Highly energetic and friendly Ella needs lots of play time! Super sweet and goofy, but not a beginner dog.
Her favorite activities are:
– tug games
– chewing heavy duty rubber toys
– napping with her people
She wants to be involved in whatever you’re doing and hates being left out. If you let her initiate, she’s very cuddly and will climb on your lap despite being a bit too big.
Highly food motivated, Ella picks up new tricks quickly, but is strong-willed and easily distracted so she needs lots of consistent positive reinforcement to maintain behavioral changes. She has many opinions and she WILL let you know about them.
Ella plays well with other dogs and is good at de-escalating potential conflicts. Preferring to be within eyesight of her humans she loves to run and explore but won’t go too far.
She’s a joy to have around, but because of (human) health issues we are no longer able to give her the physical activity and attention she needs to be her best self.
Phone: (510) 932-1914
To expedite the adoption process, please complete the cat or dog adoption form and bring a printed copy with you to the SF SPCA Adoption Center (Hours & Location). This helps us better understand what sort of pet you’re looking for so we can guide you every step of the way! Please bring a valid photo ID and verification that you are allowed to have a pet where you currently live.
First, we’ll meet with you to find out more about you and your pet preferences and answer your questions. Our goal is to help you find the pet that best fits your lifestyle and living situation so we want to make sure you have a realistic understanding of the time and resources necessary to provide training, medical treatment, and proper care for your new pet. This can take time so please allow at least one hour for the adoption process.
Once we have a good understanding of your living situation and the type of pet you’re interested in, we’ll make introductions and let you spend some quality time getting to know each other to see if there’s a love connection. It’s important that all household members take part in this important decision so please make sure everyone is present (including any resident dogs if you’re considering adding a new pooch to your pack).
Once love happens, we’ll complete the paperwork, review all the SF SPCA adoption benefits, provide information on any known medical or behavioral issues, and share tips to make the transition a success for both you and your new pet.
We consider you and your new furry friend a part of the SF SPCA family so please reach out with questions ― and be sure to share your adoption stories and pet photos at sfspca.org/stories
Don’t forget to schedule your first free health exam at the SF SPCA Veterinary Hospital within three days of adopting.