Nadia is a three-year-old black and tan shepherd mix. She’s a social butterfly who loves people, other dogs, and cats who can tolerate her energetic spirit. Nadia loves playing with her toys and exploring her surroundings – but this sweet little dog is anything but typical.
When she was only three months old, little Nadia was found lying beside the road after being struck by a car. A Good Samaritan found her and rushed her to a veterinarian. While the vet clinic graciously donated most of her care, her diagnosis was devastating: Nadia was paralyzed from the waist down.
After physical therapy proved ineffective, both of Nadia’s hind legs were amputated. While the people around her were heartbroken, Nadia was never fazed by her condition. She simply does not know that she is “disabled.” Nadia healed quickly from her surgery, and within a few weeks, she was walking around on her two front legs. She can now run, hop, and even go down stairs!
Pasado’s Safe Haven rescues the animals who fall through the cracks, including the old, the sick and injured animals like Nadia. The decision was made that Pasado’s Safe Haven would bring Nadia to our beautiful 85 acre sanctuary and provide her the love and medical care she needed. Every day offers a new adventure for Nadia as she meets new people and dogs at the Pasado’s sanctuary.
And, we saw how easily Nadia was able to adapt when we got her a set of wheels. “Once she realized that she could take off, she really took off!” said a Pasado’s Caretaker. People often comment on how we could all learn a lesson from Nadia – to remember what is really important – friends, relationships, memories…and the power of a positive attitude in any situation. Nadia clearly does not dwell on what has been lost, but more on what has been gained.
Nadia does have special needs, so we are asking that her forever family meet the following criteria:
- Someone with veterinary medical experience is ideal or someone who has hospice experience.
- Someone with the extra time to give Nadia all the care and love that she needs.
- Someone who will be able to financially care for her. Nadia requires extra vet visits and acupuncture really helps her. She has had back pain and will need to be monitored and receive care and medicine for that as her pain comes and goes.
- Someone who wants to adopt her and love her forever. It would not be fair to her to place her in another temporary situation. She is ready and deserving of a forever home!
Nadia is ready and waiting to find her forever family. Her joyful spirit would fill any home with love.