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Adopt Ellie T.

Female Senior German Shepherd Dog (mixed)

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Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue

About Ellie T.

Ellie T. is a very sweet senior German Shepherd that was found stray in Riverside County and was taken to the local shelter.   She was at the shelter for nearly 2 months and had begun to give up hope of ever finding a life outside the shelter.     She is now safe and has been rescued by Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue (TSGSR).   Ellie will likely need some consistent TLC (Thulani Loving Care) and time away from the shelter to build up her spirits again.   This is a condition that TSGSR runs into far too often but we expect Ellie to recover nicely as so many GSDs have done before her.

Ellie T. Summary:
Sex         Age         Wt         Shots         Level           House-Trained

  F         10 yrs      75 lbs     Current           2                 yes
Good with Adults, dogs, and travel in the car

While at the shelter Ellie did put on a few extra pounds but she still seems quite fit which should help her get back to her normal "active" weight.    We found her to be very strong but responsive when walking on a leash and is very mobile for a senior dog.   She enjoys exploring outdoors and wants to take it all in by sniffing EVERYTHING.

At the shelter, Ellie did not seem to be interested in other dogs when we took her through the kennel areas.   She did notice them but just did not look to meet or greet them.  We expect that she may have become a little depressed or withdrawn at the shelter which could lead to her to appearing to be aloof or uninterested.    A good dose of TLC will likely help this.  

Ellie has now been transported to Thulani Central in N. California where she has joined a small group of other GSDs that are being cared for while they are evaluated for placement in foster homes.   She was a model passenger during the trip and settled nicely in her transport crate.  As expected, her spirits have become brighter each day she has had to settle in.  We attribute much of this to the joy she is feeling of having a relationship with the same caring person each day that looks after her well being and ensures she is eating appropriately, getting a chance to exercise, and an opportunity to socialize.  

At Thulani Central Ellie gets along with the other GSDs she has encountered, she shows affection by leaning against you, and it seems clear she has had some basic command lessons as she will sit on command.   She does enjoy getting treats but she needs some additional practice in doing this gently... so for the time being, don't recommend that kids be involved with this.  We also are not recommending that Ellie share a home with a cat.

Ellie is a wonderful girl that deserves a special adoptive home!

We are still getting to know more about Ellie so we will be continuing to update her bio.

What's Next for Ellie T.:
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue (TSGSR) will continue to see that Ellie is well cared for and receives all medical care needed for her well being.  In addition, TSGSR is beginning a search for an adoptive home that will care for her for the rest of her life.  Ellie will come to her new home with a supply of food, a cushy pad if wanted, and other goodies such as toys. 

Ellie’s medical expenses will be covered for the rest of her life by Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue (TSGSR)!

If you want to learn more about Ellie, or are possibly interested in providing an adoptive or foster home, please send us a message by clicking HERE.

All of the available Thulani Dogs are also posted on the Thulani Dogs Website.

Additionally, you can sign up to receive a monthly email showing you current adoptable senior German Shepherds from TSGSR by clicking on Sign Me Up.

“Saving one dog won’t change the world. It will change the world for that one dog.”

Adoption Fee: $No Adoption Fee, Medical Care Covered for the Life of the Dog

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Details

Name
Ellie T.
Age
Senior
Gender
Female
Size
Large
Shots up to date
YES
Ok with kids
Not Sure
Housetrained
YES
Hypoallergenic
Not Sure
Spayed/Neutered
YES
Ok with dogs
YES
Ok with cats
NO
Good In Car
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Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue

PO Box 1065, San Juan Bautista, Ca 95045 San Juan Bautista CA 95045

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Fritz T.

