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    Ginger 8

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    Entered: 10/18/2015
    Status: Adopted
    Age: 2
    Color: Black/White/Tan
    Weight: 28 lbs.
    Gender: Altered Female
    Location: Little Silver, NJ
    Health: UTD, HW-, overall good health
    Temperament: Good with adults, unknown with children, good with other dogs, good with cats




    Ginger 8's Story . . .
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    Original:
    “This really tiny Springer is a tri-colored cutie, winning the hearts of everyone she meets.”

    When their elderly owners’ declining health forced them to move to a health care facility, Ginger and Circe’s lives changed dramatically.  After a temporary stay with the owners’ daughter in Pennsylvania, MAESSR was contacted to find this sweet pair new loving homes.
     
    This really tiny Springer is a tri-colored cutie, winning the hearts of everyone she meets.  In the house she is usually carrying around a stuffed animal in case anyone wants to play with her.  Outside, she loves to chase toys or balls or the other Springers, always coming back to her person to check in and get praise and loving.  Who knows?  Maybe someone will give her a belly rub which she adores!  On a leash walk, Ginger walks perfectly by her person’s side—no pulling on the leash like Circe does!
     
    Ginger’s original home had an electric fence which both Ginger and Circe respected; however, there is no fencing in their foster parents’ yard and that has not caused a problem for the girls.  Always supervised when outdoors, Ginger comes on command and will go into a nice “sit” when asked.  She is good off-leash when taken to the dog park or the woods where she usually follows Circe or just sticks with her people.  Ginger is a great passenger in the car, nestling into the seat usually intertwined with Circe and snoozing away the miles.
     
    This little Springer is quiet and calm indoors.  She enjoys jumping up on the couch or resting on one of the dog beds.  She likes to have belly rubs and snuggle next to her person or Circe.  If anyone comes to the door, Ginger barks an alert to her people joining the dog chorus with Circe and the resident Springer.  She does not bark excessively, though.    
     
    Since her original owners had serious health problems, Ginger was perhaps not taken outside to eliminate as often as she would have wanted.  So, she had accidents in the house.  To break this habit, Ginger is taken outside frequently on somewhat of a puppy schedule until she pees and poops.  She gets LOTS of praise and loving when she has success outside in the yard.  This regime seems to be working.  Until she is 100% trustworthy, though, she and the other dogs are gated out of the carpeted living room and dining room and have the kitchen and the rest of the house to themselves.  They do enjoy living room privileges when their foster parents settle there to read or watch television.  At night the Springer pack stays in their foster parents’ bedroom with the door closed. 
     
    Ginger enjoys going into her open-doored crate to rest or just to watch what is happening. She gets very excited at mealtime and squeaks and whines quietly to let her foster mom know she is ready to eat!  Once her bowl is set down, she gobbles up her meal.  She is not food aggressive at all towards people or dogs, though.  Good girl, Ginger!
    The resident cat has nothing to fear from Ginger and they shared a nose-to-nose greeting within a day of Ginger and Circe’s arrival.  The young male Springer in her foster home has become friends with both girls and is a particularly good partner in playing chase.
     
    Ginger was excellent at her vet appointment with the staff “oohing” at how cute and little she is!  He found her to be in very good health.  Ginger was also good with having the burrs combed out of her ears and feathering after her park excursion.  She had been groomed prior to coming into MAESSR’s care and she reportedly was a good girl for that.
     
    Consider opening your heart and home to this very sweet, diminutive Springer (and her sister, Circe, too).