We at PDR believe in the benefits of post-adoption training for our dogs and their families. This allows for continued socialization, learning and helps to create a well-mannered and balanced dog. Post-adoption training is a requirement in our adoption process. For more information on our process and requirements, visit our adoption information page.
All Pound Dog Rescue dogs are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, heartworm/lyme tested, dewormed, and microchipped prior to adoption. The standard adoption donation is $450, and puppies under 5 months of age are $500. The adoption donation is applied to assist in the costs of veterinary care and the overall care of the dog.
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I’d like to introduce you to the sweet and beautiful Elsie. Elsie is a 7 year old German Shepherd who weighs in at 70 lbs. Elsie is absolutely gorgeous with her soulful brown eyes and the classic German Shepherd colouring. Elsie is not only physically stunning, but even better than her looks is her temperament and gentle nature.
When we first met Elsie she calmly walked right up to us and gave us kisses and we knew she was going to a joy to foster, and we were right! Elsie still walks up to every human politely and appreciates a pet or two from everyone she meets. She has been totally fine and happy to have people coming into our backyard (her space) and will play ball with anyone who will toss it to her. Elsie is a calm dog, but she has a playful energy where she will occasionally coax you into playing with her. Her favourite game is to play ball with her tennis ball. Elsie mostly likes to “catch” rather than “fetch” it. She likes if you toss it to her or bounce it to her rather than throw it away from her. Elsie likes about 1 – 2 hours of outdoor time and exercise during the day. She’s ok with that being through walks or playing in the backyard but her ideal home would provide a mixture of both.
Elsie is so incredibly well behaved and has such a good temperament. Elsie loves head scratches, back leg scratches, and belly rubs. If she sees you walking over to her she will often lay down and roll slightly on her back so you give her belly some pets. She loves being loved but also gives us our space and she has been a fantastic work from home buddy. She is loving and loyal and predictable. Everyone who meets her comments on how calm and sweet she is. Even a stranger on the street pointed out how well trained she is, after complimenting how beautiful she was of course.
Elsie’s nicknames are: Lady Elsie or Queen Elsie. She’s an elegant and polite lady. Even though she has a goofy side to her at times, her demeanor is calm, collected, and behaved. She’s got this beautiful long tail that swishes behind her as she walks and it’s like the train of a long dress.
Elsie is an adult dog and adopting an adult dog means getting a settled and trained pup. Elsie came to us completely house trained (not a single accident!!), leash trained, and knowing how to sit. We’ve worked on “come”, “wait”, and maintaining eye contact when she sits. Elsie is a smart dog who would appreciate continued training to work her brain and build her confidence. She’s completely crate trained though she does well outside of the crate as she does not chew or counter surf. Elsie travels well in the car and just likes to sniff the air and watch out the window.
Elsie’s ideal home is one that is fairly quiet and stable. She is low energy and would appreciate a home that lets her live out the rest of her adult and senior years peacefully. For that reason we recommend families with children 14+. Though Elsie still needs mental stimulation and outdoor time and exercise she won’t be the type of dog to wake up early for a run, or ever go for a run to be honest. She isn’t the type to enjoy long hikes and mainly likes to doddle along at a comfortable walking pace when she’s out and about. Ideally Elsie’s forever family would have familiarity with the breed as she has some standard Shepherd behaviours. She will chat to you (softly whine) while you’re petting her and giving her kisses, and she can be vocal and bark if other dogs are nearby, especially if they bark at her. Elsie has been fine meeting the cats outside on our walks but she does have a high prey drive so we would not recommend her going to a home with a cat. She is hit or miss with other dogs and therefore would be best as the only dog in the home.
Elsie has been treated for very deep ear infections and ongoing maintenance is something her forever family will make priority. She came to us with the most infected ears we have ever seen in our rescue from long term neglect and it has taken months to clear up all the infections she had in her ears. She has been an absolute angel while we’ve been treating her ears and she’s never shown any frustration towards us even though they were so sore we would have understood. Everyone at the vet office LOVED her because of how sweet and patient she is. She must continue to receive a high quality diet and supplements especially given the Shepherd tendency for back hip issues.
Overall Elsie has been a pure joy to have in our home. We’ve really loved getting to know her and having her calm, loving presence in our life. We are excited for her to find her perfect family, but we will miss her gentle nature and soft nuzzles!”