Elsie the Cow is a cartoon cow developed as a mascot for the Borden Dairy Company in 1936 to symbolize the "perfect dairy product".
People moved out and heartlessly abandoned Elsie in the yard of their vacant home. Thankfully the neighbors alerted animal control and Elsie was rescued.
Adoption Fee: $200
Breed: Pit Bull
Age: 2-4 lbs
Weight: 90-100 lbs
Elsie has a mild limp we are monitoring. It doesn't seem serious and might have just been caused by poor care and neglect. She seems to be rebuilding muscle mass now that she's able to move comfortably. Her coat was also a little dull but looking better everyday.
Elsie is a BIG girl! Almost 100 Lbs, this is huge for a female. Very impressive looking and gorgeous. She looks like a full blooded Pit Bull, or most likely Amstaff, except for her size.
Elsie is soaking up comfort and good care at MPR shelter. She is super easy and absolutely no trouble at all. Quiet and patient in her kennel and non reactive to the dogs next to her.
Chill and easy-going, with a couch-potato personality. Definitely not a marathon runner. Her level of energy is low, borderline lazy. In fact, while she might enjoy short walks, she might not have the stamina for a day of hiking.
Despite her size and impressive appearance, she is very docile and easy to handle. She looks intimidating but she is more at risk of falling prey to someone with bad intention than anything else. She's the one who needs to be protected.
Behavior with people:
Slightly reserved but sweet and loving. She is definitely people-oriented but might have met a few foes in her life so she's a little guarded. As soon as she knows someone doesn't have any ill intent towards her, she's relieved and very sweet.
Behavior with children:
Unknown. Other than possibly being a little sensitive, she seems like the kind of dog who could do very well in a home with gentle and respectful children. Please keep her size and strength in mind though.
Behavior with other dogs:
Unknown. It's possible that Elsie could live with a compatible male, but she would certainly be very happy as an only pet. If someone has another dog, we would recommend very slow-introductions and vigilant supervision.
Behavior with other animals:
Unknown. She doesn't strike us as having a high prey drive but we have no way of knowing if she could live with cats or not.
Elsie has very little training but is naturally well-behaved. Never had an accident in her kennel or one of the rooms. She knows sit and is very responsive.
A beautiful and very lovely dog who is easy to handle despite her impressive size. She could adapt well to just about any situation. We do prefer a home with limited stairs however, as she's a little heavy for her hips.