A Faun from the game Avalar, Elora is an expert on the people of Avalar, becoming the natural choice when it came to helping Spyro defeat the evil Ripto. She is a strong leader in times of crisis, being an essential force in keeping the peace between the worlds during Ripto's invasion.
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Losing her home was the best thing that could happen to Elora. She was brought in by someone who claimed she had been abandoned in their care. They called her "bitch." She was abused and neglected. Elora came in only weighing less than 30 pounds. She was stained and soaked with urine, and had a harness on that was too tight. It was somehow wrapped around her back legs and had to be cut off. As if this was not enough, she had been attacked by other dogs on the property and was covered in wounds and scars :-(
Adoption Fee: $ 100
Breed: Pit Bull
Age: 1-3 yrs
Weight: 40-50 lbs
While Elora was in really bad shape upon arrival at the city shelter, she has since fully recovered from her ordeal, both mentally and physically. She is healthy, happy and ready for adoption.
The cutest little fox! She's rather small, compact, muscular and athletic. Her funny ears are to die for.
IMPORTANT: Elora was very focused on the treat during our photoshoot. Her attentive expression makes her looks way more serious than she is. 🤦 In reality, Lolo is a fun-loving goofball. In person, you can see the smile in her eyes and her joyful nature shines through.
Current Living Situation:
Elora is fostered in a home with a single dad and a teenager son. More info coming soon.
Elora's motto: "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!" Elora might even add a little Tequila in hers. She is such a silly-goose. 😂
Elora is cheerful, optimistic and never lost hope for a sunny future. She's an outgoing dog who was dealt a bad hand but didn't fold. She is so ready to move on from her sad past and start over with a big happy smile on her face.
Lolo is energetic but not hyper. She loves to play and to have fun, but still needs to learn how to control her joy. She can get a little carried away when she plays. Nothing too bad, and we are working on her being "mouthy" and doing playful nips when she gets excited. She thinks this is how happy dogs have fun but is quickly learning that her behavior is not appropriate. She just needs a little more time, patience, and consistency. She would be a great candidate for an obedience training class.
Behavior with people:
Super friendly! It's hard to believe how much she loves people after enduring abuse and mistreatment at the hand of a few bad individuals. She seems to understand that as a whole, humans are good and fun to be with.
Note that Elora is especially fond of men. She is actually crazy about the boys and her whole body wags with excitement when men pay her attention. Though is is very friendly with women too, she's for sure a guy's dog.
Behavior with children:
We haven't seen her around children but she is currently too mouthy to be placed in a home with kids. At this point we believe she would do better with adults that have time to work with a few bad habits and help her become a well-adjusted adult herself.
Behavior with other dogs:
Elora needs to be an only pet. Not buts or ifs. She is a people-dog and not interested in playing nice with other dogs.
Behavior with other animals:
Elora needs to be an only pet. When it comes to small animals, we can tell you that she is obsessed with squirrels and will chase if given the chance. She would likely jump a low chain link fence to run after rabbits, cats or squirrels but has been fine in a yard with a 6' privacy fence when supervised.
She knows some commands and is very smart. Elora is a very smart little lady, sharp and alert. We believe she will be a fast learner and enjoy training. Note that she keeps her kennel clean and doesn't have any accidents when out in a playroom.
UPDATE: Elora was enrolled in an obedience class and is acing it! Volunteers enjoy taking her to her weekly lessons as she is so good and responsive and she loves every minute of it. She recently started an agility class and it seems to be right up her alley.
Elora's happy spirit, positive energy, and optimism are so inspiring. This dog was able to turn the page of a very sad book and start a new chapter full of hope and confidence. As they say, "today is a great day to have a great day" and Lolo couldn't agree more!
Even if you can’t adopt this sweetheart, you can still help by donating for their care.