Age | 1 year
Size | Medium
Neutered | No
Breed | Possible terrier / Alsatian cross
Mixing with dogs? | Yes
Mixing with children? | Yes, although because of her condition young / boisterous children will need to be gentle with her
Mixing with cats? | Not tested
Nina in three words | Her future’s bright!
Nina was hit by a car when she was just a small puppy and simply left at the side the road. It wasn’t until months later, when she was discovered by local animal shelters and taken to the vet, that they learned she’d been paralysed from the waist down; she would have been surviving by dragging her back legs behind her to move, and was covered in cuts and sores from the effort. Once she had been x-rayed and given a health check, her rescuers brought her to our partner shelter in Lebanon where she was able to recover in a safe, ethical and loving environment.
Nina’s luck changed forever when she was rescued, but it’s not been smooth sailing for her – after months of testing, her paperwork finally in order to allow her to travel, civil unrest hit Beirut which caused significant difficulties in getting her out the country. Now, despite the global difficulties we’re all facing, we’re determined to find her the perfect home so that forever can be ready and waiting for her as soon as we’re able to book her onto the first possible flight!
Nina gets on brilliantly with the other dogs at the shelter, and has loved being able to experience the joy of movement thanks to the wheelchair that her foster has made her. She’s even given the chance to try her paw at swimming (you can see a video of this in the first post we shared about her on our Instagram!)
In spite of all that she’s been through, Nina is an incredibly happy, cheeky and playful girl, full of personality. She gets on well with other dogs, is trusting and loving around people of all ages, and has a heart of gold. Nina means both “little girl” and “mighty warrior”, and we can’t think of a more apt title!
Nina will almost certainly never walk again, and her injuries mean that she’ll need dedicated care to help her lead a happy, comfortable life. We have sourced her a more permanent wheelchair for when she arrives in the UK which will ensure that she can go for walks, and run and play with other dogs without being hampered, but her adopter will need to be able to accommodate for her disability.
Nina has some bladder control, but is also prone to accidents due to her paralysis. Our amazing team member Kasey has a great deal of experience with helping dogs with these types of disability settle into home life and will be on hand to support the transition and provide advice and tips.
This girl is a special soul, and as such will need an extra special home to give her the happy ending she deserves after her traumatic start to life. If you think you can give her the love and care she deserves, we’re looking forward to hearing from you!