My name is Nola!

Mastiff Dog for adoption in Fargo, North Dakota - Nola
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Diamond In The Ruff Pet Rescue

Facts about Nola

  • Breed: Mastiff
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10833076
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.



 Nola is a very sweet, gentle dog.  When we let her in the house for the first time, she immediately went to the couch and got comfortable.  Of course reuniting with her companion dog that we’ve been fostering for 3 weeks now was a happy reunion.  Our neighbors on both sides have dogs, and when they are out, Nola is very interested in them, pacing the fence line and barking.  It doesn’t seem to be an aggressive bark, more just a ‘Here I am, who are you’ bark.  We haven’t tried to walk her on a leash as we have a fairly big back yard.  My daughter walked Nola before delivering her to us, and she said she  has a tendency to pull when she's attracted to something.  She is strong, there’s no doubt about it!!  I have two cats, a 21 yr old and a 6 yr old.  My younger cat ran off upon seeing her, but is gradually getting use to her knowing she means her no harm.  I was a little worried about my older cat because she fears nothing, but she is very frail and Nola initially did a lot of nuzzling trying to be as gentle as a Mastiff can be. My cat wasn’t impressed.  She mostly leaves the cat alone now and they have become couch potatoes together.  Nola knows how to sit and shake on command (at least with a treat in my hand).  I haven’t found a toy she’s interested in yet, but she does like to play with people.  There again, she’s a strong dog, so be prepared for a little jostling.  She is house trained and will go to the door when she wants out.  If you want her out other than the times she wants to go out, you’ll have to give her a little tug on her collar and say, “Let’s go!”  I haven’t worked on commands with her since her stay with us is only for a few days. I don’t think Nola was ever crated.  She seems very comfortable around the house.  If you want a guard dog, she is not your dog, although her size and deep bark can be very intimidating for those who don’t know her.  Today is the first day I left the dogs and the cats alone in the house together for a couple of hours.  When I walked up the deck and opened the door, I expected some barking, but she was busy lounging and only looked up to see who it was.  Nola loves to be brushed and when you finish brushing one side, she’ll turn around so you can do the other side.  She loves attention and will continually put her paw up on your lap for more attention.  Right now since the weather is so mild, she sleeps on a rug in the garage with her companion dog, but I wouldn’t hesitate to have her in the house overnight which will be the case when the snow/cold temps move in.  She has not had any accidents while in our care.   I don’t have young children, but my  9 yr. old grandson and family stopped in, and Nola was good with them.  Just more people to pet her.  Oh, one more thing that I find hilarious.  She often sits there with her tongue showing.  It’s a face only a mother could love. 

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Before potential adopters can physically meet a foster animal outside of our open adoption events, we require them to register on our site and submit an adoption application. Check out our scheduled adoption events.

After applications are reviewed, suitable applicants are contacted to set up a Pre-Adoption Meeting with our volunteers. This meeting is designed to answer any questions adopters may have about a particular animal or our adoption process. These meetings are dependent on the availability of approved volunteers in your area.

Once the application and Pre-Adoption Meeting are complete, meet and greets with the foster animal can be scheduled with qualified applicants if this has not already occurred.

After the meet and greet (and if the applicant is still interested in the animal), foster parents will make a recommendation to the Adoption Committee regarding the adoption. The foster animal stays with the foster family until they hear from the Diamond In The Ruff adoption committee.

Adoption is approved or rejected by the Diamond In The Ruff Adoption Committee. Final approval of all adoptions is at the sole discretion of Diamond in the Ruff.

Once approved, another meeting will be arranged between the foster parent and adopter wherein the adoption fee is collected and contracts are signed. The foster animal then goes to its new forever home and, after the adopters are given a week-long trial period, the adoption is finalized. Check out some of our amazing success stories!

A Diamond in the Ruff volunteer will contact the adoptive family after 72 hours to see how everyone is settling in as well as answer any questions.

After the week trial period is up, we will deposit the adoption fee and distribute the animals vet records and microchip information in a timely fashion.

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