Holy Nola! With her stunning eyes and dainty white boots, this brindle beauty turns heads wherever she goes. Genetics have not been as kind to her tummy and spine, but we at FBRN are going to do whatever it takes to get her feeling as good as she looks.
At just under 2 years old, Nola is a breeder surrender who has had at least one litter of puppies. She is friendly and active and cute as a pointy-eared button, but has some genetic conditions that are better off not being passed on to future generations. At only 14.5 pounds, she is far too skinny, most likely the result of a malabsorption/pancreatic deficiency or irritable bowel syndrome (GI tests pending). Nola also has a congenital spine deformity known as hemivertebrae, in which the vertebrae of the spinal cord grow at an angle (think lightning bolt instead of straight line) and to top it off, her right hip is wonky (we believe that is the proper medical term).
Despite her ailments, Nola is a bouncy, happy girl who plays well with others and enjoys going on walks, car rides, and playing fetch with her ball. And she’s not just another pretty face—Nola’s got beauty *and* brains, as she’s crate trained, walks like a dream on her leash, and knows her basic commands. Swoon!
As soon as we pinpoint the cause of Nola’s tummy troubles, we can put a plan in place to get some meat on those bones. To that end, if you’d like to contribute to the Get-Nola-Better fund, we sure could use your help! Just click on the link above to make a donation, and tell us it’s for Nola. She will turn that beautiful gaze in your direction and bat her eyelashes in thanks!