Adoptable Dog of the Week-Nala

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If you’re looking for a cuddly sidekick and a travel companion, this ginger beauty is the dog for you! Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Nala, 4.5-year-old Labrador Retriever Mix from Jerseyville, Illinois. She is spayed, up to date with her shots, housetrained, and good with kids and dogs.

This lovely gal was found abandoned in a strange town, on the road in the middle of nowhere. The bad luck she had with her previous owners didn’t affect Nala’s beautiful temperament, though, as she is 62 pounds of pure doggy love. After being neglected for years, she only wants to be loved, and she’s eager to please her new paw-rents.

Nala is fully housetrained and crate trained (although she doesn’t like to be completely alone) and knows sit and shake commands. She is active and very playful, and absolutely LOVES car rides and going places-which is why she would make a perfect travel buddy. However, all that energy sometimes gets her into trouble, but only because she gets so excited about everything! This means Nala will need a fenced yard she won’t be able to jump out of when she’s playing, and a firm hand to guide her on a leash- she’s a bit of a puller.

When it comes to other people and animals, Nala is very affectionate and cuddly. She adores people, and is perfectly happy when she’s by her family’s side, whether snuggling on the couch or going on outdoor adventures. Nala is good with kids, too, but her size and the fact that she can gently nip when excited or playing, makes her a better fit for a family with older, responsible children. She’d make a great friend to any pooch, but it would be better if her four-legged companion is approximately her size, because she plays rough and itsy bitsy canines are not fans of her overly enthusiastic spirit. The same goes for cats- this goofy girl doesn’t mind them but can chase or accidentally hurt them in play.

In case you’d like to give Nala a second chance and a loving forever home, visit Pound Pets, Inc. website.