Ginger is a Labrador and Shar Pei mix who has been waiting to find a loving home for more than seven years.
She came into the care of Dogwood Animal Shelter, in Missouri, after being rescued from an abusive situation.
But while she’s fully trained and a lovely dog, getting Ginger adopted has been tricky, in part because she needs to be the only pet at home and can’t live with small children.
She can also be a little nervous in the kennel environment, so might be struggling to form a quick bond with potential adopters.
The abuse she experienced left her with emotional and behavioural issues for quite some time, understandably, but she’s much happier and healthier now.
In the picture Ginger is shown asking people to give her a chance. A sign next to her kennel reads:
‘Hi, I’m Ginger. I’ve been here waiting 7 years, 9 months, 2 weeks, 2 days. ‘I’m a good girl! I promise! I just need a 2nd chance.’
That post ended up being shared more than 46,000 times and received thousands of comments in support of Ginger.