was transferred to Dogs deserve Better from the Mason County Animal
Shelter in West Virginia. She was turned in by her owners who kept
her chained out 24/7. Knowing a dog of her size would not be able
to find a home in the South, the shelter asked Dogs Deserve better
to help find her a good home up North.
arrived matted, skinny, completely untrained and unsocialized. She
had never lived inside a home. We knew as soon as Ella rolled over
to show us her belly - that all she needed was a little love, training
and a bath.
and Joe saw Ella on our Petfinder site and were determined to make
her a part of their family. Below is the latest report from Ella's
new mom. Look what a difference a little love and patience can make
in a dog's life:
is eating a healthy breakfast and dinner. But, still doesn't quite
know what to do with treats...so she hides them about the house.
However, she loves popcorn and shares w/us when we watch movies.
is growing and gaining strength in her back end. She is much better
with stairs, but still slides around on the wood floors. Like Bambi
She had a play date with Kelly, a friend of ours 8 mos. old, adopted,
mix breed. They did very well.
is very curious about everything, and takes her time to examine
everything when we take our walks. My daughter calls her Ella the
don't think she played very much and is discovering the concept...with
us as well as other dogs...She doesn't quite know what to do with
toys, balls, etc...
She has taken to sulking when I leave for work, so she now comes
with me 2-3 days a week. I need to find a little barrel for her
neck, then she would represent the perfect assistant.(I sell wine
and spirits) She loves going and in between accounts we take many
She understands and learning very fast. We still only use the harness,
and she understands "heal" and many other things. Since
she doesn't quite know what to do with treats we reward her with
lots of hugs and belly rubs...it is working since she loves the
We are enjoying her so much and are grateful that she came into
here to see dogs in need of good homes