One year later and still looking for love |

One year later and still looking for love

by Aurora Sain
Douglas County Animal Shelter |

After a year of patiently waiting, one shelter resident is hoping someone is ready to open up their home to him.

Nitro is a 2-year-old Pitbull Mix who was surrendered to the Douglas County Animal Shelter on Sept. 1, 2015.

He is great with all people and kids of all ages; Nitro’s one problem is that he isn’t good with any other animals.

“He’s loveable and friendly and great with kids, he just needs to be an only dog,” said Animal Care Assistant Sarissa Ortiz.

Nitro has been training with Professional Dog Trainer Guy Yeamon for about six months, and Ortiz said he is doing very well and would benefit from an active family.

“He needs a pack leader, someone outdoors and someone willing to give him mental and physical stimulation,” said Ortiz.

Since he has been in the shelter for so long he has a much more calm demeanor, especially after getting to go on walks and play outside with shelter volunteers.

“I think he is just used to it,” said Ortiz.

Nitro is between 50 and 60 pounds and loves the water and playing ball with his human friends.

Ortiz said that Nitro would do best in a home that has some Pitbull experience or knows the breed.

“He is very obedient,” said Ortiz. “He just needs someone to put him in his place.”

While it has been a year of shelter life for this well-behaved dog, shelter workers know that Nitro’s person is out there somewhere.

“Sometimes it just takes a little longer,” said Ortiz. “He just needs to find that perfect home. He could use some love.”

To adopt Nitro, call the shelter at 782-9061 or visit them at 921 Pinenut Road in Gardnerville.

The cost to adopt him is $33 for Douglas County residents and $25 for non-residents.