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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)
EOL Multi-Breed Dog Rescue
Windham County Canterbury, CT MAP IT!
|Rescue Me ID: 16-04-19-00265Coffee (male)|
Our Coffee was a tough nut to crack. He came to us with a gigantic chip on his shoulder, and we really had to work at earning his respect! Coffee was understandably peeved at his reversal of fortune, as his questionable owner dumped him in an overcrowded Animal Control facility when Coffee was just four years old. Coffee is the sort of dog who prefers the status quo, rather than 'go with the flow' change. The shelter experience was not kind to him, and he did not make many friends. Further, he had a rough time with the shelter kennel cough, and by the time he showed up on our radar he was on the Euthanasia List, and on his way to full-fledged pneumonia. When he arrived, he was overweight, showed signs of terrible neglect, and his coat had been butchered by an at home haircut. On top of that, he developed pneumonia and was hospitalized for several days, battling for breath. The recovery was slow, and Coffee endured more than his fair share of poking and prodding at the Vet's office. And while he wasn't always the model patient, over the course of time, Coffee begin to trust and slowly let his guard down, and has he adapted to his new life in Rescue. Now, after 9 months, Coffee has transformed into a happy, loving boy who has become one of our house favorites. He is a 100% well, in great health, and his eyes have started to sparkle. Now he's ready to join his new home. Coffee is a medium sized dog, weighing 44 pounds. He is a mix of American Eskimo Dog and Collie. His gorgeous gold and white coat has grown back to lush fullness, and he has visited our groomer two times with great results. Coffee has the stance and body shape of the standard American Eskimo Dog, but has some of the Collie coloring and size. His coat is thick and requires regular brushing, and perhaps professional grooming a couple times a year. Coffee would be a great choice for laid back, seasoned Adult Eskie lovers. He is best suited to a calm, quiet home without a lot of hectic comings and goings. Coffee is a big fan of peace and quiet. He bonds beautifully to his chosen people, but then prefers to steer clear of strangers. Adopter's family and friends will need to approach him on his terms, and let him get comfortable before they become too touchy-feely. Adopters will need to be comfortable instructing folks how to approach Coffee, so that he feels comfortable and safe when meeting new people. Coffee is not a good choice for a busy family with children, but he could live happily with another canine housemate, if the dog is calm and well behaved. He has not yet been exposed to cats, but a dog savvy feline housemate is not out of the question. Adopters will need to be patient with Coffee, and allow him to warm up at his own pace. He is not likely to give a Disney moment at the adoption meeting. Coffee 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 has begun to master his basic obedience commands, and takes to training very well. Coffee responds positively to both treat-based and Leadership techniques. He is in excellent health, has been neutered. His preoperative blood work was normal and serves as an important baseline going forward. His skin and coat are in A-1 shape, and he has been 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 Coffee, 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)
EOL Multi-Breed Dog Rescue
Windham County Canterbury, CT MAP IT!
|Rescue Me ID: 16-04-15-00160Chance (male)|
Chance holds a very special place in our hearts. Rushed to animal control in Georgia after what seems he had been hit by a car. A few cuts and bruises later, Chance is back to his old self. Chance is a lovely, playful, active young pup, probably under a year old. He is AWESOME! He gets along with the other dogs and puppies and cats in foster and will make a family very lucky if he joins them. He would love to play with his very own toys, go for long walks and hikes, and the dog park or a furry playmate would be just great. At the end of the day if you are ready to cuddle, so is he. Please check out his adorable video! Chance weighs about 50 lbs. If you also believe Chance deserves to be safe and loved, please copy and paste this link to your web browser to fill out our online application, http://members.petfinder.com/~CT243/sampleform.html. All vetting includes post accident care, neuter, shots and deworming. Full vetting and transport up north included in his $375 adoption fee. We cannot be certain what his true mix is but he looks like a Smooth Coated Collie to us. (Less)
Fairfield County Westport, CT 06880 MAP IT!
|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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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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