Hello world!

Ellie, a schnauzer/jack russell terrier mix puppy

Hi:  Let me introduce myself.  I’m Ellie. I was born around the third of December 2011.  After a few months, my original family apparently did not need me so I found myself lost and wandering around on the streets of a large city. Then, finally something good happened to me.  I was picked up by the city’s animal control department and taken to the Humane Society’s animal shelter.  There, they fed me, gave me a bath, and trimmed my fur.  After that I was checked over by the vet, given my vaccinations, and placed in a clean kennel with two other dogs.  I was told I had to live there until someone would come by and adopt me.  I waited there for several days before a family came by and asked to see me in the visiting room.  So the staff came to the kennel, picked me up, and carried me to the visitor’s room where I met this family.  At first, I wasn’t too sure about them. After all, the last time I trusted someone, I ended up on the street.  So I took my time checking them out while they sat on the benches in the room.  I sniffed them; they passed the smell test. Then I listened to them talk.  It seems they had a dog like me that came from here that they really loved.  She lived to be sixteen years before she passed away.  Sixteen years – gosh that’s like a whole bunch of dog years old.  I figure they must have taken good care of her.  So I told the animal shelter that they appeared to be a good family; so, it was ok for them to adopt me.

Ellie interviewing her new prospective family

Ellie interviewing her new prospective family

The next day they came and completed the paperwork, and before I knew it I was off to my new home where I now reside.  By the way, there are other wonderful dogs at the Humane Society Shelter located in your area just waiting to be adopted and given a good home.  Dogs from the shelter make great additions to your family, and great companions.  We are just thrilled to have a second chance to live in a good, safe home and we will show you our appreciation by showering you with our love, loyalty, and affection.

How about sharing your shelter and rescue stories with us. How did you find your new home? Include a picture or a link to your blog.

3 thoughts on “Hello world!

  1. Joanna

    Hello – I am so curious about Ellie, because in June of last year, my husband and I adopted a terrier mix that was found as a stray in Louisiana. The vet estimated him to be about a year and a half old, and we came up with a birthday of December 15, 2011 (1.5 years before the day that we adopted him).
    We recently did the Wisdom Panel 2 DNA test on him, and it came back that one of his parents was a Jack Russell/Miniature Schnauzer mix, and the other may have been an Airdale mix, but that side was very mixed. This had me start thinking about how there must have been other pups in his litter, and that he must have adorable relatives out there somewhere. The similarities between the dogs have me curious if there’s any way that they could be related, possibly even from the same litter! My dog, Oliver, is black and white rather than grey and white, and might look slightly more like a Jack Russell and slightly less like a Miniature Schnauzer than Ellie, but they have many similarities. Mostly, my husband and I are just in love with our little terrier mix, and are just curious to learn more of his story! I’m including one of my many photos of him. :)


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