Nikenos Second Chances

Nikenos Second Chances

Nikenos Second Chances

About Us

NSC started as a response to the unfulfilled need for professional assistance during the dog adoption process. While numerous people are willing to adopt shelter animals – many times the combination of untrained dogs and knowledgeable owners leads to returned or unwanted pets. By giving the dogs structured training before, during and after home placement – their chances of success more than quadruples.

Our founder – Gina Krehbiel – has over twenty five years in the animal behavioral business. She owns and operates Clearwater Dog Training – a facility that promotes educated owners and educated pets. With this background, NSC was destiny in the making. Gina has had years of exposure to the problems that ultimately fail dogs – and after the passing of her beloved German Shepherd Keno – she felt it was time to act.

“Keno touched so many – I just wanted to help people find forever friends like him. These dogs have it in them – they just need the right second chance.”

In the early part of 2006, NSC received its 501(c)(3). We are working towards upgrading our current facility to include a fenced dog run so that the animals can have time outside off of the leash in a secure environment. Long term – we hope to have the funds to build or buy headquarters that would allow for an even greater number of rescued animals.

At NSC – we try every day to provide the necessary tools for our shelter dogs to lead positive, well mannered lives in the homes they find themselves in. While all of our dogs are a work in progress – they are more likely to be successful in that endeavor with our help.

Please consider our organization if you or someone you know is looking for a forever friend.


Nikeno’s Second Chances
PO Box 1505
Wheat Ridge, CO 80034

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