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|Rescue Me ID: 16-04-20-00086Sarge (male)|
Our Sarge is a lovebug. He joined us a few months ago from a well-reputed local shelter where he had been put up for adoption and passed over. Sarge was found roaming the area as a stray, and at the age of five, found himself a guest in the local pound, where he made many friends. This handsome charmer peaked the interest of our shelter contact, Emily, who thought he'd be a good candidate for our Rescue. Sarge seems to be a Collie mix, graced with a lush, full coat, a full mane and pretty Collie tri-colors. But his stocky, muscular build suggest Australian Cattle Dog DNA. Sarge is a double dose of herding dog, so he definitely needs an active lifestyle and a job. Herders are hardwired to work, and if his adopters do not give Sarge a job, he will practice his herding skills within the household. A bored, frustrated herding dog is a recipe for Mayhem. Exercise and obedience training are the keys to managing the Herding Breeds. Sarge is a high-energy dog, who would make a great running, walking or hiking partner. He's built for speed, but will adjust his pace to suit his Handler. He needs at least three brisk daily leash walks, in addition to focused playtime. Adopters can increase the intensity of a walk by outfitting Sarge with a dog backpack, loaded with water and a collapsable bowl. At each rest and water stop, Sarge will feel like he's got a job and will be quite proud of himself. Obedience training is essential to meeting the needs of a Herding dog. Sarge already knows all of his basic obedience commands, and is on the way to earning his Canine Good Citizenship Certification. Adopters should be able to take him the rest of the way with ease. Structure and obedience work go a long way in providing Sarge the mental and physical challenges that he needs. Sarge is best suited to an active adult home, with a dog savvy single or couple, who have the time and energy to give him his daily exercise. Tranquility and calm suit Sarge best. In a chaotic, hectic environment he becomes anxious and demonstrates herding behavior in order to maintain social order. In a calm environment, Sarge relaxes and enjoys quiet time with his people. Kids and cats may provide too much stimulation, but Sarge could easily join a multi-dog home. Sarge has good house manners and is house trained and crate trained, although adopters should expect to troubleshoot a few accidents during his transition to a new routine. He is in excellent health, and at an ideal lean body weight of 30 pounds. He has been neutered, and vaccinated for Rabies, DHLPPC (distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvo, parainfluenza and coronavirus), He has been boostered as needed. He has had the 4dx test: negative for heartworm, lyme, earlichia and anaplasmosis. If you are interested in Sarge, please write to Denise@eskiesonline.com or call Denise at 860-908-9738 for more info. Eskies Online is a 501(c)(3) Multibreed rescue group that serves unwanted American Eskimos and other dogs in need. Our group of volunteer foster homes spans the North East, and our adoption territory extends from Maine to eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, and parts of northern Maryland. Once an adopter is approved, we arrange transportation. We do not adopt dogs beyond our territory. Please visit our website: www.eskiesonline.com for more information about our group and our adoption procedures. (Less)
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|Rescue Me ID: 16-01-29-00097Annabella (female)|
Our darling Ingenue, Annabella, is a real sweetheart, in need of a firm hand and a structured lifestyle. She came to us recently from a large Animal Control Facility where, just 11 months old, this youngster had become a homeless stray. She charmed everyone, from the doggie cops to the vet staff and many volunteers in between. We are thrilled to have her with us. Shelter staff suggest that Annabella is a Foxhound, perhaps mixed with Smooth Coat Collie. She is a medium sized dog, weighing 50 pounds, and has a lean, sleek physique. Her slightly elongated muzzle and half mast ears favor the Collie look, but she has the characteristic tri coloring pattern, and tail, of the American Foxhound. Annabella's easy-to-maintain coat is in great shape, and has a lustrous shine. Annabella's breed mix of hunter/herder hardwires her to a work ethic that should be channeled into exercise and obedience training. She is a fantastic outdoor dog, and loves to walk, run or hike, and participate in outdoor adventures. Annabella could easily join an active adult home, and would thrive in a bustling household where she is the center of attention. As an older puppy, many of Annabella's developmental cues were missed during her time as a stray. Her new family will need to be prepared to establish house rules and maintain discipline. In the midst of chaos, Annabella will act up, but in an environment of calm and structure, she is an absolute dream. Annabella still has her puppy mojo. Her obedience training is coming along well, and she knows most of her commands, but Adopters will need to prepare for the antics of an older puppy. It is essential to challenge Annabella in both mind and body so that she maintains an even keel. If she becomes bored and frustrated, she can become mischievious. Everyone in her new home needs to be on the same page about the importance of exercise and obedience training, and be willing to provide the consistent structure and discipline that an older puppy needs. Her house manners are good, but there may be that inevitable snagged shoe or trash can treasure hunt, while Annabella matures over the next few months. Annabella is extremely good natured, and could easily join a multi-dog home. She loves people and has none of the stranger danger that plagues some rescue dogs. She is a natural Canine Good Citizen, who can move through the human world with ease and grace. Adopters should be able to have her CGC certified in a short while. She has grasped her obedience commands and loves the training process. Annabella is house trained and crate trained, but adopters should expect to troubleshoot the occasional accident that will inevitably occur during her transition to a new home. She is spayed, and has been vaccinated for rabies, DA2PP (distemper, adrenovirus, parvo and parainfluenza), and canine flu. She has been boostered as needed. She has had the 4dx test, and is negative for heartworm, lyme, earlichia and anaplasmosis. She has been dewormed, and microchipped. If you are interested in Annabella, please write to Denise@eskiesonline.com or call/text Denise at 860-908-9738 for more info. Eskies Online is a 501(c)(3) Multibreed rescue group that serves unwanted American Eskimos and other dogs in need. Our group of volunteer foster homes spans the North East, and our adoption territory extends from Maine to eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, and parts of northern Maryland. Once an adopter is approved, we arrange transportation. We do not adopt dogs beyond our territory. Please visit our website: www.eskiesonline.com for more information about our group and our adoption procedures. (Less)
EOL Multi-Breed Dog Rescue
Windham County Canterbury, CT MAP IT!
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|PIease Read Before Adopting a Collie in Connecticut|
Collie Dogs can make good pets in Connecticut if they match your IifestyIe. Collies, or Rough Collies, are loyal, devoted, and protective dogs. Most Collies are excellent companions for children. Collies are natural herders and may nip at people's heels when they are puppies. Collies respond well to gentle obedience training. Collies are best suited to loving families with a decent sized yard but can adapt to apartment life. Collies are easy to housebreak.
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