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Ellie N

Age:  About 5 years
Gender:  Female
Breed:  Shepherd Mix
Size:  65 lbs
Dog Friendly:  Yes
Cat Friendly:  No
Kid Friendly:  Recommended for 12+


Ellie is simply the sweetest, incredibly shy, black Shephard mix. This lovely girl is very nervous in new situations and fearful of sudden noises and movements. She is incredibly gentle and sweet, and very affectionate when she trusts you.

Ellie needs a quiet home with patient humans who will take things slowly with her and gain her confidence. She needs at least one other confident dog who is social and outgoing, but multiple dogs would be even better. We thought she was older because of the grey on her face, but now we think she is actually much younger. Her past is a mystery, but it has certainly left her traumatized sadly. This is the most sweet, gentle, snuggly little dog and there isn't a mean bone in her body.

Ellie loves spending time outside in the yard, going on walks, napping on the couch, and getting her ears scratched. She gets along extremely well with all other dogs and takes great comfort from being around them. She is low to medium energy and is very well-mannered and quiet, but she is extremely fearful. She would definitely be a flight risk, especially to begin with, so a secure fenced yard is a must. She is house trained and crate trained and uses her crate as her safe space.

If you think you have room in your family for Ellie, please submit an application. She is such a sweetheart and she deserves the chance at a normal life.

This dog is sponsored by: Annie Boehm, in memory of Trixie

If you would like to sponsor this dog too, please click here.