What a sweet, sweet girl Ella is. We have seen this Goldie blossom over the past couple weeks while fostering her. Her past is unknown (and soon will be forgotten) but her future seems bright indeed.
When we first received Ella into our household, she was coming into an active family of four with our two children (12 & 8 years old) and our 1 year old pup. Her displayed behaviors made us believe she came from a broken household so we definitely had a crate set up just for her. The crate is in our living room and she was able to observe us interacting as a family with our puppy. Ella recognized this crate as her own space and frequently retreated to this designated sanctuary for quiet time and observation.
We now just leave the door open and she moves freely between “her place” and interacting with the rest of us. She has slept through the nights here, has not had a single accident in the house, and has also eaten best from inside the crate; slowly taking her time to enjoy the kibble.
Ella has slowly warmed up to our entire family but we could tell immediately that she was craving love and attention… she feeds off the loving energy put out to her and soaks it up. Ella gets startled from sudden, loud noises and quick movements. There are times where she will just come up to one of us sitting down, rest her head on our laps and close her eyes. We can literally see the stressful days of the past leaving her mind and body. Her posture went from tail tucked between her legs to wagging freely. Even with two children and a “puppy stage” dog in the household, she has shown no signs of aggression.
Ella likes playing with toys, seems to like stuffies and hardly ever barks. In typical Golden fashion, she does shed but enjoys getting brushed. She loves the attention given to her when her silky, soft coat is brushed out, and getting “facials.” Ella enjoys having her ears and delicate ridge on her sweet face massaged. Ella also loves baths and we have caught her dipping her front paws into the pool on numerous occasions. She needs more work on a leash but loves following us for walks around the backyard.
We are excited for her future and know the love and energy she has to give has barely been tapped. She is a sweet, mild mannered girl looking for her furever family.
My Ideal Home
Ella will definitely need a family who is very patient and that understand that she needs to trust her humans before she will come and show you her loving nature. As we have said before, we do not know her past, but by her actions, we know she wasn’t treated very well, but despite it all, she is a total sweetheart and all she wants is to be loved. Giving her the gift of time and showing her how much you love her will be rewarded ten fold by Ella affection and love for you once she knows she is safe and loved.
Ella would definitely do best being integrated into an experienced dog family with older children (12+) who would know how to be more patient with her and not startle her or be rambunctious in her presence. A household with a family dog does not appear to be an issue, a dog of her size or slightly larger does seems to be ok and would be a great companion to show her how to assimilate into an established family. Ella has shown no signs of aggression or possessiveness with our pup and / or our kiddos.
Want to Adopt me?
If you have submitted your online adoption application and had your home interview, please send a detailed email telling us how his life would be with you to his rep Vivian and his foster parents at ALovingHome4MyBeautifulGirl@gmail.com.
When applying, please let us know who conducted your home visit. Please be patient waiting for a response – we want to make sure to go through all applications in detail so we can find the perfect furever home for this sweet girl. Ella is currently being fostered in Corona.