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Pets of Dalhousie: Meet Darla

Posted by Communications, Marketing and Creative Services on February 8, 2021 in Community Highlights

Get to know Darla, a Red Toy Poodle belonging to Kareina D'Souza, sustainability manager in Dal's Office of Sustainability.

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Name: Darla D’Souza. Named after Darla from the 1994 classic, The Little Rascals.

Nickname: Pumpkin face, Floof, Tiny Head. Basically anything that describes how ridiculous she looks.

Species/breed: Red Toy Poodle

Age: Darla turned 2 in late January.

Fave food: Bell peppers and any meat she can get.

Special tricks: Crazy high jumps, spin, roll over, the ability to lick you no matter how hard you resist.

Best quality: She’s super smart, and she just wants to lick you and be cuddled.

Social media platform or handle, if available:  On Instagram @thedarlaproject

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Read more about this new series on Dal News. And don't forget to check out the previous pets we've featured in this space, including Camden, Juno, Bristow and Milo, Uke, Birdie, Varric, Toby, Charlie, Shuri, Ranger and Hazel.