This week we’d like to feature a sweet, gentle German Shepard named Ginger. Ginger is 3 years and 4 months old and has a video. Ginger - Oregon Humane Society She’s a big girl at 69 pounds, and she’s had a really tough few months. She’s looking for a stable home in a quiet neighborhood with a person or family who can give her structure as well as physical and mental exercise.
You see, she was originally surrendered to Oregon Humane in late September, and since then has been adopted and returned three times, through no fault of her own.
In her original home she lived on 4 acres with sheep and chickens. She primarily lived outdoors there, with an outdoor doghouse so she’ll need practice living indoors. She’ll just love to be pampered being an indoor dog as is evident from the experience in her next three homes. In this first home she escaped the yard several times and has proven to be able to jump over a 5-foot fence. Honestly, I chalk this up to boredom. She lived in the yard full time, so I’m sure she was lonely and bored, and just looking for something fun to do.
Her first adopter had her for two weeks and adored her, but found they were super allergic to her. In that home she did really well with going potty outside and she lived with a cat that she liked to chase (though she never tried to harm the cat). That person had this to say about her, ‘She’s super super sweet and had great willingness to learn all the things she hasn’t yet. She potties outside and will let you know when she has to go.’
Her second adopter only had her for 3 days. They lived in a second-floor unit with an open concrete stairway, and she was terrified of the stairs. She was okay going up them but going down was super scary to her. I can’t blame her! I find open, concrete stairs pretty scary too! That adopter said she was ‘high energy, very sweet, and will follow you around everywhere.’ But, apparently not down the scary steps!
Her third adopter had her for a week, and discovered she had skin allergies which are very common in German Shepards and are usually fairly easy to manage. But this adopter had previously had a pet with skin allergies and didn’t want another one…In that home Ginger also lived with a cat that she was interested in chasing, but the cat didn’t want to play with her. The cat would hiss and then Ginger would just lie down and huff. This is what her third adopter had to say about her, ‘Ginger is an amazing dog. She can sit, shake, lay down, and is potty trained. She nudges you when she needs to go outside. Ginger loves people and makes human friends very easy. She will let you wipe off her paws when coming into the house. She does not get on the furniture or bed and she sleeps on the floor next to the bed or couch. She’s easy to walk and is awesome on leash.’
Ginger is a staff and volunteer favorite at OHS. Everyone just loves her. She loves being brushed, playing with food puzzles, and playing with toys. Check out her video!