Ellsie – Our Foster Dog

Happy Ellsie girl!

Happy Ellsie girl!

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 luve 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 will need to be carefully tested. 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! Do you have a spot in your life for a squirrel-loving cuddle bug? Then Ellsie is your gal!

Little Ellsie does have heartworm disease. She has a few months of treatment ahead of her to become healthy again. She’s available as a foster to adopt while she undergoes treatment.

We rescued Ellsie along with her mom Franny. They can be adopted together or separately.

Status: Undergoing treatment for heartworm disease, available for foster to adopt Location: San Francisco Bay Area, CA Adoption $20 for the month of August or free to previous adopters
Weight: 38 pounds Age: 3 years Kids: 6 and up
Other dogs: Ok with a proper intro, some resource guarding Cats: Maybe, further testing needed 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.