Cookie is going to be a dream come true for the right Eskie fanatic. Just two years old, this beautiful American Eskimo Dog was unceremoniously dumped by his owner into a local shelter, because clearly his folks were in over their heads. As legions of Eskie devotees will testify, this wonderful breed can be a sheer force of nature.

Cookie is a petite miniature American Eskimo Dog, at just at 12 pounds. He is small boned, with a lean, athletic physique, and has a soft flat coat, without the dense undercoat that can become matted. Shelter workers mistakenly pegged Cookie as a Pomeranian, but he appears much more Eskie-like to us.

Cookie has a larger-than-life personality with real "brat potential," if left to run amuck. We got the feeling that Cookie's former owners were bewitched by his extreme cuteness, and made an impulse decision, instead a well-thought out one. Cookie is a high-energy dog, and he needs an active lifestyle that will challenge him mentally and physically.

Eskies are highly intelligent dogs, and if their mental and physical needs are not met, they can make mayhem. Presumably that's what occurred in her former home. As seasoned Eskie Lovers, we have found Cookie beyond delightful, and seek like-minded Eskie folks, who are willing to help this spirited pipsqueak reach his full potential.

Cookie could easily join the active home of a single or couple, who's lifestyle includes brisk, walking, hiking, camping, any activity in which Cookie could participate. He loves to be center stage, and would flourish in an adult home, but would balk at the affections of "handsy" toddlers. Cookie needs alot of attention and is not the kind of dog who should be relegated to the backyard for a life of solitude. He needs to be integrated tightly into the adult lifestyle and allowed to shine.

Cookie (left) with buddy, Walker

Cookie interacts well with other dogs, and could easily join a multi-dog home with other high-energy, good-natured dogs. He has way too much energy for a cat household. Cookie is an attentive obedience student, and is both treat and praise motivated. He has passed some of the Cainine Good Citizen tests, and his Adopter should be able to take him the rest of the way to certification, and hopefully beyond. Cookie would be in Obedience or Agility natural champion, if the adopters are so inclined. Ongoing, disciplined obedience work is the key to unlocking Cookie's tremendous potential.

Cookie has good house manners and is house trained and crate trained, but has lost some of his house training mojo during the rescue process. Adopters should expect to troubleshoot the occasional accident that will inevitably occur during his transition to a new home. Cookie is in optimal health, and has been recently neutered. He has been vaccinated for rabies, DHLPPC (distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis parvo, parainfluenza and coronavirus), and canine flu. He has been boostered as needed. He has had the 4dx test, and is negative for heartworm, lyme, earlichia and anaplasmosis. He has been dewormed.

If you are interested in Cookie, 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.