Nala’s beginning wasn’t easy. She was found lying on the side of the road, left to die. Fortunately, she was taken to the shelter where she remained for 5 years until the day her dad saw an image of her.
“I saw her picture and I just applied. I didn’t ask too much questions. I look at her and smile. The day before I moved to North Dakota, picked her up and we hit the road,” Nala’s dad, Michael Sanders told The Dodo. “These dogs, you know, they can have a good life. Maybe it’s a little more work, but frankly I think it’s more fulfilling.”
Sanders does his best to manage Nala’s health, so every two weeks the duo is traveling from Bismarck to Casselton, which is 185 miles away from each other, so the doggo could get her therapy. Regardless of her condition, she is a sweet happy dog that loves everyone.
“All she’s been through, to be this sweet – it makes you think, ’No matter how bad things are for me, I should never be down,’” her dad added.
To follow Nala’s adventures, check out the gallery below or have a look at her Instagram account for more.