Our lovely Princess Elsa was dealt a stinging blow of betrayal when, at the age of eight, she was dumped her in NYC ACC by lackluster owners. No particular reason was given, and Princess Elsa suffered tremendously during her first few days in the shelter, after being uprooted from her lifelong home. She was terrified in the harsh environment, and lashed out at staff and volunteers. She acted up quite a bit during her vet exam, and once she caught the shelter kennel cough, Princess Elsa was quickly relegated to the euthanasia list. Luckly we became aware of her plight, and soon she was rerouted to us, so that we could heal the trauma before adoption.

After a few weeks in foster care, Princess Elsa begin to warm slowly. At first, she hated to come out of her crate, but finally curiosity prevailed, and she started investigating. We were thrilled when she began to enjoy her food and her treats. Finally the magic breakthrough that we'd been waiting for occurred. Princess Elsa at last melted into loving human touch, and bonded with her caretakers, Michele and Jeremy.

Princess Elsa is a standard American Eskimo Dog, with a fluffy, wavy coat, lightly marked with biscuit. She has a leggy and lean athletic physique and weighs just 21 pounds. Princess Elsa's coat is not as thick as some Eskies, but still has maximum Eskie shedding potential. She's easier to groom than most, requiring regular brushing, but perhaps not professional grooming.

Princess has survived the unwieldly rescue process. She has adapted to foster care nicely, and has charmed all of her caretakers. Princess Elsa is a bit more laid back than the typical Eskie, but she has a buoyant Eskie personality, and she strikes just the right tone as an active, but not hyper dog. She would be happy with a couple of daily leash walks, followed by lots of one-to-one play and affection.

Princess Elsa takes a minute to size up strangers, and then she warms quickly to human touch, although there surely will be some people from time to time that she may not like. She craves human connection, and once her initial hesitation subsides, she is extremely affectionate. Princess Elsa would really benefit from a loving connection with the right person. She seems to be insecure, and definitely needs a seasoned Eskie person with command presence, and leadership abilities She would be the ideal fit for an active single or couple, who enjoy the process of working with a disenfranchised rescue dog.

Princess Elsa has done well with her obedience work, and knows most of her commands. She is well on the way to becoming a Canine Good Citizen, and motivated adopters can easily take her 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 Princess Elsa. She is both treat and praise motivated, and very easy to handle.

Princess Elsa has good house manners and is house trained and crate trained. Adopters should expect to troubleshoot the occasional accident that will inevitably occur during her transition to a new home. She is in optimal health, and has been recently spayed, and had a complete dental. She has been vaccinated for rabies, DHLPPC (distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis parvo, parainfluenza and coronavirus), and canine flu. She has been boostered as needed. She has had the 4dx test, and is negative for heartworm, lyme, earlichia and anaplasmosis. She has been dewormed, and microchipped.

If you are interested in Princess Elsa, 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.