My name is Ella!

Blue Heeler/Shiba Inu Mix Dog for adoption in Austin, Texas - Ella
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Addicus Legacy Rescue/Texas

Facts about Ella

  • Breed: Blue Heeler/Shiba Inu Mix
  • Color: White - With Brown Or Chocolate
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
5 year old - Female - Heeler/Shiba Inu mix
Ella is an amazing 5-year old girl that was rescued from the dog meat trade in Thailand. She’s been in a foster home for just over 1 month and she is looking for her forever home. Ella’s new forever family will be a very special one due to her traumatic past. Ella is a medium sized dog who is just now learning how to trust humans. Most dogs in Asia do not reach her age, so it’s important to understand that Ella’s fear of humans served her well in Thailand. It’s how she survived the horrific abuses and torture that dogs in those countries endure. It’s going to take some time for her to move past those memories and to learn to trust. We do not know her specific details but we do know that she was rescued from a dog meat truck, packed in metal cages with other dogs, and bound for slaughter. This alone would be terrifying enough for her but her foster mom believe that Ella may have witnessed some of the other more gruesome aspects of the dog meat trade. Certain sounds, like the sound of a hammer hitting a nail, will make her shiver in fear. Ella’s foster mom reports that she loves to go out for a run in the mornings. It’s a great way for her to get her mind off of her worries and be the wonderful dog she is meant to be. She enjoys having her hind quarters scratched and she is both kennel trained and house trained. Ella get’s along well with all of her foster dog siblings, both big and small. She would do best in a house with a calm, gentle and we adjusted dog to show her that she is safe and well cared for. Ella is quiet in the house and as of yet, her foster mom has not ever heard her bark! Ella seems to be the most calm when she has peaceful surroundings. Ella does come with some baggage though (don’t we all!). She is terrified of children. She will not bite children, rather she tries to hide when she sees one. Her foster mom believes that Ella was harmed by a small person, so seeing kids brings up bad memories. She would do best in a home with no small children, however, teens would be okay. Ella needs a forever home that is dog savvy, she needs someone who can bring her out of her shell and love her forever. Ella’s new home will need to have a secure fence, preferably a wood privacy fence rather than a wrought iron one. She can squeeze through the wrought iron posts and she would be considered a flight risk for some time. She is a bit more fearful of men but she will come around once she’s comfortable. Ella is just now starting to relax in her foster home and she’s even started trying to engage her foster siblings in play. She’s learning the word “no” and “wait”. She must be an indoor dog because that is where she feels the most comfortable and safe. She would not do well being outside for long periods of time. We know that Ella’s very special forever home is out there. If you have a heart for a dog that is going to love you forever once you break down her walls, then Ella would be your gal.

About Addicus Legacy Rescue/Texas

About Our Rescue Group...

Addicus Legacy is based in CT but has volunteers in TX that coordinate saving the dogs there. All dogs are transported from shelters all over the state and fostered in homes. We believe this gives adopters a great insight into the dogs' personalities and traits. We strive to find the very best family/dog match in every situation.

Our Adoption Process...

Dogs in Texas
Adults are $200
Puppies under 6 months are $150
Application required.
All dogs are fully vetted. Adults are spay/neutered