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My name is Nina Sheplie!

Collie/Golden Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Westerly, Rhode Island - Nina Sheplie
Photo 1 - Collie/Golden Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Westerly, Rhode Island - Nina Sheplie
Photo 2 - Collie/Golden Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Westerly, Rhode Island - Nina Sheplie
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Zani's Furry Friends--Northern Outpost

Facts about Nina Sheplie

  • Breed: Collie/Golden Retriever Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10780568-1095475
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Nina is a 2y Collie Golden mix, maybe w a hint of Shepherd in her lineage, left in the lobby of the shelter as a stray. Upon intake, Nina displayed a loose body, wagging tail & open mouth. Allowed all handling and scanned negative.

SAFER ASSESSMENT: 11/3/16 Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her ears are back, her tail is down, and she has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, and her tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 3. Dog repeatedly turns quickly away when touched, or repeatedly spins toward the touch, and repeatedly tries to exit. Dog is crouching, tail is tucked and a bit tense.
Squeeze 1& 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Nina was uncomfortable throughout her assessment, displaying some fearful behavior. Nina may benefit best from a slow/soft approach.

PLAYGROUP: Nina's owner did not provide any information on Nina's behavior around dogs. Nina was surrendered along with three little dogs that lived with her. When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Nina : Nina displays soft and calm body language when interacting in a group of calm male and female dogs. When a dog greets for too long, she displays a look away. The Behavior Department believes that Nina would be most comfortable as the only dog in the home, however a dog-dog interaction can be conducted with a potential adopter's calm dog to assess Nina's comfort level.

RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience _X_No young children (under 5)(Nina appears to startle upon sudden movements and some loud noises, for this reason a home without young children is advised. Force-free, reward based training is recommended when introducing or exposing Nina to new and unfamiliar situations.)
1/2: Nina greets the novel male dog displaying nervous body language. She mostly keeps to herself as she explores the pen. When the male dog greets her face to face, she displays look aways.

11/5: Nina displays soft and calm body language when interacting in a group of calm male and female dogs. When a dog greets for too long, she displays a look away.
11/6-11/10: Nina explored the yard and occasionally checked in with the calm male and female dogs.

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Please go to our site http://zanisfurryfriends.org  
fill out an application and return to dogs@zanisfurryfriends.org
Many of us (cats/dogs) will be on display on on Sundays and sometimes on Saturdays--please ask by writing us at dogs@zanisfurryfriends.org and following us on FB. If you are seriously interested in adopting one of us in particular, please fill out an application by Friday so that we can be sure to be there. Otherwise we decide based on other variables. Usually we are in our foster homes so this is a bit more stressful and a slightly artificial environment but we do want to be seen and find our furever homes too.
 
Please consider providing a home for more than one dog, especially if you are considering adopting a puppy. Dogs are pack animals and very much enjoy as well as need other dog company to learn to play, socialize and be good companion animals to people. The upside to this is that you won't feel as guilty leaving them alone and you get twice the love. Please come! And if you can't adopt, maybe you can foster or volunteer, and you can always donate!


If you want to know about cats/dogs specifically being shown at our adoption locations, please email us cats@zanisfurryfriends.org closer to the date so we know your interest and will make every effort to have that pet at the event or let you know how and where you can meet.  It is extemely helpful and speeds up adoption if the application is filled out prior to visiting us so please do that before coming to our weekend events. Our weekend locations are: Sundays usually and some Saturdays.  Follow us on FB for latest updates. Usually we are in our foster homes so all this is a bit more stressful but we do want to be seen and find our furever homes. Please come! And if you can't adopt, maybe you can foster. And you can always donate:) Cats and Dogs are spayed/neutered, UTD w/ all age appropriate shots and microchipped. Cats are feline combo tested for FIV/FeLV; dogs are heartworm tested and rabies vax'd, (NOT lyme vaxed but we seriously recommend it); rabbits are spayed/neutered. Please fill out an application and email to: For Cats: cats@zanisfurryfriends.org For Dogs: dogs@zanisfurryfriends.org For Rabbits: nyc.acc.rabbits@gmail.com. Please visit our website zanisfurryfriends.org.


About Zani's Furry Friends--Northern Outpost

About Our Rescue Group...

Because of the pressing cage space dilemma, we take dogs and cats primarily from Animal Care & Control of NYC. If not for rescue and adoptions, more than the present 24,000 of the current 50,000 animals taken in yearly would not make it out alive. Our goal is to take as many animals as we can who make great family members/companions and give them a second chance. Temperament is our most important criteria. Ideally, all our animals are good w/ people of all ages and other animals (dogs/cats).
Our adoptees are either spayed or neutered, all UTD w/ shots/rabies vax, heartworm negative or feline combo negative, and microchipped. Most of our animals live in foster situations to help them reintegrate back into family life. We feel most animals prefer the company of other animals and hope our adopters consider giving pets to their pets. (We do apply the 2 kitty rule.)
Other times, we courtesy post for people who are obliged to surrender their animals but ask that they continue to foster their companions until appropriate new homes are found to limit the trauma.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

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Come Meet Our Pets...

Most of our foster animals are in foster homes in or around New York City where they can be seen via appointment w/ the foster family.

We sometimes participate in events sponsored by the Mayor's Alliance of NYC of which we are proud to say we are a participating organization.

Sometimes, unfortunately, our animals are still in the NYC Animal Care and Control facilities for which we desperately seek foster care.

Our Adoption Process...

There is an application, reference checks, home visits, an interview of adopters w/ adoptees, and an adoption donation is required.

Applications are on http://zanisfurryfriends.org