Here is Ellie with her new family…
Hi! Nice to meet you! Well, I like to meet everyone, but you might be my special family. My foster family says that I’m a special lady: wise in my years and with zip in my step. Not to brag, but I’m told my beautiful dark chestnut and bright white coat – with just a dusting of freckles – is luxuriously soft, as is my personality
I was a little confused for a few weeks. There were changes in my family situation, so they couldn’t keep me any longer. A kind person took me in and introduced me to Cavalier Rescue USA. I guess this change was meant to be, because I needed an emergency spay. While the nice veterinarians were fixing me up, they also cleaned my teeth and checked out everything else. The good news: I’m all healed and in pristine condition: good hips, knees and heart. I lost just a few teeth, but I don’t miss them at all.
You know, I’ve discovered that I’m more adaptable than I thought I could be. I’ve enjoyed the last few weeks preparing for my next chapter: great food, a soft bed, a neighborhood bunny that likes to play hide and seek, and my canine friends! I love to curl up with the other Cavaliers in my home, but I’m also happy to rest in my bed or keep your knees warm while you read or watch a movie. Now I’m ready to find my forever home.
My foster dad says I’m a surprisingly good watch dog; I’ll bark once if I hear unusually loud noises outside or spot that pesky bunny, but I stop quickly. Otherwise, I’m quiet. Well, there is that thing with my metronome tail: I beat time like a piano teacher’s dream while you fix my meals. I find that if I up the tempo, my foster dad hurries to get my bowl ready faster.
I’m also very well-behaved and will sit for treats and (usually) come when called. I am a bit of a darter, so you’ll want to be sure I’m leashed or secured when you open the front door. I might try to add a new country to my Puppy Passport.
I’ve demonstrated perfect house training in my foster home. Potty breaks first thing in the morning, every 2-4 hours, and just before bedtime as I learn your routine will keep me on my best behavior. Unlike a couple of my foster siblings, I have my priorities straight: business first, play after!
I walk well on a leash and harness, but I do require sniff breaks along the way. I will agree to sleep in my crate, but I’m happier spending the night where I can see and hear my family. If you allow me in the big bed, bonus points!
What I really love is running full speed in a fenced yard, especially if it involves chasing the pesky bunny or even butterflies. You’ll need to be sure I can’t fit my petite self into any spaces where the bunny hides, of course.
If you have another Cavalier or friendly dog, I’ll enjoy being a friend, but I’ll be perfectly happy to be the apple of your eye.
Ellie has been adopted by a family who had been patiently waiting on our list. She’s settling in well in her new home and getting lots of love ♥.