If anyone can offer Niki the chance she deserves, please contact me by e-mail or phone Joyce Forest at (323) 654-9789.
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I'm hoping you can help me with this one. I believe that I mentioned to you the story about Niki, the super shy and terrified Dobie girl, 2 years old, impounded at South L.A. in mid-July. She was turned in by owner after recently giving birth. Don't know what happened to the pups. In her cage along the first run, she lay huddled and curled up as tightly as she could. Approaching her was very difficult but we managed finally to get a slip leash on and I took her outside. Every rib in her body showed the neglect she had suffered. Could not get near her head without her cowering. Could not get near her back without her flinching and jumping. I did walk her down the block and we determined that she seemed a candidate for our mobile. We packed her up the next day and took her to the mobile in Studio City. Tail between her legs. She didn't want anyone to be near her. (She was in heat as well.) Then back to the shelter. The following week took her to the mobile at West Hollywood Park. Unfortunately, things did not go as we might have hoped with a new home and we rescued her to avoid what might have happened at the shelter. Jump ahead. Niki is now in boarding and has been for about 6 weeks. I have been visiting her twice every day, taking her for walks, watching her roll over and scratching her tummy, unbelievably pleased when she actually gave way and licked my face. She is a changed dog, completely! She is playful, loyal, obedient and as sweet as she can be. She responds well to any corrections that we give her and once in a stable environment (not just a cage) will become someone's best friend. Niki is chocolate brown with cafe au lait colored eyebrows, half of legs, chest, with a white spot on chest as well. She is really stunning and people have often commented on her. Her little ears flop over. She is a medium-sized dog, weighs about 45 pounds. I know she is house-broken as she always waits until I see her to do her business. We are hoping to find a permanent home for Niki -- but a foster would certainly be a temporary solution. If anyone can offer Niki the chance she deserves, please contact me by e-mail or phone Joyce Forest at (323) 654-9789. Thanks so much.Andrea