There are many foster caregivers for dogs throughout the United States who volunteer their time to nurture and rehabilitate rescue dogs, but not every fosterer has celebrity of the stature of Patrick Stewart, to shine a light on the countless, wonderful dogs available for adoption.
However, a week ago, Stewart tweeted that he was about to meet his new foster dog, Ginger, and from that moment on, it’s been an adorable “love-in” between the pair.
In only a few days, the Pit Bull has taken to snuggling on the couch, giving kisses by the pool and generally winning Stewart’s heart and the hearts of animal lovers on the Internet.
Stewart’s wife, Sunny, is also sharing adorable pictures and videos of their cuddly foster.
Ginger, carrying around a walking shoe (hint, hint).
It’s pretty clear Ginger is smitten with her foster parents, and Stewart is determined to find her a home, putting out the call for potential adopters for the affectionate Pit Bull while appearing on various talk shows.
With all that action and attention, it’s no wonder the latest video Stewart shared, shows the pair taking a well-deserved nap on the couch, to which Stewart tweeted, “Sunday snores (not mine).”
— Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) March 12, 2017
With every post to social, Stewart and Sunny are encouraging others to “adopt not shop”. Ginger is a rescue dog with the ASPCA and Wags and Walks in the U.S.
I’m sure that watching Stewart with Ginger will also help inspire others to consider fostering dogs as well!
Although speculation was rampant that Stewart might adopt Ginger, their love story was sadly not meant to be forever, although they will remain friends.
Sadly, Sir Patrick Stewart and Ginger couldn’t walk off into the sunset together because of a law banning pit bulls in the United Kingdom.
Stewart and his wife live part of their year in Stewart’s homeland, and although they tried to see if it would be possible, they did not want to risk anything heartbreaking happening to Ginger. So they said goodbye as many foster families do and passed her on to another loving family who can give her the life she deserves.
Sunny posted on Facebook, “Patrick and I said goodbye to Ginger last week. We had fallen madly in love, and had explored every possibility of getting her to the U.K. (where we’d be able to give her the kind of life she deserves), but alas the Breed Specific Legislation in place there really made it ultimately impossible. We could not bear to take a risk with her life, knowing that she has a bright future ahead of her even if she’s not “ours”. She will forever be a light of my life, and we’ll be keeping in touch with her as much as possible. Fostering is a remarkable experience, and I would absolutely encourage anyone considering it to take the plunge. Thank you again to the beautiful @aspca and the brave @wagsandwalks for giving us such a profound opportunity.”
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