Thursday, February 21, 2013

Ginger the Basset Hound and Owner Reunited in Nashua, NH, After a 10 Year Separation

If you've looked through my blog you'll notice that I have had a huge crush on basset hounds for years so it should be no surprise that I was delighted to learn that a basset named Ginger reunited with her first dad, Jamie Carpentier, after a ten year separation.

Here's their amazing story:

Jamie Carpentier had never gone to the Humane Society for Greater Nashua’s website. But late one recent night while mourning the loss of his elderly boxer, the Nashua resident felt the urge to log on and peruse the animals up for adoption. 
He came across a 13-year-old basset hound named Ginger, without a photo attached, and read the write up on her. Ginger's name and age matched up but he couldn't imagine it would be Ginger because it was too good to be true.
Ten years ago, Carpentier's ex-wife got Ginger in the divorce. But, according to CBS Boston, she gave up Ginger a short time later.

The dog was adopted, but 10 years later had become too much work for her elderly owner. The owner surrendered Ginger to the Humane Society and Carpentier happened to log on to the right site at the right time.

He spoke with Boston's WCVB-TV about the unexpected reunion. "She seemed like she knew it was me," Carpentier said about picking up his old/new dog. "It was me and my father who were there, and she just ... she just recognized us." 

"She was stuck to me like glue. It was awesome,” Carpentier told the Nashua Telegraph after seeing her again "I have her now, and she has a place to live and stay,” he said. “The end. It’s awesome.”


  1. We just love stories that have happy endings like this one! Thank you for sharing.

  2. Amazing and how great is that? Have a terrific Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. What an amazing story!!

  4. That truly is an amazing story! And you have to wonder what kind of a creep his ex-wife was. She took the dog in the divorce and then didn't keep her. Looks like she just wanted to spite her X as she should have just given Ginger back to him when she decided not to keep her.

    So glad there was a happy ending!

  5. I love happy endings too! I would've loved to have seen these two when they reunited! I agree, Taryn, that the ex-wife should've told Jamie that Ginger was surrendered to the shelter 10 years ago and I have a feeling that info was not revealed out of spite. Too bad Ginger and Jamie had to suffer needlessly!

  6. What a beautiful story. We love happy endings.

  7. I'm sad they missed out on 10 years... :(

  8. Happy story. Love those. 10 years... A long time but they were meant to find each other.
    Ernie and the furkids

  9. Oh what a wonderful wonderful story!!
    stella rose and mags

  10. Thanks for sharing. We like your blog a lot.


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