My name is Josh Heart!

Jack Russell Terrier/Border Collie Mix Dog for adoption in Seattle, Washington - Josh Heart
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Ginger's Pet Rescue

Facts about Josh Heart

  • Breed: Jack Russell Terrier/Border Collie Mix
  • Color: White - With Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10306137

Josh is an 9-month-old Jack Russell Terrier / Border Collie mix who was rescued from a high-kill shelter in Houston! Josh is very affectionate and playful and loves quality time with his humans. He's an energetic boy who would love to join an active family who will help him get the physical stimulation he needs. He came to us very much still a puppy at heart, but his fosters have diligently been working on his training and his manners are improving! He is intelligent and very treat-motivated, so has picked up on commands very quickly. An owner who is firm and consistent with Josh's continued training will go a long way with this sweet boy! Josh has done well with introductions to all shapes and sizes of people.

Foster Update:  Josh is doing absolutely great. He is very lovable and trusting - he loves human companionship. He likes to communicate with us with adorable "almost barks". While we are working with him on his vocalizing, this is apart of his ongoing training and he needs a home who isn't bothered by it.  

His training has come a long way! His treat motivation is a key player in this progress - it is a catch 22, however, because Josh will not just chew treats. He's very loving, highly energetic and playful. He  gets  along great with other dogs - he is still learning his boundaries and it sometimes takes an annoyed growl from the other dog to put him in his place. His biggest  need for training is in regards to his leash-reactivity - he will bark and pull towards other dogs, though he does respond to a stern 'sit' command.

Adoption Info: $595 includes Neuter, DA2PP shots, Rabies, Bordetella, Deworm, Heart Worm Test, Grooming, Microchip, Boarding Fees, Health Certificate and transport cost from Texas to Seattle.

If you are interested in Josh, 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.