We thought 6 year old mill mama, Nala, was done having puppies and ready to have a new life! When we took her in to be spayed, Nala was found to be pregnant with 3 pups! After worried nights as she wasn't getting very big and several trips to the vets for XRays, Nala had her pups successfully on December 13th. She will be ready to go to her forever home after being spayed and the pups are weaned (after Valentine's Day).
Nala is a very good girl. She was on the timid side when she first arrived, but has just soaked up all the love. She gets along great with other dogs and there should be another dog in her forever home who she can continue to learn from.
Some of the questions we are most often are asked about the puppy mill girls we have available for adoption are:
Are these dogs housebroken?
Answer is these girls have never lived in a house so no not housebroken when they enter the rescue. Some catch on quickly and some need more time to figure it out.
2. Do they walk well on a leash?
Answer is they may have never been on a leash until the day they entered rescue so will not necessarily be good on a leash.
Are they good with other dogs?
Answer is almost always these girls are good with other dogs as other dogs in cages is what they have known their entire life. Some of these girls are really fearful of people.
Another thing the puppy mill girls are often afraid of is a doorway. Some of them have had to be carried in and out due to the fear of doorways. They learn how to go in/out of their foster home by watching the other dogs.
Nala is going to be such a pretty girl once her coat grows out. Right now her coat feels like straw as her pups had been taking all her nourishment over the years. Nala needs a physical fence and kids that are at least 10 years old or older as little ones running about, yelling scare the puppy mill dogs.
If you would like to adopt Nala once she is ready, the first step is to read "How To Adopt" and follow the directions from there if you feel you are a great fit and qualify.
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