Rescuing, Sheltering and Rehoming Companion Animals in the Columbia Valley of BC since 2007


Meet Ella, an adorable girl who joined us in late December. She is a mixed breed, estimated birth date is Sept 13, 2017, and was 14 kg upon arrival. Upon a recommended high protein diet, and special home made food, we’re pleased to report Ella has gained some weight. She is a happy, playful, lovable girl who doesn’t take notice she’s not able to get around like other dogs do.

As a puppy, Ella suffered a pelvic fracture that has resulted in her having substantial difficulty walking. She is able to walk a bit, especially with a sling to assist her. However she does mostly move about by scooting around on her behind, which doesn’t faze her in the least. This girl has a can-do attitude and more! Ella’s doggy smile in the first photo radiates her happiness at having a wonderful foster family and the help she needs to get better!

The great news from the homeopathic veterinarian is that with rehabilitation, as well as laser and VOM (veterinary orthopedic manipulation) work, Ella should become a proficient walker. After several treatments her spine appears straighter, also she has better range of motion in her most affected leg.

If you/a friend/family member are interested in adopting Ella her amazing foster family has shared the following: Ella loves to play with her foster sister, a border collie. She also loves her chew toys and balls, enjoys sitting by the fire, exploring the outdoors or cuddling with her humans. Ella is not a fan of the vacuum cleaner nor sharing her toys or food with other dogs. Due to Ella’s limitations with walking, she needs to be in a home that is carpeted or has lots of area rugs and runners that allow her to get a grip and solid footing.

Ongoing and varied treatments are necessary to assist Ella in achieving greater mobility. This however is resulting in us incurring greater costs with her recovery than anticipated. Please consider providing a donation specific to her rehabilitation. We sincerely appreciate your partnering with us to provide Ella with the best life possible!

Donations can be made by Interac eTransfer to (please also email us with your name & address for tax receipts and let us know that your donation is for Ella) or donate via credit card through Canada Helps at (in the message section please write that it is for Ella). Any donation you can make will be greatly appreciated and make a huge difference! Or, maybe you have a loving home that would be perfect for this little gal. If so:-

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