The following description was submitted by Ellie’s current owner.
Ellie is a pedigreed, spayed, female Cairn Terrier who is looking for a new home. She will be three years old on February 07, 2012. Her owner can no longer care for her simply due to a change in his living situation. She is currently located in Huntington Beach, CA but transport may be possible.
She was bitten by a larger dog this past October so she is anxious around larger aggressive dogs. I use a Thundershirt to help with her anxiety. Since her attack we have continued to go to the dog beach on the weekends where she can socialize with other dogs and chase sea gulls. I can't let her off the leash as she does not come back, although it is easier to put her leash back on when we're at the dog park or in a small yard.
Ellie does not like certain sounds for some reason (I noticed that it started after the attack): skateboards, razor scooters (she calms down when kids stop riding to pet her), cars driving by when it's raining, and the vacuum cleaner.
She loves to play with kids. She likes to play fetch inside the house (soft toys and balls). She also likes to chase empty soda bottles on the floor. Ellie is a bit of a barker when she hears noises outside the apartment (generally when I'm home with her.) She does not bark at night or when I'm away at work. If she does bark at night, it's usually because she's anxious and when I put the Thundershirt on her, she mellows out.
Ellie is a great companion and I'm deeply saddened that I'm in a situation where I have to find another home for her. I would like the lucky family who adopts her to know that if ever at some point they cannot keep her themselves, to please contact me right away and I will gladly try to either find another home or if I'm in a better place I can keep her.
If you are interested in adopting Ellie please call Sunil at 949-922-1683 or email email@example.com