#2816 – Nelly

Status:   Adopted

Nellie in her Fur-Ever Home!

Status: Adopted
Type: Sable and white basset-collie mix
Age: ~7 years
Gender: Female
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Good with children: Yes
Good with other dogs: Yes, other laid-back dogs. She should be an only dog if the family has small children as she will fight for their attention.
Good with cats: Unknown
Housebroken: Yes
Foster Location: Mounds View, MN
Special needs: She is bothered by thunderstorms and loud noises, but settles down if you distract her with other noises. Needs to have her eye checked in 3-4 months.
Adoption requirements:
Available for adoption with an application & home visit. Don't hesitate to complete our adoption application form
Adoption Fee: Click here for fee
Description: We like to think of Nelly as a sports model version of a collie - long and low to the ground; and though we don’t know how quickly she can go from zero to 60, we do know she can steal your heart in the blink of an eye! Some of you may remember that Nelly was with us before and found what we thought would be her forever home. However, a divorce in the family brought her back to us.

Nelly is a well behaved girl who has full run of her foster home and can be left alone for 8-10 hours without any fear of accidents or destruction. She knows “sit” and “come” and she rides well in the car, though she needs a bit of help getting in and out. She has a healthy appetite (perhaps a bit too healthy), and though she doesn’t like to share her food with other dogs, she is not aggressive about it. She walks well on her leash and makes the perfect companion for a leisurely stroll.

Nelly is more interested in humans than in other dogs, though she has a live-and-let-live attitude about it, and would be fine with dogs who aren’t looking for a high energy playmate. There are no cats at her foster home, so we can’t say for certain that she gets along with them, but it is probable that she would ignore them. She has been exposed to children as young as five and was easy going and friendly with them.

In addition to making her look like a sports collie, Nelly’s short little legs provide a number of advantages. First, there is no worry that she will be leaping over any fences, and counter surfing for tasty treats is definitely beyond her reach. Also, when she greets new people, she just isn’t built for jumping up on them; instead, she welcomes them with a full body wag that is just adorable. At the end of the day, she loves to roll over onto her back and doze off with her little legs in the air.

Nelly recently had surgery to remove a benign tumor from her eye. She did well and is healing nicely, but she will need a follow up visit to the eye doctor in 3-4 months. Neither the tumor nor the surgery affected her vision which is entirely normal.

Nelly is a happy, laid back girl who loves people and loves attention, but will take the hint when you are not available for “Nelly” time. She is an easy going, low maintenance friend who just likes to be near her people and soak up the love. She enjoys the sound of her own voice and likes to give her foster mom a song in the morning and to welcome her home at the end of the work day.

Nelly’s perfect forever home could include another laid back dog or she would be happy to have sole possession of her people. A fenced yard is not necessary and cats would probably be no problem. She would be fine with gentle, respectful children who aren’t looking for a high energy playmate. All this little Furrari really requires is a caring family and someone to love.