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Ginger Rogers - Silky Terrier (long coat) Dog For Adoption
Silky Terrier Dog For Adoption in Abrams, WI, USA


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Ad ID: ADN-40024
Times Ad Viewed: 427 times
Date Listed: 08/28/2016
Date Expires: 07 days from now

verified Rescue Information

Organization Name: Open Door Rescue Oasis Critters Companion
Location: Abrams, WI

Breed: Silky Terrier
Gender: Female Female

Ginger Rogers

Age: Senior
Color/Markings: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut with Black
Size at Maturity: Small
Availability Date: 08/28/2016
Location: Abrams, WI, 54101
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Tags: Silky Terrier Dog For Adoption in Abrams, WI, USA

Silky Terrier Dog For Adoption in Abrams, WI, USA

Physical Attributes
Ear Type Erect
Tail Type Bob
Coat Length Long
Grooming Needs High
Likes to Vocalize Quiet
Shedding Amount Moderate
Altered No
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Dogs Yes
OK with Cats Yes
Energy Level Low
Activity Level Slightly Active
Exercise Needs Low
Fence Required Not Required
Obedience Training Needs Training
Owner Experience Required Species
  • Good in a Car
  • Likes to Be in Your Lap
Personality Characteristics
  • Timid
  • Affectionate
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations
  • Ongoing Medical Care Needed

Posted Breed: Silky Terrier (long coat). Ginger is a shy dog with lots of personality! She is 9 years old and was "retired" from a puppy mill in May and has made great progress. She loves to sleep in bed at night and is very affectionate. She is also learning to walk on a leash, and walks pretty well using a halter. Ginger is being potty training currently, and training may need to continue after adoption. She does have missing teeth and will have a dental and spay in December. She also has a heart arrhythmia which will need to be monitered. She will be spayed and up to date on vaccines prior to adoption. She is microchipped. Her adoption fee is $350.

Silky Terrier

Overview: The Silky Terrier is a very bright dog who is a quick thinker and quick mover. He is inquisitive by nature and very energetic. Thus, it may be a good idea to treat this pup to a course in obedience training.
Breed Group: Toy
Weight (lbs): 8-11
Height (in): 9-10
Colors: Blue and tan.
Coat: Hair is long, smooth, silky, and shiny. There is no undercoat.
Character: Silky Terriers are always upbeat and lively. Known for their intelligence and loyalty, they are very protective of their family.
Temperament: This breed needs to be socialized around cats at an early age, if they're expected to live peacefully with them later on (they like to chase them). They are normally very affectionate with children, but they will bark at visitors.
Care: Its coat needs brushing or combing every other day. He should be bathed regularly, and the coat must be trimmed occasionally.
Training: This breed is very intelligent, making training an easy process.
Activity: The Silky Terrier can adjust to your family's activity level with no problem.
Country of Origin: Australia
Health Issue: This breed is generally healthy, though there may be minor concern over intervertebral disc disease, elbow dysplasia, patellar luxation, and diabetes.
Life Expectancy: 12-15

More About Silky Terrier Breed
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