Meet Adoptable Niko!
Niko is a local surrender to us that we are helping find a new home.
Here are some words from his previous owner: Hello, I am Niko! I am a 9 year old, 25lb, all white, male, American Eskimo. I am originally from Taiwan. My first Canadian family took me in to a home with a lot of other dogs and not a lot of attention to go around… As a result, I can sometimes get nervous and protective over my personal space and food, but I’m hoping someone can help me feel more comfortable with it. If I feel you’re trying to take my treat, food, bone or toy from me, I may bite as a warning, but I won’t hold on or keep biting, I’m just nervous and protective. I will admit I have bitten a few people lately that didn’t respect my boundaries, and I felt horrible about it, but I didn’t really mean it. However! I am regularly a very good, healthy, and energetic boy! I even like to cuddle with you sometimes. I know basic tricks and commands, I am good on a leash and I love to go for walks and smell all the smells, I like meeting new people if they are respectful to me, and I am fully potty and crate trained! Talk about a full package! In my second home after coming here to Canada, I shared my yard with a small Carin Terrier, and we have never fought or had any issues. Both of us will give a warning growl if we are being disrespectful and we will stop and respect each other’s distances. I’ve also played with my family’s other dogs (Alaskan Malamute and a Beagle mix) with no issues if we communicate properly. I am a smart and playful boy for a calm, patient, and loving person with no children and good dog experience!
Words from us at RainCoast: This boy is misunderstood by most, but if you actually give him a real chance and respect his boundaries, he’s such a sweet and playful boy. We have had nothing but good times with him since he was returned to us by three foster homes in less than two weeks. We then decided to foster him ourselves, and we have totally understood how to safely make it work with Niko. He’s actually quite easy to understand and work with, if you understand dogs and boundaries. Once he settles in as well he starts to relax a lot more and really the edge wears off. Niko needs a leader, if you’re passive and you let him be the boss, well, that’s exactly what he will be. One foster said he was reactive to other dogs, but he now lives with 4 others and he does great. He used to live with many other dogs for three years as well before he came to us. He may be a bit barky on leash with some unknown dogs on walks, but with positive reinforcement and redirection, he’s just fine. It’s all show. We hope there is a home out there for you that has the patience and commitment you deserve. We love you our little fluffy cloud with legs. We believe Niko would do best with a woman that has confidence with dogs and patience. Niko can be so sweet once you understand him and work to understand one another, but if you don’t, that’s where the problems can arise.
If you are interested in fostering to adopt Niko please apply at raincoastdogrescue.com