Lioness seeks furever home

When Nala first arrived at Valley Animal Center four years ago, she was named Venice. When she was adopted late spring of 2016, it’s possible her adopters looked at Venice’s adorable puppy rolls, soft, cream coat and glowing eyes and thought of the 1994 Disney animated feature film, The Lion King, and changed her name from Venice to Nala. We think it was a wonderful decision!

Mid-January of this year, Nala’s adopters made the difficult decision to surrender her back to us. Our animal care staff members welcomed her back with open arms, and have worked hard to correct some of the behaviors Nala’s adopters felt were becoming an issue.

Over the years since Nala’s adoption, Nala grew to enjoy her food a little too much – much like the strong-minded lioness featured in The Lion King. Nala is a queen now and is very possessive of her food; she will not allow other dogs near her food come dinner time.

At Valley Animal Center, we prefer to find Nala a home where there are no other dogs or cats. While any interested male adopters will have to be patient with Nala, we believe a stern female adopter would be best for a dog like Nala, as Nala will need a fellow warrior princess to manage their home together.

Nala would also flourish in a home with children older than 12, mostly because when Nala gets comfortable with people, she enjoys hugging on them. Please don’t let this beauty’s kennel presence fool you, though. Nala is a very affectionate dog who requires boundaries. Once those boundaries have been learned and established, Nala will be a wonderful companion.

If you’re interested in meeting Nala, please submit our online adoption application. Nala’s adoption fee is $180 and includes spay, up-to-date on vaccines, and microchip ID.

You may also help Valley Animal Center continue to provide Nala with nutritional food, shelter, and quality medical care by sponsoring Nala today.


UPDATE: Nala has been adopted!