My name is Nickolus!

Labrador Retriever/German Shepherd Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Oakland, Arkansas - Nickolus
Photo 1 - Labrador Retriever/German Shepherd Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Oakland, Arkansas - Nickolus
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Perry's Orphans Sanctuary

Facts about Nickolus

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever/German Shepherd Dog Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 24266032
So you checked out the photos of Nickolas and his video; those aptly show what a terrific dog he is. We believe Nickolas has Yellow Labrador Retriever, and maybe a bit of German Shepherd, although its almost impossible to really know. Someday there will be an accurate DNA test for dogs - until then we can only guess at his heritage. Here's how he came to be rescued.

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: 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!

About Perry's Orphans Sanctuary

About Our Rescue Group...

Perry's Orphans provides rescue, adoption, and a NO KILL haven for endangered, abandoned, and unwanted pets.

In operation for more than 15 years, rescue is all our dear founder Mr. Perry A. Boore did - seven days a week. Tragically we lost Perry March 2, 2015 after he suffered devastating injuries rescuing animals from a house fire. But his work is carried on by his daughters Deborah Duran and Carla Colby. Both maintain Perry's Orphans Sanctuary numerous web sites monitoring email traffic and sending updates for the pet listings for the organization. Deborah is currently on site at the sanctuary in Arkansas.

Come Meet Our Pets...

If you are interested in seeing any of our puppies or dogs, please call or email first before coming to our sanctuary. We will also meet you in the local area for a face to face pet meet. If you have children or another dog in the house bring them along so they can get to know each other too. We will do what ever we can to assist you in finding your new companion.

Your donation does help to offset some of the costs associated with spaying and neutering; heartworm testing and prevention; basic vaccines and parasite control; and shelter upkeep where applicable. Also, there are many dogs that come to us with problems that have expensive veterinary bills, i.e. heartworm treatment, broken legs, mange.
After adoption we are always available to assist and advise our adoptive families in every way we can. Our adoption policy allows you to surrender the animal back to us If for any reason an adoption does not work out.

Our Adoption Process...

Adoption Guidelines:

• We never allow any dog under the age of 12 weeks old (3 months) to be adopted. This ensures the animal is current with all shots/treatments such as DHLPP or DAPPV +4Way LEPTO (for Distemper prevention), Drontal, Ivermectin, Rabies vaccinations, Heartworm prevention, De-worming, Grooming care, and safe, personal transportation to you. AND most importantly is spayed/neutered before going to a new home.

• Fenced in yard is preferred for anyone adopting a dog and required if adopting a puppy. Note up to 1 year in age is considered a puppy.

• Veterinarian reference is required.

• All current dogs and cats in the adoptive household must be spayed/neutered prior to adopting from Perry's Orphans Sanctuary.

• Home check is preferred.

• If renting, a copy of the Landlord/Lease Agreement stating that pets are allowed, what type of pets, size of pets are allowed and how many pets allowed. If a pet deposit is required, proof that the deposit has been paid is also required.


Step 1: It is very easy to adopt from Perry’s Orphans Sanctuary! We require an application in writing. Follow this link to the online adoption form: There is no fee involved in applying and your donation is 100% TAX DEDUCTIBLE!

Step 2: After receipt of your inquiry or application we will be giving you a “Thank You” call for your interest. At that time if you have questions you would like answered a) about the dog/cat you have selected b) or BEFORE filling out the online application please provide those questions at that time.

Step 3: A complete screening/verification of the information you have included on the application, along with a background check.

Step 4: Approval of your application, confirmation of donation amount, and scheduling delivery/transport of your new pet.