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My name is Nikki!

American Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Lincoln, California - Nikki
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NorCal Bully Breed Rescue

Facts about Nikki

  • Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: White - With Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
What is your name? Nikki

How old are you? About 3 years old

How much do you weigh? About 65lbs

What do you look like? Funny you should ask, because my foster mom always asks me that! I definitely have some bully in me. The rest is shrouded in mystery. Some people see Dalmation, some see other things. I am tall, gorgeous, and have lovely markings.

What do you like to eat? Well, I was pretty used to finding my own food, so everything that is given to me is pretty much GREAT. I am not picky!

What kind of personality do you have? I like to play, but mainly I just like to hang out with people and dog friends.

Describe your perfect day: You know, I never had a lot in my life before I came here, so I don’t need a lot to be happy. If I woke up and I had a family of my own, that would be my best day. I would play with kids or dogs, eat a big dinner, snuggle on the couch. My needs are pretty simple!
What is your favorite toy?

I am pretty fond of Kongs. Kongs are, of course, the best thing ever invented. When filled with peanut butter, they are even more amazing!

Do you know any tricks? I know “sit.” I have been mainly working on raising my pups, but my foster mom says that I am super smart and could learn anything.

What scares you? Well, I am not scared of much.

Have you been around children? Do you like them? They are the best. I especially like to snuggle with the boy children in this home while they play on their computers.

Do you like cats? Honestly, I might chase them.

How do you feel about other dogs? I love friendly big dogs. I get along fabulously with the big dogs in my house! The little dogs, well, I am not too sure about them. They MIGHT be cats in disguise.

If you could be anywhere in the world, where would it be? Gosh, when you start out your journey at the town dump, you really think everyplace is great. I think I am ready to retire after raising these pups. The best place in the world would be your couch.

How is your health? I am super healthy! No issues!

Who do you live with your foster home and who is your closest companion? I live with many foster brothers and sisters. My best friend, though, is the the dog my foster mom found under I-5. She and I love to wrestle, then snuggle in a bed.

Where do you hang out when you are home alone? I like my crate!

Where do you sleep? See above. Crates are awesome.

Do you like walking on a leash? Yes!

Do you have any "not-so-great" habits that we should know about? For instance, do you bark or dig in the yard? The one thing that I do that my foster mom disagrees with is guard my puppies from people outside the fence. She knows that I am just being a good mom, though, and we are not sure if this would continue if I went to my own home. I have been known to bark, but I have a nice, throaty voice
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Are you house trained? (Meaning do you go potty outside) Yep!

Do you like water? I do. I like having enough to drink, especially. For me, that is a form of luxury.

What do you love about your foster family? My foster family took me and my 8 pups in on our last day in the shelter. So I love them for saving the lives of my children. I like how they pet me, give me food, and let me snuggle them. I feel safe here.

What was your life like before being brought into NorCal Bully Breed Rescue?
Hey, this is sort of embarrassing, but you know the term “junk yard dog”? I had it worse than that, because I was living at the town dump for about 6 months. People saw me, and worried about me, but no one was able to catch me. When it was time to have my babies, I found an unused shed. I kept my pups alive for a month out there until we were taken to the shelter. My mom calls me a hero dog because of that. Then my family was in even more danger, but the nice people at NBBR came and saved our lives. I was nice to everyone from the start. I understood what they had done for me and my puppies. Who knows what my life was like before the dump. It’s not good to linger on bad memories. I am ready to make the second act of my life far better than the first!

Interested in meeting Nikki or any of our available dogs? Please go to our website, complete and submit your adoption application to let us know!

About NorCal Bully Breed Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

NorCal Bully Breed Rescue (NBBR) is an all volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to helping needy animals in our community. While our focus is on "bully breeds," we don't discriminate and will very often help dogs of any breed, provided we have a foster home available. We take in dogs from local shelters with a focus on those with medical challenges and those whose behavior is declining due to the stress of the shelter environment. These are the dogs most often overlooked and in need of the most help.

NBBR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, our tax ID # is 46-3665141. Your donations are fully tax deductible and fund our operations and help pay our vet expenses.

NBBR is dedicated to reducing the number of homeless pets through the spaying/neutering of all our our rescued dogs and through education on the importance of spaying/neutering all animals. We provide information on low cost or no cost spay/neuter clinics in our surrounding areas.

