We hope somebody steps up to adopt Beatrix before we highjack her for ourselves! Our petite Fairy Princess is a pistol. This tiny, 7 pound, Miniatrure Dachshund/Miniature Pinscher, was recently dumped, along with her brother, Prince, into NYC ACC. Just eight months old, this delightful duo was faced with the uncertainty of hostile Shelter life.

It's painfully obvious Beatrix' former owner should not have attempted to raise precious young puppies, with such little experience and commitment. When Beatrix and Prince entered the shelter, they were undersocialized, and had a very typical fearful reaction to such a dramatic change in circumstance. It has been our experience that the Toy Breeds are some of the most misunderstood and mishandled dogs that come our way. Indeed, it takes the pinnacle of human genius to screw up a pair of 7 pound puppies.

When we first met Beatrix, she wasn't feeling well and seemed a little out of sorts. As she healed, her personality popped like a diminutive firecracker. She is one of the most lovable dogs we've seen in some time. She could go into any kind of active environment, and charm the daylights out of anyone she meets.

Beatrix is extremely high energy, and runs around like a little lightning bolt. She has a comical appearance, with an elongated Dachshund spine and a perky Min Pin head. She has amazing jumping ability, and is not above dive-bombing into your lap when you least expect it. Also, we should warn that Beatrix is a lip and nose nibbler. She loves to give kisses and gets very, very excited! Beatrix is a lovable imp, and was destined to be carried in her own swell purse, dressed in snappy couture.

Beatrix is a confident little girl, and has navigated the canine politics in her foster home with ease, although her puppy effervescence is sometimes a bit too much for cranky older dogs to tolerate. She has bonded with her new Chihuahua and Min Pin housemates, and could easily join an age appropriate, multi-small-dog household, with proper introduction.

Beatrix is an older puppy, who is behind the learning curve on some of her obedience work. She is ready to join the home of active adults, or a family with older children, who have been taught how to handle a small dog gently. She strikes us as a very needy little girl, who does not like to be ignored. She loves to be with her people and is not a fan of time alone. She may cry if left alone for long periods, but is the ultimate lap dog, and will be a faithful companion to folks willing to take charge. Beatrix loves to be part of the action, and travels beautifully. She is the kind of dog that you can cart around anywhere. She can be shy of strangers initially, but adapts nicely to change once she trusts her pack leader.

Beatrix has good house manners and is mostly house and paper trained, and crate trained, although adopters should be prepared to troubleshoot the occasional accident that may occur during her transition to a new routine. Beatrix is in excellent health, and has been recently neutered. She has been vaccinated for rabies and DHLPPC (distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvo, parainfluenza and coronavirus), and Canine Influenza. She has had the 4dx test, and is negative for heartworm, lyme, earlichia and anaplasmosis. She has been microchipped and dewormed. If you are interested in Beatrix, 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.