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Nikki Karis - The GodDogger

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About Me and My Inspiring Projects

For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Nikki Karis. My given name is Nikki Marie Kavouklis, and I reside on the West Coast of Florida with my rescue cats and dogs, who inspire me as I create and write.

Prior to launching my inspiring projects, I was a practicing personal injury attorney for twenty-eight years, having my own law firm with six locations at the height of my practice. During the pandemic of 2020, however, I finally decided to take a leap of faith and pursue my lifelong dream of inspiring others via my empowering books and uplifting merchandise.

Thus, I launched Karis Brands, my merchandise site, along with T1 Rise, a super-brand of eight risings. I also launched Tailzee, a social network platform devoted to uniting humans and their animals around the world.  There are additional projects in the works which I hope to launch no later than the start of 2022.

For pleasure, I enjoy reading, traveling, rescuing animals, collecting art, and decorating my circa 1925 home. I also love exploring the world, and hope to grow Finding Zeni, Inc., the holding company for my projects, into a successful, caring, and compassionate company with a mission to uplift and empower others. My future plans include building a home and an animal rescue center on the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas, where, before the pandemic, I would frequently retreat to write.

Stay tuned for more information, as I’m set to release Escape the Swamp – Become the Hero of Your Own Fairy Tale, book one of my Toad Chronicles series, on April 22, 2021 and GodDogs – an Inspiring, True Tale of Rescue and Awakening, book one of my GodDogs series, on May 6, 2021. Also, check the Karis Brands shop for my other book, Becoming Grace – 800 Inspiring Messages, which is available in paperback, e-book, and audio formats, as well as my inspiring Karis Brands products. Love and blessings, Nikki Karis

More About Me

Explore My Inspiring Projects

Since first beginning work on the first book of my Toad Chronicles series in 2009, I’ve penned thousands of inspiring messages, affirmations, and other writings and have produced hundreds of videos, all inspired by my amazing rescue animals.

My words of inspiration find their way to my audience through my various web and social media sites including T1 Rise, which is a super-brand of eight risings.

To learn more about my inspiring projects, click on the icons below.



Be Forgiving



The Nonas


Pet Souls

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These InsFURations will uplift, inspire, and empower you to become the best version of yourself. Together with the animals, we, the humans, who are the guardians of the planet, can create create a virtual Heaven on Earth for ourselves, the animals, Mother Nature, and the world as a whole. Let’s all rise together, as ONE!

Head over to Pet Souls Messages page under The Sanctuary tab and enjoy my heartwarming messages, all dedicated to the animals.