Despite a flood of calls to a Maine animal rescue, a dog that has been living at the shelter for four years remains without a forever home.
Responsible Pet Care of Oxford Hills also received visitors interested in meetingGinger, a 7-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier, but so far, none have panned out.
“We would like to express our complete gratitude for all who have called, messaged and stopped by the shelter to meet Ginger,” the shelter wrote on Facebook. “Our staff has been working very diligently on trying to return as many calls as they can.”
Ginger’s popularity comes after the shelter posted a picture of her to Facebook last week, wearing a sign that read “I have been in the shelter for 1,456 days. Please adopt me."
The selection process is especially stringent since Ginger has issues with resource guarding. Therefore, a home with small children would be out of the question.
“She needs the perfect home, not just any home," the shelter wrote. “She is an amazing dog and all the staff here at Responsible Pet Care love her deeply.”
The shelter said the ideal home would be someone familiar with the breed, an older couple or a single person.
Ginger was a stray when she arrived to the shelter four years ago.
The shelter said Tuesday morning Ginger is still available for adoption and encourages anyone interested in adopting Ginger to drop by their facility.