Talk about a divorce story with a happy ending.
New Hampshire man Jamie Carpentier was recently reunited with his dog, a basset hound named Ginger, after more than a decade apart, news station WMUR 9 reports. He never thought he would see her again because his ex-wife kept the then-3-year-old dog after their divorce.
Ten years after the split, Carpentier found himself browsing the web looking for a new pet. He stumbled upon the Humane Society for Greater Nashua website where he read about a 13-year-old basset hound named Ginger. There were no photos of her, but he had a feeling this might be his long-lost pal.
In January, Carpentier visited the shelter and he knew immediately that it was, indeed, his Ginger.
"She heard my voice. I walked up to her and she kind of gave me a couple of licks or kisses. And I was like, ‘She knows who I am, she remembers my voice,'" Carpentier told the Nashua Telegraph.
Watch the video above for more on Carpentier and Ginger's reunion. Then, click through the slides below for six celebrity couples who fought over the custody of their pets post-split.
Britney Spears and Kevin Federline
Britney Spears and Kevin Federline fought for custody of their dogs after <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,297107,00.html (" target="_hplink">Spears lost custody </a>of their two children, Sean Preston and Jayden James, in September 2007. Animal rights activists urged Spears to relinquish custody of her dogs, and PETA even wrote an open letter to Federline encouraging him to file for custody of their pets. "For the sake of your children and the animals who are at risk while in Ms. Spears' custody, we hope that you will do the right and best thing for all involved and pursue a custody order for the animals so that your sons can continue to have the company of the animals they've grown to adore," <a href="http://www.tmz.com/2007/10/04/peta-hounds-k-fed-to-get-brits-pups/ " target="_hplink">wrote PETA president</a> Ingrid E. Newkirk. According to <em><a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/1565435/Britney-Spears-faces-dog-custody-battle.html " target="_hplink">The Telegraph</a></em>, Spears was voted the worst celebrity dog owner in a poll conducted by The New York Dog and The Hollywood Dog magazines.
Tinsley and Topper Mortimer
Socialite and reality TV star Tinsley Mortimer shares joint custody of her two Chihuahuas, Bella and BeBe, with her ex-husband Topper. "We do month to month," she told <a href="http://www.peoplepets.com/news/celebrities/socialite-tinsley-mortimer-ex-husband-share-custody-of-dogs" target="_hplink"><em>People</em> magazine</a> in March 2010. "If I get a chance to have nothing to do, I'll ... just hang around at home with my dogs."
Jennifer Love Hewitt and Ross McCall
Despite Jennifer Love Hewitt and ex fiancée Ross McCall's "amicable" split in January 2009, the pair became embroiled in a<a href="http://www.exposay.com/v/27053/jennifer-love-hewitt-embroiled-custody-battle-dog/" target="_hplink"> bitter custody battle</a> over her dog, Mona. A source told the New York Daily News that Hewitt resorted to dirty tricks to win the dog's loyaly, including "attempting to change Mona's name so that when Ross calls, the dog won't come," the source said.
Drew Barrymore and Tom Green
Drew Barrymore and Tom Green <a href="http://articles.cnn.com/2001-12-17/entertainment/green.divorce_1_divorce-irreconcilable-differences-ann-gurrola?_s=PM:SHOWBIZ (" target="_hplink">divorced in 2001</a> after less than six months of marriage. The couple reportedly <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1094755/So-gets-dog-The-new-divorce-battleground-pets-prize.html " target="_hplink">fought for custody</a> of Barrymore's yellow Labrador Flossie in the divorce proceedings, which Barrymore ultimately won. The <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,619094,00.html " target="_hplink">dog saved</a> hers and Green's lives in May 1998 when their Beverly Hills home caught on fire. "Flossie barked and literally banged on (Drew and Tom's) bedroom door. She was really the main alert," Barrymore's publicist told People magazine. <a href="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/dailydish/detail?entry_id=70868 " target="_hplink">Flossie passed away</a> in July 2010, and Barrymore spread her ashes across the Ganges river in India.
Jon and Kate Gosselin
In addition for <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/06/jon-gosselin-wants-kates-_n_527333.htmlcustody " target="_hplink">fighting for custody</a> of their eight children, exes Jon and Kate Gosselin reportedly argued about the fate of their two German shepherds, Shoka and Nala, which they <a href="http://www.petsugar.com/Video-Jon-Kate-Plus-Eight-Get-Two-German-Shepherd-Dogs-2855073 " target="_hplink">purchased</a> in a February 2009 episode of<em> Jon and Kate Plus 8</em>. In September 2009, Jon returned the dogs to their breeder, telling <em><a href="http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b144635_jon_gosselin_gives_up_family_dogs.html#ixzz1GoQ5ljNw " target="_hplink">E! News</a></em> that Kate refused to care for them in his absence. "It's not fair to the dogs to not be wanted in their own home," Jon said. Kate decided to <a href="http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2010/11/kate-gosselin-brings-back-one-family-dogs" target="_hplink">bring back</a> one of the dogs in November 2010, much to the delight of their kids.
Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren
One day after Tiger Wood's fateful <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/11/27/tiger-woods-injured-in-ca_n_372324.html " target="_hplink">November 2009 car accident</a> that triggered revelations about his infidelity, his ex-wife Elin Nordegren <a href="http://www.examiner.com/canada-celebrity-in-canada/update-tiger-woods-wife-elin-leaves-home-and-takes-the-dogs-video-photos " target="_hplink">left their family home</a> with at least three of their dogs. During their divorce proceedings, both Woods and Nordegren reportedly wanted custody of the <a href="http://www.suite101.com/content/who-gets-the-dog-in-a-divorce-or-a-break-up-a198070 (" target="_hplink">family dogs</a>. Nordegren is said to have received <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/11/16/expensive-high-profile-divorces_n_774453.html" target="_hplink">$110 million</a> and joint custody of their two children in the settlement, though it's unclear who was awarded custody of their furry friends. <a href=" http://www.tmz.com/2010/04/23/tiger-woods-dogs-florida-paparazzi-video/ " target="_hplink">Tiger was photographed</a> with two of their dogs, Taz and Yogi, while Elin was away with the kids in Sweden in April 2010.