Ruff Ruff! My name is Niko
Important Note: Niko is best friends with Nala. Please adopt both of them so they can stay together!
|Breed:||Mastiff/Labrador Retriever Mix||Color:||Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With Black||Age:||Young|
|Size:||Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)||Sex:||Male|
I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and not good with cats.
Niko is a 1 and 1/2 year old Mastiff/ Lab mix that is looking for a forever home! He is very bonded to his sister Niko, and they must go together.
Niko was picked up as a stray. He had been hit by a car and had a broken leg. The owner came in to claim him and animal coontrol told her that they would release him to her as long as she got immediate vet care for his leg. The owner then returned the next day to the shelter and surrendered him AND his sister-wife, Nala. It was obvious Nala had recently had a litter of puppies. We are presuming it was probably with her brother Niko. They are best friends and love eachother A LOT!
Both Niko and Nala are great with other dogs! Their previous fostered in a home with two shepherds and a teacup chihuahua and have done wonderfully. They are also fabulous with children, and would make excellent family dogs. In their foster home they live with a 6 yr old, a 4 yr old, and a 6 month old. They are both very loving and gentle with all of the kids, and they especially LOVE the baby. They always lay next to her on the floor and seem to feel very attached to her. They are both pretty calm in demeanor, but they can get playful at times. Mostly they just want to snuggle and give kisses!
It appears that they were probably abused by a man. They do well with women, but will initially bark and growl a bit when they first meet a male stranger. However, they will not lunge or approach, and will actually cower if anyone raises their arm too quickly. Once they are reassured that the stranger is ok, then they are fine. Nala and Niko are both potty trained. They are not crate trained, and do not seem to like crates. They will need work on the leash as they do pull. They know "sit" and are working on "lay down". Nala is able to open gates, and needs a secure backyard. She generally doesn't wander far from the home, but the gate should be shut with an extra clip to be safe. Nala is also working on learning what is appropriate to chew and what is not. Nala and Niko will need a leader that can be firm but gentle, and not too over-bearing. They will adapt and learn best if they feel safe in their environment.
For more information on Nala and Niko, please email BigDawgsRescueInfo@gmail.com
To adopt, please fill out an adoption application on our website: www.BigDawgsRescue.org
More information about Big Dawgs Rescue - Livermore Chapter
Rescue Group Info...
We often hold adoption events on Sundays at Petco in downtown Livermore from 12-4pm :) Come join us at 4500 Las Positas Rd 94551
You will first be asked to fill out an adoption application on the computer and submit it via email. Adoption fees include spay or neuter surgery, vaccinations up until adoption, deworming, and veterinary care up until adoption. Cats are also FeLV/FIV tested. Adoption fees are as follows:
All dogs... $275
Adult cats... $100