Adopt a Shelter Dog Month will be held in October. It’s a perfect time to look for a new adorable pooch to add to your family. In connection with this, let’s look back at a unique story from an animal shelter in Maine.

Last year, the Responsible Pet Care of Oxford Hills wanted to promote adoption of rescue and shelter dogs. They wanted people to consider taking pooches home, especially the shelter’s long-time resident pooch named Ginger.

Ginger, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, has been living inside the shelter for almost four years already. The staff wanted to do everything to help the pooch find his new family. One day, they decided to post Ginger’s photo on social media. They thought that this strategy would help attract more potential adopters to check out the pooch. Here’s Ginger’s viral photo:

Yes, you’ve read that right. Ginger has been here 1,456 days. She was brought to us as a stray in 2014. She needs the…

Posted by Responsible Pet Care of Oxford Hills on Thursday, October 18, 2018

The photo has been shared for over 2,000 times. It also garnered over 600 reactions and more than 300 comments. The staff thought that someone would finally step up to adopt the pooch. Unfortunately, Ginger still haven’t found his new home.

It was not until January 2019 that Ginger finally got adopted. The shelter posted another beautiful post to update everyone that Ginger has a new home. A lot of people were delighted to hear the good news.

Grab your tissues, I’m about to tell you a story. ❤️About a month and a half ago I was contacted by a woman who had…

Posted by Responsible Pet Care of Oxford Hills on Friday, January 18, 2019

Ginger is now living his new life with his mom, Lucille. Now, she enjoys spending her time going on adventures with her new family.

It’s really heartwarming that long-time residents like Ginger found her new family. Hopefully, people will consider adopting more shelter dogs. Let’s all help find a home for these adorable pups. Let’s not make them wait for years before they meet a new family.

This coming October, let’s all join hands to adopt more shelter and rescue dogs. Visit the nearest local shelter to ask about the adoption process today.

Credits to Responsible Pet Care of Oxford Hills for this incredible story.


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