Nickolas is the last in a litter of nine pups, found abandoned next to the side of the road in a cardboard box. It was late Aug. 2012, during one of the hottest, driest summers ever seen in our area of Arkansas. The woman who found them, Nancy, at first drove away. Then common sense took over and she returned, They were in pretty good shape considering what they had been through. You could say Nickolas was one of the stronger males, although he was the smallest (or the runt) of the litter. He's not suffered any health problems since his rescue and has become one of our special dogs-all our volunteers love to walk and brush him.
He can be a bit timid at first, but when you gain his trust, he's willing to go anywhere with you. He especially loves going for walks and investigating the surrounding timber, or taking a dip in Bull Shoals lake---well at least up to his knees. He won't actually go all the way into the water and won't jump and splash the way a typical lab does. His personality is calm, obedient, curious, and loves his toys, bones and a special blanket to lie down on. He weighed 74 pounds at last checkup, has been neutered and is current on all shots and heart worm preventive. He loves being brushed and petted, belly rubs for sure, but not a fan of baths, or things on the ceiling - ceiling fans, pendant light fixtures, etc. He will do best in a quieter household even those with another dog or cat.
If you are looking for a companion to take along for walks or a new fishing buddy; maybe missing the kids now that they've gone off to college, please give us a call and we'll tell you about our easy adoption process. Nickolas will be a wonderful dog in any family's life. He's a very special old soul.
If you are interested in adopting Nickolas call (870) 431-8354 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be happy to tell you how easy it is to apply for adoption and quickly take me home. We can even transport Nickolas to a location near you!
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