Introducing Elly...

Discussion in 'Mastiff Rescue & Adoption' started by dpenning, Oct 29, 2016.

  1. dpenning

    dpenning Well-Known Member

    TodAy was gotcha day for miss Elly. She is a seven-ish year old female Dogue de Bordeaux who was obviously used as a breeder at a puppy mill. She is as sweet as they come but it will be awesome to see her personality blossom as she settles in.

    So far everyone is getting along famously. She obviously does not know her name or respond to any commands so some basic training is in order. My biggest challenge is going to be she is not food driven in spite if being 5-8 lbs underweight. I've never had a dog that didn't care about any kind of treat. To get her to eat her dinner of raw ground chicken blend I had to take her away from the other dogs and hand feed her.

    I think I'll try some satin balls and see if I can use those as treats.
  2. dpenning

    dpenning Well-Known Member


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  3. dpenning

    dpenning Well-Known Member

    [​IMG] so I have a record of her before.

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  4. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    Oh, she's beautiful! So happy for your family!

    I always took that same kind of picture of my foster dogs. You get used to looking at them and you can't see any improvement. Give her a week. I bet you see a difference in next week's picture, even it it's just a little.
  5. Hector

    Hector Well-Known Member

    Congrats! I thought Mutt wasn't food motivated when I first got him, but now he's worse than Hector. He was very sick and just not bonded. Just give her time.
  6. dpenning

    dpenning Well-Known Member

    Absolutely! She has been amazing her first day! Today Elly has already taught Emma how to swim in the deep end of the pond. Not really deep but further than Em has gone before. Hand fed breakfast but she ate it all! :)

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  7. Michele

    Michele Super Moderator Staff Member

    Beautiful face!!
  8. Harrygto

    Harrygto Active Member

    great looking pup
  9. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    How is Elly doing?
  10. dpenning

    dpenning Well-Known Member

    Thanks for asking, she is doing great! Today is PGD5 (post gotcha day 5) and she is gobbling up her food, eating satin balls as treats, playing with her siblings and is starting to act like a dog. I still haven't gotten her up on the couch with me yet but I have high hopes. She loves swimming In the pond and is just a joy to watch her settle into the good life! [​IMG][​IMG]

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  11. Hector

    Hector Well-Known Member

    Dannggg those are some lucky ass dogs!
  12. dpenning

    dpenning Well-Known Member

    Lol, my original three are just spoiled. Miss Elly has earned it with the crap life she had as a mill dog.

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  13. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    Now that's nice to see.
  14. TricAP

    TricAP Active Member

    She is beautiful! Glad to hear she is settling in so quickly.
  15. 7121548

    7121548 Active Member

    She has such a sweet face! I'm happy she found a home where she will be spoiled!

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