My name is Kirby!

Boxer/Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Seattle, Washington - Kirby
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Ginger's Pet Rescue

Facts about Kirby

  • Breed: Boxer/Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Brindle
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10565107

Kirby is a 1-year-old Boxer mix who was just rescued from a high-kill shelter in California! He has beautiful brindle coloring, such a sweet face, and is dog-friendly. Kirby has a great disposition and loves human attention!

Kirby is now safe in his Seattle-area foster home and will be available for adoption the week of September 19th. We will update as we get to know him better!

FOSTER UPDATE: Kirby is a friendly loving boy. He knows "sit" and he goes to the door when he needs to go potty. He loves to get belly rubs. He walks well on a leash. We haven't assessed him around cats yet.

First, for the PROS:

(1) Kirby has blossomed into a full blown goofball. He wants to play and snuggle with everyone, people and dogs. He will zoom around the yard and roll over on his back for pets and love and wrestle. He started out pretty timid but he's a total lovey nut now!

(2) He LOVES walks! His desire to explore is what drives him... he just wants to go. He is pretty good on the leash although he could benefit from a gentle leader because he is just so strong and would love to chase a squirrel if he could. He would be a very willing walking/running/hiking buddy.

(3) He is smart and eager to please and easy to train. He responds very well to the clicker and treats. He has learned to sit nicely for food, to shake, and to "drop it".

(4) He has no fear of men and is friendly to strangers. He is really good with our kids. He can get a little excited around them but if you just let him settle he rejoins the group calm and wonderful.

(5) He is really relaxed in the house. He just needs walks and runs for his mental energy more than anything. He has a bit of a need to chew but I don't worry about the house being in shreds when I get home. He would happily sleep on the couch all day. 

Now, for the Cons:

(1) Kirby is a bit of an escape artist. He can get over a 6 foot fence (to find his people). He tends to do this if he hasn't had his exercise or is really hyped up about something.

(2) Kirby is still a bit mouthy -- but he tries so hard not to give in to his desire to play bite. He has improved a ton and this should be resolved with just consistency and reinforcement.

(3) With three other dogs in his foster house, there have been a couple incidents of a growl over a special snack or toy, but it's not a consistent behavior. Nothing major, just something to keep an eye on. The last time it happened, after a verbal correction, he went up to the dog he growled at and licked and wagged at him as if trying to apologize. 

(4) Kirby doesn't care for the rainy weather and needs to be encouraged to go potty outside in the rain.

ADOPTION INFO:    $495, includes pull from shelter, spay/neuter, Rabies/DPPV/Bordetella vaccinations, heart worm testing, microchipping, health certificate, boarding, transport from California to Seattle, and any other unforeseen costs/treatment. This adoption fee not only contributes to this dog's care and rescue, but of hundreds of other high-risk dogs.

If you would are interested in Kirby, 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.