Nina came to Lucky K9 Rescue in October 2017 when she and 4 other Rottweilers were rescued from a mass breeding operation and were in preparation to be auctioned off, along with 100s of other dogs. Nina was one of four females rescued at about age three years old, and she had already spent her entire 3 years breeding litter after litter. She was going to be placed on the auction block where she would be auctioned off to the highest bidder, who would bring her back to their farm, and she would continue her life as a breeding vessel. Thankfully, Lucky K9 Rescue was able to intervene and rescue Nina from the auction block because as it turned out, she was already pregnant! After giving birth to her precious puppies, we were able to get her spayed, which ensured that she would never have to go through this again.
Due to Nina's severe emotional and mental trauma, she is not considered readily adoptable. She is still with her foster mother living in a sanctuary type of setting. She could be adopted one day but it will have to be with a family that has a clear understanding of the behaviors a dog from a mill can exhibit. She is not quick to bond with people and is selective in how she responds to other dogs. Nina is considered a flight risk to her fear of her surroundings and distrust of people. As difficult as this all sounds, Nina really is a very sweet girl who needs to be able to have a family that is willing to work with her and earn her trust, as well as know how to keep her safe from herself! Until that family comes along, Nina continues to live with her foster mom, where she is safe and comfortable, and we know that she is living a life that is much better than anything she has previously known!