PO Box 34676
Kansas City, MO 64116

Last Updated:
9/20/2023 12:38 PM

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German Shepherd Dog  : :  Female  : :  Adult  : :  Large

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About Nala

  • Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
  • Adoption Fee: 350.00
  • Species: Dog
  • General Color: Black with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
  • Current Age: 5 Years 5 Months (best estimate)
  • Housetrained: Yes
NALA was owner-surrendered to a local shelter when her owner was unable to care for her due to military service. She is a4-5 year old velcro girl looking for loving family to finish up her socialization!



BACKGROUND: A breeder dog bought by an active-duty military man. When she was just a few years old he was deployed and asked a friend to keep her til he returned. But when he did return, he deserted Nala, refusing to take her back. His friends then dumped her at a shelter with no information on her food, training or temperament – and this poor girl was terrified and confused.


This fee covers only part of what we spend to vet, board and rehab the dogs we save. On average we spend over $450 on each dog. We made a decision to keep our adoption fee at the 2005 level even though vet prices have doubled and tripled since then. We are constantly fundraising to cover the deficit. At minimum, your adoption fee includes the dog's spay/neuter, heartworm test, heartworm treatment if needed, rabies shot, distemper/parvo shot, bordatella shot, deworming, monthly heartworm and flea preventives, and microchip. In many cases it also includes surgery and various types of vet treatment for standard issues such as hot spots, ear infections and so on.

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More about Nala

Good with Dogs, Not Good with Cats, Is Not Good with Kids


  1. We're picky about our adopters. 
  2. Are you sure you're up to having a GSD?  They're not for everyone.  They take a lot of time, effort, training.  They shed year round.  They're big.  They scare lots of people.  They "mouth" and herd.  They're usually strong-willed and stubborn.  You have to have references and a home visit.  If you're not willing or able to deal with any of this, please don't waste your time or ours applying.  
  3. Will the dog be an inside family pet? We do not adopt to outdoor-only homes. All dogs must be indoor dogs.
  4. Do you leave your dog outdoors when you're not home?   We do not adopt to homes that leave their animals outside when they're gone.  You must put your dogs indoors when you're gone.  A 3 yr old adopted MOGS dog died when the owners went to run errands, left her outdoors, the gate was somehow opened, and she was hit by a car.  Tragic and 100% preventable. Even privacy fences get broken into.  Gates are opened.  Thieves steal dogs. Never leave your dog outdoors when you're not home!!
  5. What's your plan for unexpected events and major changes?  New baby? Divorce?  Moving?   How you will provide for your dog if your family breaks up? 
  6. Will you make a lifetime commitment?  It's your responsibility to keep your dog safe, loved and cared for FOR LIFE.
  7.  Do you understand we expect you to keep that lifetime commitment?  It's YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to stick by your family member -- no matter what.
  8. Are you unable or unwilling to make a lifetime commitment? Do not apply.


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Currently we do not know if Nala will be able to attend the event, KC Renaissance Festival on Saturday, October 7th, 2023.
Currently we do not know if Nala will be able to attend the event, Four Paws Pantry and Spa on Saturday, October 7th, 2023.
Currently we do not know if Nala will be able to attend the event, Dogtoberfest 2023 on Sunday, October 22nd, 2023.
Currently we do not know if Nala will be able to attend the event, Bass Pro Meet and Greet on Saturday, October 28th, 2023.
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