My name is Ellie!

Australian Shepherd/Border Collie Mix Puppy for adoption in Drumbo, Ontario - Ellie
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Ellie's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Ellie's Story...
Let me introduce you to Ellie. She is an 8 to 10 month old Miniature Australian Shepherd mixed with a Border Collie. Despite her breed mix she is a very small dog weighing only 20 pounds. She shouldn’t grow too much bigger which makes her the perfect lap dog. Ellie is black and tan with white on her chest and on some of her paws. Her face is all black with tan coloured spots above her eyes which look like eyebrows. She also has a natural ¾ length tail which is a trait that some Aussies have, so her tail is shorter than what you would expect and with her small size she very much looks like a black and tan fox. Ellie is such a sweet dog with a gentle temperament who just loves to snuggle.

Ellie came from a rural animal control facility as a stray. She was roaming the countryside with her brothers when they were all picked up by animal control and left unclaimed at the pound. We couldn’t resist Ellie as she was the tiniest of the litter. Her brothers all found rescue as well. How her owner didn’t come for this sweet girl is beyond my comprehension, however, it is for the best as she deserves to be in a loving home where she is cared for. She was in very poor condition when we got her. Her belly was filled with many different worms and parasites but after a trip to the vet and several medications later she is now one healthy pup! It was also very apparent that she had never received any training or socialization as everything from wearing a collar to being on lead to other animals and car rides were foreign to her. Thankfully she is a trusting little dog and she quickly learned to accept what we were teaching her and to love her new life as a house dog.

Ellie loves to be cuddled and pet and especially loves having her belly rubbed. She just can’t get enough love and affection. She enjoys sitting on your lap or just hanging out in the same room as you. She likes to follow you around the house to see what you’re doing but can also entertain herself by chewing on her bones and Kong in her bed. She is a fairly calm dog but as she is still young she has a playful and goofy side too. She was quite shy and timid when she came to us but it wasn’t long before she settled in and started to show her silly side. We found out that she is NOT startled by fireworks and thunderstorms and does well in places crowed with people. Ellie travels well in the car and enjoys sitting on your lap and looking out the window or just resting quietly on the floor.

Ellie is very smart and picks up on things fairly quickly. She has learned to walk on a leash and thoroughly enjoys her strolls around the neighbourhood. She is also doing well with her house training and has only had a few accidents in the house at the beginning of her fostering. She prefers to do her business in the backyard as opposed to on her walks which we’re still trying to work on. A few times we have found her with a shoe or slipper in her mouth but with a simple correction she will drop it. Because Ellie is still fairly young she can get into some mischief if left unattended so we make sure she is crated when we leave the house and at night time. She whines when first put into her crate but quiets down within a few minutes. She enjoys her coat and teeth being brushed and doesn’t put up any fuss. She has started attending puppy classes and is a quick learner. Anyone considering Ellie will need to commit to continuing to take her to dog obedience school to further her training and strengthen the bond between her and her new family.

Ellie is currently being fostered in a home with another dog and two cats. She gets along very well with her foster sister, Blair, who is a German Shepherd and the two of them can play for hours. She is very submissive and will often flop on her back and allow for Blair to put her entire head into her mouth. Ellie is very interested in cats and will get excited and wag her tail while still keeping her distance. If Ellie gets too close a swat from the cats will remind back off and she’ll leave them alone and turn her attention elsewhere. Ellie has had the opportunity to interact with children and just loves the attention she receives from them. When she is approached by children on her walks her tail immediately starts wagging. Ellie would do well in any home but especially one with another dog or children that she can play with. Since she is a smaller dog she doesn’t require much exercise but still loves her strolls around the neighbourhood and chasing a ball around in the backyard.

Ellie is such a sweetheart with so much love to give. It’s been such a pleasure to foster her and we just know that she’s going to make some family so happy! With continued training and socialization she will be an amazing dog!

All Pound Dog Rescue dogs are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested, de-wormed (if required), and microchipped prior to adoption. The adoption donation of $400 is applied to assist in the costs of veterinary care and the overall care of the dog. For more information and adoption applications please consult our website at

Facts about Ellie

  • Breed: Australian Shepherd/Border Collie Mix
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: PDR128

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Ellie, a Drumbo Australian Shepherd/Border Collie puppy was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Australian Shepherd/Border Collie for sale in Drumbo, or seeking a Australian Shepherd/Border Collie puppy from a breeder in Drumbo.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Drumbo already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Drumbo breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Australian Shepherd/Border Collie breeders who help with Australian Shepherd/Border Collie rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Drumbo paves the way for another one to be saved.