Ellijay – Adoption Pending!


born ~February 2020

60 lbs.

Crate Trained!!!


“When everything’s wrong, you make it right.” — Ellie Goulding, “I Need Your Love”

Welcome, Ellijay! She’s a small town girl, and after her babies – the Georgia Cities Litter – are adopted in a few weeks, she’ll be an empty nester looking for her new home! This dedicated mama is about a year old and 60 pounds, and she has been such a trooper through her pregnancy and first few weeks with her babies. Raising puppies isn’t easy, but she’s making it look like it is and deserves a medal for the patience and grace that she has shown.  She’s spent so much time caring for her youngsters and putting herself second (or eleventh), and we can’t wait until she’s as doted on by her new owners as her babies are by her!  

Sweet Elli is already housebroken and crate trained, and she loves to impart her wisdom and good manners on her littles. She is with them most of the time, but when she has spent time in her crate on her own, she appreciates a treat and a cuddly blanket to keep her occupied and cozy if her sweet babies aren’t there to do that for her. 

Ellijay is right at home no matter where she is, and she can get along with kids, cats, and other dogs. When we’ve observed her around cats, she’s curious about them, but she is observant enough to know when one doesn’t want to play and backs down quickly. When she’s around her canine friends, she’s ready to play with just about anyone! Elli loves to play with dogs and people alike, and if she’s headed to a family with kids, she’d like to be with kids big enough to be able to hold their own in a wrestling match with her!

Because life has been all about her babies for a while, Ellijay is used to being laid back and just going with the flow. When she sees something new and shiny, she gets excited but is able to calm herself down pretty quickly and get back to her usual easy-going state. If she can find a few minutes to be by herself, she loves to get snuggled up on the couch with some of her favorite people. This girl is a professional cuddler and politely requests an owner who can appreciate that about her! Occasionally, she’ll forget how big she is, and she’ll try to sit in her human’s lap… and that’s about all she’s having to “work on” right now. Seriously, this girl is about as good as it gets. 

After being such an incredible mama and readying herself for her babies to fly the coop, Ms. Ellijay has decided that she’d like this to be a one time thing and is waiting on her spay surgery. Once that’s happened, this girl is ready to be the center of some lucky person’s world! Could it be yours? Contact us today!

Thank you to my virtual sponsor!

Tracey King


Athens Canine Rescue
P.O. Box 7064
Athens, GA 30604