Ellen Ripley

Age: Adult
Breed: Retriever, Labrador/Mastiff
Gender: Female

Meet Ellen Ripley!

Ellen Ripley is named after the heroine of the movies “Alien”. She has overcome many battles, just like Ellen Ripley in the movie. Ripley was brought to the shelter WHILE IN ACTIVE LABOR!!!! She had already had 5 puppies, and she was surrendered with them, while giving birth. She ended up having a total of 11 puppies. While all the puppies were adopted from the shelter, momma Ripley waited and waited for her family….. sadly that never came. Fortunately, she was scooped up by a fabulous DPA foster while she waits for a home of her own.

With the weather so nice, Ellen Ripley is loving outside time with her foster family. She is a bundle of energy and enjoys enrichment chews and puzzles, and would enjoy a long walk in the evening. Ripley is great with other dogs around her size with an adorable play style! She tends to pick up and mimic the energy of the dog she is playing with!

Ripley’s love for toys knows no bounds, though some unfortunate ones don’t last beyond the next hour, or even the next day. Do squirrels count as toys? Ripley enjoys chasing small creatures that she considers to be toys so her foster mom walks her at night where most small creatures hopefully are in stealth mode.

Her special skills include:
– Crate Trained
– Potty Trained

Her affection for her humans shines through brightly. She’s always wearing a wagging tail and brimming with joy at their presence. She has been around older kids (7 and 11) and enjoys bonding with them! Want to meet this happy wiggly girl? Submit an application!

All Dallas Pets Alive adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and up to date on
vaccines upon adoption. The standard minimum donation for dogs over six months to seven years is $200, puppies under six months is $250, dogs eight years and over are $100 unless specified otherwise. You can view all adoptable pets and fill out an adoption application online on our website at http://dallaspetsalive.org/adopt/adoptable-dogs/ . For more information, you can email adopt@dallaspetsalive.org.

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