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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!

From her Final Refuge Foster:  Miss Nellie came to us a few months ago after the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. We have had an amazing time getting to know her with just a few little attitude bumps, but that was expected. Nellie’s sight is bad, but not as bad as we first thought. She stumbles into black furniture so we moved that out of her way. She jogs to her ramp on the back porch like she knows what she is doing (I swear she counts the steps!!).

It took a bit to get her used to her new food but she is on a regular feeding schedule and keeping at the healthy weight she came to us with. She does look forward to being brushed and having her eye ointment put in, especially since a treat comes with the nightly routine!!

Nellie lets us know what she wants, when she wants it in the cutest way…she does a little grumbly-whiney thing in such a polite way and it’s usually at specific times of the day so we know what she needs. This girl even puts herself to bed every night. I work until midnight so when I get home she gets up and grumbles to hop into bed with me. She isn’t a cuddler (darn it) but she is a good bed dog. I get to sleep on about 1/3 of the bed vs a sliver of it!!!

Nellie fits in well with our house!! We enjoy her to pieces!!! My daughter’s pomeranian, Dita, and Nellie tolerate each other, so we give them their space. Hopefully they will settle into ‘sister-ness’ soon. Nellie wants to play with Dita, but Dita never has played with our other dogs. Once things settle into a norm, we will be looking for another rescue that will join our pack!!!

Some things Nellie doesn’t like are being cuddled and getting out of bed in the morning…it has to be on her terms!!

Things she really likes are car rides – Nellie is the best car dog ever, seriously!! And she loves to play with her toys! She is funny to watch when she attacks her toys with joy!!!

Miss Nellie is a joy to have since the passing of our little guy, Tuffy. She is the best medicine for my hurt heart.  We all love her so much.

We are honored to have been picked for this little darling.

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