Positive for heartworms?: 
Extraordinary Golden Fund recipient?: 

GRR number: 15-095

Type of Surrender: Owner Surrender from New Braunfels

Status: Pending Medical Hold

Age: 11 years

Weight: 53 pounds (ideal weight is 55)

Personality: Ginger is a classic mature chocolate Labrador retriever with a heartwarming background. Unfortunately, Ginger developed severe cataracts 5 years ago, and has lost her sight. In spite of her misfortune, she has incredibly good luck and an unbelievable companion in Mylee (15-096), her Golden Retriever best girlfriend. In true Golden fashion, as a three year old pup, Mylee volunteered to become Ginger’s constant companion and her “eyes”.  On walks, they use a dual lead, Mylee side by side with Ginger, guiding her along the way.  Mylee’s dedicated service means Ginger can lead a more normal life doing the things they both enjoy. This partnership worked wonders.

However, Mylee and Ginger’s parents now find they must transfer abroad, and regrettably cannot take them along. Because of their close relationship, Mylee, super Golden guide dog and Ginger, classic lady Lab need to be adopted as a pair with Gold Ribbon volunteers dedicated to finding their new home.   

In spite of her visual handicap, Ginger is a well-mannered smart lady, and has gotten along fine in a household with three other canines of various sizes and breeds. Ginger’s GRR foster mom reports that Ginger is settling in just fine to her new surroundings, and is finding her way around with little or no problems. While initially a bit timid, she is quickly learning the “lay of the land” with Mylee’s assistance and is quickly showing more of her sweetheart personality.  

In the past, Ginger has spent time indoors and outdoors, and does fine inside, including being housebroken.  She does great during car rides, with just a little assistance needed when getting out of the car. Ginger sleeps peacefully through the night, and has demonstrated a well-developed appetite (no picky eater here). She appreciates attention (all belly rubs graciously accepted) and is a lovable companion, but does not mind being left on her own as well.  She has a calm, reserved personality that creates a tranquil mood around her.

Ideal Home: Ginger would be best matched to a household with moderate activity levels and a relatively set daily routine. She is one-half of an inspiring pair of dogs (with Mylee 15-096), and the companionship with Mylee as her guide dog needs to continue in their new home. Watch for updates and more info on what would make an ideal forever home for them in the coming days.

To learn about the adoption process and complete an application, click here.   We do not guarantee the availability of the dog that you have expressed interest in as it may be matched to another waiting family.  However, there are always new dogs available as rescue is dynamic.  We appreciate your interest in adopting a rescued golden.


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