Our Dog Days guest today is little Miss Nola.

Nola is very shy and timid. But, when you hear her backstory it won't be hard to understand why.

Nola was rescued from a hoarding situation. I don't know about her situation specifically, but I know that in other hoarding situations most dogs barely get the attention they need. They're surrounded by tons of other animals, they may be in a cramped and unsanitary environment...the list goes on. While Nola was timid with us, I have no doubt in my mind that she will blossom in a kind and loving home. She just needs to be reminded that she's safe, she's loved, and how to play and be a happy dog.

Nola is a tiny thing weighing about 10lbs, maybe less. She's close to 3 years old, microchipped, spayed, up to date on vaccines and ready for her new home. If you have children, keep in mind that Nola will do better in a home with older children versus younger children. And, as always, if you have other pets in the home the SPCA strongly encourages a meet and greet prior to adoption.

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Now look, you may be staring at Nola's sweet face and saying, "man I would love to adopt but I just don't have the resources/time/space for a new dog. But I still want to help!" That's great! There are so many ways to help out the animals residing at the SPCA of SW Michigan.

You can foster!

This morning, Katie revealed that a large group of pregnant animals specifically have been turned over to the SPCA. As well, it's currently kitten and puppy season. That means that they are running out of space very quickly. Fostering is incredibly helpful during times like this. The SPCA covers the food, medical expenses and other costs too. If you're interested in fostering you can find more information here.

You can volunteer!

There are plenty of opportunities for volunteering too. You can help out with walking dogs, front desk work, tech work and more. The SPCA is always in need of help. Find more details about volunteering here.

You can donate!

Donation doesn't have to equal money, although the SPCA does accept monetary donations. But, if you happen to be at the store and notice a sale on dish soap or cat litter or puppy food the SPCA can always use more of those items. In fact, they have a wish list of items that are always needed which you can see here.

You can share!

However, if the only thing you can do to help is share this story so we can find Nola her new forever home, that's okay! Our main mission is to help these animals and spreading the word is a big part of that. 💗

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