1138 N. 166th St., Seattle, WA | Directions 9813347.749460 -122.343687
We adopted Patches from Ginger's almost a year and a half ago. He is a fine dog and came with lots of paperwork about the shelter in Oakland from which he'd been rescued, his flight to Seattle on Alaska Airlines and his vet bills for neutering, etc.
Unfortunately, he is not a family dog. My eight-year-old is very good with him and cries every time he bites a child, because she is afraid we will get rid of him. We have taken him to obedience classes once or twice a week almost every week since we got him. He has learned a lot (as have we) and he is a relatively well-behaved dog, except with children.
In retrospect, I understand that I placed far too much confidence in Ginger's organization. I had never had a dog before and I expected them to have the desire and ability to make a placement based on the best interests of the dog and the humans involved. In reality, I think their priority was to place Patches as quickly as possible.
I still believe in rescue dogs, but not for families with children, which is a shame, because there are so many fine dogs and families trying to find each other. I now agree with so many people who choose to get dogs from trusted breeders who take the time to carefully select which dogs should be placed with families.
I knew my daughter would treat a dog well. What I didn't think about was all the other children in my daughter's life, and their younger brothers.
We will keep Patches. I will continue to work with him every day and take him to obedience classes in the hopes that I can prevent his biting any more children. I'm glad that my daughter has a dog she loves, but I wish it had been a dog that didn't require so much of my time, money and worry.
Would not recommend. Her dog 'adoption' prices are totally unreasonable. She is selling dogs for profit! When I went to adopt my dog it was at some shady restaurant that she apparently works out of. I'm sure public health would have some concerns over that. It's too bad that she is capitalizing off these poor pooches!
Sham Rescue – Update Sept. 25, 2012
Brandon, first off if there are any typos in my posting they are just that, TYPOS from typing too fast in a tiny little box. I happen to have a college degree and make 6 figures working in a product development company. Unlike you, who work in a customer service call center.
So you claim to have been involved in the Renee Roske situation. YOU are a liar plain and simple. GPR did not have ANYTHING to do with the Renee Roske case. Nothing. She did not help any of the dogs or bust the mill.
Ginger Luke and her husband are FRAUDS. Their fraud goes back to their WildEyes LLC days and still continues. In fact Ginger's husband was recently busted in Snohomish County for growing pot! They are crooks to their core.
And for anyone who wants to attend an adoption event thinking they will get honest answers. Laughable at best. The majority of her volunteers are recovering addicts and thieves (something Ginger spoke of often). Another reason why I left. I didn't want to be associated with drug addicts.
Oh and by the way, I was volunteering with Ginger WAY before you had even heard of her. I had been volunteering with her since late 2006 early 2007. She was a churn and burn operation then and still is. Buying dogs from shelters and breeders for cheap and then reselling them.
Have another shot of Kool-aid Brandon
I fostered for her for over a year and before either of you. I was in her close circle of people and was privy to alot of info. that you probably are not.
She DOES buy dogs from back yard breeders and hobby breeders (NOT puppymills like she claims) and then resells them for as much as $1200.00. Some of these dogs were already spayed and neutered. So what cost did she have into them? And don't give me that crap about it's to save the next dog. Good rescues FUNDRAISE for what they need.
She has never shut down a puppymill like she claims. The only puppymill bust in our state was Renee Roske and Ginger didn't even help to foster any of those dogs. She likes to use the term "puppymill" because it get's sympathy and a higher adoption fee.
As soon as a dog got to it's foster home Ginger was pressuring her fosters to get their bio written up and to get them posted ASAP. She has a churn and burn operation. Good rescues make sure the dogs are vetted, healed, healthy and evaluated before they go to homes. Ginger does NOT do that. It's all about the quick turn around for her.
I saw dogs go out to homes who had not been fully vetted and the new families had to pay for the medical after already paying an 800.00 "adoption" fee.
She brings dogs from CA for as little as $50-75.00 and then turns around and "adopts" them out for as much as 500.00 Again, these dogs had already been altered and vaccinated. So again, where was her cost??? Do the math people.
She never gave any training for her fosters. Good rescues have training manuals and handbooks for new fosters.
The list of shady business going on with that woman is endless.
I too drank the Kool-Aid in the beginning, but then I listened to my gut and my logic and knew that what she was and still is doing is wrong. I didn't want to be a part of her fraud and scamming the public any longer. There are too many GOOD rescues out there working their butts off who actually care about the dogs. GPR is not one of them.
Ginger is the sweetest person you will ever meet. I have been involved with the pet rescue since 2008 so before the negative review at the bottom. I was involved in the Renee Roske situation prior to the angry person's review and I believe I know who it is.
Any questions anyone has they can post on here and I will be happy to answer. First of all she does not run a "churn and burn" operation. As you can tell from the typos the person made, they are obviously not the brightest person in the world and therefore their credibility when questioning the integrity of the rescue must also come into question.
