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Adopt Ella – She’ll Be Your Best Friend

ELLA HEADSHOT

Ella has been with us since Valentine’s Day, but hasn’t exactly seen as much love as we had hoped! This adorable little cattle dog mix is pint sized at only about 25lbs. She is white with red merle. Ella is a clever girl and loves to be out and about with her people. Cattle dogs are a busy, smart breed so she will need lots of stimulation and plenty of exercise.

Though Ella is petite, she thinks that she is the boss of the other dogs and does not want to share “her things.” She thinks that lots of things are hers including her people, her bed, her toys, and her food. So, she is looking for a home where she can be the only pet. She does well with other dogs in play groups.

Ella was originally rescued from the south as a 5 month old puppy, and is now 1 year old. She missed out on some early socialization, and remains timid of new people and children. She will do well in a home with and older teens, where there isn’t too much coming and going. PLEASE SHARE HER STORY WITH EVERYONE YOU KNOW! To more about her, stop by our Boston shelter or give us a call at 617.426.9170. Ask for information about animal ID number A227241.

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PLEASE HELP ELLA FIND A HOME!


Animal Art Brightens Shelter & Helps Animals!
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Portrait of Mildred, an ARL of Boston alum.

The League has teamed up with a neighborhood organization called Washington Gateway Main Street to bring you beautiful animal art in the lobby as part of WGMS’s Moving Gallery, and we couldn’t be more excited about it! We will be displaying the artwork of South End Artist Paula Ogier, who also happens to be a mom to ARLB alum Tippi (formerly known as Chrissie), in our Boston lobby from now until June 3, 2013. All of the artwork is for sale and Paula has very generously agreed to donate 50% of her net profits to the League! 

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Paula & Tippi

Paula Ogier is a Boston-based digital painter. Paula’s colorful, stylized approach to pet portraits is intended to creatively reflect an animal’s spirit. Color plays a predominant role in her art and is important to her as a means of expression.

Of course, we couldn’t work with Paula without asking about Tippi! Paula said that “she’s doing really well. She’s filled out a lot since we adopted her in January – she was quite thin then. She’s made herself at home and is so tuned into the routines of the house. She and our 9 year old Siamese kitty Sammy like charging around the house after each other in the mornings. And at night, she’s been slowly but steadily inching her way into our bed. She’s such a sweet girl!”

We are so thrilled to be featuring the work of an artist who adopted from us and who’s artwork portrays animals in such a joyful light! Be sure to stop by our Boston shelter lobby to view some of this incredible artwork!

“The goal of displaying artwork in our lobby is to show people that shelters are not sad places. They’re places of hope,  joy and second chances, and Paula Ogier’s artwork emphasizes this basic idea. The art in the lobby allows people to feel an instant connection with animals even before setting foot in our adoption center.” -Elizabeth Dobrska, Marketing & Creative Coordinator

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Bird Lovers, Meet Salty

detailMeet Salty! He is a 4 year old cockatiel looking for a new home and he’s available at our Brewster Adoption Center. Salty has been in a few homes because he does not want to be friends with other animals. So, this time around he is looking for a home where he doesn’t have to interact with other birds.

He wants to interact with people but is timid of hands of new people. He is therefore looking for an experienced home with knowledge about bird behavior. Salty loves to chatter with his family. He wants to be affectionate but sometimes gets scared. Once he trusts you, he bonds strongly. Salty loves to share your lunch – he hangs out in one of the offices and plops himself down on the desk at lunch time.

Salty is a timid guy and tends to be afraid of hands. With some people, he immediately is trusting and will hop right onto their shoulders. Other people he is more cautious of at first but after some bonding time he trusts them enough to go to them too. He likes to sit on your shoulder or arm (or leg if you’re sitting), or on the desk / chair near you. He prefers not to be picked up by your finger.

In his cage or out, with someone he is not yet fully used to, he will shy away from fingers and make “threatening gestures” with his beak if you reach for him. As long as you don’t continue to reach right at him he doesn’t bite. He is a really great, fun little guy as long as you understand him.

Salty has been living in the office of our Assistant Manager, Pamela. We would want anyone interested in him to spend some time with him to get to know him and let him get to know you, and also to speak with Pamela because she knows all his ins and outs.

Please call at 508-255-1030 or stop by to meet Salty.