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About Ellie

Mountain Cur mix
Age: Adult
Sex: Female

[Read About Natural Seizure Care] The Perfect Dog. . . For you if you want a sweet, smart, cute companion and don't have any other dogs. Ellie is a wonderful mixed breed pup who is 7 years old (birthday 12-12-16) and about 18 pounds. I thought she was a miniature pinscher/hound mix; I was wrong. I have DNA details (25% Mountain Cur). She was rescued when she was 1 1/2 years old, and we've had her ever since. She was rescued from a 'hoarding situation' in North Carolina with a brother and sister. From her initial behavior, it appeared she was kept in a pin - she hadn't walked on grass and tried to get to concrete if possible; she didn't seem to know any 'dog' things, playing, toys, sniffing, etc. She's learned and even occasionally does play bows - especially when I call her 'wiggles' or 'wiggles worm.' She was my life partner's, John's dog. Ellie was John's constant loving companion. John passed last year, Ellie has not done well in a multi-pet home and needs a home where she is the only dog. She love people and walks and does well walking around other dogs; I was even making progress at the dog park with her. Ellie, and my dog can't be in the same house, or even look at each other without barking and growling. I know she would be the perfect dog for someone without any other dogs. My dog, an 8-pound Chihuahua, and I were primarily in Alexandria; I work in northern Virginia. During that time when we'd all be together, every once in a while, she went after Chloe, usually in tight quarters, e.g., the back seat. John came up to northern Virginia the first year of COVID, and we all were together. As time passed, Ellie 'went after' Chloe more and more. We all moved home after about a year. When Ellie was about 5 years old, I noticed her first seizure. I took her to a dog neurologist; no abnormalities were found, and the diagnosis was epilepsy. She was put on anti-seizure medication. Her seizures are somehow linked to her attacks, rage, etc. The only seizures I've seen for the last 15 months are after aggression. I adopted a 14-year-old precious Pomeranian about 24 months ago, who had a very, very rough life. Almost immediately, Ellie started attacking her, doing some permanent damage - I started erecting barriers around Foxy. John passed 7-13-23 in the kitchen. Her person was gone her constant attention. love and companion was gone. I thought I could acclimate her into the pack and we'd be a big happy family. She started attacking Chloe regularly. After many consults with the dog neurologist, we tried 5-6 different seizure meds, and started adding anxiety/calming drugs; initially, just Trazadone. Several months ago, Chloe began to agitate Ellie constantly; Ellie reacts and chaos ensues. I recently took Ellie to a dog behaviorist in Leesburg, who added Paxil for Ellie. She said that even with the drugs, I'll have to separate them forever and that dog-on-dog aggression is very hard to mitigate. She also said that she could probably be taken off the anxiety drugs as she feels more secure in a new home where she is the only dog. Ellie loves to go on walks, sit out on the back stoop, and sit in the yard in the sun. I hate limiting her access to her yard and giving her anxiety drugs; that's not any life for us. So, I've made the hardest decision in my life: to find Ellie another home where she can be pampered, loved, and doted on. She is a GREAT dog as the only dog. Can you be that furever home? Ellie has allergies and is on an allergy shot every month. I have all the info on her allergies. She cannot eat any food with peas or corn in it. Even with the right food and her shots, she still scratches a great deal. She also tends to have loose stools; I mix a great skin and coat supplement and Purina ProPlan Fortiflora in her food daily. I stew lean meat for them (chicken, chicken livers, or beef) and use Cesar's Wholesome Bowls (no peas or corn). Her FAVORITE treat is Pet'n Shape Duck'n Hide twists. I use K9 Advantix II and Heart Guard. She has a very cute overbite; I take her to PetSmart groomers about every 6 weeks to have her nails trimmed, and ears and teeth cleaned. Please let me know if you want to meet Ellie. Again, ABSOLUTELY NO OTHER DOGS can be in the household. I'd also like to talk to your veterinarian; I want to ensure that it's your habit to get her vaccines and all the care she might need. Thanks, Susan

King William County
King William, Virginia 23086

Compatibility

  • Not Good with Other Dogs
  • Good with Most Cats
  • Good with Adults (Not Kids)

Personality

  • Low Energy
  • Submissive

Health

  • Spayed
  • Vaccinations Current
  • Seizures
  • Aggressive

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