Our little Harry has a whole lotta chutzpah! Shih Tzu lovers will find no surprise in Harry's larger-than-life persona. After all, a dog breed designed by Japanese Emperors to guard the Inner Sanctum has to have some Huff and Puff! And, Harry doesn't disappoint, he is a magnificent spirit in a 13 pound fluffly package.

Just 3 years old, Harry came to us from NYCACC, after he spent some time ramblin' through the city streets in Brooklyn, NY. No doubt, Harry found his new shelter accommodations intimidating, and he seemed shy and fearful during his Intake and Vetting process. Harry left shelter evaluators under impressed, and he earned the reputation for being a cranky little guy.

Harry was rerouted to our rescue, so that we could provide TLC, and allow him a chance to unwind before making any behavior determinations. We quickly learned why Harry was so intolerant of touch. His shaggy coat was a horrid mess that was matted down to the skin and pinching him all over. Even the slightest handling caused him great pain. Our Groomer had to shave Harry completely, and once he was free of all of that matted baggage, it was as though he had a personality transplant.

Harry has blossomed beautifully in our active rescue. He has a vibrant personality that Shih Tzu aficionados will recognize and appreciate, although, he has a tiny bit of the Napoleon complex, and will mouth off to larger dogs as though he actually has some girth and power behind the bark! He will likely get himself jammed up in dog park with strange dogs, if allowed off leash. Harry gets along pretty well with dogs his size, although he is an alpha wannabe and likes to be the big shot in charge.

Harry would be the ideal companion for an active single or couple, who enjoy the process of working with a rescue dog. As a city stray, Harry has lost a bit of his house manners and will require some patience to integrate well into a new lifestyle. He is old enough be alone during a workday, but he will demand lots of attention when his family is home. Harry loves to be the center of attention, and thrives on human interaction. He's not going to be happy if he is ignored. He could easily join a multi-dog home, if the dog chemistry works, and he could do well with patient, dog savvy cats. Harry is probably not the best fit for a home with babies or toddlers, whose attentions might overwhelm him.

Harry's house manners are improving, and he 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 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, and is on preventatives.

If you are interested in Harry, 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.