post by leslie
Is your heart melting? Because mine is.
This is Nyla, and she is super loving and affectionate (and smart! wow is she smart!). She is just about 2 years old, and she’s a hound / pit bull mix. She’s extremely food motivated, which means you can probably train her to do anything. And you know what she’s already been trained to do? Run alongside a bike. So that might be fun!
Nyla is also fantastic with kids! The one thing you should know about this dog however, is that she has a strong prey drive. So she shouldn’t go to a house with maybe rabbits or kittens or small animals like that.
She’s about 50 lbs, which is a perfect size (smaller than my dear Magda!). I will also take this moment to point out how great it is to adopt a 2-year-old dog. Sure, you miss the cute puppy phase, but that means she comes potty trained! Trust me when I tell you that is a feature not to be messed with!
If you’d like more information on how to bring this sweet lady home, you can read more about her (and watch a video of her running with a biker!) over here. And below are more adorable photos!
About this project
For the next month, I’ll feature photos on my blog, my instagram and my facebook feeds that focus on dogs who need homes. These are dogs currently in foster homes, waiting for their forever family. They are amazing pups who will melt your hearts — some are hard to adopt because they are pit bull mixes (the sweetest dogs ever who cannot help their strength) or they have lived on the streets for a long time and are covered in scars or they might be blind or deaf (or both). Some are simply hard to get adopted because they are black, which is the dumbest reason ever. But each dog that has come into my studio in the last few weeks for photos has had a warm heart and wanted nothing more than love. Wouldn’t it be great if one of you could provide that? I hope so. To see all the dogs featured so far, look here.
Also! See those cute bandanas up there? They were donated by the wonderful Lucy & Co, a local dog accessories company that I adore. For every bandana bought between now and May 6, they’ll donate one to a rescue dog to help get them adopted! Yay for companies with big hearts!