#2510 – Ginger

Status:   Adopted

Status: Adopted
Type: Sable and White
Age: 11-1/2 years
Birthday: September 23
Gender: Female
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Good with children: Yes
Good with cats: Yes
House broken: Yes
Foster Location: Esko, MN
Special needs: I must be adopted with my sister Holly. That is her on the left in the bottom picture.
Adoption requirements:
Available for adoption with an application & home visit. Don't hesitate to complete our adoption application form
Adoption Fee: Click here for fee
Description: “Sisters, sisters there never were such devoted sisters.” This lyric from the 1950’s movie “White Christmas” could have been written about Ginger and Holly. Their original family adopted them together because they were the last two puppies left from their litter and it seemed cruel to separate them. Well, Ginger and Holly have been together ever since, and after all these years, we have no intention of separating them now. Ginger and Holly can only be adopted as a pair.

Although at first glance these two seem almost identical, Ginger is actually smaller, weighing only 66 pounds to her sister’s 75. She has a beautiful thick coat that is a more reddish sable than Holly’s, hence her name. Both girls dislike being brushed, though they love to be petted.

When the twins arrived at their foster home Ginger was initially somewhat aloof, but once she settled in, she showed her foster mom that she could be a real heart breaker, even giving her shy collie kisses. In her original home, it was Ginger who liked to play with the children (ages 7 and 5) and loved to chase them around the house. At her foster home she has shown some tendencies toward being the alpha female, though she has not been aggressive with the other dogs; she just likes to take the higher spot and sleep in the favored doggie beds. She is also the one who gives her foster mom the occasional nudge to remind her that it is time to fix the dinner dishes.

Ginger tested positive for both Lyme’s disease and heartworm when she first arrived at MWCR. She has been successfully treated for Lyme’s and has now undergone the first round of treatment for heartworms. This is a serious and potentially dangerous treatment, particularly for older dogs, and during the lengthy recovery period it is essential that Ginger be kept very quiet. Most of her time is now spent in her foster mom’s guest room where she is being consoled for the next few weeks by her faithful sister, Holly.

Ginger and Holly are a loving, devoted pair of collie girls whose sweet nature and gentle dispositions would make them a wonderful addition to almost any family. They are good with children, adults and other dogs and are totally bonded with one another. They have spent almost twelve years together and are now looking for a forever family that understands that these two are an inseparable team.