee.