Hi there! Hello! I’m Joy Ella and I’m looking for a new home with really loving people to call my very own. I hope that might be you! I hope you will see my sweet smile and beautiful brindle fur and adorable expression and decide that I am the perfect match for your family. I need you to be patient with me though, because it takes me a little extra time to bond with you and learn to trust you. But once I do, I’m your loyal, loving, affectionate companion forever.
My life has been challenging, that’s for sure, but I’m a survivor and I try my best never to let things get me down. I found myself homeless and alone in Emporia, KS, before getting transferred here to Wayside. When I got here, my ears were horribly infected and sore. They’re much better now though, thank you! I’m feeling just great these days and I’m so ready to finally find my forever family. I’ve been working really hard with a dedicated group of volunteers to be the best dog I can be. And as my behavior has improved, so has my outlook on life. Everything has clicked for me lately and I’m blossoming into an attentive, sweet, happy dog with so much love to give. If you will be patient and gentle with me, and remember that I’m trying my best to fit in, I will become your best friend for life. It just takes time with me.
I’m a 48 pound bundle of cuteness. I’m friendly and loving, but not in a clingy or overly cuddly sort of way. And I can be independent and even reserved at times, until I get to know you. I respond really well to positive reinforcement training. If you praise me and offer me tasty treats when I’m a good girl, I will quickly learn what you expect from me and it will help us bond at the same time. I already know all sorts of commands that I can’t wait to show you! Please let me go at my own pace as I get acclimated to my new life with you. I can’t wait to get to the point where I feel safe and cared for, knowing that I’m home with you forever.
I’m a wonderful exercise partner and I love to get out in the fresh air for a walk or run as often as possible. I walk well on my leash and try my best not to pull you. And I’ve recently joined the Wayside Running Program. I’m consistent and focused and happy as I run. It makes me feel good and so healthy. I like to stay active, so I hope you like that too. I’d love to meet the whole family before we all go home together, please. I’m looking for a home without kids under the age of at least 5, since I startle easily and sometimes I get overly excited when I’m playing with my toys. And I’d like to be your only animal, please. I’m not really reactive to other dogs when I’m on my leash, but I don’t want to live with them. And I don’t get along well with cats or other small, furry animals. Thanks for understanding.
I’m so glad you took the time to read about me. You make me feel special! Now I’m ready for a lifetime of special moments, for letting my guard down and learning to relax, for spending the rest of my precious life with you! Please give me that chance and come to Wayside Waifs to meet me. You can also check out my PAW-SOME video!
Love and tail wags,