Female | Terrier mix | 4 yrs old | 30 lbs
- Good with adults? Yes
- Good with kids? Yes
- Good with dogs? Yes
- Good with cats? Unknown
- House trained? Yes
- Crate trained? No
- Energy Level? Medium
- Barker? On occasion
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Ella is the sweetest little girl! She has fabulous house manners and loves affection.
She is happiest when she is with her people. She’s content to curl up and sleep if you’re just hanging out or working from home (she sleeps under the desk at her foster’s feet all day), but she’s always ready to go for a walk or run around in the yard! She does the cutest little hop when she’s playing fetch.
She is a bit shy so new situations and new people make her a bit nervous. She warms up quickly to people and then is ready to give kisses and receive pets!
Ella lived with a 1.5 year old and was amazing with her. She was very sweet towards her. However, Ella does still jump and can get a bit hyper sometimes so she’d be better with older kids.
Ella shows separation anxiety. She will bark if you leave her alone, but she does settle. This is a work in progress and today she even chose to nap in another room by herself! She would probably not be a good apartment dog due to her barking.
She is good with other dogs and would do well in a home with other dogs to play with. Cats are unknown but she does have a high prey drive with cats and squirrels outdoors.
Ella is just a joy to have around and would be a great addition to most families! Her energy level is low most of the time but she’s happy to turn it up to high when it’s play time!
Adoption Fee | $500
Adoption fees help cover the costs associated with rescue, such as vetting, boarding, and transportation.
Prior to adoption, dogs are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and 4Dx tested, and they receive any necessary treatment. After adoption, they are eligible for one month of free pet insurance.
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Why We Love Fostering
The thought of cats and kittens missing out on a loving home is one big reason as to why I foster. I thoroughly enjoy watching homeless cats go from being afraid of their own shadow, to throwing themselves at you with all their pent up love. It is so hard to see the cats/kittens leave once they are ready, but knowing someone has adopted a once abandoned sweetheart is the best feeling ever.
Why We Love Fostering
There is a special joy in seeing the transformation from fear to trust in a foster cat’s face and posture, the first time they relax and warm up to me. There is so much comedy in a litter of crazy kittens, rollicking and tumbling, learning how to be big cats. Each foster kitty has been cared for as if they were my own, and I enjoy the confidence in the feeling that they are ready for their forever home. That is the biggest difference between choosing to adopt from a small rescue rather than a shelter, and why I love volunteering. People often ask me how I can be so strong to let such sweet kitties go to adoption, but the feeling that I have space to help another is worth the emotional goodbye. Penny is the twenty-first cat I have helped, and I am not going to stop anytime soon! Fostering for Pets Alive is by far the most rewarding volunteering I have ever done.
Interested in Adopting Ella? Apply Below.
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