Dog In Shelter 700 Days Has Too Much Love To Give, Needs A Family To Share It With

Written by: Dr. Katy Nelson

December 11, 2015

**Update December 26, 2016**

This is the best news! Sweet Ginger spent her Christmas in her new forever home! Her new family, the Pembertons, say:

She’s the greatest dog ever. She gets more sweet everyday. We couldn’t have have asked for a better pet.

The Pembertons had wanted a new dog for a long time, but for felt it wasn’t the right time, until this month. Then, they found Ginger. The brought her home for a two week trial, which wasn’t necessary – because they instantly fell in ruv!

We are so happy for you, Ginger!

**Original Story**

Ginger has no clue what’s taking her family so gosh dang long to walk into the Little Traverse Bay Humane Society, make eye contact, and realize what they’ve been missing this whole time. She’s been wondering: “Is it my ears? Are they just too floppy?” and “Maybe it’s my tail. Sometimes it hits people in the legs when it’s wagging so hard.”

Ginger july photo

But when she thought for a while longer, Ginger realized that none of these was the reason she’s still waiting: it was that no one could handle all the love packed into such a sweet pup. That much devotion and longing can be a lot to handle, it’s true.

Our wish this year? That some kind person will welcome Ginger into their family and give her the home she deserves in…

Posted by Little Traverse Bay Humane Society on Friday, November 27, 2015

Ginger has been waiting for her human for quite some time, which makes her a member of the rescue’s Lonely Hearts Club. She’s a Plott Hound mix, which is code for “chase ALL the squirrels,” and means she must go to a home with a fenced-in yard to keep herself and other animals safe.

You see, Ginger has a strong prey drive as a result of those hunting dog roots, and she’ll give chase to almost anything. Because of this and her pickiness with canine friends, she’ll also need a home with no other pets.


Jessica Evans of the Little Traverse Bay Humane Society in Michigan told the BarkPost:

She loves people, and is a sweet and playful dog who would like nothing more than to find a family of her own to love her. Since Little Traverse Bay Humane Society is a no-kill shelter, Ginger will have a home with us until she finds a permanent one of her own—we know the perfect family is out there somewhere for her!

Life hasn’t been easy for this girl; she was plucked from a high kill shelter before arriving at the Humane Society where she currently waits. Fortunately none of that is reason enough to break her spirit, and Ginger is just as excited as ever to get out and really live a dog’s life.


Ginger’s Lonely Hearts Club membership gives her a reduced adoption fee: just $75. You can view her adoption profile here. If you’d like to inquire about Ginger please call the shelter at 231-347-2396 or contact the Shelter Operations Manager Sara Meyer at [email protected] You can also fill out an adoption application online and email or fax it in.

Your best friend awaits!

Written by: Dr. Katy Nelson

December 11, 2015