APPLE VALLEY, Calif. (CBS4) – Security cameras at the Apple Valley Animal Shelter caught Ginger the German shepherd making a great escape.
“Everyone believes she was trying to make her way back to her old owner because she was found close to where her old home was,” the shelter’s manager Gina Whiteside told CBS Los Angeles.
Unfortunately Ginger’s old owner is no longer able to take care of her.
But there’s no shortage of people who are willing. After the video was released earlier this month, at least 40 have turned in applications to adopt her.
To make her great escape, the two-year-old dog opened three doors, left teeth marks on one door handle, and knocked phones off the reception counter when she stopped to pose for the camera, even taking a last look back before she made it outside.
“As she was coming out the door, what we saw is this quick little glance back at the shelter saying: ‘See ya!'” Whiteside said.
Ginger left only a few hours after her former owner dropped her off.
“We just want to honor the owner’s wishes,” Whiteside said. “It was difficult for him to turn her in and make that decision. Now, our job is to find her a home that’s going to be permanent.”