Spunky pooch seeking new playmate

Nelya, a playful 2-year-old pit bull mix, is seeking a new home. Nathan Budryk/Daily

FRONT ROYAL – Nelya, a spunky 2-year-old pit bull mix, is seeking a new playmate. She’s currently living at the Warren County Animal Shelter at 1245 Progress Drive in Front Royal.

Originally brought in as a stray, Nelya has been filling her time at the shelter by playing and expending her abundant energy anyway she can find, said Tori Anderson, shelter kennel attendant.

“She loves people,” Anderson said. “We love her here. … She loves to play.”

Sue Wagoner, community outreach coordinator at the shelter, described the type of owner who would be best suited for the rambunctious pooch.

“Someone with a high energy lifestyle,” Wagoner said. “She’s been hiking before. We had a volunteer come in and take her hiking and she did very well.”

Nelya is not spayed yet and the staff at the shelter said she could either become more calm or remain unchanged once that procedure is done.

“It could go either way,” Anderson said. “It just depends, because I know males definitely do (become calmer). She’s not super crazy, she’s perfectly happy sitting on your lap. … But it’s hard to tell. They’re in the kennel for so long sometimes so that anytime we do something with them, it’s exciting (for Nelya).”

A childless house or one with bigger children would suit Nelya well, as she is a very spunky girl and may not be understand how to be gentle with a young child. As for other animals, Nelya would be best as an only pet. She typically doesn’t get along wellnwith other dogs at the shelter.

Nelya’s adoption fee is $30 and her new owner would be responsible for the charge of her spaying.

Contact staff writer Nathan Budryk at 540-465-5137 ext. 155, or nbudryk@nvdaily.com