Make This Puppy Lucky: Lou Ella the Pit Bull Mix

This smart girl loves to learn. Lou Ella just needs the right person to teach her. Is that you?

Running companion, devoted co-pilot, snuggle buddy, kid’s playmate — Lou Ella can be all of those and more! This sweet and submissive little girl needs a loving forever family committed to training and helping her forget her difficult past. Won’t you show her there’s no place like (your) home?

Name: Lou Ella.

Age and sex: 2 1/2 years.

Breed: Pit Bull mix.

Size and weight: Medium and 40 pounds.

Coat: Short, chocolate and white.

Location: Boston Terrier Rescue Team of the Carolinas.

Activity level: Medium/high.

Likes: Large and playful male dogs, lying in the sunshine, playing with toys, snuggling, chew treats, getting attention from her humans, and being a couch potato.

Dislikes: Female dogs, and male strangers in the house.

Training: Lou Ella understands sit, is house and crate trained, but could use a little help learning to not pull on the leash. Since she is so smart, responds well to praise, and learns things very quickly, she will do great with further training and consistent practice.

How can you resist that adorable smile, not to mention that amazing sky-blue eye? Photos courtesy of Laney Branch.
How can you resist that adorable smile, not to mention that amazing sky-blue eye? (Photos courtesy of Laney Branch)

Yard requirements: A high and secure fenced-in yard is necessary for Lou Ella, as she has a strong prey drive and needs space to run and play.

Kids: Loves kids of all ages, but since she is very strong and can play rough, she would do best in a home with older children.

Dogs and cats: Great with large male dogs, but not so great with female or small dogs. No cats, please.

Health issues: None.

Her story: Lou Ella was picked up as a stray momma dog. She was very emaciated from nursing puppies and had milk, but no puppies could be found around the area where she was picked up.

Her ideal forever home: An active, dog-savvy person, couple, or family who will be committed to training and working with her trust issues. She would love a good natured, playful male dog as a companion, as she really enjoys to wrestle and play.

Other details prospective adopters should know: Lou Ella displays mild food aggression around kids and other dogs, so training classes are highly recommended to assist with that issue as well as to help her trust and bond with her new family.

Contact info: Email debraplant78@icloud.com.

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Lisa Plummer Savas

A devoted dog mom, journalist, and animal activist, Lisa uses her writing to spread awareness about animal welfare and cruelty issues. She lives in Atlanta with two spoiled German Shepherds, one entitled Pug, and a very understanding husband. Read more of her work at her blog and website, and follow her on Twitter.

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