My name is NIKKI!

Labrador Retriever/German Shepherd Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Phoenix, Arizona - NIKKI
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Arizona Shih Tzu and Small Breed Rescue

Facts about NIKKI

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever/German Shepherd Dog Mix
  • Color: Black - With Gray Or Silver
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female

Nikki is the most lovable teddy bear of a dog you will ever meet! She likely belonged to an elderly person and is used to walking directly in front of them perhaps in case they were to fall.

We don’t know exactly why but Nikki ended up at the pound while still being in perfectly good health. She is 14 years young (but please don’t tell her). She would love to have a quiet home to live out her life.

This rescue is willing to take care of her final expenses when that time comes, but we don’t anticipate it any time real soon. She takes an anti-inflammatory medication for a bit of arthritis in her hips but she gets up and down without issue. It just is not Nikki’s time and she deserves to share her love with someone in a similar position.

Nikki, who is spayed ~ is a very easy keeper... low maintenance. She eats dry food, is completely housetrained and almost never barks. She does not however, like other dogs, to visit her food bowl!

Please consider this sweet girl as she so deserves to be in a home without the number of animals she has to endure living with in a foster home/rescue.

Nikki's adoption fee is 175.00 which includes her vaccinations, rabies, microchip and professional groom.

About Arizona Shih Tzu and Small Breed Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Arizona Shih Tzu Rescue is 501(c)3 Not For Profit dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and rehoming of Shih Tzu as well as small purebred and mixed breed dogs. We rescue Shih Tzus as well as other small breeds such as Lhasa Apso, Poodles, Yorkies, Chihuahuas, Maltese, Bichon, Schnauzers, and Terriers. We rescue pure as well as mixed breed dogs of all ages...and have been known to take a bigger dog or two....and a few kittens that strangers have dropped off at our doorstep with no where else to go..

We believe that somewhere there is a home for every dog, but that we have a responsibility to place our dogs into homes that will best meet their needs both physically and emotionally. We look for people with patient and loving hearts, and an understanding of the furbaby mind.

Abuse, neglect, irresponsible breeding, puppy mills, financial difficulties, changes in family circumstances, births, illness and death of guardians are all contributors to the large population of homeless dogs and some of the reasons we find so many furbabies in shelters and rescue groups. Look at all those little faces on our web site and then ask yourself, "Why should I adopt a rescued dog?"

We are also committed to educating potential adopters about the importance of ethical, responsible, and humane pet guardianship. We have the unique ability to train 'littles' that are deemed untrainable. We also provide grooming services and boarding.

We are a Private, Not for Profit, Foster and Volunteer based Rescue. We do not have a physical brick and mortar building, so we do not have paid Staff.

Everything we are able to do is made possible by our volunteers. Volunteers who donate their time to foster, visit, clean, feed, play and/or walk our rescue "kids". We also are able to rescue solely because of the money that comes in the form of Adoption fees and your donations. Our adoption fees and donations go directly back into the rescue. It is with this money that we are able to rescue the next little one that finds him or herself without a home.

And for that we are grateful to you.

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Come Meet Our Pets...

We are a Not for Profit, foster and volunteer based private rescue which means we do not have a brick and mortar building to visit our rescue kids.

All of our rescues live with their foster family to provide a safe and quiet family life which in turn makes it easier for them to transition into their forever homes. They receive love and attention, learn how to cohabitate with other dogs and sometimes cats, house training, medical care (if needed), grooming etc.

We process all of our applications to be sure to match up the right family with each of our rescues. Once a match is found, we contact you right away, and set up a meet and greet

We have Meet and Greets at Roadrunner Park located at 32nd Street and Cactus conveniently located right off State Route 51 in Phoenix. We work with your schedule, so meetings are done 7 days a week.

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Our Adoption Process...

Adoption fees include spay/neuter, vet check, all vaccinations, dental (if needed) professional groom and micro chip. They can range anywhere from $ 75.00 to $600.00.

Applications are sent to all adoption inquiries within the same day the request is received. After completed, please return and your request will be submitted for review as sometimes we receive several requests for the same dog and we want to be sure that we find the best match. Please allow us 3 business days to verify your references, home check and of course a Meet and Greet with all members of the family (2 and 4 legged!)