Our Adoption Tail about Ginger, the German Shepherd Mutt

Ginger – the German Shepherd Mutt

Foster Dog Tail that Turned Into an Adoption Tail

Ever since my daughter was 2 or 3 years old she wanted a dog of her own. It’s part of why we started fostering. Even though we already had a rottie/lab mix, JJ, I wanted to give her the experience of different dog breeds, and show her the responsibility of a dog. We attended the Dog Fair in Madison, WI and ever since she has been obsessed with German Shepherds. I didn’t feel a German Shepherd was a good first dog for a 9-year-old 🙂 So I began looking for a mix that resembled a GSD. I was all set to foster Miley, a GSD mix… but then saw this face posted needing a foster and I fell in love immediately!ginger-img_1724

For some reason that face was calling my name, so I immediately asked if I could switch dogs to foster, and that was the start of our story of Ginger. She was 6 months old when we took her in January 2016. She was a little wild, full of puppy energy still, and not potty trained… so here we go again.


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We decided to get a DNA test on her out of curiosity. I used Wisdom Panel and was very happy with the results. Turns out Ginger is an

  • American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Australian Cattle Dog
  • Chow Chow
  • German Shepherd
  • Greyhound Mix

Ginger has become a great addition to our family. You can follow some our experiences with her through this blog.

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