URGENT: This animal could be euthanized if not adopted soon.

NALARescue Me ID: 22-05-20-00179

About NALA

Beagle mix
Age: Puppy
Sex: Female

**Owner Surrender Disclaimer: These are blind and visually impaired dogs who are living in homes, but their owners can no longer keep them. These dogs are with their owners, and are not in BDRA foster homes. We do our best to screen these dogs, but make no guarantees regarding the information posted.** For a sweet video of Nala playing, please visit: https://youtu.be/-Y7xmvBqX9I Please email [email protected] if you are interested in Nala! Please note that we will ask for a vet reference. Name: Nala Age: about 1 year old Breed: Mixed Breed, 17#, small Sex: Female, not spayed Location: Tarrant County, TX Vet Information: Nala is currently in foster with a rescue group in her area. She has been with the rescue since she was a tiny pup, having been taken in from a kill shelter. Nala is up to date on vaccinations, but she is not spayed. She is heartworm negative. Nala was born with limited sight and can possibly see shadows. Nala eats well and loves to play! Nala has been diagnosed with cerebral ataxia, and the vet suggested that Nala be put to sleep due to quality of life issues. However, her foster parent volunteered to help Nala find a home despite her disability since, at this time, she feels that Nala seems like a normal, young dog except for her vision. She feels that putting her down is a premature step. With cerebellar ataxia, the dog is unable to control the rate and range of their gait. This often looks like the dog is taking really exaggerated steps, even as if climbing stairs, only with no stairs present. Cerebellar ataxia is caused by lesions in the cerebellum of the brain. For additional information, one source is: https://vcahospitals.com/know-your-pet/ataxia-in-dogs Rescue Foster Information: Nala is an indoor dog who is crate trained. She is housebroken and leash trained. She's working on learning to sit for a treat! Nala is an outgoing girl who is good with women and other female dogs. She currently lives with three other female senior dogs. Her foster feels that Nala adapts well to new situations and surroundings despite being blind because she is all tail wags and loves to follow the other dogs around. Nala is eager to learn! She loves to play with the other dogs in her home. Her foster thinks that she'd be great with another dog to guide her! Nala has shown some food aggression towards other dogs. Nala is fed in her crate, but if the other dogs come near her food, even when she is in the crate and the others are outside of her crate, she will growl and bark. She will also do this around the shared water bowls, but she has never bitten. Her foster parent feels that this is most likely due to her vision issues, and that it is Nala's way of giving a warning. Her foster would like you to know: 'She's so sweet and seems happy. She seems like a normal, young dog to me that just can't see well, so I felt putting her down was premature. I volunteered to help find her a place to call home no matter her disability. Unfortunately, due to me caring for my elderly mom, as well as caring for 3 senior dogs, I can't keep her. She's a happy dog that just needs a loving home and someone that could train her. Thank you!!' Does anyone have room for sweet Nala? **Owner Surrender Disclaimer: These are blind and visually impaired dogs who are living in homes, but their owners can no longer keep them. These dogs are with their owners, and are not in BDRA foster homes. We do our best to screen these dogs, but make no guarantees regarding the information posted.** For a sweet video of Nala playing, please visit: https://youtu.be/-Y7xmvBqX9I Please email [email protected] if you are interested in Nala! Please note that we will ask for a vet reference.

Contact

Tarrant County
Texas

Email

Compatibility

  • Good with Adults (Not Kids)

Health

  • Needs to be Spayed
  • Vaccinations Current
  • Blind

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