Ellie is searching for her special, patient family with a heart willing to work with her. She is a sweet dog who deserves to live a happy, safe, life full of love.
Ellie came to SHH this past winter as an extremely shy, almost shut down six month old puppy. In spite of not yet completely trusting humans, she has NEVER been the slightest bit aggressive.
Likes: snuggling other dogs, chewing on bones, jumping up on the couch next to an already seated human, sharing toys with other dogs, peanut butter, counter surfing, and chasing other dogs around the yard (did I mention she likes other dogs?).
Hates: leashes and collars
Things Ellie Will Bark At, But Isn't Actually Afraid Of: men in hats, flags, wind in the trees, and squirrels across the street.
Ellie needs a fenced yard due to her leash reactivity. She has not yet learned that leashes are fun, but we are working on it. I can actually put a leash on her now, but we aren't yet to the stage of walking with a leash. As soon as a leash gets any tension, she jumps and flips and tries to pull out of her collar.
She will do best in a home with another dog to show her how to "dog," but with the right, patient human she could be fine as an only dog. She is interested in our cats and will chase to play, but isn't aggressive with them. Ellie has met a few children and is wary of them - wary, but NEVER aggressive.
We are still working on house training and she does pretty well on a schedule. She is crate trained and does not have accidents in her kennel. She will pace around when she needs to go out. If you don't take her out, she will use a potty pad (if one is available).
Ellie is quite honestly one of the sweetest dogs we've ever had in our home. She has had a difficult past that makes it very hard for her to trust people, but with time and patience she is growing to be a lovely dog.