sweet hound mix / male / 11 m / 48 lbs
Eli stepped off the transport van HAPPY! Its clearly just who he is... HAPPY!!! Pretty much everyone is drawn in by his sweet, shiny puppy eyes.. all of us were eager and excited to spend time with him!
In the south Eli was saved from the side of the road.. he was emaciated, covered in mange and ill. We agreed to him as soon as we heard his sad tale and saw his sorrowful puppy eyes!!. Fast forward to today & Eli is not just healthy, vibrant and ready to live his life... he's even happier than he was on the day he got here!! Seems impossible but its true.. Eli keeps breaking the joy-o- meter!!!!
ELI is all in to sniff about, see all the new sights at the farm and perhaps most importantly, meet new friends, 2 and 4 legged! Eli is a true doggie dog.. he really loves loves loves dogs!!! Every day he is learning how to adjust his own energy level and greeting style to acommodate that of his pals. Initially, every new dog, tiny or large, younger or older, all got the ELI-explosion-of-joy greeting!!
Eli Update: Holy moly is this boy is SMART! Eli is a staff favorite when it comes to training and trick training! He makes everyone look like a super trainer!! It is truly amazing how quickly he picks up on new behaviors. He learned sit in his first days with us and BOOM now Eli sits for everything instead of jumping. A little while later he began learning some new leash walking skills and BAM Eli rarely pulls on the leash!..( well only sometimes to go greet another dog hehe! )Eli learned down in one 15 minute training session and the next day he was already learning to bridge two commands.. go bed and lay down! He is also mastering the come and look commands!
He is a blast.. it is impossible not have fun with Eli! He goes on weekly runs with one of his handlers and happily trots next to her the whole way. Eli enjoys all kinds of toys and games and really likes a good round of tug of war!! He will tug all day if we let him. Eli also seems to be naturally drawn to horses. He is very comfortable and curious around them and has even befriended one of the new rescued ponies, Snowflake. As soon as Snowflake and Eli catch each others gaze when Eli walks towards he paddock she'll trot over to greet him nose to nose along the fence line. It is so precious!
Update: Eli was previously adopted out to a home in Manhattan. Due to no fault of his own, Eli was returned after just a few weeks because his owner was having a hard time acclimating him to the busyness of city life. Eli is back and ready for his new and permanent, suburban life!