Sep 2011: Ginger was surrendered to a Spokane area shelter when her elderly owner could no longer care for her. At just 7-yrs old she still has a lot of life ahead of her, was used to living on acreage, not a big barker. She was a little confused by the shelter but totally accepted petting and loves and was happy to greet new people. Much thanks to Pat with Washington Bassett Rescue for her evaluation and to the Spokane Humane Society for recognizing the importance of getting Ginger into a breed appropriate home.
Oct 2011: Rich & Diane live relatively close to this shelter and volunteered to pull her for us and help get her to our foster home near Moscow. Ginger never got to make the trip to Moscow because once in Rich's car she wasn't leaving. She was a bit unsure at first about bossy Jessy & Cody wanting to play but it didn't take long for her to find her place in the pack... and on the bed and the couch. Ginger couldn't have asked for a better retirement home since Rich & Diane also have some space around their home like the acreage Ginger was used to. Thanks for giving a middle-aged girl a chance to continue her good life. We're pretty sure her former owner would be happy to know she is happy and loved.
Jan 2012, Rich writes: Ginger is doing very well. She was fairly timid when she first arrived but she's pretty much gotten over it. She plays with Cody a lot. They chase each other. Cody will sometimes get a stick and lie down to chew on it - Ginger then jumps around Cody barking and nipping at him until he gets up and they start running some more. She's very athletic leaping over tree stumps or other obstacles (which sometimes include Cody or Jessy).
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