Fierce on the outside but very gentle inside.

About Niko


Ever heard of American actor Mr T?  He appears fierce on the outside but he’s a very gentle person inside. That’s Niko!  A striking boy who has a strong face which is opposite his gentle nature.  Kneel beside him and if you let him, he will only lick your face off!  Visitors and volunteers know this from experience, and it’s wonderful!  Then he spins around for bootie scratches! He LOVES bootie scratches!

Niko was found together with his siblings, abandoned, too little to fend for themselves. A kind hearted volunteer rescued the young dogs, and he stayed in a dog hotel for several years. While all his siblings found homes, Niko, the kindest of his litter, is still waiting.  He arrived to D.O.G. in 2022 after his rescuer could not cover the hotel expense anymore.

A medium sized dog with easy-to-maintain short hair, watch him turn into a snuggly lap dog! Just give him a chance to show you how wonderful he is! Gentle, kind, and prancy – he walks very well behaved on leash and plays well with other dogs, too!  No training required for this boy!

It is a mystery why Niko is still looking for his Forever Family.  Getting on well with everything and being friendly with everyone, moving from place to place without a home to call his own.  Niko is ready for a lifetime of love and bootie scratches! Are you his human with a home for him to call his own?

everyone and everything, walks, hugs, people, kids
when other dogs try to eat my food!

Make a difference in Niko’s life.

Niko needs the help of people like you. All of our dogs ultimately need a forever home, but greatly benefit from any level of connection.

You can help Niko by adoption, fostering, or sponsoring the expenses of him staying at the shelter.

Give him a forever home.

If you are ready to expand your family and welcome this loving soul into your home, we’d love to speak with you.

Be his Guardian Angel.

For as little as $10/mo you can sponsor Niko’s stay at our shelter.

You’ll get exclusive sponsor-only updates about Niko.

Foster Niko

You can provide a temporary home to show him what a loving home is like and create space in our shelter for other dogs.