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My name is Elly!

I'm being cared for by
Dirt Road Doggies Rescue, INC

Facts about me

Labrador Retriever/Shepherd (Unknown Type)
Black - with White
2 years 4 months old, Young
(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
(Current) 50 lb
Pet ID

My info

Small blue checkmark Good with kids
Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Good with cats
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story

Elly is just a plain black dog, but if you give her a chance, she is sooo much more. Sadly, black dogs get overlooked. And Elly is no exception. She has been in DRDR since March 2022 and has had no inquiries. Elly is full of personality and wants more than anything to have a family of her own. She is loyal - her eyes tell you everything you need to know. We don't know her past, but someone took time and taught her basic commands. Somehow Elly and sister, Macie, found themselves dumped on a dirt road during the coldest months of the year and survived. Elly respects and will bond quickly to a good leader. When Elly gets excited, she tends to jump on her person. Her foster family has worked with her and she understands, but sometimes excitement wins. When she realizes she made a mistake, she will lay down at your feet, roll on her back showing submission. Elly enjoys the company of other dogs.  Because of her tendency to jump, we don't recommend small children. Elly would enjoy a family who is active. She walks well on a leash and loves adventures. Elly is current on vaccines, spayed, microchipped - ready for her family. To meet or adopt Elly, please submit an adoption application at


Dirt Road Doggies Rescue, INC

Contact info
Pet ID
P.O. Box 79, Gillsville, GA 30543

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

Adoption is a four part process.

Application: You will be required to submit general information along with personal and vet references.

Home visit: Potential adopters will receive a home visit by one of our members.

Meet -n- Greet: All family members (fur babies included) must meet the foster parent and pup they wish to adopt.

Here at Dirt Road Doggies Rescue, each adoption contribution is a flat rate per dog. We do not adjust this rate based on the "popularity" of a dog. We believe every dog is worthy of an owner that sees the value in them. Each adoption contribution is used to cover the expenses incurred for that dog and other dogs in our program.

Go meet their pets

Dirt Road Doggies Rescue, INC is located in the quaint town of Gillsville, in the foothills of the Georgia Mountains, just south of Gainesville. Our rescues are fostered in loving homes located in Hall, Jackson, and neighboring counties.

More about this rescue

We are a small canine rescue group located in Northeast Georgia that works tirelessly to rescue, rehabilitate, fully vet, and re-home faithful dogs that have been tossed out of cars onto rural roads. We are a registered, 501c3 tax deductible Non Profit Rescue and we are licensed by the Georgia Department of Agriculture

All dogs in our program have been previously reported to animal control to ensure they were not lost pups who had a family diligently looking for them. We do not turn a dog away due to breed, health concerns, or age. It is our goal to keep these dogs out of animal shelters, thus saving their lives and providing more time to the dogs already in shelters to find their forever family.