Our darling little Blueberry is an adorable character who would charm any adopter. He recently joined us from the overcrowded NYC ACC, where he spent some time after Animal Control Officers interrupted his evening constitutional. Pint-size Blueberry had become another rescue statistic: a homeless city stray, in need of a rescue helping hand.

Although Blueberry received excellent behavior evaluations, he seemed to show signs of depression as he entered shelter life. He was overwhelmed and overshadowed in the shelter adoption program, because all too often, adopters prefer puppies to the sadder but wiser canine souls. In a short time, Blueberry caught the shelter kennel cough and was relegated to the euthanasia list. We are happy that our shelter contacts rerouted him to our rescue.

Blueberry is a tiny boy, and weighs just 9 pounds, with a thick set physique and large squarish head. He is a pint-sized Miniature Pinscher / Chihuahua mix, with natural ears and tail, and he carries himself with the expressive, proud panache that we find in both these mighty mouth breeds. Blueberry's short flat coat is black and tan, with a smattering of gray on his muzzle that reveals an 8 to 10 year old age range.

We think this extremely sweet senior deserves a better life in his golden years! This boy was born to be cuddled, and schlepped around in a cashmere-lined Hermes satchel. We think that Blueberry would most enjoy a quiet lifestyle with an adult single or couple, who love lap dog companionship. He tends to shut down in the face of chaos, and would not be a good fit for a busy family bursting with kids. He is a moderate to low energy dog, and 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/Chi and would be the perfect apartment dog. Blueberry could easily join a multi-dog home with one or two other laid back dogs or cats, 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.

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

Blueberry is in excellent health, and is at a lean body weight. He has a moderate heart murmur, and we've done exhaustive senior blood work to rule out any tendency toward heart issues. Our vet has cleared him for adoption, and he has been neutered, and had a full dental cleaning. His preoperative bloodwork was normal, and provides the adopter with baseline values going forward. 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. He has been dewormed, and microchipped. He has been on appropriate heartworm and flea/tick preventatives. If you are interested in Blueberry, 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.