Our handsome boy, Anubis, joined our rescue recently, along with his housemate, Ares, who has already been adopted. These gentle, friendly dogs were surrendered to NYCACC via the Deferred Intake Program, which allowed them to arrive at the shelter on the same day that they could be transported to us. Both dogs seemed good-natured and adoptable during their Intake, and had the natural resilience to be unfazed by the chaotic process.

The name "Anubis" tested our memory of ancient Egyptian mythology, but we recall that name designates the God of the Underworld, charged with mummification and funeral rites. We had to giggle that this sweet, shy cutie pie is named after an entity so potent with foreboding!

Ten years old, Anubis finds himself homeless and in need of a loving family to nurture him through his golden years. When we saw Anubis' shelter mugshot, we were puzzled by his breed mix. He appears to be a good sized Beagle, in head and ear shape, as well as coat texture. His size, physique, and stance suggest a Cocker Spaniel. He has natural ears and tail, and his coat is black and dark chocolate brown with a smattering of gray on his muzzle. At 28 lbs, Anubis is a small dog, but gives the impression of a much larger one. He is a very manageable size and very easy to walk on lead.

Anubis has a relatively calm demeanor for an energetic breed mix, and would be a good choice for a first time dog owner. As a laid back, moderate energy dog, Anubis requires a couple of brisk leash walks daily, but settles down quickly to watch TV or nap by the fire. Anubis would be an ideal companion to a single or couple, and could adapt to apartment living, without rousting the neighbors with nusiance barking. He is sociable to other dogs, and could join a multi-dog or senior dog home, where the energy is low key. Anubis would compliment most dog or cat chemistries.

Anubis has great house manners and is house trained, and crate trained. Adopters should expect the occasional accident to occur as Anubis adjusts to his new routine. He appears to be well cared for, his skin and coat are soft and lustrous, and his teeth and gums are in good shape for an adult dog. He has had a full dental cleaning, as well as full blood work which was normal. Adopters may use this as baseline values going forward. Anubis is in excellent health and has been neutered. He has been vaccinated for Rabies, DHLPPC (distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvo, parainfluenza and coronavirus). He has had the 4dx test, and is negative for heartworm, lyme, earlichia and anaplasmosis. He has been dewormed.

If you are interested in Anubis, 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.