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IN SPITE OF HOW HE MAY APPEAR IN PHOTOS, ELLIOTT IS A SMALLER, LOW TO THE GROUND DOG. SEE VIDEO TO GAUGE HIS ACTUAL SIZE!
Rescued from the Ramona Animal Shelter as a one-year-old community stray, Elliott falls into the category of one of the BEST dogs that I have had in the rescue (though I suspect that he may be closer to age two) in that he is so well-balanced and well- adjusted around people and also other dogs. He is friendly, sweet, and can occasionally be more active and playful, but mainly likes to chill out near me. He loves to hang out near his person, so make sure there is also a pet bed in your office! Elliott enjoys toys, and chasing, and running around and playing with the other dogs at the rescue (see video) to some degree though he is not extraordinarily playful. He gets very short spurts of energy, then chills and relaxes near his humans. He is very much a Velcro dog.
Weighing about 30 lbs., the shelter marked Elliott as an unknown Shepherd mixed with Corgi, because there is NO reason to label every dog on the planet as a pit mix, but my sense is that Elliott is a pit bull mixed with some type of smaller dog, such as a Corgi or Dachshund. Elliott is a GREAT dog – so no stereotyping!) Though some of his photos may not depict it well, Elliott is a total low-rider, and personally, I LOVE these low riding dogs! The reason is because you can get a larger dog feel while still getting a smaller dog, which is really nice. Elliott was passed over at the shelter and I think I know why. People are always looking for these super cute, longer coated, contrastingly different colored dogs, and they want to be able to put their dog in a more definitive breed category. Low riders like Elliott are more of a mystery, and seeing that he is mostly all brown (he may even be a Chocolate Lab mixed with a smaller dog), he may appear less interesting to many who are looking for striking contrast. But what they missed is what a diamond in the rough he is! He is an all-around good dog and personally, I would prefer a stellar personality than anything else. Plus, he IS super cute! And has a happy personality too!
Elliott is potty trained (though potty reinforcement is needed in any new environment) and is crate-trained (at the rescue, dogs are crated to eat, sleep, and if I have to leave for a bit) and does exceptionally well, not making a peep when it comes time to be crated or it is bedtime. We have not tested him with kids, but I feel he would be fine. I do not know if he would play with kids, but nothing about him strikes me as worrisome for kids, and cats are a complete unknown. He does well on the leash, but can use a bit more practice to be less meandering and pulling.
The home we seek for Elliott is a home with another dog of any age, with a semi-playful young pup, OR, as an only dog in the home. In the rescue pack, there is an array of small dogs, both male and female, and one large female pit bull; therefore, Elliott has mainly been observed around dogs that are smaller than him and he has done exceedingly well. Even though Elliott is dog-social, Elliott is mainly people-oriented. If dogs are playing in the living room, he still opts to sit near me. For example, if I am working at the computer, Elliott will find a pet bed near me and chills with me in my office. We feel that the best fit for Elliott, whether there is another dog in the home or not, would be a home whereby the people are not gone from home for long hours on a daily basis, especially if he is to be the only dog in the home. (All rescued dogs must be primarily indoor dogs, never to be excluded to the outdoors only; therefore, dog doors are a huge plus! A crate on-hand would be beneficial for Elliott during a transitional phase to a new place, but eventually he can be left loose and overall, he does not seem to have a strong need for a crate.)
Elliott is neutered, fully vaccinated (including rabies), Front-lined, dewormed, and micro-chipped. If you are interested in Elliott, please contact Angel’s Heart Dog Rescue at: email@example.com. The phone number to the rescue is: 626-340-9316. There is no need to phone the rescue until you have first submitted an interest via e-mail. Please visit my website at: http://www.angelsheartdogrescue.com and go to the Adoption Tab to read about the adoption process and fees; thank you! If you wish, look for the article that I wrote entitled, “Boys vs. Girls!”
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