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NELLY - ID#A047404

My name is Nelly.

I am a spayed female, gray and white Mastiff mix.

The shelter staff think I am about 3 years old.

I have been at the shelter since Nov 07, 2022.

This information was refreshed 6 hours ago and may not represent all of the animals at the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS).

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Shelter Staff made the following comments about this animal:
Nelly is a velveteen dog - so soft to the touch and such a deep and luxurious shade of gray it's calming just to gaze at her. One of our longest residents, she is still shy with new people but the bashfulness passes. Spend a little time with her and bribe her with treats, and she will wholeheartedly accept your friendship.

* 3 years old

* 76 lbs

* Very affectionate once bonded

* Loves tug of war and fetch

* Hilarious zoomies

* Knows how to "leave it"

* Gets along with other dogs

* Housebroken

* Food motivated and easy to train

* Easy to handle

* Probably no kids


"I fell in love with Nelly. Of course I did! Because she made it so easy.
It took her a second to open up, which I was expecting. But all she needed were some yummy treats and some love. And the love she gives back to you is quite endless. She'll greet you with a big hug the moment you get home. She'll rest her head on you once you both start to get tired.

You might occasionally have to coax her to play, but she commits to the game once you do. Nelly loves tug of war, and in our small apartment she would still somehow make a game of fetch.

She was quite timid and shy at first with new people [who came over], but once she gets a sense of their smell and that they are a person that you trust, she begins to open up to them, too.

Nelly gives cute little kisses and provides you with a comfortable presence.

I will say this girl has some sass in terms of where she wants to go when walking… she might sit and toss her head saying 'no I want to go this way.' It's pretty cute. And again, with patience and some coaxing she listens.
She is house trained and will communicate when she needs to go outside.

"Nelly is a wonderful dog. It might take a 'second' for her to open up, but that is only because she believes she has to guard herself for quite some time.

If you give her a chance, she will become your adventure buddy, your cuddle buddy, and your genuine and loyal friend for life."

Nelly has been at FAAS for more than a year and deserves a forever home of her own. Come meet this great girl any afternoon but Monday at 1590 Fortmann Way in Alameda!

For more information about this animal, call:
Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) at (510) 337-8565

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