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

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!

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