Niko ~ in California

Looking for a Home

Hi, I'm Niko! I am under a year old and have been neutered. I am also current on my vaccines. I get along well with all of my foster families little dogs, but Iím not sure about big dogs. My best friend is Jack, another rescue who isnít a Silky -- I donít think Jack even knows what kind of dog he is. I also like to chase the kitties at my foster home. I havenít hurt them, I just like to chase them through the house! I also love to run in the yard and chase my toys.

I sleep in a kennel at night and can stay there during the day without barking. Iím pretty good with house training, but Iíve had a few accidents. My foster family assures me Iíll get better now that I've been neutered. My foster dad has been teaching me manners since I arrived. I can now sit and lay down and I come when called most of the time.

Niko At the shelter they said I couldnít be adopted because I growled at someone, but no one from the shelter saw what happened. I may have just been scared or talking to the people I was with. I have never been aggressive towards my foster family. Silky Terrier Rescue took me because no one else could. It scares me to think of what could have happened if they wouldnít have been there.

Iím a very active young dog and I love to run and play. I also like to cuddle and give messy kisses. As you can see by my picture Iím a little bigger than most Silkys -- there is just more of me to love! My ears also flop over, but my foster mom says it makes me cuter. My hair is short and coarse and this means I wonít need as much grooming as other Silkys. I still enjoy being brushed and come running when I see the other dogs here being groomed.

Iím sure Iíll make a very loving companion for whomever would like to take me home!

Niko's new family will be expected to sign a contract agreeing to provide proper care for him. Preference will be given to applicants within the surrounding area. Please note that we do not ship our rescues. His adoption fee will be $350.

If you are interested in Niko, please fill out an application and mention his name. The application is on-line at If you have already filled out an application, it is not necessary to re-do it...just email us at and let us know you are interested in Niko (please include your name and state so we can find your application in our files).

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Posted 10/08/08
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