“Ellie is a beautiful petite girl who deserves a patient, loving home. She loves everyone she meets. She is just a typical adolescent dog who still needs to learn some boundaries. She is super sweet and loves attention. She would be great for an active person; she can walk for 3 miles or more in the right temps. You will fall in love with her beautiful green eye and blue eye and her perky personality.”
- Location:Ann Arbor Area
- Age:16 months
- Sex:Spayed female
- Weight:20 pounds
- Kids:Yes, older, dog-savvy
- Fenced Yard:Preferred
- Adoption Fee:$1200
Are you looking for a spunky sidekick, the Starsky to your Hutch, the pork to your beans? Then look no further than Ellie, who is making her grand debut on the Available Page!
With her beautiful honey-pied coat and striking heterochromia (that’s fancy talk for two different colored eyes), Ellie is one of the most stunning Frenchies we’ve ever seen. But she’s not just another pretty face! Ellie has energy and personality to spare, and is looking for a family that can keep up with her. She can walk up to three miles at a go (when the weather is nice, of course) and just wants to play play PLAY! Once she’s worn herself out, then it’s time for a nap on the couch and a snuggle with her person.
At just 16 months old, Ellie is still very much an adolescent, and with that comes some challenges. (Here’s the part where parents of teenagers give a knowing nod.) Ellie is still learning boundaries, and can be too rough with her play. And while she’s definitely getting the hang of housetraining, there’s very little time between her potty signal and the actual going potty part. Ellie’s new family must commit to continued training (through positive reinforcement, natch) so that our little teenage drama queen can grow up to be a confident, happy adult.
Healthwise, Ellie is in great shape. She does suffer from food allergies (especially to chicken), so she must remain on a grain-free, chicken-free diet. We should mention here that Ellie gobbles down her meals at a truly astonishing speed and then likes to go after her foster siblings’ dishes, so she’s fed alone in her kennel and eats from a slow feeder. And no matter what kind of puppy eyes she gives you, no table scraps allowed!
The ideal home for Ellie is an active one, preferably with another playful dog. She gets along with canines of all shapes and sizes, but older doggos might get annoyed with her exuberant play style, and kitties are a hard no. Ellie adores children, but her love is so enthusiastic that it’s liable to send a smaller kiddo flying. But she’d be thrilled to have an older, dog-savvy kid to be her best pal! Because Ellie has a has a tendency to bolt, it’s vital that she only be walked on leash, and a securely fenced yard is strongly preferred. And while she can’t stay home by herself all day—she’d go stir crazy—Ellie would be a fantastic office dog, or a joyful work-from-home companion.
Ellie’s foster mom is understandably smitten with this delectable girl, and tells us: “Ellie is a beautiful petite girl who deserves a patient, loving home. She loves everyone she meets. She is just a typical adolescent dog who still needs to learn some boundaries. She is super sweet and loves attention. She would be great for an active person; she can walk for 3 miles or more in the right temps. You will fall in love with her beautiful green eye and blue eye and her perky personality.”
If Ellie sounds like your type of dog, then fill out an application and tell us why you’d make a perfect match! Just be prepared to travel—Ellie is running rampant in beautiful Michigan (go Blue!) and will not be shipped.
FBRN dogs are in foster care in people’s private homes. For the foster families’ safety, we do not disclose specific locations, and we don’t set up meet and greets prior to applications. For detailed information about the dogs in our care, please read the extensive bios on each dog.
Ellie has several allergies and must remain on Grain Free food without chicken, and have regular medicated baths.
Potty training is a work in progress.
Ellie should remain in a home with no young children nor cats.
Donation to FBRN – Ellie