Gorgeous Champion joined our rescue about a month ago after his owners dropped him off at NYC ACC. His sweet face wore a forlorn, shellshocked expression that melted our hearts. Just 2 years old, Champion found himself in residence at a high kill Shelter, where his adoption options were nil. Lately, we have had Beaglemania, as many pack members of this comical breed have joined our rescue.

Champion was a frightened little boy when he arrived on our doorstep, and his expression revealed extreme fear and anxiety. It has been a joy to watch Champion relax into his daily routine, and come out of the shell. As he adjusted to life at our place, we observed that other dogs were key in helping Champion find his inner puppy joy, and make the human connection.


Champion loves to play, and has a very docile, good natured demeanor. He would be the ideal candidate for a multi-dog home, with other calm dogs, who could help him feel his way in a new family environment. Champion will greet stangers with shy reticence, but he warms nicely as the bond builds with his people. Patient adopters will be rewarded with great love and affection, as Champion learns to trust.

We think Chamion would be best suited to an active family with older kids, or an active single or couple with patience to let him warm up at his own pace. He is the ideal choice for folks who enjoy helping a rescue dog bounce back from rough beginnings. Champion might be frightened by Toddler antics, but will blend in quickly with other dogs or cats.

Adopters can quicken the bonding process with frequent leash walks and ongoing obedience work. As a Scent Hound, Champion makes the most of his outdoors time, by savoring the aromas that nature offers. This simple activity challenges mind and body, and brings a shy dog like Champion into a state of restful balance. After a leisurely stroll, Champion is ready for his obedience workout. He now knows some basic commands, and is both treat and praise motivated.

Champion is a purebred Beagle, with a classic chocolate tricolor pattern. He is a medium, slender dog at an ideal weight of 29 pounds, and is an appropriate size for home or apartment. Despite Beagle reputation, Champion is not much of a barker. He has good house manners, and is house trained and crate trained, although adopters should expect to troubleshoot the occasional accident that will occur during his transition to a new home.

Champion is in excellent health and has been recently neutered. He is vaccinated for rabies, DHLPPC, (distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvo, parainfluenza, and Coronavirus and has been dewormed, and has tested negative for heartworm, lyme, earlichia and anaplasmosis. If you are interested in Champion, please call or text Denise at 860-908-9738, or email Denise@EskiesOnline.com for an adoption application.

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.