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I'm not sure how accurate that mix description is but Ellie does have a puppy Great Dane face even if she's only about one tenth the size of a Great Dane. She's the third Georgia dog rescued and transported up from a high kill Georgia pound with funding and coordination provided by Ashley Hyslop and Paws for Hope and Faith.

Please meet sweet Ellie. Ellie loves to give puppy snuggles and kisses. Although she looks like a puppy and is cuddly like a puppy she is thought to be fully grown. She was found as a stray in southern Georgia and was never claimed. Her time was up and thankfully she was rescued at the last moment.

Ellie is a little shy but once you show her any kind of love she will give you her whole heart! Ellie is great with people and other dogs – she has yet to be tested with cats. However, Ellie doesn’t have a mean bone in her body so there most likely wouldn’t be any issues.

Ellie will be available at this weekend's Toronto Animal Services/Petsmart Adopt-a-thon - 835 Eglinton Ave East, 416 696 0388, Saturday Feb 23rd and Sunday 24th starting at 10am.

9 Comments to “Ellie - Boxer Great Dane mix”

  1. Anonymous says:

    what lovely ears! Hope she finds a loving home this weekend!

  2. Anonymous says:

    My family is interested in Ellie girl. I know we'd have to meet her to be sure but what do we do in order to pursue adoption? Is it first come first serve or goes to best environment for her?

  3. Fred says:

    Hi Anon, I don't have the final say on this but I believe you have to meet some minimum requirements, depending on the dog, and then it's first come first serve after that. For more info you can call 416 338 6668. Cheers.

  4. deva says:

    She is lovely, and being young I'm sure she'll be snapped up soon.
    I see Molly is still on the adoption site, and I am sad for her. Fred - could you maybe get her some more exposure? She looks so wistful.

  5. Fred says:

    Hi deva, there's some talk about Molly possibly going to the adopt-a-thon to get her some more exposure. Hopefully, that'll work out.

  6. Kit Lang says:

    Ellie is LOVELY. It looks like she'll have no trouble finding a family and I'm very glad for her.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Thanks Fred on the heads up on Ellie and procedure to adopt. We will be there for sure on Saturday with bells on. We hope to be first in line to see these darling dogs to find out if one is right for our family.

  8. mike says:

    Fred, will you be at the Adopt-a-thon this Weekend?

  9. Fred says:

    mbdemers, unfortunately, no, I won't be there. Ashley will be there, though, as well as a couple others from TAS south.

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The reason for this blog is to help get specific dogs adopted from TAS but equally important is to try to normalize the idea of shelter dogs being just as good and just as desirable as any other dogs including those which are regularly merchandised by backyard breeders, puppy millers and those few remaining pet store owners who still feel a need to sell live animals. The single greatest stigma shelter animals still face is the belief that shelter animals are substandard animals. Anyone who has had enough experience with shelter animals knows this is untrue but the general public hasn't had the same experiences you've had. They see a nice dog photo in a glossy magazine and too many of them would never think of associating that dog with a dog from a shelter. After all, no one abandons perfectly good dogs, right? Unfortunately, as we all know, perfectly good dogs are abandoned all the time.

The public still too often associates shelter dogs with images of beat up, sick, dirty, severely traumatized animals and while we definitely sometimes see victims such as these, they are certainly not the majority and, regardless, even the most abused animals can very often be saved and made whole again.

Pound Dogs sometimes discusses the sad histories some of the dogs have suffered. For the most part, though, it tries to present the dogs not as victims but as great potential family members. The goal is to raise the profiles of animals in adoption centers so that a potential pet owner sees them as the best choice, not just as the charity choice.

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