THE SYMBOLS LISTED
WITH EACH DOG (BELOW) MEAN:
OK with Kids
OK with Dogs
OK with Cats
Ella ~ ADOPTED
Older (see below)
is a beautiful 3 year old tri-colored, rough coated gal
who weighs about 45lbs and is the quintessential stereotype
of the female Border Collie.
Ella absolutely needs her humans to be competent, consistent
& confident benevolent leaders. She is wonderful about looking
to you for guidance, but will clearly tune you out (or exploit
you) if she senses doubt/uncertainty. She will thrive in
an environment where there is structure, yet variety in
her play activities. Ella is a very smart & strong-willed
lady who truly needs varied activities (but a structured
routine!) to keep her challenged & stimulated.
She would also do best in a household with another dog
who is playful, confident and tolerant. Ella is an exuberant
and bouncy player, who has a leap a mile high and often
rolls around like a soccer ball. She has limited interest
in fetch, but will gladly do so if the reward is a game
is part otter, as she LOVES to swim and can motor through
water like nobody's business. She also values playtime with
other dogs that includes chase and wrestling/bitey-face.
She will initiate games of tug with other dogs, which is
great when she wants to use a 2" piece of fabric for the
may be fine as an only dog, but would need steady mental
stimulation from her humans.
With other dogs, Ella will resource guard. She can be redirected
by voice and with treats as a reward, but she eats in a
separate room from the other dogs in her foster home. Because
of her guarding, Ella will not go to a home with young children.
Ella has a great
'off-switch' in the house but will certainly notify you
if something seems out of sorts. From this perspective,
she is a good watch dog. She also uses her voice to let
you know that you're not moving fast enough! She's somewhat
of a demand barker (ie. "I demand that you put that book
down and come play with me!").
Ella is great with most people and dogs that she meets.
There are some people that frighten her and she will not
hesitate to let them / you know. This occasional reactivity
must be kept in mind at all times.
Despite her Border Collie quirks, Ella is truly a sweetheart
who just wants to be Queen. She adores her people and would
love nothing more than to be with you - whether curled up
or out and about. With the right family and the right canine
companion, Ella will be able to flourish as the happy, bouncy
smushball that she is.
is spayed, up to date on her shots, microchipped, current
on heartworm & flea / tick preventatives.
She is being fostered in CT.
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