Pet of the Week: Ella
Like every rescue pet, Ella, the miniature Shar-pei, has a unique story to tell. But, depending on where they’re rescued from, we don’t always know the whole story. Here’s what we do know about Ella, thanks to Rest Easy my Friend Canine Rescue and Sanctuary owner Carolyn Sears.
Ella is an approximately 30-pound spayed female, estimated to be between three- and five-years-old. She was brought in to the City County Animal Shelter as a stray, and ended up staying there for three months.
Looking at Ella now, you can’t tell that she’s had some allergy issues that inflamed and irritated her skin. The local shelter worked to get her allergies under control, but she wasn’t getting a lot of interested suitors for adoption.
It was then, that Ella was transferred to the Casper Humane Society. There, she continued treatment for her allergies, including medicated baths weekly, to bring her skin and coat back to their original beauty. She even was adopted and was doing great until the children in the house developed an allergy to Ella and she was returned to the shelter in Casper.
At the same time, Sears was attending training to open her own sanctuary and vowed that if Ella was still at the shelter by the time her training was over, she would adopt her. Sears had already formed a special bond with Ella during the months she was in the local shelter, here in Gillette. That is how Ella came to Rest Easy.
Sears said, after doing great at the rescue for a few days, Ella developed a genuine dislike for smaller dogs. However, she is great with bigger dogs, all humans, and older children.
Ella is a little timid at first, but then warms right up and loves to play and get petted. She’s completely housebroken, and still needs treatment for her allergies, including weekly baths.
During her many vet visits getting healthy, it was discovered Ella is allergic to beef, salmon, duck, flax, and to many Wyoming trees and grasses.
If you would like to meet Ella or any of the other dogs at Rest Easy my Friend, visit their Facebook page.
Red Hills Veterinary Hospital, 2007 S. Douglas Hwy
Call (307) 696-2525 to schedule your pet’s appointment