Meet Nala!
Meet Nala!

Kane County Animal Control Pet of the Week - Meet Nala

KCAC's Adorable, Adoptable Pet of the Week is written by Tecla Metzel of Kane County Animal Control. 2/4/2024 10:00AM

“You always know what a dog is thinking. It has four moods. Happy, sad, cross, and concentrating. Also, dogs are faithful and they do not tell lies because they cannot talk." – Mark Haddon, English novelist

She looks like a dark night, all black and just a bundle of canine energy.

Her name is Nala and she's a 1-year-old spayed female with traces of maybe Rottweiler and “who knows what else" thrown in. She has the most expressive face with brown eyes that hold secrets she ought to be too young to know.     Nala3.jpg

Her energy level goes from zero to high in a matter of seconds. Tell her to “sit" and she will, proudly. It's the only command she knows, so it doesn't take long for her to bounce back to her feet. She's ready to play once again.

She likes soft chew toys. If you throw one, she will fetch it and give it back to you. She'll continue to bring it back to you as long as you keep throwing it.

She's a little hard to control on a leash, maybe because she hasn't been on a leash very often. She's learning, though, but will definitely need training and socialization.

Can we say that again? She will definitely need training and socialization because more than likely the reason she was abandoned or left or not wanted was because her “forever family" didn't know how to work with her. Or decided they didn't want to work that hard for her.

Moving on.

Other dogs scare her, especially small dogs, so KCAC staff suggests she go to a home where she is the only dog.

Just for now, not forever, until she can get all 4 of her feet underneath her and feel secure in her living arrangements where she knows that this time, it truly is forever.

How to Adopt

For more information regarding Kane County Animal Control's adoptable animals and for an adoption application, please go to

All Kane County Animal Control adoptable cats and dogs are spayed/neutered, microchipped, up-to-date on all vaccines including rabies. They are tested for feline leukemia/FIV and heartworm.

The adoption fee for dogs is $200 and $100 for cats. Adoption of two dogs is $300 and it is $150 to adopt two cats.        

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