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My name is Ella!

Posted over 2 years ago | Updated over 2 weeks ago

I'm being cared for by
Animal Resource Center
Adoption process

Visit the Facility and Find a Pet


Submit Application


Take the Pet Home

Facts about me

American Pit Bull Terrier
Gray/Blue/Silver/Salt & Pepper
(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
(Current) 55 lb
Pet ID

My info

Small red x Not good with kids
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered

My story

Dear Future Adopter,

I am a very lucky dog, I know that because even if I don't ever find myself a home- I'll always have a family here that loves me. I've spent the last 7 years of my life off and on at The Animal Resource Center. I originally came to ARC as a skinny, 5 month old stray and was first returned as a 3 year old adult. I spent just over a year with ARC before being adopted a second time and then, one year later, returned for the second time because my previous owners were moving and couldn't take me. So, I'm really, really thankful for my family at ARC.

But my biggest wish - the thing that would be the best thing ever, would be to get a home with my very own people to love me. I've been at the shelter for well over 300 days since I was returned and like I said, I have a lot of people here who love me...but you know how it is. At the end of the day, everyone goes home and the lights get turned down and I'm left in my kennel to dream.

I swear- I'm such a loveable girl; I'm just wary of new people and I react defensively when I'm scared. I warm up rather quickly with some nice treats and a stroll around the property. I would thrive best if I found someone who is knowledgeable and patient to continue helping me with my socialization- because once I'm comfortable with you every ounce of me is pure love and even though I get to do the things I love with people I love here-- like going for walks, running around, playing with toys and just snuggling up for some serious love sessions...still, at night, the lights get turned down and everyone goes home and I dream.

Future Adopters, I know this may sound like a lot to- but I promise I'll pay it forward and generously share my love.


**(Ella is spayed, up to date on vaccines and microchipped. Ella is open to meeting other dogs- a meet and greet is required at our shelter)**

If you are the perfect person to make Ella's Wish become reality, please go to our website: to fill out a pre-approval form and e-mail Vicki at

Animal Resource Center

Contact info
Pet ID
Vicki Hess
Millville, PA 17846

Their adoption process


Visit the Facility and Find a Pet

You MUST first call or email to set up an appointment so that we can dedicate time to finding you the right fit!


Submit Application

We will then call vet reference and personal refs listed.


Take the Pet Home

After we call your references, if you are a good match for the pet you are applying for, we will set up an adoption day.

Additional adoption info

Animals are shown by appointment only at our shelter, which can be arranged by contacting Vicki Hess directly at

Animal adoption fees vary depending on the animal. Understand that ALL animals from Animal Resource Center are spayed / neutered, up to date on vaccinations, have had blood / parasite screening and will be microchipped upon adoption.

If interested in adopting an animal from Animal Resource Center after scheduling an appointment to meet them, you must fill out an application and provide a vet reference as well as two personal references.

If your application is approved, we will conduct a home visit with the animal to ensure that your home and family members are a good fit for them and you!

If you cannot keep your pet adopted from Animal Resource Center, you MUST return the pet to us.

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More about this shelter

The Animal Resource Center of Bloomsburg PA is a non-profit, no-kill, organization whose purpose is to provide shelter for homeless, abused, and neglected domestic animals; educate the public on the welfare and care of cats and dogs; and act as advocates for animal rights. We are also dedicated to promoting the spaying and neutering of cats and dogs; thereby, reducing the number of homeless and abandoned animals.

If you are interested in adopting, please contact:
For dogs, contact or 570-784-3669 ext 1
For cats, contact or 570-784-3669 ext 2

We are located in Bloomsburg, PA. Distance from major cities: 40 minutes SE of Williamsport, 45 minutes SW of Wilkes-Barre, 90 minutes N of Harrisburg, 2 hours NW of Philadelphia, 2.5 hours W of New York City.