DOB: February 15, 2010
Guessing on his breed mix: Border Collie, Golden Retriever

On the cusp of five months Elias is already a big boy, a handsome boy and just an all around great dog.
We never know when we pull a dog from an animal shelter what exactly we are getting.  At the shelter they can be afraid, or they can be showing signs of false bravery or they can act timid when they really are not.  We get them out and spend time with them, try to evaluate them to make a decision, then sometimes, we just look at a dog and say, “That One.”  So, with this boy, I did the latter.  I elias9_july_7_2010 simply love the looks of this pup.  The bonus is how nice of a dog he is turning out to be!  Someone really lost a nice dog.
Elias ended up in the shelter as a stray where he sat until past time for someone to claim him which never happened. 
Elias is black with white, he is well marked.  He has soft,


longer, silky hair.  He has the look of a Border Collie including the white tipped tail.  He is handsome. 
But he does not behave like a Border Collie, more like a Golden Retriever but calm.  He has big paws to grow into and he walks with a bit of a prance/plod combination.  It is adorable to watch him walk.  He has that really big dog loping style when he runs which he does not do very often.
He is great with the dogs and cats.  He has an easy going, let and let live personality.elias7_july_7_2010

Elias does have some hesitancy in going through doors and does not like to be pulled by the collar – such as by a leash.  Once he feels the collar he comes to a grinding halt.   We are working with him on this.
He does not run off, we walk with him outside and he stays by us.  He may meander off to inspect something but if we are out there with him – and we always are – we just call him back.
Elias was named for Elias Big Boy restaurant.   He reminded us of the icon boy in red checkered outfit that use to be out front of the Elias Big Boy in Grand Rapids Michigan.  Our Elias has that same fun inviting feel to him.

Elias  is available for adoption.  If you are interested, please fill out an application and email it to us as an attachment.

Medical: He is neutered, micro chipped, wormed, and up to date on shots. 
Microchip: Included in the adoption is the registration of the AVID micro chip in the new owner’s name.

Adoption fee: $250

Leash and Collar or Harness:   a Lupine brand harness or collar and leash are provided for each
canine.  Lupine has a life time guarantee; if chewed, the company will replace it free of charge.

Making a Difference

 elias2_july_7_2010 PetsConnect! is an all volunteer not-for-profit organization moving into out Tenth Year!
All the animals are in foster homes and well cared for, we pay our bills, make our thank yous and our volunteers work very hard to run PetsConnect! as a professional, caring, friendly business! 
The animals in our program come from local animal shelters and to the employees and volunteers of our local animal shelters we are most grateful and thankful for the hard, emotionally taxing work they engage in daily.

Want to Volunteer? Learn more now!
Want to Donate? Learn more now!  We are always in need of donations to help cover vet and food and more costs as well as material things such as bleach, toys, rawhides, blankets, towels, beds and the list goes on.

Donate a Kuranda Bed! Learn more now!  Our dogs love Kuranda Beds!  


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