Ginger is the shelter’s “little princess,” but it’s time for her to find her own home.


Ginger the dog doesn’t have a bad life at the Paris, Maine, animal shelter where she’s lived for almost four years. She’s beloved by staff and volunteers, and she spends a good amount of time outside the shelter ― including long walks through the woods and trips to McDonald’s, where she enjoys a plain cheeseburger.

“She’s our little princess,” Pat Ingersoll, canine director at accountable Pet Care of Oxford Hills.

But when quite one,1450 days, Ginger desires a home of her own.

RESPONSIBLE PET CARE OF OXFORD HILLSGinger is loving, outgoing and snuggly, but has some issues with resource guarding.

Ginger has gone viral the organization wrote a Facebook post particularization however long she’s been searching for Associate in Nursing adoptive parent. The post includes a photograph of Ginger showingto appear at the camera with pleading eyes, sporting a signal that claims, “I are within the shelter for one,456 days. Please Adopt me.”

“She was delivered to United States as a stray in 2014,” the Facebook post reads. “She desires the proper home, not simply any home.”

Ingersoll aforementioned that it’s been tough finding the correct home for Ginger as a result of she has some specific desires that a replacement family should be able to handle.

RESPONSIBLE PET CARE OF OXFORD HILLSGinger checks out some dog toys on an outing.

Ginger is outgoing, loving and enjoys snuggling, Ingersoll said. But she also has some issues with resource guarding ― meaning she can become defensive and possessive of objects like her food bowl and toys. For that reason, RPC doesn’t consider her a good fit for families with small children, or any children who may not be savvy enough to recognize when they need to leave Ginger alone. She also cannot be placed in a home with other animals.

Ingersoll noted that Ginger has never bitten anyone, and RPC wants to make sure it stays that way.

“Because she is such a unique and loving dog, we don’t want to put her in a situation where she can fail,” she said.

While RPC is willing to consider adopters who aren’t local, any adopter would have to come meet Ginger in person and agree to a home check by the shelter. Adoption applications can be found on the group’s website.

“We would love nothing more than for her to have her own family right now,” said Ingersoll.