Niki is a female Alaskan Malamute cross. She is a big girl weighing about 95lbs and is approximately eight years old with a birthdate of 1-1-11, estimated.
This delightful girl has a wonderful temperament and quickly won the hearts of all the staff and volunteers here at the shelter. She was brought in with a small Chihuahua cross we call Isabelle. The two of them were found hiding in a small shed trying to stay warm in the harsh winter conditions. They were brought to us on New Year’s Eve, and while they ended the year on a tough note, it’s a brand-new year and the girls have adjusted quite well. Niki recently went into foster care and is adapting to her foster parents, their dog, two cats, and chickens. Her foster mom said she is blending into her new environment and has been respectful and polite. Updates will be provided in the coming weeks.
Niki longs to be at her people’s side. She would be perfectly content to follow you anywhere all the while providing kisses and equally is content hanging out lounging next to your chair. She has a very calm and sweet demeanor. Though her breed is known to be high energy, she is mellow. She does suffer from separation anxiety so she would be best suited for a family who would not be leaving her alone for long hours (she has been known to howl mournfully). Niki can be very nervous and uncertain in new situations. She needs a person who is calm and patient to help her find confidence while she adjusts to a new life. Thankfully she is smart and interactive and likes to engage with her human. She responds to treats and likes long walks in the woods or along a country road or other safe walking space. She has not been tested off leash.
Niki rides beautifully in the car. She gets along with other dogs, but despite her submissive personality with humans, she is very much the alpha with other dogs. She would do better with a more docile sibling. She will be fine in a home with cats as she completely ignores the office cat when she is visiting staff and is indifferent to her foster mom’s two cats. When feeding treats she will “smile” for you by parting her lips and exposing her teeth. She is also good with chickens and does not show signs of prey behavior with them. She is house trained.
Niki recently had some mammary tumors removed and is recovering. The tissue biopsy has been sent to a lab for testing and we will update her listing as soon as the results are back.
Adoption fee for Niki is a suggested minimum of $50 (more gratefully accepted), or SENIOR FOR SENIOR - adopters over 65 may name their own adoption fee. All pets are placed with a 30-day money-back trial period, to give pet and family enough time to discover any unknown allergies or other conflicts. Can't come to Republic? Don't let that stop you! We have monthly transports to both the Seattle area and Spokane, delivering adopted pets to their new owners. If you can add a little to your donation to help us cover our volunteer driver's expenses, that would be great!
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