Hi  there, my name is Elf!  I am an older boy around 8 years old and may be a little shy at first.  I am very calm, I walk great on a leash and ride great in the car. I am also happy snuggling in my kennel.  My eye sight and my hearing are starting to fail me but that doesn’t stop me from wanting to be with my foster family and checking out what they are doing.  I love my neck and shoulders rubbed but I am not much of a cuddler. I am living in a home with 2 teenage kids and 2 smaller dogs. I get along great with the kids.   The dogs I am interested in sometimes and other times I am not but I am fine with living in the same home with them. I am looking for a home that I can just relax and enjoy the rest of my years with someone to love.  I would make a great companion for someone.


I consider myself one of the luckiest pups in the world!  I am Speranza’s Christmas Miracle Dog for 2018. I was found as a stray and taken to ACCT in Philadelphia.  I had been spared one more night at the rescue when Janine sent her request. She has a tradition of saving a dog on Christmas eve that truly needs a miracle.  There were no other rescues or any one showing any interest in giving me a chance so I really did need a miracle. It didn’t take me long to stretch out a relax when I got to Speranza.  I was just so happy that Janine saved my life.


I am an older dog that just enjoys relaxing and going for short walks as I do get tired faster than a younger dog.   The ideal home for me would be with someone who understands that my eyes and ears are not 100% and If I am not in a well light area I may walk into things.  I have been a real good boy for my foster family. I haven’t had any accidents in the house and I have only barked in my foster home the first two days I was there.  I am just an older boy that is looking for a companion to love me and care for me for the rest of my life. Someone that I can love as much as they love me.