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Female Adult German Shepherd Dog

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ShepHeroes

About Niki

 Hello, My name is Nikita but my friends call me Niki. I hope you have time today to read my story as I've been wanting to tell it to someone for a long time. My story started out months ago when the Hayward Shelter found me wandering around a remote area in the east bay - first thing they noticed was that I was very, very skinny, had no collar, seemed to be favoring my left paw and that I was a beautiful dark sable color. Next stop was the shelter where I met lots of nice people, received what they call good nutrition and was allowed to play with doggy friends who I loved. Still, my paw looked funny so it was determined by x-rays that I had an old fracture injury to my toes and that was causing the limping. They talked about possible leg amputation but after a few weeks it was noticed that I was using the foot more and more. That's when this nice rescue organization called Shepheroes stepped in and said they wanted to help me find a home as well as have their specialist look at my foot. Guess what? This nice doctor said no way was amputation a good option - he examined me further and said I had good muscle tone and seemed to be using my foot and saw no indication of pain. Phew!!  I dodged a bullet there!  After being in the program a short time, I thought I had found my forever home - I had a nice mom and a little dog to be buddies with, but as it turned out, I wanted to play with him all the time and given the fact that he is 12, he started to be afraid of me. My mommy was heartbroken but asked the nice rescue to find me a new home. Before she dropped me off at my new foster home, my mom had this to share about me:

Ninki is super smart, and a little goofy.  She bonds quickly with her humans, and will make someone a faithful companion. She loves to play with other dogs and would do great in a home with another dog as long as they can match her energy and enthusiasm. She is sad she can't play with the older dog as she follows him everywhere. When he retreats to another room, she sits outside the room waiting for him - still she is way too much for this little dog, so her efforts, unfortunately go unappreciated. 

While in her first home, Niki got a lot of love and care - she's put on 15 pounds and is now at her pefect weight.  Her muscle tone has really improved and she will be getting daily walks to help strenghten the foot even more. Where she was a pretty dog months ago, we think she now falls into the cateory of gorgeous.  Any adopter should be prepared for a lot of ohs and ahs when out with her, she's that stunning!  She is currently living in a foster home in San Carlos where she already discovered the numerous toys and dog beds that she can claim for her own. Niki knows basic obedience, is train trained, house trained and can be trusted to roam free in a home without mishaps. She loves kids and will make a great family companion as long as there are no cats in the house as these she will chase. Niki is around 2 years old, past the puppy stage but with the energy and enthusiasm of a younger dog. Niki does not need to live with another dog but she loves to play with them so dog parks and get togethers would be righ up her alley. All and all Niki is a well rounded young adult dog perfect for you?

 

 

Adoption Fee: $350

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Name
Niki
Age
Adult
Gender
Female
Size
Medium
Shots up to date
YES
Ok with kids
YES
Housetrained
YES
Hypoallergenic
NO
Spayed/Neutered
YES
Ok with dogs
YES
Ok with cats
NO
Crate Trained
YES
Dog Description Levels
Level 3 - Standard Adult Dog. Moderate energy adult dog, needs daily exercise to thrive and stay happy. Adopters must have prior, recent large breed experience as these dogs may have minor behavioral issues or need training.
Special or Medical Needs
NO

ShepHeroes

PO Box 981332 West Sacramento CA 95798-1332

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