A volunteer writes: Nala joins us with the resume of a proven family dog, having lived gently with a 1-year-old child. Surrendered back to our care when her person lost her job, we''re told that Nala can be shy for a few minutes with new people, doesn''t guard her things, likes being brushed and bathed, is affectionate and playful, is well behaved when left home alone, and is housetrained. How perfect does this sound!? I met Nala for the first time and was struck by her beauty and sweet personality. Her lush coat is a deep, deep chocolate brown highlighted in gold, her weight perfect for her size, and her tail must be on ''automatic'', as it wags gently nonstop. Showing off her sit in exchange for a treat, she allows me to put a coat on her as it was a cold blustery morning; she looked smashing as she walked beautifully on leash to the park. Nala likes to chase the squirrels in the park, and it was obvious she was looking for them when we got there -- so cute! Miss Nala enjoys romping with both males and females in playgroup, and when things get too rough, offers an appropriate correction. Belly rubs, kisses, playtime, fun time--all make up a wonderful companion just waiting to meet you. When our time together was over, Nala hopped right back into her kennel and gave me a tail wag wave goodbye. I left her with a kiss and a promise that her new family would find her soon. Help me make my promise come true.