Little Ella


We didn’t have much luck raising the money needed for Ella’s surgery.  We only reached a total of approximately $700.  Time was running out.  Ever since Ella came into our care, one of the surgeons at Canada West was very interested in her.  We had many discussions, and their family also had many discussions.

Their family had always wanted a dog, but were concerned about allergies, so we decided to let them take Ella home to see how things went.  Needless to say, things went wonderfully and they decided to adopt Ella.

The great part about the surgeon adopting Ella was that she would get her surgery, even though we had only raised $700. She got her surgery and she got her forever home.

We thank all those that contributed to Ella’s cause, the foster families that cared for her in the interm, all the selfless folks that were interested in adopting her, and we give a huge thank you to the folks at Canada West Veterinary Specialists.


Beautiful Little Ella.   If she were your dog, your new puppy, that you have grown so attached to, would you opt to help her, or euthanize her?  She is a 12 week old Bichon Poodle, and has been diagnosed with a pretty severe case of PDA – Patent Ductus Arteriosis.  She will not live past a year without the surgery that has been recommended by the specialists at Canada West Veterinary Specialists.  The surgery is very expensive, but as always, we feel that Ella is worth raising the funds to help her live out her full life.  Our goal is to raise $3000 for Ella too.


Luckily for Ella, she has a foster home that is willing to care for her during her waiting period.  Ella will be looking for her forever home AFTER her surgery and recovery.  We will be posting updates.  We are not considering any possible homes at this time.   If you can find it in your heart to give Ella a second chance, please donate.

Donations can be made directly to Canada West Veterinary Specialists by calling 604 473 4882. Cheques can be mailed to #235 – 2607 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5R 5H4. If you would like to make a direct deposit into our rescue account please email us for that information.  You can also sponsor Ella through our Petfinder site.  See the link on the left hand side of our webpage.

All Inquiries regarding Ella, fundraising for Ella, and future possible adoption of Ella should be made directly with our rescue society at, please do not contact Canada West regarding your inquiry.  Thank You.

Again we thank you all in advance for your compassion and generosity during tight times.


  1. Allison (& Primo) said,

    April 8, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    I met Ella and her foster mom yesterday, and I have to say she is a wonderful little girl who exhibits unconditional love. I will definitely be making a donation towards her care, and urge everyone who can to do the same. Please do keep us posted on how Ella is coming along, in the interim I am giving serious thought to putting myself up as a possible adoptive parent for this lovable little soul. Will keep this sweet little girl in my prayers.

    God bless you for doing the wonderful work that you do!

  2. Jocelyn said,

    April 11, 2009 at 2:07 am

    I agree, I met Ella the other day and immediately fell in love. She is so affectionate and playful, a little fluff ball of pure love. This little treasure deserves a second chance.

  3. Danna & Arthur said,

    May 15, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    Poor little ella, you would not know that she has any issue at all if u met her at the park, she is playful little thing and of course Arthur has fallen totally head over heels with her, and Ella loves playing with arthur also, even though he is a big bully! i found Arthur on petfinder too, and now we are a family, everybody should help Ella out so that she can have a good family aslo.

  4. Janet, Matt & Ashley said,

    July 20, 2009 at 8:36 am

    We had the most incredible fortune to foster Ella, this beautiful little ball of fluff! We miss her terribly but are happy that she has had her surgery and hopefully fitting in with her new family! We love you Ella!

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