Ginger lives in the same house that she has lived in for over twenty years, drives the same car that she's had since her mom gave it to her over ten years ago and wears the same pet rescue clothes she's had for years. The woman doesn't take vacations and doesn't do anything lavish so I ask you, if the person at the bottom was accurate in saying that Ginger uses the rescue to bring in money, where does it go?
The answer is, she doesn't hide money. Ginger is up to her neck in vet bills (ask her vet at Greenwood vet). Also, Ginger is very transparent with what she does (unlike the detractors of the pet rescue not citing examples or names). I have done everything for Ginger from fostering, transporting dogs, home inspections, driving to Ellensburg and back to pick up dogs, running adoption events, setting up adoption events, scouting new locations and meeting with store managers about future events, marketing for the pet rescue, working with the media, working with animal shelters (Tacoma, Bellevue, Ellensburg), running logistics for her etc.
If anyone has any questions they can write them on here and I will be glad to answer them. One piece of advice I ALWAYS give people who are skeptical as I was is this, if you want to know what the rescue is all about, go to an adoption event. There you will find people volunteering and ask them questions. They will give you completely honest answers and you can decide from yourself.
Adopted 2 and fostered many..Ginger is all about the dogs. I have volunteered for many years now...I know her heart...Her rescue has been a gift to me... but more importantly ..to the dogs and adopters.
Will always be grateful for volunteer time WELL SPENT!
Ginger is the most compassionate person I know. At times when we think animals should not be saved, she is there to give them another chance. I have never met a person that works as hard as Ginger does in not only saving death row dogs, but for finding fosters to watch the dogs and making sure the adoptions are a good match. She also will do anything to save a dog's life and will always make sure the adoptions go well by following up with a phone call to the adoptive parents. This group has a lot of qualified volunteers as well who love dogs and want to see the best for them. The costs for the adoptions are the way they are because all dogs are fixed, microchipped and current on their shots. With the dogs being in actual homes, their demeanors are also calm, as compared to those dogs found at the Humane Society. I give a thumbs up for this organization and know many families that are happy with those dogs they adopted from the agency.
Terrible Rescue: Previous Charges of Animal Cruelty!!!! – So we adopted a dog form Ginger, and when we told her how sick he was, she had no time for us. When we called and asked the woman who fostered him if he had been sick in the past, she wouldn't return our calls. But as soon as Ginger knew that we knew her sorted past, and CONVITION FOR ANIMAL CRUELTY IN MONTANA, she was DESPERATE to pay us off - wanted to meet us ASAP to give us a check.. We refused her money, And we will do what we can to let the authorties know what a sham she is running.
Buying dogs from breeders? – There are very few instances that this is ever acceptable anyway, and under the pretense of "rescue"? What a disservice to all the organizations that depend on donations for all their good work for the animals and others as well. Someone told me of this the other day, as a consequence, her organization will be out of my will tomorrow morning. And I won't stop there.
Dog "rescue" my butt – Ginger and her husband are not doing this to help dogs. They are in it for the money. More and more evidence comes out about them. It's only a matter of time before they go down. Found some very interesting stuff on the internet regarding their trouble in Montana and their wildlife "rescue" eh hem business that the state shut down.
Ginger and Jakob were part of a ring of crooks who were illegally selling endangered and protected animals. www.911animalabuse com/00abusers/savagekingdom.htm
And then her husband was convicted of animal abuse for starving the big cats on their farm.
And who wants to bet that part of their sentence was to stay away from animals for a certain period of time, which they have not done.
This proves that she has a history of making money off of animals.
Google Jakob Lueck and see what you find.
Consistent good rescue – I applaud Ginger's Pet Rescue. There is no book on "How to be a perfect rescue" I have known Ginger for 7 years and have interacted and watched her rescue grow. I can respect the hard work and mental strain that rescue can put on a person and fosters. The goal is to save a life and get the dog into a loving home.This is what rescue is all about.. I admire Ginger for her humbleness, and hard efforts to save death row dogs it takes a special person and she is. If you actually converse in person with her and listen to her, she always asks "How can I help" I hear her say this every time I see her. She helps others in situations with animals that and got to know her I aways hear her say this. Rescue is not easy and so many rescues fall short. Ginger's Pet Rescue has managed to remain consistent. Saving Lives is what it's all about not the short comings and pointing the fingers. It's all about saving the animals.
For anyone that is involved in rescue, you know it is a very difficult, sad but yet rewarding experience. Every rescue operates differently and has their own guidelines on how they operate. Ginger's Pet Rescue has been the most consistent rescue saving large amounts of dogs that would other wise be destroyed. Is it really fair or appropriate to dis-credit the service of saving animals? I say leave it to the potential adopter to decide and if they don't like it they can adopt from another rescue. But please don't vent on a City Search it does nothing positive for Rescue. Please go to the source and talk about about your concerns.
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