Hey guys! My name is Niko and I’m a huge Caucasian Ovcharka. I’m a cool senior dude who just wants a forever home. I thought I had that until those people dumped me at an animal shelter. Guess love isn’t always long lasting. I gotta say I was pretty sad when they dumped me and I’m not gonna be really happy until I have a forever home. Now I would love someone who is maybe retired or works from home. I just want to hang out with you. Want to go outside and garden? Fine with me! I’ll hang with you and take a nap while you work. I do have a crummy back end with arthritis but I get around pretty well. Pain meds can help. Do I want to run a marathon? Heck no! Can I handle a walk or play in the backyard? Yup! I’m also pretty skinny which works out well for my back end but I could use a few more pounds. I’m pretty good on a leash and I ride well in the car. I can meet other dogs but I don't want to live with them- especially if they get in my personal space. Know what I mean??? According to my previous owner I’m also house-trained. I do need to tell you that I bit someone once. The person just waltzed right on into our house! What’s a dog to do???? Oh yeah, the other thing is that I don’t like strangers (or the vet) to try and look at my teeth. Lisa’s vet was warned but he did it anyway! I didn’t bite but I barked and lunged! Lisa said “I told you not to do that! I looked at his teeth yesterday and they were fine!” Other than that, I was pretty good at the vet. Is there anyone out there who just wants a pal to hang with and who doesn’t feel the need to constantly be in my personal space? I’m ready for my new mom and/or dad. No kids or cats…. So whaddya say? Let’s have a nice mellow home together.