Please note: The dogs in ODH's Final Refuge care are not adoptable due to medical reasons and all are in permanent homes. Your sponsorship supports the veterinary expenses for these dogs - and we thank you!
Neela came to Old Dog Haven from a shelter when her person had to go into a nursing home and could no longer care for her.
Neela is a solidly built white chihuahua with a crooked spine who walks in an S shape. Sometimes, when she’s excited, her backend goes faster than her front, and she walks sideways, looking for all the world as if her tail is leading the way! An enthusiastic little girl, she tends to go too fast, and her front feet turn under making her fall to her knees, but she gets right back up and goes on her way, tail wagging. She’s a careful, gentle soul who eats delicately and enjoys loving attention.
The sole exception to her forgiving personality is her foster brother, another ODH chihuahua called Dew. Neela shows that while she may be goodnatured, she is no pushover with her foster “brothers and sisters”, gaining her immense respect from everyone. She IS a chihuahua!
Neela has a chronic cough and is currently being treated for an enlarged heart. Despite the physical issues (and Dew), she is a very happy and sweet girl, who loves tasty meals and kisses, not necessarily in that order.
Neela is sponsored by:
- Susana Ortiz of Issaquah, WA (01/31/2021)
- Shane Somerville and Adam Felker in memory of Murphy, Sophie, Jumper, Crystal and Lucky (06/30/2020)
- Matthew Luders of Seattle, WA (06/30/2020)
- ABH of Chicago in honour of Vida (11/30/2021)
- Aislinn Hammingh of Sammamish, WA (12/31/2020)