A dog in an orange hoodie riding in a car.


Toy poodle jumps out of moving car—and becomes an internet star

Don't worry: She's fine!


Siobhan Ball

Internet Culture

Published Mar 11, 2021   Updated Mar 11, 2021, 1:40 pm CST

A toy poodle named Ginger made her internet debut in the most dramatic way possible: by jumping out of the window of a moving car and somehow coming away unscathed.


Ginger’s human was driving along with the camera set up to capture some sweet footage of a happy dog enjoying a car ride, because who doesn’t love to see that? Apparently, Ginger is normally quite a timid little pupper, and just peeks out a tiny bit, so there was no reason to suspect what would happen.

For whatever reason, that was the day that Ginger got her courage and decided to stick her whole head out the window, balancing her tiny front paws on the open frame. What happened next was horrifying to watch as the tiny puppy then either leapt, or according to her human, was pulled out of the window by the wind.

"Ginger in her lap right now like this traumatized asf Rolling on the floor laughingSkull" a white chijauja with a blue bow sits on a person wearing white jean's lap in a car. The dog has a human like traumatised expression
"her & the dog the rest of the way home:" A mother and daughter sit in awkward silence in a car
"Ginger after being rescued and now y’all otw home" a very badly made taxidermies fox on a chair, it has a nervous expression

Fortunately, Ginger was absolutely fine, and even got a clean bill of health from the vet when her human took her for a check-up later. While her adventure may have been traumatizing to her person and the half of the internet who watched it happen, Ginger has been able to move on unscathed, sitting on forbidden chairs and just generally being the cutest little bean around.


Ginger’s adventure is making lots of dog owners think twice about letting their good boys and girls do the same in future.

"Ok let me roll my windows up! Rolling on the floor laughing" a little brown dog with a curly tail looks out of a car window
"One of my worst  fears for the homie" night scene of a white terrier leaning out of a car window

But don’t worry, you don’t have to deny them the joy of an open window car ride completely. People have plenty of advice for Ginger’s human, and everyone else, to avoid any further incidents. A leash that clips onto the passenger seat’s headrest and keeping the window rolled at least halfway up willboth help keep little Ginger and any other small, adventurous puppers from going flying in the future.

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*First Published: Mar 11, 2021, 12:57 pm CST