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 We expect that she may have become a little depressed or withdrawn at the shelter which could lead to her to appearing to be aloof or uninterested.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)!
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