found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
My name is Elli!
Facts about Elli
- Breed: German Shepherd Dog
- Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
- Age: Senior
- Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
- Sex: Female
I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, good with dogs, and not good with cats.
Elli is a sweet, beautiful purebred 12 year old German Shepherd whose favorite hobby is giving kisses (to everyone; men, women, strangers, even other dogs!). True to her breed she is loyal, loving, protective, sweet, regal, quiet, and very smart.
She came to us after being surrendered by one of her owners at a local humane society. She, along with another senior German Shepherd (who has since been adopted), lived more than half her life as an outdoor dog, tied in the backyard. She is enjoying the luxury of being inside now, and is fully housetrained.
Her ideal home would be one with a fenced yard, no stairs, and a person to love! She likes the company of other dogs, but would like only one other calm companion. Elli would love to have another senior dog to swap stories with! She would love it if someone was home with her most of the day, but is okay when left alone. She is crate trained, but prefers to be sleeping near her human. She has also shown no sign of food aggression with people (allowing for a handler to pet her while eating, add food to her bowl, and even take her food bowl away from her). She does exhibit some food guarding with other dogs, but is fine as long as she is fed away from others. She would be fine with living with some dog-savvy children 10+ who understand both her breed and her health issues.
Elli is, however, a special needs dog. Due to years of neglect, health issues arose and were left untreated. Elli has spondylosis in her lower spine, as well as muscle weakness and slight hip dysplasia in her back legs. This makes it hard for her to walk, and also makes it hard for her to handle stairs. A wheelchair is a possible option for her, something we are working on getting for her. Discomfort from all of the above is managed by regular and inexpensive pain medications and steroids. She is also a little deaf, but responds to some loud sounds. She is still happy, has a lot of love to give, and deserves a chance to be loved in a forever home.
Want to learn more about this sweet girl? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (720) 515-0224. You are welcome to come and meet her (she's in Denver, CO) anytime, as a meet-and-greet, or just to say "hi".