Ada County Pet of the Week: Nala


Nala, 5, is a 42-pound spayed female Australian cattle dog mix. This friendly, eager-to-please girl was transferred to the Idaho Humane Society from an overcrowded shelter in Texas. She’s embracing her new life in the Pacific Northwest and making friends with all of the staff, volunteers, and other canines at the shelter. She can be a little nervous at first but warms up quickly with vocal praise and affection. She has no problem snuggling and giving kisses to those she likes. Nala is very comfortable around other dogs and becomes more playful and confident when they’re around. She would do well in a home with an equally active, bouncy canine. We, unfortunately, do not know how Nala is with cats or children. Based off of her personality, we think she would do well with older children that can handle her energy and enthusiasm. Nala is a very sweet dog but needs an owner that will dedicate time to training and exercising her. In the end, they’ll be rewarded with a happy, loyal companion.

You can meet Nala (#38304613) in Kennel 403 at the Idaho Humane Society, 4775 Dorman St., Boise. The shelter is open every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information about Nala and other adoptable pets, go to