close up thistle 1    Baby Thistle 1
Hey Guys,
It seems like everyone that meets me asks what type of dog am I. Well folks I finally know what to tell you because my Mom and Dad did a DNA test on me, (Thanks to a friend Tony Pettis).
Now it is your chance to guess what breed or breeds you think I am. We are running a contest to guess what I am. All proceeds will help support my friends that have been rescued at Nikenos Second Chances. Copy the link below to your browser and pick the breed or breeds your think I am. Also specify the percentage of each breed you think I am. Example = 25% GSD, 25% Great Dane and 50% Doberman Pincher.
The one that picks closest will win a 16”X20″ hand painted pet portrait donated by Emily Dwan Art & Design (a $250 value) don’t forget to follow her work at: EmilyDwan.com facebook.com/emilydwanart, etsy.com/shop/edwan. Second prize will be 8 – 30 minute private classes at Clearwater Dog Training, www.clearwaterdogtraining.com. Third prize will be a gift basket from Simply Sud-Sational Soaps. http://simplysudsationalsoaps.com/
If more than one person guesses correctly than we will toss the names into a hat and pick a winner.
Here is how to play!
1. Go to my Thistle’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/thistlensc ” like me” then look at my pictures from when I was a puppy to now. Pick the breed or breeds and what percentage of each you think I am from the link below. Hint: I am not a pure breed dog.
2. http://www.wisdompanel.com/breed_count_matters/breedlisting/?F_All=Y
3. Go to http://nscrescue.org/ and click on the donate button, Then fill out the information needed and pay your $10.00 entry fee.
4. Copy and paste your confirmation number into an e-mail and send it to thistle@nscrescue.org . In the subject line put “Enter To Win”.
Remember this is a fund raiser to help all my friends that need a home, just like I did at one time. So please don’t be shy about the $10.00. You can always donate more and my friends would love that.
Contest ends at noon on February 2nd 2015, that’s Ground Hog Day one of my favorite holidays!!!

The winners will be posted on my Face Book page @ 3pm this same day. We will provide the winners the details on how to collect their prize.

Good luck!!!!
Ambassador to Nikenos Second Chances,

Thistle Standing



Channel 7 will be airing a “Tribute to the 7Everyday Heroes” half-hour special. Please tune in, we are all proud of Gina!!!
Hi Gina
I wanted to let you know the 7Everyday Hero story we did back in March with Gina will be including in this year’s 7NEWS “Tribute to the 7Everyday Heroes” half-hour special.

Here are the air dates – so you can set your DVR:

A Tribute to the 7Everyday Heroes / on 7NEWS

Friday, 12/19 @ 7pm

Thursday, 12/25 @ 11am

Saturday, 12/27 @ Noon AND 6pm

Wednesday, 12/31 @ 7pm
Happy New Year!




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Nikeno's Success Stories



We have big news!!

Gina Krehbiel our President and Co-founder has received the 7 Everyday Hero award!! Thank you goes out to Virginia, one of Gina’s long time students for nominating her.  Gina has worked hard to help the animal community for over 20 years, and has helped save many dogs from certain euthanasia through her work as a dog trainer, and through rescue. With an intuitive ability to understand the animals she is able to guide the rest of us to help them.

Gina’s Story will air on 7 News

3/23/2014 at 10pm

3/24/2014 at 5pm

3/27/2014 at 11am

3/29/20141 at 5pm

3/30/2014 at 7am


Shoebox Recycling Fundraising event

We are collecting shoes for a fundraiser, this is a double win for us, the environment, as well as people who don’t have shoes in this world. So bring us you old but useable shoes!

UPDATE!- this has had a great response, so we have gotten additional boxes to continue this fundraiser. You can drop shoes off at Clearwater Dog Training 303-985-7775 for available times, or at Table Mountain Vet Clinic 15555 W. 44th ave, Golden, 80403


Donate your vehicle to Nikeno’s Second Chances

A portion of all donated cars proceeds go to Nikeno’s, an easy way to help.

Special Needs, we need your support to help these special animals

We have been busy the last few months with a few special needs dogs, please check out our page.


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