The Clifton Times Pet of The Week: Meet Nellie!


Meet Nellie, a four-month-old playful 35 lb. hound mix who is smart, fun, and sweet as can be. She came to Rosemarie's Rescue Ranch from a high-kill shelter in Alabama and is up to date on her shots and ready to go to find her forever family. She's completely crate trained and housebroken and has learned to ring the bell when she needs to go out!  

Nellie is a smart cookie who is eager to learn. She already knows cues like lay down, wait, sit, and drop it. She has also learned to sit at the front door until given permission to go out and to sit and wait until her food bowl is put down to approach and eat.  She is also just a really cute puppy, who will run around with the "zoomies" before falling asleep on her back, with a little snore.

Nellie loves her toys and is happy to share them. She has no aggression and loves to play with other agreeable dogs. She is a bit timid when she first meets strangers and warms up if she approaches them on her own terms (she has a lack of initial trust, and probably for good reason in her past.) Now that she's in a safe environment, the rescue believes this shyness will fade. To read more about Nellie and to see her video please click HERE.

If you think that Nellie might be a good fit for your family, Rosemarie’s Rescue Ranch Foster to Adopt Option is a great way to experience adding a new family member, without making a lifetime commitment first. The minimum commitment is just two weeks. Fosters always get first dibs to adopt within these two weeks but are not required to. All supplies, including a loaner crate, harness, food, etc are provided by the rescue, along with 24/7 support from a personal liaison who can help you with any questions you might have as you adjust to one another. No pressure, no second thoughts, the Foster to Adopt Option allows you to just enjoy your time together and see if the chemistry is right and if this pet is a fit for your family. The Clifton Times did a feature on Rosemarie's Rescue Ranch and their founder Susan Janett, and their foster-to-adopt program, with more details.

Please consider adding Nellie to your family! All applications can be found at You can also donate to Rosemarie’s Rescue Ranch to help vet, transport, and support lovely dogs like Nellie as they get a second chance at life.

Nellie loves her toys!
Nellie in the middle of a case of the "zoomies!"
She ain't nothing but a hound dog mix! Look at that sweet face!
Nellie is looking for her family, could it be you?
Look at Nellie's sweet face!
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