46962 – Nelson

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Ledger #46962
3 years
Male – Neutered
50 pounds
Heartworm negative
Available as of 5/4
Advocate: Lisa S.
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Update from another volunteer 8/1: Nelson was such a good dog! He was so well mannered. He stood at the gate of his run clearly hoping to come out but never barked or jumped. He did great on the leash and was only mildly curious about the dogs nearby. He was glad to get to use the bathroom when he got to the pen. Nelson had a great personality. He was upbeat but not wild, and seemed to just like to hangout and be petted.

Update 7/26; 7/28: Nelson and Beauty are now buddies and like hanging out together! They can only play together if a staff member is present, but if things are quiet around the shelter while you are visiting you can ask if it’s a good time for a play date!

Nelson is also good with kids! Nelson from a kids point of view: Nelson is so laid back and sweet! He walked great on a leash he didn’t pull or try to back out of it. While we were in the interaction pen all Nelson wanted was to get pet. He loved getting his ears rubbed! I really enjoyed hanging out with Nelson!

Update 7/26: Nelson is such a good dog! While he now comes to the front of his kennel and jumps up to get your attention, he walks beautifully on a leash and is polite, not jumping up on people or demanding treats. He’s a smart guy–when trainer Tricia Hall of Bone-A-Fide Dog Training, LLC​ demonstrated basic training techniques to shelter volunteers, Nelson was the perfect subject! I don’t know why he is still here, but he’s our second longest-term resident which is not a good thing. I hope his person finds him soon.

Update 6/1: Nelson has really come out of his shell since coming to the shelter. He’s still a sweet and calm boy, but he’s become more comfortable being close to people. He seems to be housetrained (does not go to the bathroom in his kennel, even overnight) and to be good with other dogs, though he’s not sure what to do with really energetic ones. We’re hoping this gentle soul finds someone to appreciate his quiet affection soon.

Nelson is a sweet, handsome boy. He was adopted from Animal Control as a puppy three years ago but was surrendered because he went after a goat. Needless to say, Nelson does not need to live with farm animals. When he was here as a pup, he shared a kennel with his brother, Willie, and I found a picture of him giving his brother a kiss. Being newly surrendered, Nelson was a little shy when I first took him out. It wasn’t long before he was enjoying pets, attention, and running along the fence with Bongo and Jonah. He hit it off with Trina, too, and SHE gave him a big, wet kiss through the chain link fence. Two sweeties! In his former home, Nelson was an outside dog 24 – 7, but I imagine he’d really love to be with his humans. Nelson is already neutered and has tested NEGATIVE for heartworms. He’s looking for a new home and family to love!

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Thank you sponsors!
Carolyn – $50
Anonymous – $50