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EllyAnimal ID: ISR1723

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About Elly

German Shorthaired Pointer
Age: Young Adult
Sex: Female

PLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS: ELLY MUST BE PLACED IN A HOME WITH A TALL, PHYSICAL FENCE. No small dogs or cats. Not left alone for extended periods of time. Elly is a 3 year-old GSP with medium-high level energy who will need an owner with previous GSP (or similar breed) experience. She will do best in a home where someone is home with her a good majority of the time. An active family and fenced yard (physical fence) is required. She is good with older children and large, familiar dogs, but is not good with smaller dogs or cats. UPDATE from foster mom (Sept. 26th): she said that Elly has made a lot of progress, especially in how much she interacts with the other dogs. 'She is getting along wonderfully with my dogs. Elly now shows a lot of interest in them and actively initiates play. She flirts, she teases, she chases, wrestles, steals toys, lets her toys be stolen, and pesters the older dogs in my home into playing with her, too!' Elly is almost all black with just a bit of white on her chest, and weighs in at a petite 40-45 pounds. She has a lot of energy and will require quite a bit of activity to keep her exercised and happy. She is very prey-driven and may try to attack small animals, including cats and small dogs. Elly enjoys playing with all the other dogs in her foster home and loves to run, chase and wrestle. She'll play games of fetch with sticks and balls and isn't aggressive or possessive of her toys. She hasn't shown food aggression with other dogs or to people, and willingly takes treats among a group of other dogs without growling or worrying that they may take it from her. She currently eats her meals in her crate (due to the number of other dogs in her foster home) and doesn't focus on other dogs watching/staring at her while she casually dines in her 'private restaurant' atmosphere. Elly loves being active and is constantly on the go playing with the other dogs or playing fetch with her people. She'll retrieve a tennis ball, but will quickly lose interest in the game if her person loses interest and goes on to something else. If she isn't wrestling with the other dogs, she's on her own pretending to be Sherlock Holmes while investigating all the nooks and crannies in the yard. She loves to stalk and chase pigeons if they light too close. She settles in well for leash walks, is very well-behaved at these times, and really LOVES going out for a stroll or two during the day. With appropriate training, Elly will also do great with an active family that wants to include her in their hiking, biking, swimming, and/or camping activities. Elly loves spending time with people and other dogs, so if she's left alone for extended periods of time she does experience a pretty high level of separation anxiety; therefore, it's probably best if Elly is adopted by a family where somebody will be with her during most of her day so she's not spending endless hours in a crate or alone in her home. She can be a bit of an escape artist if left in a regular crate that isn't equipped with extra latches/locks. Elly readily goes into her crate without issues and will also ride in a crate when in a car, but her separation issues seem to kick in when she can no longer see her people. Her separation anxiety may be an issue because she was taken from her past home/family, left at a shelter, and is once again in a new environment. Over time and as she becomes fully adjusted to her new forever family and environment, Elly's separation issues may get better and not be an ongoing problem at all. Elly has a tendency to jump on her people as her way of a greeting. While this enthusiasm is very cute, it's also very easy for Elly to hurt someone by allowing this behavior. Her foster family is working to correct this behavior and believe she's making good progress. Like most GSPs, Elly is smart and wants to make her people happy, so she's eager to do what's needed to receive the praise and treat after doing something properly. Likewise, Elly's nose is in overdrive all the time and the counter top is a great location to get some pretty good sniffs. It may be best to make sure goodies are put away and out of reach. Here's some other wonderful things about our Elly: First, she's as sweet as they come. She LOVES people and loves being petted by them while lying at their feet. A bit of a velcro dog, like most GSPs, but we don't think this is a bad thing. Second, Elly already knows many basic commands and seems very eager to learn and make people happy. She already knows sit, come, down, fetch and give. Third, Elly is well-behaved in almost all situations. She's great at the vets office for her exams and blood work, is easy to bathe, will let you trim her nails, loves to play with other dogs her size, and will entertain herself with a Kong. If you are interested in Elly, please review our application process at www.ilshorthairrescue.com

Midland County
Michigan

Health

  • Spayed
  • Vaccinations Current

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