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My name is Nikki!

Schnauzer (Miniature)/Poodle (Miniature) Mix Dog for adoption in Boulder, Colorado - Nikki

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Nikki's Info...

I am already spayed, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.

Nikki's Story...
We all know how we get that awww feeling when we see an adorable young dog. Nikki is the kind of girl who snuggles in, loves you up and then puts her head on your shoulder. She's so sweet (while being initially just a bit shy) and truly kind with every possibility open to her. That's the case unless a puppy like Nikki is in a high-kill shelter that quickly runs out of space or on the streets hiding in the shadows. We're so grateful for the efforts of our great rescuer in Tijuana, Mexico for saving Nikki from abuse and certain euthanasia. She could see that her temperament was so sweet and her need so great that she couldn't turn her back on this very special pup. Nikki was immediately brought to be vetted, given the appropriate vaccinations, spayed, granted a health certificate and brought to a dog-loving foster to begin her education as a cherished house dog.

When we think of rescue, our thoughts don't usually go onto the tough streets of Tijuana. But these forgotten dogs deserve our help every bit as much as their US counterparts. They all have been used for opportunistic purposes...to either breed and discard or to sell as a puppy to a Mexican mill or rich tourists. Virtually all of them have lived on the streets and survived by learning to be social. They love people because compassionate tourists were their means of survival. They can sit in any language and fit quietly into any scene to earn a treat or discarded meal.

This was the life waiting for Nikki...approximately 18 - 24 months old and 10 - 12 lbs. This is such a perfect size to be able to accompany her family just about anywhere and then fit perfectly onto a loving lap. Nikki will always fit right in due to her great temperament. She is already starting to understand that sweet, cuddly and cooperative behavior makes great things happen in life. She was one of the extremely lucky very young dogs to show great promise in her socialization skills at a very early age. The US rescuers couldn't help but fall in love with Nikki! We all had a clear picture of this very sweet and fun-loving girl in a forever Colorado home with a family that cherishes her for life.

As Nikki becomes comfortable in her home, she will become a fuzzy ball of good-will that loves to please - the happier her family is with her behavior, the more she will shine with her accomplishments.

We would like to see Nikki in a home that includes her in family time and activities (and of course some lap or couch-time would be perfect!)... and takes that extra step to participate in positive reinforcement obedience classes. These classes take a very smart girl like Nikki and teaches them the skills to fit into a great family member that can behave appropriately in any situation.

Nikki would also be a wonderful companion for active retirees who have the time and desire to be best friends with a truly adorable young pup. Nikki would enjoy another gentle dog to play with...she's so sweet and gentle as she puts her positive energy into enjoying the day with a fun friend.

Nikki was identified as a purebred Schnauzer by one vet and by another a Schnauzer/Terrier mix (her flyaway ears are so cute!) by her Tijuana rescuer. This is difficult to determine with certainty, but we can see both adorable and engaging breeds in this very sweet dog.

Nikki appears to be a non- shedding girl with the cottony-soft hair that speaks of her breed (she's currently shaved to remove the matts of her street life). Nikki will require a commitment to periodic grooming and great nutrition (a salmon oil supplement would be great) to keep her hair healthy and matt-free.

Nikki is arriving on transport in Boulder in mid-May. Applications are currently being accepted for our very sweet girl with the dark, expressive eyes. If interested in this adorable ...and often very fun and entertaining best friend, please fill out an application at http://farfelsrescue.com/adoption/ and submit to farfelsapps@gmail.com or fax to 303-443-7730.

Facts about Nikki

  • Breed: Schnauzer (Miniature)/Poodle (Miniature) Mix
  • Color: White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female

Other Pets at Farfel's Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Nikki, a Boulder Schnauzer (Miniature)/Poodle (Miniature) dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Schnauzer (Miniature)/Poodle (Miniature) for sale in Boulder, or seeking a Schnauzer (Miniature)/Poodle (Miniature) dog from a breeder in Boulder.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Boulder already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Boulder breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Schnauzer (Miniature)/Poodle (Miniature) breeders who help with Schnauzer (Miniature)/Poodle (Miniature) rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Boulder paves the way for another one to be saved.