At just two months old, Nelson, a chihuahua/shih tzu mix, was surrendered by his first owner to a shelter in Florida and then taken in by a foster rescue organization in New Jersey. It was love at first sight when his forever family found him on and Nelson was adopted in September 2017.

Nelson is a true rags to riches story, now living a fabulous life on the Pupper West Side of NYC. His “blue steel” looks even landed him a recent modeling gig for Rebel Dawg!

When not sitting on a stoop sporting the season’s latest fashions (aka Rebel Dawg tags), and posing for the paparazzi, Nelson spends his free time supporting philanthropic causes on NYCs animal charity scene.

Nelson’s charity of choice is The Brodie Fund which offers financial assistance to families who have pets diagnosed with cancer.  

You can follow Nelson’s adventures on Instagram at @nelson.the.pup and on his group blog