My name is Ginger!

Chihuahua/Dachshund Mix Dog for adoption in Rancho Cordova, California - Ginger
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I'm being cared for by:
SaveALife DOG Rescue

Facts about Ginger

  • Breed: Chihuahua/Dachshund Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
Ginger was dumped out in the wetlands (where critters such as coyotes still roam), along with her little male buddy - not sure whether was her mate or pup - sadly he was hit by a car and killed before he could be rescued. Whomever had her prior to abandoning her was not kind to her.... she is curious, yet leary when meeting new people - especially men! Ginger seems more comfortable with women. It takes her a little while to warm up & trust new people, but once she gets to know you she's very sweet and is a cuddled. Ginger does best when she approaches new people first without any gesture to reach for or grab her as this frightens her and she may snap. Ginger will need someone who is understanding, patient and kind, but firm and willing to give her time & gain her trust... Once that happens, and she feels loved and safe, she is kisses, belly rubs, can be picked and cuddled without any problems. She loves her walks, but stays close by her person. Ginger does seem partial to the boy dogs - both small and medium size and has done well with them (she's a bit of a flirt). Ginger is hit and miss with larger dogs. Ginger is happy, playful and good little watch dog once she settles in to her environment/people. She is house trained, however if she has no way to get outside, she is also pad/towel trained. Ginger would be a good companion for a single woman, preferable an experience adopter who is patient, kind, gentle and willing to give her time to adjust. (Ginger has never been alone, so a little male buddy dog would be best to keep her company when her person is gone).

About SaveALife DOG Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

I am a very small, independent dog rescue with limited space. . . I have been doing rescue for almost 17 years. In the past, I have pulled dogs from our local shelter that had failed temperment, or were out of time and at risk to be euthanized. However, with the current economy, I've been running full with dogs which are abandoned and/or owner surrenders.
I started doing rescue by fostering two sibling pups from our local shelter, who'd run out of time...been doing it ever since.
I have only had one foster home in the past,however, for the past several years, I am solo, which severly limits me on the number of dogs I'm able to take in to rescue and care for.

Come Meet Our Pets...

a one on one meet and greet are arranged by appointment. This can be arranged at either a centrally located Petsmart or at your home.

Our Adoption Process...

Initial interview/screening. Meet and greet and home visit prior to 'adoption'. Adoption contract required & Adoption fees start from minimum $80 (senior) to $200.