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
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Hooves & Paws of the Upstate Rescue

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
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.

About Hooves & Paws of the Upstate Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...


We are a two-fold animal ministry...a registered nonprofit rescue, rehabilitation, and rehoming ministry dedicated to providing a place of healing for the sweet souls God places in our path, and a for profit caregiving (pet sitting) service committed to providing compassionate care for your furry family in the comfort of your home or farm...compassionate care when you're not there!


A little about the chick who started this thing called Hooves & Paws...

Keila Adams started Hooves & Paws of the Upstate because of her love for horses and her desire to provide not just pet sitting services, but a compassionate ministry to the animals and their families that God places in her path.

She has been a professional caregiver for horses in Greenville County since March of 2007, and has been a pet caregiver most of her life. Keila is an active rescuer for Greenville County Animal Care Services, a caretaker for a feral cat colony in Fountain Inn, and the primary caregiver for Hooves & Paws of the a paid caregiver in your homes, and as a volunteer caregiver in the Hooves & Paws Rescue Ministry. Keila has three dogs and a cat of her own and many others just passing through on the way to their forever families, and all came to her home as rescues. Keila has a special passion for helping animals and people who have been abused, neglected, or otherwise forgotten by society, believing that all of God's creation deserves love and care. It is the goal of Hooves & Paws to provide a place of healing for rescued animals and a bridge to their new forever homes.

Keila also has a passion for coming along side those who have a heart for their pets, but need assistance providing proper care. We are not here to judge, but to lend a helping hand. That is what God expects of each of us.

We are glad you've joined us! Pull up a seat and stay a while. Find the furry love of your life! If your house is full, just pass it on...and God bless!

Come Meet Our Pets...

We do not have a public shelter, but we offer several ways for you to meet our furries and to join us in what we do:


We are often out around town on Saturdays, so watch our calendar for special adoption events and supply drives. Tractor Supply in Mauldin is our favorite gathering place. During the sunny season, we try to get involved in local festivals...please feel free to give us a head's up if you know of any in your area. I'm always open to scheduling a play date at the local dog parks as well, and this has been an extra fun way to interact with our babies and to bring yours along for some "neutral territory" trial runs if you are thinking of adopting! :) Of course, if you are interested in adopting, a home visit with the adoptable of choice is part of the adoption process, and I am always open to trial foster periods to be sure your choice is the best fit.


We are in the process of moving and currently have most of our animals at a gracious friend's property where I go daily to provide care. Though volunteer opportunities at this location must obviously be limited for privacy, there are other ways to help out and get involved. I prefer to offer the event volunteer slots to teenagers in need of community service. If you would like to be added to an email listing for this, please make that request to You can also watch our facebook page and website for other ways to help out.

One day, our ministry will be completely open to the public, and it will reach far beyond the animals we already bridge the gap to save. Stay tuned...

Our Adoption Process...

All of our dogs and cats are adopted out fully vetted: spayed/neutered, vaccinated, micro chipped, fecal tested, negative heartworm tested (in dogs over six months of age), negative FELV/FIV combo test (in cats), dewormed, and on heartworm and flea prevention.

Our adoption process includes an application, vet reference, home visit, and minimum donation (of $75 for all puppies/dogs and $45 for all kittens/cats). Cat adoption fees are often waived in favor of a "you name it" donation amount, so watch for those specials. Our costs far exceed even the $75, so donations above the minimum are appreciated but never required. Loving forever homes for the animals God sends our way is my main concern. He will take care of the rest! :)