Each dog that comes to us has been temperament tested, updated on shots, spayed/neutered and microchipped. Many of our dogs have also been treated for various medical conditions including mange, heart worms, broken bones, neurological issues, and many others. One of our dogs can take anywhere from one month to one year to get ready for adoption and the cost for the dogs we take on can range from $100 to several thousand dollars. We take on dogs from shelters that are set to be euthanized for various reasons, including simply that they've been there too long, or they have a medical condition that precludes them from adoption to the public, making them "rescue only." This means only a rescue can pull them from the shelter, but also leaves us to be responsible for any costs to to be increased by said rescue dog.

We also take on strays and incur the cost of having them vaccinated, spayed, neutered and microchipped. We will help dogs who owners can no longer provide care by networking their dog, provided the owner can continue to house the dog. We insure a safe house for all of the dogs that we take on and provide all needed supplies for the foster homes that care for them until they are to be adopted. We also insure that they never end up in a shelter, running the risk of being euthanized due to lack of space or due to becoming "aggressive" cause by the stress of being in a shelter environment.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our adoptable dogs live in foster homes and meet and greets are done by appointment.

Monthly adoption events are held at the Roseville Petfood Express store at 1009 Galleria Blvd in The Fountains Shopping Ctr. These events take place on the second Friday of each month from 6-8pm.

Our upcoming adoption events through 2016 are:
November 11th, December 9th
Our upcoming adoption events through 2017 are:
January 13th, February 10th, March 10th, April 14th

Our Adoption Process...

ADOPTION PROCESS:
The first step in the adoption process is the completion of our online adoption application. You will be able to fill it out online and email it back to us. If you have any questions regarding regarding your application, we are here to answer them.

The second step is the home check. Our main priority in this step is insuring that your yard is 100% secure - there can be no loose boards or gaps in your fencing. If your dog is going to be spending anytime outside while you are at work or away from home, we ask that you have adequate shade or shelter from the elements.Before we schedule a home check, we may ask you to send us photos of your yard/fencing to get an idea of where the dog will be living. If you have any hesitation or questions about our yard check, please see our section on "How to Prepare for a Home Check."

The last step in the adoption process is the meet and greet. This is where we meet with you and any existing pets to ensure proper introductions are made. We want to make sure everyone gets along. Once all introductions are made, and everyone gets along, your rescue dog is yours to adopt.

Please note that there is no pressure involved, and if situation that cannot be resolved arise, we will always take our dog back. Also, be aware that there is an acclimation period for each dog and every dog is different. It can take a few days or a few weeks for your new dogs to settle in. We will assist in any way possible, including referring our trainer to come work with you and the dog.

ADOPTION PREREQUISITES:
All of our dogs are rescues, meaning they have already needed help in some way, and will only to to homes where they will live a "CHARMED LIFE." All of our adoptive dogs will be indoor dogs with outdoor privileges. We believe that dogs are family members, and should be allowed to sleep indoors.The only time they should be kept outdoors is if the weather permits. Any applications looking for an outdoor only dog will be denied. All current pets in your home need to be spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccinations, and one heartworm preventive. Out of area adoptions are within reason and on a case-by-case basis.

HOW TO PREPARE FOR A HOME CHECK:
Walk the perimeter of your yard. Take notes on the condition of your fence. Are there any loose boards or gaps under any sections of you fencing? If yes, these are easy fixes. You can nail any loose board back into place, and you can fill any gaps with pavers and gravel Do you have a lock on your gate? If not, please purchase one prior to your home check. Is there adequate shade or shelter for your new dog if it is going to be left outdoors while you're at work? Do you have anything hazardous in your yard, i.e. nails sticking out, chemicals left out, etc? Do you have a cat? If so, does your cat have a high spot it can retreat to if being chased? Are your garbage cans located somewhere near a gate where a dog can jump into them to get out? If so please move them. Please address these issues prior to our visit.

ADOPTION FEES:
All of our dogs will be spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped prior to being adopted. Our adoption fees are considered to be donations. All donations from adoption go right back into our rescue account, allowing us to continue to help dogs in need. At the bare minimum, the cost to properly vet a dog is $100. But some of the dogs we take on are medical cases, which can cost several thousand dollars. Because of this, we ask the following adoption fees:
$350 for puppies, which are any dogs under a year old
$200 for any adult dog ages 1.