A loving 2-year-old German Shepherd Mix, Nena is a little shy, yet sweet and friendly and loves human attention.

“Life is too short to not enjoy it by soaking in the little moments and happiness that surround us!”

She also enjoys treats, going on walks, and riding in a car. She is smaller than you’d expect, at only 54 pounds. The Paws4You staff and volunteers report that she is great on leash and doesn’t pull. Her favorite toy is a Kong: Ali The Alligator plush. She can be playful with low- to medium-energy dogs or perfectly content just relaxing with humans. She does not like being touched around her chest until she gets to know someone. It’s understandable, as after having to fend for herself on the streets, she has learned to be careful. Once she gets to know someone, however, she is fine with getting pets and rubs — and will even roll over when she wants a little extra attention! Nena will do best in a home with older children (13+) who can understand her needs and respect her boundaries. — Photos by William Lollis