(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
It's easy to fall in love with that spotted nose and handsome pittie smile! Meet Niko, your DREAM DOG. If this handsome 1-year-old, 45lb stunner doesn't steal your heart on looks alone, wait until you meet him and get to know his incredible personality! Handsome Niko is available for adoption in the Pacific Northwest and would love to find a foster or forever home. Please apply at www.doggedly.org/adoption-app to be considered! Niko's story is a sad one. This little heartthrob ended up in a Texas shelter in October, after being dumped by his owner at an apartment complex. Niko waited for days outside their door until animal control came to pick him up. They claimed that Niko wasn't their dog, so he was taken to the pound where he became a staff favorite. Despite his tough start, Niko is an absolute dream dog who is super friendly with other dogs and adores children. He loves to play and has lots of energy when romping around with his furry friends, but he also knows how to be calm and relaxed in public. Niko has the sweetest personality. He has a super gentle temperament and appears a little shy at first. In reality, he is just a mellow and laid-back dog, who loves everyone and everything! He loves to play, but also has an "off button" which makes him the perfect active couch potato companion! Niko loves to chase birds but is amazingly calm and gentle with babies, strollers, strangers on walks, and people riding bikes. This guy loves to hang out at the coffee shop, where he will plop down on the ground and just chill with you as you have your morning coffee, patiently waiting for his walk. Niko has been the perfect guest in his foster home and quickly makes friends with everyone he meets. He shares toys, loves to snuggle, and is a perfect gentleman when sleeping on the bed-- he will curl up at the foot of the bed in a little ball! Once Niko has a little time to warm up, his excited side comes out, which consists of little morning dances on the bed every morning when you wake up. You'll never find a cuter mascot to greet you in the morning with his happy little dance! If you forget to feed Niko, he will use his big boy bark to let you know, but otherwise, this little guy is quiet as a mouse. Niko is incredibly sweet, not mouthy, and playful when appropriate. Niko is a little shy at first with new people and can be a little nervous, but loves to be cuddled, petted, and held. He is also impeccably crate trained and wonderful on a leash. Niko also enjoys car rides and loves the company of other dogs! Niko is a gentle boy who takes treats carefully, and even knows basic commands like "kennel up", "sit", and "stay". He loves to cuddle and curl up on the sofa with a toy. Niko is gentle with his toys, but will tear up a cardboard box! It's just his favorite thing to chew on! Niko is very food motivated, sweet, easygoing, and has a calm demeanor, although he loves to let loose when it's time to play with other dogs! This sweet boy had some allergies coming from the shelter but is doing much better with flea prevention, a healthy diet, and regular baths. Niko is already neutered and heartworm negative, and is ready to find his forever home in the Pacific Northwest!