Medium size – 21kg
Passport and vaccinations:
UK – Currently near Brighton
Please meet Ella. She was originally found in Romania, alone in a drain by the side of a road, searching for food and covered in fleas and ticks, she was emaciated. Her fate could have been so different.
Ella was adopted and bought over to the UK in October 2021 but has sadly been returned to us due to no fault of her own.
Ella is a very special dog; beautiful, affectionate, playful, clever, and completely devoted to the people she trusts. But unfortunately she does not trust many people. She can be extremely wary of strangers so Ella will need a family that has experience with fearful dogs. She would do best in a quiet, rural location with a large garden and without many visitors.
She gets on with most other dogs and loves to play. She’s a medium-sized dog (roughly the size of a Collie) with a big fluffy double coat in winter, and a sleeker, more elegant look in the summer months.
When Ella feels safe, she is heart-meltingly lovely. She loves to play fetch in the garden (at a dignified and ladylike pace). She loves sniffing for kibble in the grass. She loves the beach, even though she’s afraid of the waves. She loves to chew a Kong full of frozen chicken. She loves to stretch out on the sofa and watch TV with her family. She loves catching treats in her mouth. She loves playing chase with other dogs (she especially likes bouncy young spaniels and Labradors). She loves food, will sit enthusiastically for a treat, and does a little skipping dance when she knows she is about to be fed. She loves hunting for small rodents (and sometimes catches them). She loves sitting outside in the garden during the day. She loves lagging behind on walks, sniffing at things, and investigating the countryside before running to catch up. More than anything, she loves to have her tummy tickled, and (once she trusts you) Ella will roll over to request this when she sees you coming.
Ella is calm and undemanding in the house, completely housetrained, and picks things up quickly. She does not chew what she should not be chewing. She is good on and off the lead with excellent recall.
Thank you for your interest in Ella. If you would like to apply to adopt one of our dogs, please read the ‘How do I Adopt’ pages, where you can find more information about the process and the costs involved.
As you can imagine, each one of our dogs is very precious to us, they haven’t had the best start in life and therefore it is absolutely crucial we find the right homes for them. When you complete a registration form, please tell us as much as you can about why you are looking to adopt a dog and how you think you can meet their needs. Every dog is an individual and our amazing rehoming team will know exactly what type of home each dog needs to thrive. For example, will the dog cope with a small garden or is it the type of dog who needs to live in a rural environment? Will the dog enjoy being around children, or is it best suited to an adult only home? Will it cope sharing a home with other pets, or is it best as an only dog? Are you outdoorsy types who like to go hiking, or would you prefer a dog who is happy to snuggle up on the sofa with you? Our rehoming team will be very familiar with the needs of each of our dogs and the information you provide on your application form will help them to match you with the right dog.