Niko and Duncan hit the jackpot with their forever home – and their new mom feels the same way!


Niko and Duncan

Niko and Duncan were a wonderful pair of pups who came to us when their owner passed away, leaving two very sad pups in his wake. When they first entered our program, we were absolutely certain that it would be nearly impossible to find them a forever family. Niko was 14 years old and a big shepherd mix with a little 8-year-old shadow named Duncan who simply couldn’t be without his pal! That means they were a bonded pair who needed to head home together and with their 6 year age gap and size/breed differences, we weren’t feeling too confident in our chances of finding them a home very quickly.

NikoBut despite the challenges they faced to find a home, it was darn near impossible not to fall madly in love with this pair of pups! They were clearly so loved by their owner and were healthy, happy, outgoing, social, and sweet. They loved everyone they met and quickly became fan favorites at the Sanctuary thanks to their easygoing personalities and sweet demeanors – not to mention their adorable little faces! We knew that although it may be tough to find them a home, we had to try because they so badly needed a family. So they went up on Petfinder and were advertised in local media in the hopes that someone might spot them and express some interest!

DuncanLuckily for us (and for Niko and Duncan), in October of 2017, a lovely woman applied to adopt these boys after seeing them in a newspaper. She knew they were the pups for her from the beginning and boy was she right! When she met them, they were, as usual, perfect angel pups and by the time she walked out the door, she was wrapped right around their furry little paws. The home visit went equally well and it was apparent that even though we didn’t think it was going to be this easy, Niko and Duncan had clearly found their human soul mate!

Their transition home was just as smooth as their transition to the Sanctuary, if not more so. In their first check-in, Ruth gushed about how in love she was and shared that both boys were doing so well! And in her most recent check-in, Ruth told us that she is buying a larger couch so that they can all three fit on it together! And she ended the conversation by sharing that every day with her boys is like a “Christmas miracle”. We just love how much they are loved and couldn’t be happier that these deserving pups are able to live out their days in a home where they get all the snuggles and love they could possible want!