Security video caught Ginger, the German shepherd, climbing to the top of her kennel and breaking free.

“Everybody 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 said.

Ginger busted out only a few hours after her former owner dropped her off at the shelter because he could no longer take care of her.

The 2-year-old dog opened three doors to get out, left teeth marks on a door handle and proof that where there’s a will, there’s a way.

“As she was coming out he door, what we saw is this quick little glance back at the shelter saying: ‘See ya!’ ” Whiteside said.

During Ginger’s great escape, she set off the shelter’s motion sensors, which alerted security.

“The staff came in. There were phones off the counter. Everything was kind of messed up,” Whiteside said.

That was because Ginger jumped onto the counter and stopped to pose for the camera.

“We just want to honor the owner’s wishes. 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,” Whiteside added.

Responses to "Homesick Dog Escapes From Shelter Trying To Unite With Previous Owner"

  1. Morgana says:

    I want to break free, what an amazing dog, it's a great pity that the owner surrendered her, shame on him.

  2. eagleeye says:

    smart dog....she deserves a good home

  3. Some one should have told that owner that some food banks. And other groups are willing to help in caring for a dog when an owner cannot. It does depend on the circumstances, to some extent. With shelters so full and the economy being so difficult those who care try to help those in need. Pity the owner doesn't realize that.

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