Nikko is a 10-year-old female Shiba Inu. She is a puppy mill survivor and likely lived her entire life in a cage being bred for her puppies. When she was first brought to DC Shiba Inu Rescue (DC SIR), she was too shy to take treats. She soon arrived at her foster home, where she would live with another mill survivor, Riza. In fact, both girls were rescued from the same mill: Riza lived just a few cages away from Nikko until she was rescued.
Now, thanks to her loving foster sister and patient foster mom, Nikko is thriving in foster care and learning to trust humans. She has gradually emerged from her safe place under the couch, and is now playing with Riza in the house and running around the yard. At first, she would only take food from her foster mom's hand; now, she licks her bowl clean on her own.
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When Nikko first came to her foster home, she stayed in her safe place under the couch.
Now, Nikko explores the yard with confidence!
She enjoys playing with her foster furbling Riza in the house and in the yard!
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