My name is Annette!

Dachshund Mix Dog for adoption in Seattle, Washington - Annette
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Ginger's Pet Rescue

Facts about Annette

  • Breed: Dachshund Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10249741

Hi there! I know we're not ready to post Annette yet, but I thought I would send you my notes on her both for reference and so you can start thinking about how to describe her when the time comes. :) Here's her key info

  • High energy, puppyish and smart, Annette is an active little dog who loves to run and play with toys, other dogs and (given enough time) her people.
  • Dog-friendly and cat-friendly, she would like a home with one or more other dogs who will play with her and be role models for her as she learns the rules of the house and learns to trust people. Bonds most quickly with small dogs but given a little time, enthusiastically plays with large dogs as well.
  • Before being rescued, Annette seems to have been confined to a cage and only handled roughly by people. Because of her scary start in life, she is terrified of new people, being reached for and general handling--but with a few months' time, patience and kindness, bonds and becomes joyful and playful with her humans. She likes to cuddle in bed, get tummy rubs and play-fight with hands, and will jump up on your legs and give your hands happy kisses when you come home.
  • Food-oriented, she enjoys puzzle toys that have treats in them, Kongs with peanut butter and other items that combine food and play. She squeals in delight and races around the kitchen at dinnertime.
  • With her puppyish energy, she needs exercise, toys and stimulation to stay happy and reduce her anxiety. She loves having a large variety of toys to play with, and will sometimes collect and pile up her stuffed toys next to her when she sleeps.
  • Like most puppies, she enjoys chewing, and will enthusiastically chew on shoes, pillows and other items if they're left unattended. Toys with food in them are especially useful to keep her occupied when she's not being supervised. She also enjoys hard chew toys like antlers and stuffed toys that squeak and can be pulled apart.

Things we are currently working on:  Desensitizing her to being touched, reached for and handled in general. Progress is s.l.o.w. but we are definitely making progress.

Things we will work on next:

  • Recall. Annette knows her name, but doesn't necessarily know to come when we call it. Since we've just gotten past the point of her being really scared to approach us, I think we'll be able to start work on this soon.
  • Meeting new people. This will be the tough one. My mom was over last night, and since Annette has seen/met my mom several times before, she seemed to be doing pretty well. She was cautious and keeping to the corners of the room/behind the other dogs (while giving my mom the large, suspicious eyes), but seemed to walk around and move in and out of the room without too much fuss. But after my mom left I discovered two piles of nervious diarhhea at the end of the hall. So that's where we're currently at with people who aren't me or John: either fleeing in terror or seeming to keep her wits about her but secretly pooping in terror :(

I really do see a light at the end of the tunnel for Annette, but it's going to take a long time and eventually a patient home that is willing to wait her out until her happy, playful side comes out. We've started her on an herbal supplement that will hopefully help to calm her, and John will talk to the vet about getting a prescription for something like Prozac when he takes her to the vet this week. We've had a good breakthrough over the last week with her finally letting us handle and touch her without trying to run away (mostly), so hopefully some meds will help her break through to the next level of terror reduction. Paws crossed. :)

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.