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Pet of the Week - Nahla

Pet of the Week - Nahla

February 20, 2017

Nahla is a scruffy little character known here at the shelter for her toothy smile and mischievous nature. She is a typical terrier, brisk, inquisitive and not afraid to speak her mind! She can be a bit watchful of new people and will occasionally sound the alarm when strangers enter her home area. Other dogs aren’t exempt from this treatment either. She’s a little more suspicious of them and tends to bark at those who get too close. Nahla is not the dog park sort and would much rather spend her time adventuring with her owner followed by a good cuddle. She is quite affectionate with those she knows and trusts and is a constant companion. In fact, she can get a little over-attached. Nahla has had a lot of upheaval in her short life and has some difficulty seeing her owner leave. She tends to bark out her frustration or loneliness and would do best in a house where her habits won’t annoy the neighbours. Her previous owner does report calm behavior when left alone so this anxiety may be related to all the change. Hopefully it will dissipate with time and patience. For the most part she is good with sharing her food and toys; but some special bones might be too tempting to keep.

Nahla is a pretty special girl and she does have some special needs. She is currently being treated for Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency. This condition is very manageable with a special diet and enzyme supplementation; a regimen which will need to continue for her lifetime. Nahla does let it slow her down one bit, though! She is a great girl looking for the home who will stand by her for the rest of her life.