Sʜᴇʟᴛᴇʀ Dog Wants To Be Aᴅᴏᴘᴛᴇᴅ So Bᴀᴅʟʏ She Dances Everytime She Sees People
There are way too many dogs in Sʜᴇʟᴛᴇʀs throughout the world looking for homes, and it’s a very sᴀᴅ thing. And with puppy mills breeding and selling dogs to pet stores to be sold, a lot of people still go that route rather than adopting a Sʜᴇʟᴛᴇʀ dog who desperately needs a home before its time runs out. So many Sʜᴇʟᴛᴇʀ dogs are overlooked and ignored because of this lack of adopters.
In a Sʜᴇʟᴛᴇʀ with many other dogs, Ginger Rogers found an adorable way to stand out. Every time someone walked by her cage, she’d dance her little heart out! All she wanted was a dancing partner… Ginger, ᴀ ᴏɴᴇ-ʏᴇᴀʀ-ᴏʟᴅ mixed breed in Orange Country, Fʟᴏʀɪᴅᴀ, was picked up as a stray in early February. She was taken to ᴛʜᴇ Oʀᴀɴɢᴇ Cᴏᴜɴᴛʏ Aɴɪᴍᴀʟ Sʜᴇʟᴛᴇʀ in hopes that she could be fed, bathed, medicated and put out for ᴀᴅᴏᴘᴛɪᴏɴ.
Unfortunately, Ginger has ʜᴇᴀʀᴛᴡᴏʀᴍs. It’s a curable condition, but it deters potential adopters who don’t want to deal with the time and expense of ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛɪɴɢ her. Ginger is so desperate to find a forever home that she’s developed a fun, quirky habit whenever new people visit the Sʜᴇʟᴛᴇʀ: She dances! Like a woman doing the salsa, Ginger rises up on her hind legs and shuffles back and forth behind the bars of her kennel. Her tail wags; her tongue lolls out. She can dance for several seconds before getting tired and going back to four legs.
“Ginger Rogers is looking for a new dance partner!” she wrote.
The video was an instant hit. It racked up thousands of views in just a few short hours, and before long, that number had swelled to 500,000 views, 8,500 shares and 2,500 likes. It also prompted hundreds of comments from dog lovers and general well-wishers. Ginger’s story quickly spread through news outlets and social media. It was reported by everyone from Inside Edition to The Huffington Post, and comments were overwhelmingly positive as folks expressed their hope that Ginger could find a new home.
The good news is that her moves eventually paid off. After several weeks of strutting her stuff for potential adopters, ᴛʜᴇ Oʀᴀɴɢᴇ Cᴏᴜɴᴛʏ Aɴɪᴍᴀʟ Sʜᴇʟᴛᴇʀ posted on Facebook that Ginger had been taken home by a loving couple. “Miss Ginger was Aᴅᴏᴘᴛᴇᴅ earlier today and she will soon be raising the roof under her new roof!” they declared. Any story that ends with a Sʜᴇʟᴛᴇʀ dog being Aᴅᴏᴘᴛᴇᴅ is a good one! Be sure to pass this one along. 🙂