Meet Nicky: The Dog with a Phantom Tail

Nicky-lrMiniature Poodles read the body language of their owner’s better than most dogs. They are extremely sensitive and attentive, with faces full of expression. To think this charming, little poodle mix, Nicky, did not receive the same amount of love and care that he was and is willing to give 100% of the time is heart-breaking.

Nicky came to the Hearts Alive Village Las Vegas (HAVLV) as a severe neglect case. Nicky’s fur was matted everywhere. An injured tail hurt him so badly that he was trying to bite it off himself, in a grisly, determined fight for his life not unlike the story of 127 hours.

Even now with a healthy, but amputated tail, the phantom pain still returns and Nicky attempts to catch his tail to bite it off. Despite these sad and trying circumstances, Nicky remains an affectionate and happy dog. If he isn’t playing or being petted, he is content to lie at your feet with his loyal, sympathetic expressions and joyful smile.

 

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Nicky is the epitome of forgive and forget. He loves despite being unloved. He cares despite his neglect. Nicky chooses life, and we hope someone will soon choose Nicky to spend their life with.

At five years old, Nicky still looks like a puppy! Find him sprawled on the floor like a frog, or smiling happily up at you ready for a game of fetch! If you’re interested in adopting sweet Nicky, you can email HAVLV directly for more information at info@havlv.com.

 

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