This month, we are joining Best Friends Animal Society, shelters and rescue groups nationwide for "Back in Black," a month-long effort to boost adoptions of black-colored cats and dogs and showcase their uniqueness that tends to get overlooked at first glance. For the entire month of May, all black dogs and cats over the age of three months will have reduced adoption fees of $50.
Our first "Back in Black" featured dog is Nellie! Nellie, nicknamed Nellie Bellie, is a mild-mannered, shy girl who has had trouble standing out to adopters. You see, Nellie is a dog that usually needs someone to take a second look and spend some one-on-one time with her to understand why she is so special. She generally keeps to herself and can be extra reserved and shy with men. But, a little patience up front has a huge pay off. Once Nellie opens up to you, you'll see the silly, relaxed side of this sweet girl who finds joy in the simple things: easy walks, new smells, tasty treats (hot dogs, please!), and bright-colored bandannas. She looks really, super, fantastically fancy in purple. Nellie also has a newfound interest in social media. You can find her (with the help of a ghostwriter) on Twitter tweeting her daily adventures and hopes for finding the right home at @NellieAPA .
For an adopter willing to take the time to earn Nellie's trust, the reward will be tremendous. You'll get a bandanna-loving cuddle bug who just wants a nice, relaxing place to call home. This low-maintenance girl would be ideal for an individual or couple with an extra dose of patience and the will to help Nellie build her confidence with new people. Those who are eager to share their couch and want a happy face to come home to after a long day of work should learn more about Nellie!