Our Biloxi has the regal presence of the Court Jester! This comedic character joined us a few weeks ago from NYCACC, after Animal Control Officers found him roaming in a City park. When no bereaved owner came to claim Biloxi, he was released to our rescue, so that we could put some polish on his manners, and find him a forever home.

Biloxi appears to be a double dose of hardcore Herding breeds: Border Collie and Blue Heeler. It's not easy to own a Herding dog in the city, due to their tenacious high energy and work ethic, but Biloxi seems more mild-mannered than most of the Herders we have known. Nevertheless, he is high energy and highly intelligent, and he requires alot of exercise and mental stimulation to keep his yayas in check.

Despite the chaotic shelter environment, Biloxi seemed to hold his own and avoid trouble. His behavior evaluations were pretty good, and he is adjusting nicely to foster care. He is a robust, athletic dog, who has more of the stout Blue Heeler physique, but seems taller and more lithe than Breed standard. His coat is a beautiful black and white pattern with a lot of speckled "ticking." Clearly a Herding dog, Biloxi definitely needs an active lifestyle and a job. Herders are hardwired to work, and if his adopters do not give Biloxi 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 key to managing the Herding Breeds. Biloxi is a medium-high energy dog, with a slightly timid demeanor at first, but we suspect he will perk up in his new home, with fewer dogs. Biloxi 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 two brisk daily leash walks, in addition to focused playtime. Adopters can increase the intensity of a walk by outfitting Biloxi with a dog backpack loaded with water and a collapsable bowl. At each rest and water stop, Biloxi 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. Biloxi 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 Biloxi the mental and physical challenges that he needs.

Biloxi 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 Biloxi best. In a chaotic, hectic environment he becomes anxious and demonstrates herding behavior in order to maintain social order. In a calm environment, Biloxi relaxes and enjoys quiet time with his people. Kids and cats may provide too much stimulation, but Biloxi could easily join a multi-dog home.

Biloxi 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, has been neutered. 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 Biloxi, please write to Angelsfrgod@aol.com or call/text Denise at 860-908-9738 for more info.

We are an active, 501(c)(3), multi-breed dog rescue, local to the North East, situated in Canterbury, Connecticut. Our 21 year history is reflected in our website EskiesOnline.com, and on our Facebook page: Eskies Online.