My name is Nikova!

American Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Santa Clarita, California - Nikova
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Tails and Scales Animal Rescue

Facts about Nikova

  • Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
~!~Meet Nikova~!~

Nikova is a wonderful and loving 2 year old American Bully/Pitbull Terrier type dog. She is always happy to see you and is the perfect combination of cuddly and playful. Nikova is special needs, she is blind due to genetic glaucoma. The pressure in her eyes is controlled through eye drops that need to be administered 2x daily for the rest of her life. but don't let this girl fool you, her blindness does not slow her down a bit. She still can navigate to the back door to let you know she needs to go potty, she still does her sit, down, stay, come and paw commands. She is hesitant with new dogs to her blindness but once she knows them and is comfortable she loves to play with them~!

Please consider providing this amazing girl with a forever home~ She deserves the very best!

Email us at if you would like to meet Nikova!

About Tails and Scales Animal Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

We are a foster based animal rescue located throughout Santa Clarita Valley. We accept many types of animals in need, including but not limited to: dogs, cats, snakes, lizards & bunnies.

We do not recieve goverment or state funding and survive solely on the donations & support of our wonderful supporters

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Come Meet Our Pets...

Come Visit us every 2nd and 4th Saturday at Protein For Pets ~ Santa Clarita from 11am-3pm. Please email us ahead of time at to ensure nothing has come up.

Address for Protein for Pets: 16630 Soledad Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91387

Our Adoption Process...

How It Works:

Here at Tails and Scales Animal Rescue we do our best to ensure all animals get placed into their forever homes. We’ve established a secure process to assure all animals will be placed into homes that will be suited best for them and allow them to live happily ever after. If you’re interested in an animal we require an application to be placed. If your application is suitable for the animal you’re inquiring about we will contact you to set up a meeting where you can actually meet the animal! If the meet goes well, along with all other possible concerns addressed, there will be a final adoption procedure. If you are outside of the Southern California area you may still apply but understand we will still need you to meet the dog in person before we adopt a dog out. Currently we do not ship dogs through plane or other mode of transportation.

The Application:
We start with a simple online application! The application asks a series of questions which will provide more information about your home environment, activity levels, and experience in pet ownership. We do this to make sure the animal you’re interested in will mesh well with your current lifestyle and “wants” in the perfect pet. Of course, this is also to make sure that the Adopter is prepared to give the animal a good home for the rest of the animal’s life.

The Meet:

After the application we will set up a meeting time for you to come meet us and the animal. At this
stage we will make sure that the animal you’re interested in is what you’re expecting and that you’re both fitting for one another. We are happy to do multiple meets to make sure that everyone will have a happy life post-adoption! We do require a home check as well. In that process someone from Tails and Scales will meet with the potential adopter at their house at a pre-arranged time (with the Adopter present) – this is to make sure that your home is safe and suited for the animal you’re waiting to adopt!


After the home check is completed there’s the Final Adoption. At this stage the Adopter will sign a basic contract agreeing to provide care for the animal and to never relinquish the animal to a county shelter. If you can no longer provide for your animal we will ALWAYS take the animal back – no questions asked. You’ll receive a copy of all the animal’s medical records and a sample of what the animal has been eating so that you can transition their diet easily. Our adoption fees are as follows:

$200 for Dogs

$100 for Cats

$50 for Small Reptiles

$50 for Small Animals (Rabbits & Guinea Pigs)

$125 for Large Breed Reptiles (such as Some Monitors & Tegus)

After the Adoption:

We are also experienced in animal handling and training, as a courtesy we provide up to five *free*
training sessions (For Local Adopters)! These that can be used whenever you need. After five training sessions we will provide them at a heavily discounted price (please inquire for pricing details).

If the Adopter ever has questions or needs assistance we are here to help! It at any circumstances you are unable to provide a proper home, or if something happens and the adoption ends up not being suitable for your home or lifestyle, please let us know. We will gladly take the animal back!

As as always we are happy to answer any questions you may have!