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NELLY* - ID#A232506

My name is Nelly* and I am a spayed female, blue fawn and white Pit Bull Terrier mix.

The shelter staff think I am about 10 months old.

I have been at the shelter since Jun 08, 2017.

This information is less than 1 hour old.
Shelter Staff made the following comments about this animal:
Whoa, Nelly! Meet your own personal party on 4 legs. Nelly is a combination of Lady Gaga (a little bit beautiful, a little bit awkward) and your favorite childhood Care Bear (pure sunshine, full of unconditional love, the best snuggler ever). Nelly wakes up ready to roll. Her favorite partner is her young pit bull foster sister, Sugar and when Sugar allows it, Nelly will race, bounce, wrestle, and tug her way through an entire day. She learned quickly that the other 4 dogs in the house (3 smalls and 1 old pit bull) weren't really into her Spring Break approach to life and she pretty much leaves them alone. She has a mellow side, too and when she goes to work with her foster mom, she happily snores the day away and doesn't fuss.

Nelly is a "make love, not war" type of lady and always turns the other cheek when the touchiest of the small dogs in her foster home gets snappy with her (which is often). She has done well with every human she's met (including kids). The fine print is that her enthusiasm has the potential to lead to unintentional knock downs of small or frail people and she can get mouthy if she doesn't get her exercise and interaction needs met. She doesn't mean anything by it; teenagers just get restless.

Nelly is working on her housetraining and made great strides within the first 48 hours. She is good on and off leash and has never met a dog she doesn't like. She came to us afraid of other dogs since she apparently had never been exposed. Boy, has that changed. She can still be slightly unsure with rude behaviors from dogs she doesn't know but she does everything in her power to make things fun for all and she gains confidence quickly. Her foster home has only heard her bark once but she snores and purrs and groans, all of which we find incredibly adorable.

Nelly has some physical hiccups (laxity in one shoulder, some issues with her elbows) but by the way she romps, you'd never know it. She will need a little extra attention paid to her wellness in that department. For more information and to possibly meet Nelly, contact her foster mom:

For more information about this animal, call:
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter - Santa Cruz at (831) 454-7303
Ask for information about animal ID number A232506

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