I am already spayed, purebred, up to date with shots, not good with kids, good with dogs, and not good with cats.
9/12/09 - I'VE BEEN ADOPTED!
Adoption Fee: $350
Fostered in North Carolina
Age: 5 years
Weight: 7.2 lbs.
ADOPTION APPLICATION REQUIRED.
5/5/09 - Ginger is doing great! She has not started her heartworm treatment yet. We are waiting for her puppies to be adopted out before starting because she needs to be kept calm and quiet for 8 weeks while going through the heartworm treatment.
3/24/09 - Ginger is doing very well these days! We have started her on monthly heartworm pills, as advised by our vet, until she is able to start her heartworm treatment. She seems to have reverted back to acting like a puppy sometimes. She has been known to take her foster moms shoes or any clothing or towels she can reach. She does not chew them up, but instead brings them into one specific room of the house. She loves to play with her babies, but can get a little rough at times. She loves having other dogs around, but is sometimes scared of people she does not know and will hide. She will start her heartworm treatment soon.
2/18/09 - Ginger is doing much better now. Her throwing up and diarrhea have subsided. It is hard to keep her from being with the puppies, but it is necessary to get her well again. She is able to see them, but just cannot be in with them or clean up after them. We also take them out and let her lick their faces and see that they are doing alright. She does still have milk, so we are having to put hot packs on her a couple times a day to help keep it from hurting and hopefully eventually she will stop producing milk. We are just thankful she is feeling much better and hopefully now she will be able to put some weight back on after all she has lost with the puppies and being sick
2/13/2009 - The puppies are growing so much! They will be 5 weeks old on February 15th. They are doing well except for having round worms, which is very typical in puppies. They went to the vet this morning and got some medicine to get rid of the worms. Since they have them, they have likely been passing them back to Ginger as well from her cleaning up after them. Consequently, Ginger has been very sick lately. She has been throwing up and having diarrhea. She has gone to the vet a few times because of this. It got better for a while with some medicine, but lately has gotten worse again. She is down to 6.4 pounds right now, which is underweight for her. It is a good thing the puppies are weaning off of her because she has to stop feeding them with the medicine she is now on and because they are draining her of everything she needs. She doesn't have enough milk for them anymore either. She was given fluids this morning because she was dehydrated and some more anti-nausea and other medicine to hopefully clear up her throwing up and diarrhea. She will not be able to start her heartworm treatment for at least 2 more months and we will need to make sure she is better and gains some weight before starting as well. So, please keep Ginger in your thoughts and prayers while we work on making her better.
1/29/09 - Ginger is doing very well, as are the pups. The pups have been growing so much! They have tripled in size in two weeks. We have also come to the conclusion that Ginger is a purebred yorkie. We came to this conclusion with our vet and other yorkie enthusiasts and the fact that her puppies are purebred as well. If she was a mix or had been impregnated by a different breed male her puppies would not have come out looking like purebred yorkies. We were thrown off by her long tail and coarse hair, but we have learned yorkies can have wiry, woolly, silky, or cottony hair. Please keep watching for updated photos of Ginger and her pups!
1/16/09 - We would like to thank everyone for their interest and concern for Ginger and her puppies. We wanted to let everyone know that with the puppies, needing heartworm treatment, and eventually to be spayed, Ginger will not be available for adoption for at least 6 months if not longer. She cannot start her heartworm treatment until two months after the puppies have been weaned off, and then the treatment will take some time. Also, she is not house-trained, but we are working hard on it. The puppies also will not be available for adoption until after they are spayed and neutered, which can be 3 to 6 months. Thank you again for your continued concern and interest for Ginger and her puppies, momma and babies are doing great!!
1/11/09 - Ginger had all three of her babies today. Two boys and one girl. The first boy was 4 ounces, the little girl was 6 ounces and the second boy was 5.5 ounces. They are doing well and sound a sleep with their momma.
1/6/09 - Well, Ginger still hasn't had her puppies yet, but we suspect it will be any day now. If she has not had them by Friday we will be going back into the vet for another x-ray to make sure the puppies have not gotten too big for her to deliver naturally. She is a very sweet and gentle little girl. She definitely has the mothering instinct and may have had puppies before because she keeps a watchful eye on two little old yorkies she is with in her foster home. It is very sweet to see.
12/30/2008 - Hi! My name is Ginger. I was wandering the streets in Jacksonville when I found a garage I wanted to stay in. The neighbors all fed me, but this home had the best garage. Lucky for me the people allowed me to stay. They checked all over the neighborhood for my family, but I didn't belong to anyone. They even posted flyers in the neighborhood and at the local Petsmart, but no one came to claim me. With no luck in finding my family, the wonderful lady contacted YHR to see if they could help me out. Oh, and did I mention I am pregnant with three pups too? The doctor says I should give birth to my babies in about a week or so. We did get some bad news at the vet too. Unfortunately I am heartworm positive. We won't be able to start working on that until I have my babies. I also have hookworm, but we are able to take care of that now. I must have been attacked by another dog or gotten into something at some point since I have a puncture wound under my chin and several sores between my eye and my ear, but they are all healing good. I have an ear infection in both ears as well, but I have medicine for that which makes them feel a lot better. I am a very happy little girl that loves belly rubs and any attention you will give me.