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ELLIE 10/22/05
 

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Age & Sex: 7 yr. old Female
UTD: Yes
Weight: 75 lbs.
Other Dogs: Yes
Color: Fawn
Cats: Yes
Ears: Cropped
Children under 5: Unknown
Tail: Docked
Children over 5: Unknown
Spayed: Yes
Microchipped: No
Shelter Surrender
Location: Conklin, NY

Adoption Donation $150

2/20/09 - Ellie arrived here almost 3 and 1/2 years ago as a foster-to-adopt.  Within a day we decided she was a keeper - well trained, respectful, loving, gentle, playful.  We fell in love with her.  Her favorite activity was to have her ears rubbed and she would talk to us as we rubbed. Through the past years, she has welcomed 8 fosters into our home without any complaints - except once in a while if they took her bone or stepped on her.  She was always the perfect lady.  She has had medical problems since she arrived but they have been getting worse over the last few months and really bad in the last 2 days.  So today we had to let our Ellie go.  My husband and I were with her as the vet helped her cross over Rainbow Bridge.  She was a special boxer -as all boxers are.  Be well again my Ellie Belle!!

12/2/05 - Ellie has been with us for over a month now and continues to be a wonderful dog.  She is a very calm girl and very little bothers her.  The only time she gets demanding is when she wants water - then she will not be quiet until her bowl is filled.  She still drinks a lot of water and my vet is trying to find out why because she is not concentrating her urine.  So far Ellie's kidney function is normal and her adrenal is not overactive.  She goes back next week for a water deprivation test.  I don't think Ellie is going to like that.  The vet will find out how vocal she can be. 
Ellie had her first road trip a couple weeks ago when we went to FL to visit my parents.  She must have thought it very strange to ride 20 hours in the car but she did well.  Other than watering and dewatering stops about every 2 hours she was no problem.  When we arrived my parents couldn't get over what a big girl she was but it didn't take them long to find out what a sweetie she is - wiggles and kisses for everyone.  Ellie has become a loved member of our family and we are looking forward to Christmas with her.  She will be spoiled.  Thank you BAR.

11/6/05 - Ellie has been adopted by her Foster-to-Adopt Family

11/3/05 - Ellie is pending adoption

11/2/05 - Ellie visited the vet on Monday.  I was a little low on estimating her weight at 65 lb.  She actually weighs 75 lb.  I knew she was a big girl but not that big.  She was a very good girl at the vets.  She was quite interested in the cat and puppy in the waiting room but when I told her to sit and stay she did.  She also had no problem being lifted onto the exam table or with the vet examining her. It is really nice to have a dog who is so well behaved. 
Ellie is paying less attention to my inside cats so I do not need to crate her when I am not home.
Now, if only she would be less interested in chasing my outside cat. She just hasn't been around that one as much as the inside cats. 
Ellie is adjusting well and is a sweet dog. Our house would seem empty without her.

10/31/05 - Ellie has been with us a week and she has become one of the family.  She gets along with everyone -people, cats, visiting puppy.  She's not paying as much attention to the cats as she did when she first arrived.  She is eating well - really enjoys her Milkbone treats.  She settles down about 8 PM and except for a quick trip out about 11, she is good for the night.  She has been drinking a lot of water and needs to go out a many times during the day, so Monday she goes to the vet to get checked out.  Today I got her to play for the first time -  fetching a ball.  My son's boxer puppy was visiting again and Ellie didn't want her to have all the fun. 
Ellie is very well trained.  She will come, sit, stay, heel, lie down, and give a paw.  She does not pull when walking on a leash and does not run away when off the leash.  She loves to be around people and never wanders very far away.  She will bark at strange noises but is fine after she sees what is making the noise.
Ellie has shown no aggression or bad reactions to anything.  Even the vacuum cleaner got no reaction and I vacuumed right around the pillow she was laying on. All in all, Ellie is one sweet girl.

10/25/05 - Ellie arrived on Sunday.  We picked her up in Scranton along with Jewels.  Ellie had no problems getting in the car and going with us.  I was told she is 7 years old but her appearance makes her seem older.  She is a very sweet girl who loves attention.  She walks well on a leash but does not need one in our yard since she stays around me when she is loose.  She ignored my 3 cats at first but is now quite interested and curious about them.  She will chase them if they run but most of the time just looks at them and whines.  We were dog sitting my son's 4 month old boxer this weekend and Ellie either tolerated or ignored the puppy.  She has been a mother - probably several times - which is why she ignores the puppy antics.  Ellie so far has been a wonderful girl.

10/22/05 - Just to let you know that Ellie arrived and is settling in. I met Jane in Scranton about noon today and picked up Jewel and Ellie. Both girls had no problem getting in the car and going with me. Then Rob picked up Jewel in Binghamton. I don't have much info about Ellie except for her shelter adoption form and her vaccination record. She seems to have been well cared for and has had obedience training. So far she is quite interested with my cats and will chase them if they run. I'm concerned with her health since she has been drinking a lot of water since she arrived. It may be just stress but I will have my vet check her out later this week. I'm also concerned with a growth near one of her nipples. It appears she has had a few litters of puppies.