You can help to rescue, rehabilitate and find permanent
loving homes for lost and abandoned animals in our mountain
Just $28.90 can feed a litter of motherless kittens with
nourishing kitten pate and goat milk for a full month.
And $36.00 can feed an abandoned dog for over a month.
Niki's Fund History
Niki was born May 28, 1994 and came to live with Scott,
Barbara, and Valerie Rosen in PMC on August 1 that year.
She developed into an amazing Newfoundland Dog who gave
many years of joy, friendship, and love to many people.
Niki earned her "Water Dog" title when she was just over
a year old, something most Newfis don't accomplish until
age two or three.
Many people in the community knew her; her distinctive
appearance and friendly, gentle nature made her a standout
wherever she went. From her visits to Frazier Park School,
being in parades, or going Trick-or-Treating when she
would wear fun costumes, never complaining about the
"Tin Man" funnel she had to wear on her head to
match Valerie's "Dorothy", or walking around the
PMC Commercial Center in a Bumblebee costume (wings and
all!) in order to complement Valerie's Butterfly costume.
She loved people, tiny dogs, babies in carriages, snow,
having her picture taken, catching ice cubes, going for a
drive, and Taco Bell (the cat - not the fast food
When she was 2 1/2 years old, she was diagnosed with
Addison's Disease and nearly died. But Niki survived
thanks to the skill, care and love of Dr. Diane Cosko
and the Rosen's made a generous donation for Shelter on
the Hill to provide financial assistance to other sick or
After eleven years, Niki left us on September 16, 2005,
but the lifesaving heritage of her Newfoundland breeding
continues on and has helped local pets recover from
everything from gunshot wounds to emergency C-sections.
Why donate to Niki's Fund?
When dogs and cats are brought into the shelter that need
medical and surgical care we depend on Niki's Fund to pay
those bills. Petro is a recent example. He was roaming
around the truckstop. He'd been hit by a car, had a
dangling front leg, covered in ticks and because he'd been
eating dirt to stay alive he was full of different types
of intestinal worms. He has gotten great care but
his bill exceeds the balance in Niki's fund. Please
donate specifically to this fund so that there will be
funds for medical and surgical care needed for shelter
animals prior to their adoption.