German Shepherd Dog

Fritz T. is a striking senior male German Shepherd that was picked up stray then taken to the South Los Angeles shelter. The first thin... show more

Fritz T. is a striking senior male German Shepherd that was picked up stray then taken to the South Los Angeles shelter. The first things you notice about Fritz is his very distinguished appearance along with his friendly nature. He is quite a good boy. He is missing some hair on the tips of his ears (sometimes called Fly Strike) and also has a patch of thinning hair on his back by his tail. This is often a sign that the dog has spent a majority of his time outdoors and also indicates that his owner has neglected what was likely an uncomfortable skin condition for some time. Fritz T. Summary: - Fritz is a Male, 10 yrs old, weighs 70lbs, current on shots, house-trained - Good with Adults, dogs, and travel in the car When Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue (TSGSR) evaluated Fritz at the shelter you could tell right away that he was a very nice boy! He’ was interested in people and was friendly when approaching them. He especially loved their affection when it involved getting his head scratched. Currently, he weighs in at 70lbs which is a little underweight for his size. It appears that he has some hip soreness which is likely related to arthritis and results in a little stiffness in his walking gait. This is very common in senior GSDs and often is treated with a low daily dose of a prescribed NSAID medication. At the shelter, they started Fritz on Rimadyl which has helped him walk more smoothly. We expect that Fritz will need a similar daily dose of an NSAID for the rest of his life and TSGSR will take care of this expense along with his other medical care. Fritz has also been treated for the skin condition on his hindquarters and has already shown improvement. When his skin condition is fully resolved and his fur grows back he will be one stunning dog. If you were to ask Fritz about his ailments he would likely want to know "what you were talking about". Fritz does not seem to let anything hold him back. He is quite strong, has a good energy level, and moves very well... especially now that his arthritis is being treated. It does not seem that Fritz has received much (if any) leash training and since he is strong his new owner would be well served to enroll him in a basic obedience class. Currently, Fritz does enjoy going for a walk but will sometimes try to influence the pace of the walk by pulling on his leash. This can be corrected with moderate leash pressure but it does not appear that Fritz has had the benefit of much prior practice in this area. He is quite smart and enjoys getting treats so we expect that he will be easy to train and quick to learn. Basic Obedience classes are also an excellent way for Fritz and his new owner to bond with each other as the training classes promote a close working relationship. During Fritz's shelter evaluation he was very responsive to the TSGSR volunteer. He allowed her to handle him all over and to give him a big hug. This shows us that Fritz is comfortable being close to people so he is the kind of dog that could nicely fit into your home. We also evaluated Fritz for his ability to socialize with other dogs. When he was walking by the other shelter kennels where dogs were barking at him, he didn’t appear interested in the other dogs and actually seemed to want to get away from them. Fritz wants nothing to do with trouble. He did attempt to touch noses with one dog in a friendly manner. The next kennel contained a dog that barked, lunged and growled at him from the other side of the kennel and Fritz just calmly sniffed him, ignoring the other dog’s behavior while still wagging his tail. Good boy Fritz!! We also observed that Fritz would wait to leave his shelter kennel run before going to the "bathroom". This is consistent be being house-trained so we will continue to monitor him when Fritz arrives as his foster home but the expectation is that he is house-trained. Fritz has been rescued from the shelter by TSGSR and has made the trip to Thulani Central in N. California... He made the long trip while riding in a transport crate and making frequent rest stops. Although we expect that the trip was not something that Fritz was experienced with he did travel calmly after getting settled. We are still getting to know Fritz so we will be continuing to update his bio. Please check back here for any updates about Fritz. What's Next for Fritz T.: Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue (TSGSR) will continue to see that Fritz is well cared for and receives all medical care needed for his well being. In addition, TSGSR is beginning a search for an adoptive home that will care for him for the rest of his life. Fritz will come to his new home with a supply of food, a cushy pad if wanted, and other goodies such as toys. Fritz’s medical expenses will be covered for the rest of his life by Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue (TSGSR)! If you want to learn more about Fritz, or are possibly interested in providing an adoptive or foster home, please send us a message by clicking on the "Ask About Me" button. “Saving one dog won’t change the world. It will change the world for that one dog.” show less