Nikki Powell - 1999-2010
Bev and young Nikki the day we brought her home.
Every one of our dear animal
family members has come to us through some kind of rescue. Each
personality has been different and a complete joy.
We found Nikki during a visit to Petsmart
on a Saturday morning. We saw many beautiful golden retrievers
and other dogs hoping for a home. We spotted a large cage in a
side room with this big, quiet animal just standing there looking straight
ahead. I went over and put my fingers through the cage and rubbed
her side. She glanced my way and then returned to her stance.
When Bev came over and reached in to pet her their eyes met and
she leaned into Bev's rubbing. The bond was made and there was
no way we could walk away, leaving her. Nikki now enjoys a loving
home and we wish that we could have taken them all. There are
so many out there that need good homes. Please enjoy the pictures
and consider helping some little guy yourself.
Nikki at home two years
later enjoying "her" backyard
Nikki at home eight years
later enjoying "her" blanket!
A very fine organization is ANIMAL FRIENDS OF THE VALLEYS
They rescue animals and givesick and injurted animals care.
You can also adopt a pet from them. Visitors are always welcome at Animal Friends of the Valleys.
Animal Friends of the Valleys
33751 Mission Trail
VISIT THEIR WEBSITE AT: http://www.animalfriendsofthevalleys.com/
Thanks to a wonderful
organization named B.A.R.C. , also known as "Retrievers and
Friends", we met Nikki. The members of this fine
group work very hard to find good homes for animals that are in
need. Visit their website or contact your own local rescue organization
near you to help some little guy in need.
Another wonderful rescue
and adoption group is located in the beautiful area of Idyllwild,
California. It is called "Living
Free's mission is to save orphaned and abused Cats and Dogs facing
pound euthanasia and adopting them into loving homes. Being a
no kill group, if an animal is not adopted, it will live out its
life here with dignity. These beautiful little animals have another
chance at life through this great organization. Visit their website for hours and to see all of the activities
for the entire family scheduled there.