Utah/Idaho Vizsla Rescue

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Original story: Ginger is an approx 3-4 yr old female vizsla from a WY shelter. She came to us with a few broken teeth but has now had a complete dental and medical check up. She is current on vax and microchipped and loving life with Laurie & crew.... although we're not sure "the crew" is thrilled with Ginger since she's a bit of a pushy broad but if you like a take charge in-your-face girl, Ginger might be for you! She's a major cling-on aka love machine and demands a lot of petting! Her new home will need to establish boundaries with her if there is another dog cause she'll definitely try to run the show. She is crate trained, learning house manners, unknown with cats and has not been evaluated for hunting. We feel she would do well with older kids but might be too much for little kids who could get knocked down in her exhuberance. She is a total fetching machine... give this girl a ball and she's thrilled!

Nov 2013, Peggy writes: In the almost four years Ginger lived with me she was all of that and more. The only thing she liked better than getting her head rubbed was the prospect of catching a chipmunk in the yard, but that darn leash was always just a foot too short. But she would lie in wait, hoping one would stray within reach, and steathily creep up on it. She loved splashing in the creek and playing in the snow, too.

Ginger must have been fighting the cancer in her body for months, but showed no signs of it. One day in mid-May, she suddenly started showing balance problems and couldn't make it down the stairs. By the next day, she needed support to sit up. Over the next two weeks, we made three trips to the Vet Hospital in Ft. Collins, CO but she died on June 3, 2013. The cancer was in all her organs. There was nothing to be done. Visit Ginger at The Bridge.

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