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Elsa - in Maine!

Newest update:  August 2021

 

Elsa was rescued from Costa Rica when she was just 3 months old. Her 5 other siblings have been adopted and there is no reason that Elsa hasn’t been! She is just about 10 months old and and seems to be a mix of hound and lab but without knowing either parent it's impossible to be sure. Her personality traits fit a sight-hound breed such as greyhound or whippet in her mix.  She is gorgeous and loving. She is called the “pillow queen” in her foster home because she loves pillows and soft bedding – something she probably has never known until now! She is a petite girl at about 40-45 lbs. Elsa is sensitive and curious and does well with another dog friend or two, and is great friends with the cat in her foster home but Elsa can play in a too-rough way with him, so escape spaces/safe spaces are important in any house with cats in residence. 

Elsa is a lanky beauty with soulful eyes and she was born to run. She is enjoying exploring every inch of trails around her Maine town.  This graceful athlete is a natural retriever and jumper and might excel at agility training.

 She settles down nicely after her morning run  if she has chews and toys and a quiet, comfy place to nap. Elsa rallies again at day’s end and is either ready to head out to the trails again, or engage in spirited retrieval games in the back yard. She is treat-motivated and walks well on leash with an  Easy-Walker harness.

 

When she first arrived in Maine, she was timid and shy with new people and other dogs, but she has largely shed her shyness and now greets visitors with enthusiasm and a friendly tail-wag. She is still wary of larger, more powerful and extroverted dogs, but quickly warms up to and engages with more laid-back dogs close to her size.

 

Whether she is adopted by a single, couple or family, Elsa needs a person or people who have the time and willingness to provide her ample daily exercise, attention, affection, and continued socialization and training. She could do well in a family with respectful school-age children. Her current home has a fully-fenced yard and stay-at-home foster parent, so an ideal home would offer the same safety and attention that has enabled her to blossom so beautifully since her arrival in the U.S. She likes to ride in the car and has had a lot of fun adventures like dining at an outdoor bistro. 

If you have interest in Elsa or any of our cuties please fill out the adoption application. 

Please note: we do not have a physical facility where the dogs are housed; they are cared for in our wonderful foster network throughout New England. It is our expectation that, once approved, a potential family will meet the dog in the foster setting where they are feeling safe and loved.