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My name is NALA!

Labrador Retriever/German Shepherd Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Odessa, Florida - NALA
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

NALA's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

NALA's Story...
Nala, a Hudson dog.

Nala was found as a stray wandering a rural neighborhood in Hudson. She was thin and mangy; literally, she was suffering from mange mites and only had fur on about half her body. Her bare skin was black and thickened and very itchy; elephantitis it is called and I could see why. It felt like elephant skin, rough and dry and scaly. This was because she had been suffering from the mange mites for a very long time without any treatment. Mange mites are microscopic parasites that live under the skin and cause rashes of itchy red bumps and hair loss. Left untreated, her constant scratching led to small open wounds. Living outside and sleeping in dirt led to skin infections. Her ears were also infected. Nonetheless, Nala was an extremely friendly and loving dog who just wanted to be with people and play.

Eventually Nala wandered onto the property of the Ashton family, lucky dog. You see the Ashton’s are animal lovers who have a full house of rescued pets. The Ashton’s are also friends of E.A.R.S. and knew this would be the right place for her to get the help she needed so that she could heal and find a new owner that would be deserving of such a wonderful dog.

After just 10 days of treatment with antibiotics, bathes and lotions her skin improved dramatically and she was noticeably less itchy. After one month it was hard to tell where her bald spots ever were, and her new coat is soft and shiny. But the most amazing thing about Nala has not changed at all since she was found that day in Hudson, her remarkable personality. She is a young happy and playful dog, but at the same time she has a very calm demeanor. It is difficult to explain, but everyone that knows her understands. She puts the dogs around her at ease.

For example, we have Geisha, a young female dog who wasn’t socialize as a pup and so was not friendly enough to play with other dog...she now plays with Nala.

We have Ernest, a large male coon hound who just doesn’t like most other dogs, but he loves Nala. The puppies gravitate toward her, she doesn’t mind the cats either, and she just seems to get along with everyone. Yes, she will jump a fence with ease, but she will also run right back to you when you call her. She walks well on a leash, but is also happy to stay by you without it.

Nala was lucky to find the Ashton’s that day in Hudson, now we know the next person to find her for keeps will be the real lucky one!

Her adoption fee is $200.00. If you are interested in her, please fill out an application at EarsRescue.org

Facts about NALA

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever/German Shepherd Dog Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female

Other Pets at Elizabeth's Animal Rescue and Sanctuary

Why Adoption is a Great Option

NALA, a Odessa Labrador Retriever/German Shepherd Dog dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Labrador Retriever/German Shepherd Dog for sale in Odessa, or seeking a Labrador Retriever/German Shepherd Dog dog from a breeder in Odessa.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Odessa already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Odessa breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Labrador Retriever/German Shepherd Dog breeders who help with Labrador Retriever/German Shepherd Dog rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Odessa paves the way for another one to be saved.