Hello: My name is Ellie and I’m the most loveable, smart “velcro” dog around.
Breed: Chi x Whippet
Size: 17 lbs
Good with dogs & cats
I was an owner surrender because they didn’t have time for me and I had to be kept crated for several hours a day.
Because they believe I am part Whippet, I am an extremely active dog and have the need to run and play. Whippets are considered “sight hounds” and normally shouldn’t be allowed to be off leash unless it is a fenced or secured area. If I see something, I’m gone so best to keep me close to you. Because of my need for speed, an agility class will be right up my alley. It would be a great way for us to bond too.
I am also super affectionate. I love to be next to you whether it’s sitting on the couch or on the floor next to your feet but being able to sleep next to you in the bed is my favorite place! Kisses are always in order and I give LOTS. I would like to mention that I tend to cower when a harsh voice is used. I’m used to quiet and loving words and lots of praise.
I am very smart too. I learn commands quickly especially if there are treats involved! So far, I have learned to sit and wait but the wait command is the hardest for me. I have a hard time sitting still. Too much energy to burn!
The home where I am currently living has 5 cats and I get along great with all of them. I do not chase or taunt them but given the chance I will push my way into their food bowls. Cat food is pretty tasty!
My dream of the perfect home is one with loving, active humans who will spend time with me. Take me to the lake, hiking or just riding in the car…l just want to be close to you!
Won’t you please consider taking me home?
Shelter Name: Chewy’s Hope
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