Meet Elias (Eli) UPDATE
Animal ID 29117708 
Species Dog 
Breed Rottweiler 
Age 5 years 9 months 14 days 
Gender Male 
Size Medium 
Color Black/Tan 
Declawed No 
Site Seattle Animal Shelter 
Location Foster Care 
Elias is in a foster home, and is currently not at the shelter. Please find info below on how to adopt him, thanks!

For more info and daily photos of Eli:

Elias is a gentle giant whose demeanor fits the best characteristics of the Rottweiler breed: "calm and confident, courageous but not unduly aggressive. The aloof demeanor these world-class guardians present to outsiders belies the playfulness, and downright silliness, that endear Rotties to their loved ones" (American Kennel Club).

Currently in a foster home, his foster family describes him as a relaxing presence who happily snores through the night and is fine being left alone while they work. When together, he is very loyal and prefers to spend all his time lying within 15 feet of them indoors, or better yet the yard! He loves to put his big head on your lap for scratches, but is not pushy in demanding attention or affection.

Elias' idea of the perfect home would be with adults with a yard to roam around in, and prior experience with large-breed dogs. However, we are open to any respectful family and most living arrangements, especially those who are committed to continued training and exercise. (Note: he has been tested with cats and shown no interest or prey drive).

Finally, he also takes medication that controls seizures, which he gladly takes with his meal. We are happy to explain his entire history and condition in more detail if interested. Thanks!

HOW TO ADOPT - Please fill out a Dog Adoption Application, available at and email it to the Seattle Animal Shelter Foster Dog Program at

Alternatively, you may fill out or drop off the application at the Seattle Animal Shelter, located at 2061 15th Ave. W (1 mile south of the Ballard Bridge, at the corner of W. Armory Way). The shelter is open five days a week (Wednesday - Sunday), from 1 pm - 6 pm. Mondays and Tuesdays we're open ONLY for redeeming lost pets, from 2 pm - 4 pm.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Many of our dogs will receive numerous applications, and the Seattle Animal Shelter asks for your patience during the process of finding the very best match. If you have questions about this dog that have not been answered above, please contact us at If you would like to arrange to meet this dog, you must submit an adoption application. Thank you!