Although the shelter has been flooded with applications since the original Oct. 18 post, the shelter said in an Oct. 23 Facebook post that Ginger is still up for adoption.
“Thank you everyone for all the shares on our girl, Ginger,” the shelter said in the post. “She has made national news!! As of now she is still available for adoption. We have had so many inquiries!!!”
According to Kelsey Cronin, the dog's name was originally Sammy. In a comment on the shelter's Tuesday Oct. 23 post, Cronin claims the dog belonged to her brother and father, but when her brother went to California as part of the military and her father moved to Hawaii, they gave the dog to a couple.
“(My dad) ended up going with a couple who wanted to take Sammy and train her as an emotional therapy dog of some sort,” Cronin said. “My dad tried calling them for months after giving Sammy to them, but they never responded. I would have loved to take her in at the time, but I was living in a condo that didn't allow dogs. And I now have a 2 year old dachshund/pitbull mix and a 1 year old cat. My brother is still in California, and has a baby on the way. And my dad is still in Hawaii.
“I am completely heartbroken, we really thought Sammy was going to be in good hands, and the thought of her sleeping alone in a shelter every night kills me.”
Cronin said she would be contacting the shelter first thing in the morning and thanked the shelter for “loving Sammy all this time.”
In response to Cronin's comment, which included photos that appeared to be of the same dog as a puppy, the shelter said on Wednesday, "We had no idea who she was when she arrived as a stray so her name is Ginger now. But we are thrilled to get to know her past to help better determine the perfect place for her."
Those interested in adopting Ginger must have references, fill out an application and submit to a home check. Potential adopters must not have any other pets or children.