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Shelter dog cries every night because of what happened on his last birthday

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Every night, it's the same thing: Niki cries his soul out. He can't stand the shelter life anymore, and for a very good reason: he was a family dog for most of his life.

By Justine Seraphin

Published on the 23/02/2020, 11:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:32


But on the very day of his 11th birthday, this beautiful Giant Schnauzer/Labrador mix was dropped off at the Tierheim Stuttgart shelter in Germany.

The worst birthday present

The reason for this? His owners brought home a baby and Niki didn't know how to react. Anxious, he growled at the child. And when his owners started expecting a second baby, they decided that the dog simply had to go. 11 years being a faithful friend, and he is rewarded by being left alone on the cold kennel ground. What a wonderful birthday gift…

Urgently wanted: Niki's forever home

Shelter staff are now desperate to find a foster or forever home for this beautiful giant. Day by day, they see Niki deteriorating, giving up hope that he will ever be loved again. Niki is looking for physically strong and experienced owners who will be able to handle his size. Though he can't live with children, he's otherwise described as friendly, smart, and affectionate!

We hope Niki finds his forever home very soon, and that he can put all his birthday memories behind him!

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