Anthony came to us recently from NYC ACC, where he spent some time. HE had been rounded up by Animal Control Officers during his evening constitutional. It's surprising that this gorgeous, one year old Rottweiler was footloose in the big city, and you'd think that a bereaved owner would be madly searching for his beloved, but sadly, no one claimed him at Animal Control. After his 14 day stray hold was up, we were able to have him transfered to us.

Anthony quickly settled into our foster home, where he has charmed everyone. He is an exhuberant, full of life, adolescent Rottweiller, who still has considerable puppy mojo. Anthony received good behavior evaluations at the shelter, despite his obvious dislike of the austere accommodations.

Anthony has the playful, stalwart and loyal qualities that Rottweiler enthusiasts admire. The Rottie is a powerful breed that owners must take care to socialize and train properly, in order to avoid having boredom and frustration morph into something worse. Anthony has a good nature, is friendly to all, and has the potential to ace his Canine Good Citizenship exam. He has grasped the basics nicely, and will readily respond to the commands of a calm, assertive human leader.

As an active youngster, Anthony needs a good amount of exercise before he settles down to relax. He would be a good companion for an active single or couple who can commit the time to his training and exercise regimen, or an active family with teenagers, who are all on the same page about meeting Anthony's needs. He enjoys other dogs, and could join a multi-dog home with well matched and properly trained housemates, but Anthony might be too much of a good thing for cats and toddlers.

Anthony strikes us as a tad behind the learning curve in puppy manners, but he is a quick study and willing to learn. He will need some consistency in managing jumping up behavior and housetraining as he transitions to his new home routine. Anthony is crate trained, so adopters may use this tool to help him adapt to his new environment.

Anthony is in good health and has been neutered. He has been vaccinated for rabies, DHLPP (distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvo and parainfluenza, and coronavirus), and has been boostered as needed. He has had the 4dx test, and is negative for heartworm, lyme, earlichia and anaplasmosis. He has been dewormed and microchipped. If you are interested in Anthony, 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.