Meet Ginger

This 1-year-old, 52-pound German short-haired Pointer mix is sweet, curious and easy to handle – she's also easy on the eyes. Ginger can be a little shy at first, but her loving nature helps her warm up quickly to new people and situations. She is healthy and active and will need a dose of daily exercise.

Although she's very attentive, Ginger has a bit of the huntress in her and tends to follow her nose, so she may tend to wander. Not to worry though – with the proper training and bonding, this girl will be a dedicated companion. Ginger gets along well with other dogs, cats and children. She would be a great addition to any active home and family.

For more information on adopting Ginger, please stop by or call K9 PALS, whose facility is located at the Santa Barbara County Animal Shelter, 5473 Overpass Road, off Patterson Avenue, 681-4369. To meet other adoptable cats, dogs and bunnies, please visit www.allforanimals.com.

411 on Training & Support

Thanks to a generous grant from the Santa Barbara Foundation, K-9 PALS is able to offer four free training sessions to all adopters. The sessions are a great introduction to basic obedience as well as an opportunity to receive one-on-one advice from a trainer to help your new best friend fit perfectly into your family and lifestyle. Additionally, K-9 PALS offers a 24/7 hotline number to call in the event that adopters have any questions or concerns about their newly adopted dog.

The folks at K9 PALS, whose goal is for all adoptions to be perfect matches, believe that life is better with a dog. Stop by soon – your new best friend is waiting for you!