Dog and former owner reunited in Nashua after 10 years

Published On: Feb 19 2013 10:29:20 AM HST   Updated On: Feb 18 2013 01:00:00 PM HST

When Jamie Carpentier read the description of the 13-year old basset hound named Ginger on the Humane Society of Greater Nashua's website, something clicked.

He never expected to see his dog again, but now Carpentier and Ginger are back together for good.

Carpentier had given up his dog more than 10 years prior during the break-up of his marriage, but like all pet owners, he had always wondered what happened to her.

In January, Carpentier was hoping to get another dog and was looking around the Humane Society's website when he read about Ginger.

There were no pictures of Ginger, but he felt many of the things he was reading matched the dog he had 10 years ago.

Humane Society workers then sent him some pictures, and Carpentier knew it was her.

On Jan. 21, Carpentier went to the Humane Society to meet Ginger. Within moments, Carpentier said the dog licked his face and that was all it took.

Now, the two are back together and Carpentier says they will remain partners to the end.

Ginger had been adopted from the Humane Society by an older couple in 2003.

When they became unable to care for the animal in October of 2012, they returned Ginger to the Humane Society.

Typically, older dogs don't thrive in those types of settings, so a few of the employees took Ginger into their homes until they could find a suitable owner.

Humane Society officials said they had a couple of potential adoptions fall through until Carpentier reached out to them last month.

Now, Ginger is back where she started with her original owner.

Humane Society workers said it's heartwarming to see the two together again and say they're extremely happy when they can find homes for older animals.


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