I've found my furever family!


We're happy to tell you that Vela has a new furever home.
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Hi there! My name is Vela, and I am a beautiful charcoal gal who came all the way up here from New Mexico. I have a white patch on my chest, and a dark line down my snout. I’m one pretty gal! I have quite the vocal cords, and not because I bark much but because anytime I express a feeling of excitement or joy I make a really full “yawn” noise that can be high pitched according to my foster mom. She laughs at me all the time!

I am potty trained, and so very proud of myself! I am kennel trained, and don’t mind being in there when you are away, if you leave a toy for me to play with. I also do really well being outside my kennel if you are running errands, which is what I prefer. My foster mom lets me sleep in her bed at night, and I do so well. I love to give her lots of kisses when I am ready to wake up and eat breakfast!

Some of the things my foster mom has taught me are “sit”, “stay”, “leave it”, “come”, “gentle”, and “good girl”! I have also mastered the stairs which I am so proud of and think I am so cool because of it!

I currently live with three pitties who are 12, 5, and 4 years old. I play well with others, and love cuddling with the other dogs. I also love snuggling up to my human, but sometimes I just want to relax on my own on the couch, and chill for a bit by myself.  I have met a couple of cats, and was a bit curious but was chill with them. I have met a few tiny humans, and I’m not sure what to think of them – I’m cautious. I’m sure I would love them, but I just need some experience. I probably would do best in a home with bigger humans as I do tend to get excited with my mouth.

I am a sweet gal who wants to have a loving home, and would make a really great addition to any family that would give me some patience as I learn how to be the best dog ever. I think I would really benefit and love some obedience classes. I just really want to please my humans. I’m hoping it’s with you!