For the past week I’ve been fostering “Cookie” one of Ginger’s death row dogs. Even though Cookie had all her vaccines including Bordatella prior to her transport up here from California, she came down with Kennel Cough. Ginger had me take her into Greenwood Vet to be treated and it was paid for by Ginger’s Pet Rescue. Cookie was going to be available for adoption this weekend but Ginger doesn’t want her around the other dogs in the kennel or at the adoption event because she is looking out for their best interest, so we are going to keep Cookie until she is feeling better. Through this whole experience I believe Ginger has shown her care and concern for her foster dogs and I’m happy to be a part of the organization.
Ginger’s Pet Rescue is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization – one of the largest non-profit pet rescue organizations in Washington state specializing in saving Death Row Dogs.
Our mission is to give homeless animals with no hope the life they deserve through rescue, foster and adoption.
We do not have a physical shelter location. We rely on a large network of fosters in the Seattle area, who provide our dogs with love and care during transition from rescue to adoption. We are solely supportive on adoption fees and donations to help us provide for the 100+ dogs in our rescue at any given time. Over 90% of every dollar generated goes to the rescue of our animals.
WHERE WE WORK
We take in dogs from local families in need, in state and out of state shelters, and we also work with overseas rescue groups on occasion. We do not discriminate – we rescue dogs small and big, old and young, healthy and sick, purebred and Heinz 57. Our belief is that every dog deserves a forever home.
GINGER’S FIRST RESCUE
Barney was my very first rescue on January 11th, 2006 – a day I will never forget. You can read all about how I met Barney, and fortuitously began rescuing dogs, in the Seattle Times feature here. After I convinced Barney’s owner to turn him over for $50, I had a dog and no idea what to do with him, but it all worked out.
We found Barney a wonderful home and vet care has been worked out. I saved this poor little guy two days ago and “bought him for fifty dollars”. He was locked up in a hell hole for 8 months in a bathroom and his collar was on so tight he was choking and has soars under his neck. Barney has never seen green grass and outside in his entire life and when I took him for his first walk his little nose went absolutely crazy. Barney is one wonderful inspirational story that makes me want to do even more.
Please let the word out that I am looking for MORE foster homes for dogs I plan to rescue in the very near future. Thanks ever so much everyone for your emails and support!
~ Ginger Luke
We LOVE that she rescues dogs on death row, those with special needs and older dogs as these are much harder to place than puppies and ones that show well at shelters. Our dogs foster mom went above and beyond, even met us half way for the meet and greet since we had quite a ways to travel. She continued to check on us several times to make sure he was adjusting ok and getting along with our other dog. We saw all his vet records and invoices and yes, it is expensive to care for a dog, but the fee was not much more that what had been spent on him and I imagine it came no where close to what was spent on food, travel, supplies, etc. We cannot imagine him not being a part of our lives now and it’s people like those involved with Ginger’s Pet Rescue that save these dogs everyday. I would highly recommend Ginger’s Pet Rescue!!
I adopted a wonderful dog from Ginger 3 weeks ago. During this time I have examined her rescue and found all the volunteers and Ginger are dedicated to saving as many dogs as possible. I couldn’t take my dog home right away and the wonderful foster, Trish, kept her for an additional week. I received loads of paperwork on Autumn including owner surrender/vet notes/Alaska Airlines paperwork, etc)…Autumn was pulled from euthanasia one hr before death. She is a wonderful little dog and will be 3 in June. I can’t thank the kind people of Gingers Shelter enough for all they did and continue to do for me.