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Adoptable Pets

The dogs in our program are altered before being placed. They are microchipped, vaccinated and come with an additional four weeks of integration training after adoption. The adoption fee for our animals is $150 for dogs over 8 years of age, $265 for dogs over 6-months but less than 8 years and $300 for puppies 6-months or […]


This page is to memorialize Bryan Johnson and his beloved German shepherd Jelli. Dear Gina, I wanted you to know that my son and Jelli’s previous owner Bryan Johnson passed away Friday morning. He had her photo next to the bed all week and was at peace with losing her and knowing she would have […]

Success Stories

There is a long journey for some of the animals who come to our program. As we see some of the animals grow and blossom, we know their story is not finished when they leave us and go to you. Here is a place where we love to showcase some of those who have gotten […]

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Donations To keep our foster cats and dogs at their healthiest, please consider donating a bag of the following food: AvoDerm Natural Nutro Natural Choice for Dogs and Cats Nutro Ultra Holistic for Dogs and Cats Nature’s Domain available at Costco Kirkland Super Premium – Lamb and Rice available at Costco Doggy items – crates, leashes, toys, rawhides, etc. Contributions to help offset medical emergencies […]


Nikenos Second Chances recently rescued a Lab mix named J.D. after his owner's unexpected death. Poor J.D. was moved to a shelter and became very despondent over the passing of his owner, as he sat in the shelter he became withdrawn and overwhelmed with the shelter environment. Unfortunately there was no arrangements made for him in the event of his owners passing and now his life was in jeopardy in a shelter. The rescue of J.D. highlighted the need to seek a way to help these animals that get left behind with no provisions made for them once their owners pass. Please don't let this happen to your pets. By creating a plan for your pets you will have peace of mind knowing they will be safe upon your passing.

Nikenos Second Chances
PO Box 1505
Wheat Ridge; CO 80034
501-C Animal Rescue












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.

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