Nina is a super sweet, American pit bull mix who is 8 years old. Nina came to TAPS in mid-December from PAWS and is quiet, friendly and 61 pounds of pure sweetness! Although Nina arrived at PAWS as a stray, it is apparent that Nina is familiar with car rides and a home. In my car, Nina simply rode quietly and if she was not sleeping, she was quietly looking out the window.
In my home, she was surprisingly active for her age and did not want to nap because she wanted to soak in all the attention she could possibly get in her short outing away from the shelter. Nina was not interested in ropes or bones (but she recently had dental work), yet she had fun destroying a stuffed dog toy. She also does not like hardwood floors and at times, appeared to walk gingerly which leads me to believe that she may be showing signs of the onset of arthritis. Nina preferred to stay on the carpet areas of my home and, although I coaxed her onto my couch, it was apparent that being on furniture is not something she is comfortable doing.
Overall, Nina is an incredibly happy, loving dog who simply wants to lay on your carpeted floor, be petted and is extremely treat motivated. Unfortunately, Nina has no background information, so her potty training and crate training is an unknown, but outside of one accident in my house, she does seem familiar with going outside to potty. PAWS also reports that she is dog friendly so if you are looking for a loving, calm, sweet middle-aged dog, then Nina will be perfect!
Apply for Nina here!