Lonely dog has been waiting in shelter for over 7 years, begs someone to give her a ‘second chance’

There are so many pets in shelters just waiting for someone to take them home. But sometimes it takes longer for some animals than others to get adopted.

And unfortunately, many animals end up waiting years to find their forever homes… and start to wonder if they’ll ever get out. But no matter how old a dog gets or how long they’ve been in a shelter, they still deserve a chance at happiness.

Now, one shelter is trying to find one of their oldest dogs a new home… using one heartbreaking photo that tells her whole story.

Ginger is a Labrador retriever mix located in Lake of the Ozarks in Osage Beach, Missouri. She’s a good dog that loves to play… but sadly, no one has ever given her a home.

She’s been at Dogwood Animal Shelter for nearly eight years, waiting behind bars as other dogs get adopted out.

But the shelter is hoping someone takes a chance on Ginger, once they see how long the poor girl has been waiting:

A viral photo shows Ginger looking sad in her kennel, while a sign outside tells her story:

“Hi! I’m Ginger! I’ve been waiting here 7 years, 9 months, 2 weeks and 2 days.”

“I’m a good girl! I promise! I just need a 2nd chance.”

It’s a heart-tugging photo, and it’s certainly gotten people’s attention: it’s currently been shared over 14,000 times in just a day.

Ginger does need to be the only pet in the household, but other than that she’s just a good dog looking for a home. She’s sure to love you forever for giving her the “second chance” she’s been waiting for.

We hope Ginger finds a home soon! If you are interested you can visit or contact Dogwood Animal Shelter and fill out an application!

Let’s find this poor dog a home! Spread the word by sharing this story!

Related posts

Giggles The Angry Cat Isn’t Actually Angry And Is, In Fact, A Total Sweetheart

Carolyn Mullet

When Pregnant Dog Is Critically Injured Near Highway, Fellow Stray Refuses To Leave Her Side

Carolyn Mullet

This Happy Chonk From Russia Loves Snow, And His Photos Are Adorable

Carolyn Mullet

Dog Totally Can’t Believe It When He Sees Snow For The First Time

Carolyn Mullet

Shelter Volunteer Falls in Love with Sweet Rescue Pup

Carolyn Mullet

Trucker Takes Home Dog He Found Dodging Traffic

Carolyn Mullet

Couple Finds Stray Pit Bull In Truck, And He Refuses To Get Out Until He’s Adopted

Carolyn Mullet

Abused Puppy Seized From New York Home Is Adopted By Responding Officer

Carolyn Mullet

Homeless Man Rushes Into Burning Shelter, Attempts To Pull Animals Out To Safety


Woman Leaves Her Car Door Open And Finds Someone Adorable Inside

Carolyn Mullet

Loyal German Shepherd steps up to be protector of orphaned baby deer

Carolyn Mullet

Barking Dog Leads Officer To His Trapped Sibling

Carolyn Mullet