Ella is about 8 years old and is a poor little dog who was found in Romania in a pitiful state; emaciated, she was just skin and bones, with maggot-infested wounds, probably from being attacked by another dog. She had also sustained a spinal fracture at the base of her tail and was in terrible pain. She could not stand up for the first month at the shelter and had to be carried to go out. She is one of Love Underdogs‘ saddest cases, but also one of their most hopeful stories of incredible resilience and love of life.
Ella has been in the UK since August and she is one of the most loving, affectionate and endearing dogs you will ever meet. While recovering she has spent time in foster and so the rescue has a good picture of her health and needs as well as her temperament. This little girl, with so much to offer, needs a special home.
Ella is fantastic with people, but currently, probably due to her past, she does not feel comfortable around other dogs. She has started her journey to recovery and is walking well; the fracture has not affected her mobility greatly. Her right back paw is a little clumsy, but she runs like the wind and does a wonderful little dance when you enter the room. She will make you feel a million dollars every time you come home, for sure!
Ella has a mild level of incontinence and cannot move her tail. Her fracture is still healing, and it is hoped that her ability to control her toiletting might improve further. She is having weekly acupuncture sessions which have made a huge difference to her health. Ella does choose to go out to toilet, and she squats and produces both faeces and urine when she is out, but when she is relaxed and asleep in her bed, little accidents can happen. She is on a diet which reduces the amount of faeces produced, so they are small and the consistency is dry and well-formed to keep her comfortable, but it is a factor to consider. She is much better than she was, but she may always have a few accidents.
Ella is on pain management medication while her spine recovers. She has been a different dog since on it, and the acupuncture treatments have enabled her dose to be lowered. She is no trouble at all, has an easy-going temperament and has adapted well during her time in foster. She loves human attention, so having a lot of company would suit her. She does lack a little confidence at times in new places, and with strangers, but with the people she loves she soon becomes brave. She is a happy, outgoing, belly-rub-loving girl with so much to offer and will bring great happiness to the right person.
Love Underdogs pray that a compassionate home with no other dogs or children will fall in love with Ella and give her the chance to be their special little dog.
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Please mention that you saw Ella on the Oldies Club website.