My name is Nina!!

Posted 1 year ago | Updated 1 year ago

My basic info

Terrier (Unknown Type, Small)
Black - with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less (when grown)
Pet ID

My details

Checkmark in teal circle Good with dogs
Checkmark in teal circle Shots current
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered
Checkmark in teal circle Housetrained

My story

Here's what the humans have to say about me:

Nina is a darling little terrier mix. She is around 2 years old and 20 lbs. She is looking for a home with a secure fenced yard, social and playful companion dog(s) and no kids. Due to her initial time to warm up, she will require multiple meets. New home will need to be within 30 min of Roseville.

Please read the information about Nina before inquiring about her.
Nina is a bit different from other dogs, she is not a cuddly dog and prefers to love her humans from arms length. While she enjoys a pat on the head and occasional short petting sessions she can become overwhelmed if someone is too insistent on being physically affectionate with her for too long. With time she may or may not enjoy more physical affection. She does not feel comfortable being picked up and is used to using steps to get into the back of an SUV or tall vehicle.

Nina absolutely loves other friendly dogs and will happily romp around the yard with them. She likes to wrestle and play chase with her dog buddies. She likes being outside and exploring in the yard while her people do yard work. She loves treats and chewing on bully sticks. She has not figured out the use for toys or balls at this point.

Nina can be shy/timid with new people and in new situations. She has shown that she will warm up with slow, gentle introductions and treats. She will require patience and understanding to feel comfortable in a new home. Someone who has the time, patience and willingness to help a shy dog gain confidence would be ideal. Once she is comfortable in a home she is happy, silly and playful. She likes to lay near her people but has never jumped on the furniture and prefers the floor or a dog bed close by everyone.

Nina is crate trained, and housebroken in her foster home. She currently lives with dog savvy cats and is respectful with them but will challenge shy kitties and chase if they run. She enjoys walks and is polite on a leash. Once comfortable with her people she comes when called and listens well.

Nina would do well in a home with a confident companion dog or two to pal around with, help show her the ropes and keep her company while her humans are away from home. Children would likely overwhelm her so an adult only home for her. She is an alert barker so no apartments for her. She likely would not do well being left home alone daily for long hours. Nina is a sweet little dog who is waiting for a special someone who can accept, appreciate and love her on her terms.

Please email right away if you would like to learn more about this dog......and visit our website to learn more about our rescue group. Adoption fees range from $350-$450 for dogs. THE DOGS SHOWN ON THE SITE ARE IN FOSTERCARE - WE DO NOT HAVE A SHELTER TO VISIT. EMAIL is the best way to reach us.We are a volunteer run, very small organization - so please be patient when waiting for a response, but feel free to check back in if you haven't heard from us in a day or so - thank you so much for considering a rescued pooch!
Sacramento Independent Animal Rescuers

Contact info

Pet ID
Roseville, CA 95661

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Our Mission Statement...
Sacramento Independent Animal Rescuers is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Our purpose is to aid stray, abandoned, and neglected animals. In addition to animals rescued and adopted by our organization, SIAR is also dedicated to help other independent animal rescuers find their foster animals the loving homes they deserve. To date, thousands of dogs and cats have been rescued and placed into wonderful homes in the past few years. In order to provide these services, we work with the community shelters, rescue organizations, and individuals who have animals with special needs and place these animals in permanent homes after they reach a stage of wellness.

Our mission is to provide loving, permanent homes for animals that have been abused, abandoned, or lost, which otherwise would not be with us today. Many of our rescued animals, especially those that were rescued from the shelters initially had kennel cough, pneumonia, or giardia with the extreme cases having the parvo or distemper viruses. In addition, a high percentage of animals are malnourished and require special dietary demands. We rely on tax deductible cash donations as well as food and other pet supplies that will allow us to continue to save lives!


All of our companion pets, have been neutered or spayed, given all current vaccinations, heartworm tested and microchipped. This also provides the community with healthier animals and aids in the reduction of the outspread of illness and future homeless offspring.

The adoption fee for animals being adopted by SIAR can range from $75-$100 (for kitties) and $150-$350 (for dogs) depending on the animal and associated costs. The adoption fee helps up recooperate the thousands of dollars spent yearly on rehabilitation and allows us to continue to rescue animals in need.

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Disclaimer: Due to the limited time spent with the rescued animals, Sacramento Independent Animals Rescuers is not responsible for the health, behavior or temperament of the animals listed or adopted by this group.

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