American Pit Bull Terrier/Mixed Breed
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Age: 14 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Elliebear, Pupster, Ellie-Ko, Dirty-mutt, Smelly-Bear, PuppyFace

Quick Bio:
-mutt-pound dog

She loves to run, rip apart/shred toys, sleep under a blanket, tug'o'war, she also has a thing for chairs-- if there are chairs available she will try to sit in it

Having her paws wiped after going outside, vaccuum cleaner, having nails filed/clipped

Favorite Toy:
anything that squeaks

Favorite Food:

Favorite Walk:
Ellie likes to go wherever you are going (if you ask her R U GOING?? she will perk up immediately and run/wiggle to where we keep her leash)

Best Tricks:
doing tricks is not exactly her favorite activity, but she can do the standard SIT/DOWN/SHAKE/WAIT. Lately she's been learning to give HI-FIVE's but she still refuses to ROLL OVER or BARK

Arrival Story:
We went in to Petco looking for a present for our aunt's dog and came home the proud owners of a little pound pup! It was adoption day for dogs from the local pound... saw her and just couldn't come home without her. She has filled a void in our lives after the passing of our beloved black labrador, Poppy, and now we couldn't imagine life without this velcro-mutt constantly under our feet!

Ellie's not much of a barker and she is always happy to meet other dogs and people. She's a bit hyper at times but she is also the queen of sleeping, taking over people's beds and refusing to move! When sleepy, she turns adorably pink around the mouth and eyes... Thanks to her we've learned much about the pit bull & the damaging misinformation that surrounds this loyal breed. There's no denying that these are tough dogs with a strong bite but there is so much more to them if you give them a chance-- training and love can go a long way!!

Forums Motto:
Anyone is a potential belly-rubber!

The Groups I'm In:
Ban Stupid Legislation, We love our APBTs

I've Been On Dogster Since:
March 19th 2004 More than 12 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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Ellie the bully dog with a chocolate egg SPOT

A little pit bull educational clip

November 1st 2005 11:01 am
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Ozwald Locomotive's Mom in aVancouver posted some educational clips found about our dear bully dogs on the net. It's a bit graphic but it's for a good cause!
Please don't hate pit bulls without knowing them first. Just like people, they are not all the same. They may have like natures but these guys are not all like the ones you see on the news... Help the responsible pit bull owners share what they know about this breed and bring to light the positive aspects of responsible pit bull ownership.

www.pitbull problem.tk

Ellie is on the small-side but she still gets wary stares from strangers on the street (but I'd say that more people smile at her!). And I am okay with people not liking dogs in general but when the law steps in to restrict one from keeping their beloved pet because of its breed... you have to wonder what they will tell us we can't do next. Sharing a home with a pit bull is not the same as owning an exotic lion in your backyard. I keep my pet in my house and when outdoors Ellie is always on a sturdy harness and leash, under control. I am so afraid of one day hearing about about SB 861 being passed in my city...


I Have Frankenstein Scars...

October 13th 2004 2:19 pm
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Not very long after we first adopted this little girl (she looked like a funny little white goat in the beginning) at 4 months of age, Ellie got out of the backyard where she was sniffing the backyard plants while my Dad was working in the garden. She somehow got the door leading to the garage open and ran out into the street and was hit by 2 cars (according to our neighbors who were outside at the time). It was the most terrifying experience for all of us to hear our little dog running in the street right ourside our front door and hear the screech of cars as everyone tried to run to her to get her back to the safety of the house. All of our hearts just dropped upon hearing those tires screeching... probably one of the worst moments that our family has had. Dad brought our limp girl back to the house in his arms and she was white all over... her gums and around her eyes... and shivering from shock. The man that hit her with his car (and we imagined that the experience was just as bad for him to hit an animal with his car) ran to our house, too, to say how sorry he was. He could have just kept going since it was not his fault that Ellie ran across his path like she did, but he came in to see her. I never got his name but I wish I could tell him now how much we appreciated his gesture. But everything was a blur at that moment and we rushed her to our vet who is only 2 blocks away. Afterwards we had to take her to the emergency pet hospital where she stayed overnight. She was very lucky and her worst injury was a broken leg. She ended up having two surgeries to fix her broken leg- one to put in the metal post and another to shave it down.. was too long and uncomfortable for her to put pressure on that leg the first time so that her leg muscles couldn't build back up that way. Today she is one very perky and athletic dog with no obvious problems getting around!! All she has to show for it are her Frankenstein-like leg scars that don't seem to bother her one bit and she no longer runs out when the door is open. Maybe an angel was watching over her that day... and boy are we grateful!

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