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My name is Nadia!

Catahoula Leopard Dog/Chow Chow Mix Dog for adoption in Fountain Inn, South Carolina - Nadia
Photo 1 - Catahoula Leopard Dog/Chow Chow Mix Dog for adoption in Fountain Inn, South Carolina - Nadia
Photo 2 - Catahoula Leopard Dog/Chow Chow Mix Dog for adoption in Fountain Inn, South Carolina - Nadia
Photo 3 - Catahoula Leopard Dog/Chow Chow Mix Dog for adoption in Fountain Inn, South Carolina - Nadia
Photo 4 - Catahoula Leopard Dog/Chow Chow Mix Dog for adoption in Fountain Inn, South Carolina - Nadia

I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Nadia's Info...

I am already spayed, a special needs pet, and up to date with shots.

Nadia's Story...
All adopters are special people, sacrificing their time and opening their home to help save a life and bring a "stranger" into their family. But we need a special adopter of another level, an adopter willing to go the extra mile to help us give an unlikely angel a chance, someone willing to take Nadia in and train her to be a dog...or willing to provide a sanctuary for her as a wolf. :)

Nadia is a catahoula/hound/chow mixed with just enough wolf to make her gorgeous. :) We rescued her over a year ago in the mountains after she nearly died from trauma and freezing. Nadia has come a very long way since that six week old little fur ball came down from that mountain riding in my lap. She started out head pressing and falling when she tried to walk. Now she still runs in circles and leaps like a horse, but she is ALIVE! She has some lasting neurological damage and possible minor vision and hearing deficits. She also mouths at anything put directly in her face, but she is not aggressive.

We had her evaluated by a highly respected K9 police dog trainer. He was extremely positive and confident that Nadia was trainable. In our hour long session he made such an impact on both of us that Nadia's constant mouthing of even the nearest pants legs stopped and has not started back. She no longer seeks something to put in her mouth. You literally have to intentionally put it in her face for her to assume she is supposed to mouth it. Basically, a puppy mentality in a big girl body.

So, here's what we're looking for. It's a tall order. But I'm confident it can be filled. We need a committed adopter who is willing to bring Nadia into their home and work with her on basic obedience. The ideal home would have a fenced yard so she can run, but daily walks on a leash are acceptable if no fence is present. She does well in a plastic crate, and one will be provided. The other option is a family willing to provide her with a sanctuary environment, aka a large fenced area to live outside with proper housing. Either way, she needs a home where she will receive hands on care and compassion.

It takes a special person to help someone with special needs...whether two legged or four. We need that kind of person. Please share with one today!

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

Facts about Nadia

  • Breed: Catahoula Leopard Dog/Chow Chow Mix
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female

Other Pets at Hooves & Paws of the Upstate Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Nadia, a Fountain Inn Catahoula Leopard Dog/Chow Chow dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Catahoula Leopard Dog/Chow Chow for sale in Fountain Inn, or seeking a Catahoula Leopard Dog/Chow Chow dog from a breeder in Fountain Inn.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Fountain Inn already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Fountain Inn breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Catahoula Leopard Dog/Chow Chow breeders who help with Catahoula Leopard Dog/Chow Chow rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Fountain Inn paves the way for another one to be saved.