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My name is Nellie!

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Pit Bull Terrier
Black - with White
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
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Small blue checkmark Good with kids
Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Purebred
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

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Friends to the Forlorn


Name:  Nellie
Breed: Pitbull
DOB:  4/4/2020
Sex:  Female
Weight:  39 Pounds
Location:  Acworth, GA

Rescuing Nellie...
During the week of 3/21/22 this sweet girl was picked up as a stray and ended up at Henry County Animal. The shelter named her Bonnie originally. When she came in she had a huge distended belly and we were told that she was pregnant and needed immediate rescue. She was about 50 pounds. After seeing our vet it was determined that she was not pregnant and was actually in heart failure and was heartworm positive. Her chest was full of fluid that was making it difficult for her to breathe. Our vet drained fluid from her chest and her breathing was very labored so she spent a week at UGA in an oxygen chamber get her heart evaluated and medications in order

About Nellie...
Nellie is the epitome of a pitbull - perfect size at 39 pounds, affectionate, professional clinger, loyal, laid back, resilient and just wants to be with her people. Her temperament is more submissive than dominant and she is a go with the flow kind of gal. This girl has gone through some serious medical battles in her short life and her tail hasn't stopped wagging! She does well with all dogs and children, we are not sure yet about cats but we think she will be OK with them. Nellie is a quiet girl and is not a big barker. She enjoys sniffing around the yard, likes her snuffle mat to search out kibble and enjoys a soft plush toy to snuggle with. Nellie rides great in the car too! Nellie is not a picky eater and is treat motivated so training her should be fairly easy. Nellie is the perfect dog for a family that wants a furry companion that will wiggle her way into your heart while showering you with lots of snuggles and kisses. It's going to take a special family for Nellie. A family that has the time and structure to make sure that she gets her meds 3 times a day at: 8am, 2pm and 8pm. A family that is OK giving a little extra TLC for a sweet girl that deserves a 2nd chance with a family that truly loves her. Nellie doesn't let her heart condition stop her so don't let it stop you from falling in love with her. She is in the middle of her heartworm treatment and will be on crate rest through mid-August 2022. Her heart will be reevaluated a few months after her heartworm treatment. This will help us determine if she is able to get spayed and what her ongoing medications will be, She is currently on 4 heart medications that will run about $140 a month through GoodRx at Publix and at the vet.

Adopting Nellie...
Nellie is not spayed yet due to her heart condition. She is current on vaccines, dewormed, microchipped and is undergoing heartworm treatment. If you are interested in learning more about Nellie, meeting her and possibly adopting her please complete an adoption application at:  Nellie's adoption fee is $300.00.

May 25, 2023, 9:21 pm

Friends to the Forlorn Pitbull Rescue Inc

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Jason Flatt
PO Box 2316, Dallas, GA 30132

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$300.00 Adoption Fee. Adoption process includes adoption application, home visit, vet check, references, and foster-to-adopt trial.

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By appointment.

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Friends to the Forlorn Pitbull Rescue is a 501 c 3 no-kill, charitable organization dedicated to the care of homeless, unwanted, abused, and neglected pitbulls, particularly those who are considered hard to place or with special needs. All dogs under our care are provided with food, shelter, veterinary care, as well as basic house-training and obedience until placement is found. We will try to match the dog and appropriate, loving, and permanent home based on the dog's temperament & personality evaluation as well as the prospective home's vet & home check. Veterinary care provided will ensure that the dog is in general good health, up-to-date on vaccinations, and spayed or neutered prior to adoption.

Additionally,"Friends to the Forlorn" Pitbull Rescue Inc. takes pride in educating the public in the importance of proper and responsible pitbull ownership, spaying & neutering, as well as the humane care and treatment of all animals.