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Ella needs a home - Pearisburg, VA

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Animal ID: 47721576

Breed: Hound mix?

Sex: Female

Age: 10 years approx

Size: Medium

Color: Tricolor

Coat: Smooth

Notes: Ella, Animal ID 47721576. Ella is an older Hound mix that is seeking a special family to adopt her. Ella came to us as a stray that no one claimed, she is 10+ years old, medium sized, and has not been taken care of. She is calm and very friendly and needs a loving home to spend her senior years.

If you are interested in adopting Ella please contact Bill at Animal Control on 540-235-6096 to arrange to meet her. See our adoption information here.

Adoption fee is $118 (includes spay)

Click here to check that this dog is still available

ONE BY ONE

One by one, they pass by my cage
Too old, too worn, too broken, they say
Way past his time, he can’t run and play
They shake their heads and go on their way
A little old man, arthritic and sore
It seems that I am wanted no more
I once had a home, I once had a bed
A place that was warm, and where I was fed
Now my muzzle is grey, and my eyes slowly fail
Who wants a dog so old and so frail?
My family decided I didn’t belong
I got in their way, my attitude wrong
Now I sit in this kennel, where day after day
The younger ones are chosen and taken away
When I had come to the end of my rope
You saw my face and again I knew hope
You saw past the grey, the legs wobbly with age
And felt I deserved life beyond this cage
You took me home, gave me food and a bed
You gently stroked my poor tired head
We snuggle and play, you talk to me low
You love me so dearly, and make sure I know
Although I have lived most of my life with another
You outshine them with a love so much stronger
I promise to return all the love I can give
To you my dear friend, as long as I live
I may be with you for a week, or for years
We will share many smiles, and a few tears
When the time comes, that God deems I must leave
I know you will cry and your heart it will grieve
When I arrive at the Bridge all brand new
My thoughts and my heart will still be with you
And I will brag to all who will hear
Of the person who made my last days so dear.

Dogs are claimed, adopted and rescued everyday so please contact us to check that this dog is available.

Virginia law says that we have to keep a dog for 5 days so that the owner can claim it before we can put the dog up for adoption. If you are interested in a particular dog before its available date please contact us. We would like a dog to go to a new home or rescue as soon as possible after its "available" date.

Adoption fee for a dog or cat is $20 (non-refundable). State law requires that anyone adopting a shelter animal must have it spayed/neutered. You have to pay for a neuter certificate, the cheapest one we have for a dog is $98, which pays for neutering, the first vaccinations, rabies vaccine and a micro-chip.

We will not ‘hold’ or ‘reserve’ a dog by phone or e-mail or Facebook message. Make sure that you are able to take your dog home on the day you adopt it. We will not keep a dog for you after its ‘available’ day.

Old Dogs Fit Well

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