Hi everyone, my name is Nala

Please note that Nala is located at Blue Cross Animals Society in Wonga Park.

I am a very large puppy with a big passion to express my innate breed qualities. I am looking for a home with adequate space for me to explore.

At times I can be quite aloof and independent and other times I like to explore my surroundings.

My ideal handler is someone who understands the livestock guardian breed so that my lifestyle requirements can be appropriately managed.

Tug toys and fetch are my favourite games. I also love to play with other dogs so I definitely do not mind sharing a home with another furry friend.

I am still growing into my very long legs, but obedience training and working on my social manners will help me grow into the best girl I can be.

It was noted that I seemed a little sore in my hips and stifles when I first arrived at Lort Smith. An orthopaedic vet recommended I have xrays carried out. The results indicate I have early onset hip dysplasia. This is a condition where the hips joints do not develop correctly. I do not currently require surgical correction nor treatment, however this may change in the future and potential adopters should be aware. The adoption team can fill you in and I will be adopted out with a disclaimer.

If you are interested in meeting or learning more about Nala, please call Blue Cross on 9722 1265.


Adopting an animal

Adopting an animal is a rewarding experience that will last a lifetime. But before you adopt a pet please take some time to consider the commitment you are about to make. Sometimes the excitement of pet ownership can overshadow factors that should be considered before adoption.

Adopting a shelter pet is a lifelong decision that will have a major impact to your normal, everyday life. Please remember that a cat or dog can live for up to 20 years and they will rely only on you for their wellbeing for their entire life.

  • Do I have time to exercise the dog every day?
  • Do I have time for puppy pre-school and time to socialise a puppy?
  • Do I have at least an hour every day to spend with my cat?
  • Do I have time for obedience training?
  • If renting, does the landlord permit pets?
  • Is the backyard big enough and is the fencing secure?
  • Does the whole family want a pet?
  • Will the pet be allowed inside?
  • Will I have to move interstate or overseas in the foreseeable future?
  • Will I have to move to another rental property where the landlord may not allow pets.

Pets are a lifelong monetary commitment, you will need to factor in:

  • Weekly animal food bills and necessities
  • Yearly council registration
  • Monthly medications like heart worm/intestinal worm and flea treatments
  • Annual vet visits for vaccinations and check ups
  • Unexpected vet bills due to accidents or medical conditions
  • Ongoing grooming
  • Boarding fees for human holidays
  • Enrichment like training, toys etc