Missouri German Shepherd Rescue
Love In Action - Restoring Hope for German Shepherds
an IRS 501(c)3 non-profit organization
German Shepherd Dog : : Female : : Young : : Large
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Ellie needs a caretaker or foster! Won't you consider helping her get a new start?
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Ellie is an absolutely stunning young girl who will draw stares and admiration when you walk down the street with her! Actually, she prances more than she walks and is beautiful to watch. She loves being with people and is a confident dog who knows what she likes.
We thought Ellie had high ball drive, but it turns out that she really just has a ton of energy. She can be distracted from the ball and redirected to other activities, as long as she's with you. Ellie is highly trainable and has made tremendous progress in her time with us.
Ellie's one issue -- which has vastly improved -- has been extreme possessiveness of "her" food and water bowls, and toys. She was adopted out by the shelter once and returned within a few hours because the adopter fed Ellie and reached down to take her bowl before she was completely finished. Ellie bit her and, although no medical attention was needed, poor starved Ellie was back in the shelter in a flash. We tested her and found we could hand feed her with no problem, but that once the food was in the bowl she would attack a fake hand inserted in the bowl. This happens sometime with dogs who, like her, have been systematically starved. Our wonderful friends at Main Street Pet Resort boarding kennel have worked long and hard with her, desensitizing her and building trust (along with regular meals) -- and she is doing MUCH better. She's well past the worst of it but still needs work on this one issue.
Ellie is kennel trained and mostly house trained (though she will probably need a reminder since she's been in boarding). She rides well in the car and does okay on walks as long as you use a head collar -- she still needs some work on leash manners.
Ellie loves, loves, LOVES playing with other dogs, but she does play rough and needs ongoing work on gentling down her play. She needs a doggie buddy approximately her same size and energy to play with and blow some of her energy. Due to a shortage of foster homes, she is currently in boarding and plays daily with another of our rescue dogs who also plays hard. They chase and jump and twirl, like GSDs do. The two girls have a blast together. Ellie can NOT be placed in a home with cats.
Due to Ellie’s history of resource guarding, she cannot be placed in a home with children under the age of 16.
Ellie has no known ongoing medical issues.
Ellie simply needs a family willing to complete her education and training with patience, leadership and good sense.
Are you a runner, a hiker, a jogger? Are you an ACtIVE family looking for an active dog? Are you a strong leader who is patient and committed -- willing and able to help Ellie past the last remnant of her early neglect? She's waiting just for you and will reward you by being the world's best buddy!
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