Shellie – A Happy German Shepherd
Here are some adjectives to describe Shellie: Fun, Happy, Playful and Pretty. Indeed, Shellie is one happy and friendly female German Shepherd. Take her out for a walk or a bit of play time in the back yard, and Shellie will do some hops and spins and just want to have a fun time with you. It is hard to believe that this fun loving pup was found as a stray on the streets of Philadelphia. Shellie is basically oblivious to any dog around her. She has been introduced to older and younger dogs, and both male and female dogs and she just goes about her own business. She is energetic and will also bond very quickly with any new family.
We estimate Shellie to be about 6 years of age. She has a chronic ear infection that will need to be monitored and cleaned out once a day. Shellie should do well in most home settings, with or without another dog and children over 10. We do not know how she would do in a home with cats. We would like to thank Char-Wills German Shepherd Rescue for taking care of Shellie for her first two weeks while we worked on opening up a spot for Shellie in our program.
One of Shellie’s ear infections did not significantly improve and after consulting with specialists, we believe the best course of action is for a total ear ablation surgery where the ear canals are removed. Shellie surgery on December 5th was successful, but she requires additional medical attention for her other ear and a longer recovery time. You can read about how you can Help Heal Shellie and updates on her status at our fundraising page.
Shellie’s other ear has still been troublesome in regards to completely healing. As of early February we are using a new antibiotic injection and treatment protocol with limited ingredient diet and supplements.