Handsome Cash came to our attention after a call from a concerned neighbor, who told the distressing story that Cash's owners had moved to Florida, and left him behind in their foreclosed home, along with his senior housemate, Soko. We took them both into our Rescue, and Soko has been adopted already. Now is its Cash's turn for a chance at a happy forever after.

The rescue process has been quite a shock to Cash's system. When we first picked him up, he was extremely shy and quiet, and very bonded to Soko. They hunkered down together in the back of our vehicle and snuggled like old chums. Cash has been affected by Soko's departure, but over the course of the last few weeks, he has warmed up beautifully, in part, thanks to some of our other Eskie Fosters, who have included him in their pack. He is enjoying the companionship of the pack.

Cash is a stunning, large miniature American Eskimo Dog, and at 25 pounds he is a medium sized dog, at an optimal weight. He has a beautiful, full Eskie coat, with a light undercoat and some faint biscuit markings. Our vet places him at 7 to 8 years, based on standard evaluation markers: teeth, eyes and energy level. His coat is in beautiful shape, and is soft to touch. As an Eskie, he does shed a good deal, and blows his coat a couple times a year.

Cash has a submissive temperament, and he is shy and avoids situations that unnerve him. He would make an ideal companion for an active single or couple who have some Eskie experience, and have the patience to allow Cash to warm up slowly at his own pace. We don't think Cash would be happy in a bustling family environment, with lots of people coming and going. He seems to prefer solitude and one to one connection with doting humans. We think he would thrive in a multi-dog home with one or two other balanced dogs, because he seems to pick up his cues from a stable pack. He would also do well and feline home.

Cash has performed well with his obedience work and knows most of his commands. He is well on the way to becoming a Canine Good Citizen. Motivated adopters can easily take him the rest of the way. Eskies tend to relish their obedience training, and it is one of the best ways to channel their considerable intelligence, and provide much needed mental stimulation. Obedience work is a wonderful way to bond with Cash, as he is both treat and praise motivated, and very easy to handle.

Cash has good house manners and is house trained and crate trained. Adopters should expect to troubleshoot the occasional accident that will inevitably occur during his transition to a new home. He is in optimal health, and is recently neutered, and has had a full dental procedure. His preoperative blood work was within normal limits and he tolerated surgery well. 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, and is negative for heartworm, lyme, earlichia and anaplasmosis.

If you are interested in Cash, 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.