Small Breed Rescue of Southern California

Adoption Details For Ginger!

Type Dog
Primary Breed Chihuahua
Secondary Breed
Name Ginger
Gender Female
Spayed / Neutered Yes
Primary Color Tan
Secondary Color
Age 4 Year(s) 2 Month(s) Old
Weight 4 lbs. 8 oz.

Hi! My name is Ginger after the 1960's TV show character Ginger Grant because I’m stunning in my ginger coat and I know it. While I may seem full of myself with an air of snootiness, my heart is genuine and I will work my magic on you with my puppy dog eyes.

A few of my family members and I came from a major hoarding situation so while I am friendly, I am also horribly bashful and a bit shy with new people. I am the most stand-offish of the group.

If left on my own or in a position to show other dogs who I am, I display a happy-go-lucky, carefree, engaging, adaptive, and cheerful attitude in a general situation. But I am still scared of humans, though I will let you pick me up (while I hide my face in a corner) if you come to me in a patient and slow manner.

Right now I am looking for a home with patience while I learn what it's like to be a normal dog that is part of a normal home so I can just be me.

Imagine if you will being an adult that is my size and for the first time you get to … go outside. Just the sheer vastness of never-ending space and scenery can be breathtaking but also overwhelming.

I have only recently learned what a yard is and what it means to potty outside, amazing by the way. I do try to put on a brave face and I will go where I am asked to go….eventually, but oh man, is it really hard sometimes to retain the brave persona.

While others feel that they still need to defend their stuff, I am actually really well adapted in a doggy group. I like to hang out with others and I have only had one or two spats but that was with a relative, not one of the other dogs that are new to me.

Even though I do get along with other dogs that are my size, as long as they are docile like me, I would be okay in a home where I am the only dog. Sorry, but kids and I are not a good combination, at least not right now.

Something else that was new for me, going to the vet. The rescue has had all of my medical taken care of. That’s right! Though I was already spayed, I have since received all my shots, was dewormed, have a microchip, and had a dental done – that was the worst part for me, I lost a fair amount of teeth but now I am happy, healthy, and pain-free!

Overall, right now I am shy and a bit scared of new surroundings and people. With new people I just freeze and cower awaiting the impending pickup, hoping it’s a positive outcome. I breathe a sigh of relief and I will show you how relieved I am when it is!

What I’m trying to say is that, while I am still learning what freedom, independence, and being a confident, normal, content dog is, if I am in the right home with the right peeps, I can and will be an amazing companion who will love and cherish every last pet, cuddle and treat I receive. Are you willing to take a chance on me?

If you think we may be a good match, or you would like to get to know me better, please click the Adoption Application button below and an adoption counselor will reach back out to you.

Due to home introductions that are part of the adoption process, we can only accept applications from interested parties who are in or near North County, San Diego, California at this time.