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ADOPTED! Maryland: Senior Gal Needs a Home
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27 April 2017 - 5:26 pm
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Here's a sweetie at Pet Connect Rescue in Maryland:


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Shepherd / Australian Shepherd / Mixed (medium coat)
Large Adult Female

To know Ella is to love her. Ella was rescued locally when she was abandoned outdoors by her owner. At 7 years of age, 65lbs and having only 3 legs, Ella was left to survive on her own in the elements without shelter.  Now Ella is enjoying the comforts of her foster home, but would love to finally find a forever family to love. She has loved all of the volunteers she's met.

Ella  would love to be the only dog. Ella is never crated and has never been destructive and has never had a potty accident. In fact, she is absolutely perfectly behaved in the home. Please consider giving Ella the love she so deserves and apply to adopt her below. 

Ella is up to date on vaccinations, spayed and on heartworm/flea preventatives. The adoption fee for Ella is $200.

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Meg, Mutt, aged around 13, adopted 31/12/2009. Sudden explosive right elbow fracture 06/12 (caused by IOHC), diagnosed with End Stage Arthritis 03/15, Total Elbow Replacement 08/15, problems with healing leading to skin graft & skin flap surgery, Chronic Infection leading to implant breakdown. Became a Tripawd 9th March 2016. 
Lives with Mum, Clare, watched over by Angel Pie and Angel Billie
My life as a MEG-A-STAR 


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OOOOMMMDDD RENE!! That is one of the most tear jerking heart tugging "please adopt me" videos ever!!

Just like everyone here, I wish I could adopt her! I wish I could adopt them all!!

Wish we could bring Ella to the VA Pawty! Betcha' someone there may adopt her! We need the Hallelujah song playing in the background when she makes her grand entrance!

Paws crossed she finds the furever home she deserves!!

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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Too bad she needs to be an only dog. . .

Otis - 106 pound lab/Dane mix, lost his right front leg to osteosarcoma on Febuary 9, 2016.  Four rounds of carboplatin completed in April, 2016.  Lung mets August 25, 2016.  Said goodbye too soon on September 4, 2016.   Lost his adopted sister, Tess, suddenly on October 9, 2016. likely due to hemangiosarcoma.  

Wherever they are, they are together.

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