Ellsie – Our Foster Dog

Cute little Ellsie!

Hello Ellsie! This sweet little 3 year-old GSP mix is the definition of adorable. She takes a few days to warm up after a hard life outside before she came to us, but once she knows you, she falls hard! She loves to smile at her people when they come home by crinkling up her nose. It’s the cutest thing! Ellsie can live with other dogs, but prefers those that are less pushy and does have some tendency towards resource guarding. She has experience living with her mom and siblings. She also may have lived with a housecat in her last home, but we think she might be a little too kitty-focused. Ellsie definitely has a strong prey drive. She goes crazy for squirrels and will keep a mental map of where she saw a squirrel forever! Her other favorite things are cuddling on the couch with her humans or finding some water to play in – set up a kiddy pool and she’ll be there in a flash! She’s also house trained and does well at home alone while her people are at work during the day. Do you have a spot in your life for a squirrel-loving cuddle bug? Then Ellsie is your gal!

Little Ellsie is being treated for heartworm disease. She is done with treatment on Nov 1!

Status: Undergoing treatment for heartworm disease, available to adopt on Nov 1 Location: San Francisco Bay Area, CA Adoption $:310.00 with a $50.00 refund upon completion of a positive-reinforcement training class from a trainer on our training list, or approved by us in advance.
Weight: 38 pounds Age: 3 years Kids: 6 and up
Other dogs: Ok with a proper intro, some resource guarding Cats: No Hunting: Unknown

Ellsie has heartworm disease, which requires several months of treatment. Heartworm disease typically costs $2,000-3,000 per dog (including all the medicines, tests, and treatments) to treat, and that doesn’t include the normal vet care of examinations, vaccinations and spays.  Please consider donating to Ellsie’s medical fund to ensure she can get the treatment she needs!


Thank you to Ellsie’s sponsors!

Vicki & Bruce R.