Nov 8 2016

Meet Ella!



Meet Ella! Ella is a strong, happy girl who has survived a lot during her years. And even in the middle of life’s biggest challenges, she greets every moment of ever day with a happy smile and deep appreciation. Her delightful attitude and love of life makes her such a special dog!




Ella is a beautiful, 5-year-old, 87-pound German Shepherd mix with gentle brown eyes. She’s lived in a foster home during her stay at Wayside and she is completely housebroken! A wonderful house guest. Even though she doesn’t like to dwell on the past, we think it’s important for you to hear her story and know what she’s gone through before coming to Wayside Waifs.



She lived her entire life on a chain without shelter or food and clean water. She was forced to have litter after litter of puppies until the day she was finally rescued from that chain! She found her way to us, but her struggle didn’t end there. The staff at Wayside refused to give up on her, and motivated her to have hope and not give up on herself. Along her journey, she had to have one leg amputated but she’s getting along really well and adjusting to life with 3 legs. During rehab, she’s been warm and cozy in her foster home while she waits for the perfect family to give all of her love to.




Ella is well behaved, patient, and calm in her foster home. She loves to curl up next to foster mom on the couch and rest her head in foster mom’s lap. She’s playful too! Even though she gets tired easily, she still likes to have a good time. She loves her food and treats but is careful to never beg foster mom for her human food. Since she’s living with other dogs, foster mom makes sure she has a safe, quiet place to eat, which Ella loves! She’ll do fine in a home with other furry friends, but wouldn’t mind being your only companion either. She’s a joy to have around, with an incredibly positive vibe which she brings wherever she goes.




Ella needs a family who will be dedicated to her rehab process while showering her with endless love. With patience and a gentle heart, Ella will blossom into the amazing companion that she is. If you’re looking for a sweet, gentle dog like Ella, please go to to read more about her.


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