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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!

Miss Nellie came to her Old Dog Haven family just after the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Her vision was poor, but it turned out not to be as dire as first thought and her people are now managing it—they moved black furniture out of her way so she doesn’t stumble into it, and she now jogs right to her ramp on the back porch! Nellie’s mom swears she counts the steps to get there! She’s also on a good feeding schedule and keeping at a healthy weight. She even looks forward to being brushed and having her eye ointment administered as a nightly routine because it comes with treats!

Nellie’s Final Refuge people share that, “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. She isn’t a cuddler (darn it) but she is a good bed dog…so much so that she doesn’t like getting out of bed in the morning! Fortunately, I get to sleep on about 1/3 of the bed versus a sliver of it!”

Nellie fits in well with her forever home and her people enjoy her to pieces. She’s the best car dog ever, and she just attacks her toys with absolute joy. She has a Pomeranian friend, Dita, and her people hope to add another member to their pack at some point. Her people tell us, “Miss Nellie is a joy to have since the passing of our little guy, Tuffy. She is the best medicine for our hurt hearts. We all love her so much!”

Nellie is sponsored by:

  • Deb Buck of Bellingham, WA in honor of Su - Lifetime Sponsor
  • Lauren Anderson of Issaquah, WA - Lifetime