GingerRescue Me ID: 22-09-18-00246

About Ginger

Adoption Fee: $440
Poodle mix
Age: Young Adult
Sex: Female

PLEASE READ ENTIRE BIO! Ginger (red/apricot) miniature poodle, joined the rescue as an owner surrender; weighing in a 15 lbs., and almost 3 yrs. She would only thrive if she was adopted by a family who will take her to a formal obedience training class and help her continue to learn her manners that her foster family is reinforcing. She is a very intelligent, trainable, playful, loving, spunky, clever, beautiful girl with an apricot/red coat. As the new family/Adopter: must be patient and dedicated to being a firm pack leader, providing discipline, continue guiding her and willing to attend obedience training with her so she continues to learn boundaries/manners to be the best version of herself. She will also need attention to continue leash (with a harness) and crate training, daily brushing and regular grooming. Any children in the family would need to be at least 12 years old and experienced with dogs. She would NOT be a match for an elderly/frail or mobility challenged person or a person who doesn't want to spend time with Ginger. If there is another dog in the home, it should be larger than 15 lbs. and willing to submit. Ginger doesn't care for cats but you could teach her how to pick up your keys, open the fridge, or fetch your newspaper. She is licensed, vaccinated, spayed and microchipped and will come with a dental cleaning appointment, collar, harness and her own bed for a new crate as this is Ginger's preferred sleeping place (crate covered at night). Her adoption fee is $440 and meet and greets will ONLY be accepted with approved application, a phone interview and agreement to continue behavior training with Ginger. Pathways Home doesn't believe doggy doors are a good option because of the wildlife, including bobcats, birds of prey, and coyotes in Arizona. Ginger rides well in the car with a restraint buckle or in a crate, plays very well with larger dogs, is a seeker of food and beverage (not necessarily dog food and water) but likes her dog food too, loves, loves, loves, squeaking dog toys, chew safe bones/toys, and playing fetch. She also likes older children and looks forward to her morning and/or evening walk. She loves to receive pets, belly rubs, hugs, watch a movie on the couch with you and to go for a swim in her life jacket but most of all she loves to lay on a floaty in the pool. She will kiss you and wag her tail in return. She isn't a barker, but rather will let out a little whine to inform you she wants something or bark when she hears something outside. Her foster family has been teaching her: good manners and boundaries, including - how to bathroom out on a walk/leash, crate training, how to be respectful of smaller dogs, how to enjoy sitting on the couch and not scaling tables as well as drinking human drinks out of a cup. She knows how to sit, go get a toy, lay down, 'bed' and is working on 'come, stay, down, off, paw, off, gentle, with me, no, up-up and many more commands.' Additionally, Ginger is learning how to sit at the door, rather than attempting an escape. She's a runner so she will NOT be a good match for an adopter who doesn't have time for the training and daily exercise she needs. This will be something needing ongoing attention so she doesn't run off. If you believe you would be a good adopter for Ginger and can meet all her needs, please visit our website at: and click on the 'Adopt' button at the top of the page to complete an application. Adoption Fee: $440 and she comes with a dental appointment for a cleaning. Not all applicants will receive a phone interview or follow up call and the Rescue director will post updates publicly when her adoption is final.


Pathways Home Animal Rescue
Maricopa County
PHOENIX, Arizona 85032



  • Not Good with Cats


  • High Energy
  • Very Dominant


  • Spayed
  • Vaccinations Current

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