Meet Nila! Nila’s foster describes her as a kind, sweet, gentle and loving lap dog that doesn’t quite appreciate her size! Unfortunately, this gorgeous girl was surrendered into rescue when her owner was hospitalized and could no care for her any longer. With people she knows, she is a snugly, lovey girl that gives kisses and hugs, and will push her head under your hand to pet her. She can be timid and shy of new people at first, especially men, so proper introductions are important. Nila needs an owner experienced with large breeds, and one who will advocate for her well being by insisting strangers respect her boundaries. She is great with children who are respectful, but due to her size, would prefer a family with older kids (10+) or no kids at all.
Nila can be selective with her dog pals, and so a dog free home is best. Proper introductions to other dogs are essential and her new family should have an understanding of body language and can monitor her during play with other dogs. No cats please.
Nila is playful and high energy and needs an active family that will take her on lots of outdoor adventures and walks. She loves any and all toys, but needs durable toys that she can’t destroy. Nila does best with a 45 minute walk in the morning, and 45 minute walk in the evening and would benefit from backyard play time in addition to her walkies. She pulls on her leash, and knows how to use her height and weight as leverage to “drop and pull”. For this reason, we recommend she is not walked by young children, and she does benefit immensely with the use of a prong collar. She will need someone who is committed and devoted to leash training and etiquette. Nila does well with the “nothing in life is free” training philosophy and her new family should be willing to continue on with this.
If you are interested in adopting Nila, please fill out an application at http://www.fetchandreleash.ca/dog-adoption/.
Nila’s adoption fee is $450. To learn more about our adoption fees and process, please visit our FAQs at http://www.fetchandreleash.ca/faq/.
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