My name is Dusty!

Cattle Dog/Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Seattle, Washington - Dusty
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Ginger's Pet Rescue

Facts about Dusty

  • Breed: Cattle Dog/Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - With Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10420414-A652541

Dusty is a handsome 17-month-old Cattle Dog / Shepherd boy with beautiful golden-red coloring. He was a stray that ended up on the euthanasia list at a high-kill shelter in California.   He was rescued to us in August 2016 and has been learning how to coexist with humans ever since. At first he was first terrified of people but with lots of love and patience he is learning how to coexist with them and 'be a dog'! He gets along wonderfully with other dogs but is still learning to trust people. He has learned how to go potty outside but needs free access as leashes make him nervous, and he will crate when coerced by treats. His foster is continuing to make slow progress with him, and we are confident he will get there with time and patience. Dusty is a special case and not a traditional adoptive dog - he is patiently waiting for the right family who will enjoy working with him and growing his progress!


  • Secure fenced yard
  • Other dog(s) in home for companionship and to learn from
  • Outdoor access (doggy or sliding door to securely fenced yard)
  • Dog savvy owner or someone who is willing to learn a great deal

ADOPTION INFO: Adoption fee of $350 includes neuter, all vaccinations - Rabies, DPPV, Bordatella, transport from California to Seattle, microchipping, health certificate, and all other unforeseen costs/treatments.  Adoption fees support the operation of Ginger's Pet Rescue, a 501C3 non-profit organization.  

If you are interested in Dusty, 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.