Nalani’s Path to Weight Loss

We’ve got you, Nalani!

When you first look at this five-year-old Border Collie Spaniel Blend, you see a dog with one of the biggest goofy smiles who wants to snuggle and show her love. You may also notice that she is severely overweight and cannot walk more than she needs to go for a bathroom break or find her food. 


Our rescue partner first discovered ‘pleasantly plump’ Nalani living on the streets in Southern California after being alerted by community members. They said that one day, she just appeared out of nowhere. We suspect that someone abandoned Nalani, but we have no trace of who did this to her. 

Upon her arrival to the Center, Nalani was immediately checked by our medical team and weighed in at about 74 pounds. For a dog her age and blend, the average weight would be about 28 pounds less than that. 


Nalani was then rushed to our Companion Animal Hospital for a series of X-Rays to ensure that her weight did not impact the rest of her body as she came in with a slight cough. Two medical staff members had to help lift her from each end to place her down in order to get her onto the x-ray table. Thankfully, Nalani was feeling chipper enough for a walk after her visit to the Hospital and we took her on a short walk back towards our Adoptions facility, before she needed to rest.

Nalani is now resting in her Foster home while we are working on her diet and developing an exercise regimen to assist with her weight loss.

We may never uncover Nalani’s past, but we are determined to put her on a path towards a long and healthy life!

Stay tuned for more updates as we help Nalani overcome her weight challenges and get her ready for her big adoption day!