Our handsome boy, Black Bear is a debonair fellow who would charm any adopter. He recently joined us from NYCACC, along with his brother, Brown Bear, after his owners moved, and consequently abandoned them to an uncertain fate. The boys seemed to fare pretty well in the shelter setting, and were soon brought to our attention by our shelter contacts, who know well of our love for this larger than life breed.

Although the brothers received good behavior evaluations, they were overlooked as seniors in the Shelter adoption program. We invited them to our Rescue so that we could cast a wider adoption net and find them the ideal Min Pin home. Brown Bear has been adopted, and now it is Black Bear's turn!

Black Bear, with his brother Brown Bear in the background.

Black Bear is a slender Miniature Pinscher with a stance and carriage that screams "King of the Toys". He is a tall, athletic boy, and weighs a spry 10 pounds. His short flat coat is breed standard black and tan, with a smidge of gray on his muzzle, that reveals an approximate 8-10 age range. Black Bear has gloriously natural floppy ears and tail. As an adult dog, Black Bear is well past the puppy mayhem stage.

We think that Black Bear would most enjoy a quiet lifestyle with an adult single or couple, who love lap dog companionship. He tends to steer clear of chaos, and would not be a good fit for a busy family bursting with kids. He is a medium energy dog, and while he needs a few brisk leash walks daily, he also likes to relax by the fire or nap in his person's lap during TV or Book time. He's relatively quiet for a Min Pin, and would be the perfect apartment dog. Black Bear could easily join a multi-dog home with one or two other laid back dogs, but would be overwhelmed by large, high energy dogs. He has a calm vibe, and could be a comforting companion to a senior dog, who recently lost a beloved house mate.

Black Bear has good house manners, and is house trained, crate trained and can easily be persuaded to use a wee wee pad in inclement weather. Adopters should expect to troubleshoot the occasional accident that will inevitably occur during his transition to a new home.

Black Bear is in excellent health, and is at a lean body weight. He is recently neutered, and has had a dental cleaning. His preoperative bloodwork was normal, and provides the adopter with baseline values going forward. He has received routine vaccinations and health screenings. He has been dewormed, and microchipped. He has been on appropriate heartworm and flea/tick preventatives. If you are interested in Black Bear, please write to Denise@eskiesonline.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.