Effie (now Ellie)





Effie has been adopted where she will be living with her family in the country. Her family has horses so she'll be hanging out making pals with the horses while her people ride. And, being the companion dog she was meant to be.

This is her story:

Effie used to be on a farm in Picton. The sheep farm closed up due to a divorce. People outside of Ottawa took Effie and her son. They decided to give up one of the two dogs and Effie was the one as her son was aggressive and not adoptable.

This sweetie is 5-years old. For two years, her former people tried to make her a working dog but she wasn't having it. She kept running away. She even got out over and under the fencing with a tire tied to her. If your dog isn't interested in working within three months, you now have a companion dog.

This little girl is about 50 pounds and timid. I couldn't image her defending a flock from coyotes.

I bathed her first because she smelled of sheep manure since that was a little hard to work with. Once dried, I groomed her for three hours. She was full of mats. She was so good and just lay there. Farmers seem to think that because a dog works and is outside all the time that they don't need to be groomed. On the contrary. Mats are very painful the thicker they get, and the more they pull at the skin when the dog moves.

A harsh word should never be spoken to this girl. With any dog, only positive-reinforcement methods should ever be used. Rewards such as treats and a 'good dog' for wanted behaviours and redirects for unwanted behaviours.

She has such a lovely smile. She soaks in any petting and her eyes squint in delight. She will someone a wonderful companion.

For more photos see http://zitisweetie.blogspot.ca/


Click here to post comments

Return to Post A Happy Tail 2015.








Breaking News

  1. Bella

    Jan 21, 19 01:00 PM

    Bella was born April 17, 2018 to a Great Pyrenees/Maremma father and full Sarplaniac mother. This was not a planned pregnancy and the breeder we purchased

    Read More

  2. Henry

    Jan 21, 19 11:31 AM

    *ADOPTION PENDING* DOB: 26. August 2017 This boy came to us because he was having seizures but he lived in a home that was also a daycare. When Henry

    Read More

  3. Heat - Pyr/Anatolian mix

    Jan 14, 19 10:54 AM

    How will this dog fare in S.W. Florida heat?

    Read More

  4. Heat cycle

    Jan 11, 19 02:49 PM

    How often do Great Pyrenees cycle? And when would be the best time to breed them during the cycle?

    Read More

  5. Yuki

    Jan 11, 19 06:16 AM

    She must go to a home with escape proof fencing. In her case, we will consider training on an electric fencing because of her escape issues. A large dog

    Read More

  6. Coat Length

    Jan 11, 19 06:14 AM

    My puppy is 6 months old and has short hair similar to a lab. With his hair grow longer?

    Read More

  7. Poop - Concern?

    Jan 07, 19 11:22 AM

    Our 13 year old female recently started to poop while she is walking dropping one poop each couple of feet while walking, where she is. During this time,

    Read More

  8. Chloe

    Jan 04, 19 06:58 AM

    Chloe is looking for a loving family. DOB: April 24, 2018 Crate-trained: Yes Behaviour with people: Good with all ages who know how to behave with dogs.

    Read More