A little dog is attempting to dance her way into a new owner’s heart in a Florida animal shelter. Early in February, Orange Country, Florida residents discovered Ginger, a one-year-old mixed breed, wandering the streets. She was brought to the Orange County Animal Shelter with the intention of feeding, bathing, medicating, and placing her up for adoption.
Ginger, unfortunately, has heartworms. Although the illness is treatable, it discourages prospective adopters who don’t want to deal with the time and money of caring for her. Ginger has a cute, peculiar habit that she performs whenever a new person enters the shelter because she is so desperate to find a forever home.
Ginger stands up on her rear legs and moves back and forth behind the kennel’s bars like a woman dancing the salsa. She wags her tail and sticks out her tongue. She can dance for a few moments before she tires out and returns to her four legs.
One employee at the shelter felt compelled to record Ginger’s dancing because it was such a remarkable sight. Crystal Kincaid recorded Ginger’s movements on her phone, then posted the footage on the Facebook page for the Orange County Animal Shelter. She wrote, “Ginger Rogers is seeking a new dancing partner!”
The news about Ginger immediately got around on social media. Everyone from Inside Edition to The Huffington Post covered it, and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive with people wishing Ginger luck in finding a new home. The good news is that she eventually succeeded in her strategy. It was announced on Facebook by the Orange County Animal Shelter that Ginger had been adopted by a wonderful couple after spending weeks showing her trick to possible adopters.