Ginger is a very sweet and loving 5 year-old Chihuahua female who was seized along with another little dog from her previous owners by the local humane society for neglect. When Ginger came into the shelter, she was dragging a large abdominal mass as can be seen in one of her photos. The shelter reached out to us for help so that Ginger could get the medical attention she needed. When she arrived here with us, she immediately visited our vet to have the mass removed and biopsied as we were assuming it was a tumor. Much to our surprise and the vet clinic staff, Ginger was pregnant. The mass was actually a result of an inguinal hernia and contained two fetuses. The pups were not viable but Ginger survived the surgery and has recovered nicely in a foster home after undergoing two surgeries to repair the hernia. Thank goodness the humane society rescued Ginger when they did or she would have suffered sepsis and died as she would not have been able to deliver the pups. Ginger is now spayed so she is ready to live her life as someone’s very pampered pup from here on out. Ginger has a very funny gait as a result of two luxating patellas in her back legs that are beyond surgical repair. She has likely had these since she was a puppy and has adapted to walking with them—she can even climb stairs. Ginger wouldn’t be a good candidate for a walking buddy though. Short trips out to the yard to do her business and she’s ready to come back in and snuggle with her people. Ginger has adapted to her foster mom’s two small neutered male dogs but we think she would be happiest in a home where she would be the only dog. She likes nothing better than cuddling with her human friends or getting cozy in her comfy dog bed. Ginger keeps her crate spotless and seems to be housetrained. She had to be on crate rest while recuperating from her surgeries but would much prefer to be with her people. This little lady weighs about 12 pounds and her adoption fee is $250. She’s spayed, heartworm negative and on monthly preventative, up to date on vaccinations, wormed, on flea and tick preventative, and microchipped. As part of the adoption process, all adopters must commit to a two-week adjustment period to make sure it’s a great match before the adoption is finalized. Please email if you’re interested in Ginger. An approved application is required before we schedule meets with any of our dogs. Please note that we don’t place our dogs in homes with children under 7 years of age. We correspond via email so please check your junkmail or spam folder to make sure our reply hasn’t landed in there.

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