Indeed, Hubble is quite the charmer, and we were absolutely wowed by the widespread love that he inspired in shelter staff and volunteers. Hubble has a sadly familiar story. He was found wandering the city streets, in Brooklyn, New York, and was transported by Animal Control officers to the large, overcrowded city shelter.

After shelter workers were unable to track down Hubble's owners, he was released to the Shelter adoption program, but caught an upper respiratory virus, that led to pneumonia, and he was shortlisted for euthanasia. He was so beloved that staff kept pulling him off the euthanasia list, hoping that a Rescue would step up. We couldn't believe that such a triumphant spirit could survive the city streets, only to catch pneumonia in a shelter environment, and then survive that, only to face euthanasia, as one more unwanted Bully. Not on our watch! There has to be greater things in store for him.

Hubble is a coveted blue nose APBT, and is at the prime of his young life at just two years old. This handsome boy has a pair of dramatic green peepers that are simply bewitching. He is a medium-sized, powerful dog of 48 pounds, and he has a muscular physique and a good deal of physical strength. He has a short, grey and white pattern coat that requires minimal grooming. As with most gray-coated Bullies, Hubbell has sensitive skin, and does best on grain-free dog food, with added Omega fats.

Hubble has an outgoing, friendly temperament and has earned the great behavior evaluations. Hubble loves everyone and has remained unaffected by the chaotic rescue process that can sway some nervous temberaments. He loves people and has the right vibe for an excellent companion dog. He is extremely affectionate and craves human contact.

Hubble would fit right into the active lifestyle of a single or couple, who can provide the exercise that he needs to remained calm and balanced. He would make an excellent running or hiking companion and could adapt to any kind of pace. Owners of large, powerful breeds have a greater burden of responsibility to provide effective leadership, exercise, and obedience work to maintain control over their dogs. Hubble had no manners or obedience training when he came to our Rescue, and it was obvious that his owners did not manage his Social Development period very well.

We have started Canine Good Citizenship and basic obedience training with Hubble and he has performed beautifully. As a high energy Bully breed, Hubble requires energetic daily walks to keep his puppy yayas in check. Once Hubble has a brisk walk or run, he can focus like a laser beam on his obedience work. He is extremely responsive to positive rewards techniques, and is both treat and praise motivated. If adopters continue Hubble on his Canine Good Citizen path, he will become a much needed Ambassador of the Breed.

We think that Hubble might excel in an only dog home. He can be a bossy budinski, and occasionally will mount other dogs as a means of dominance. While on lead, Hubble behaves himself and responds to his Handler's cues. He can be easily walked in an urban environment, but he is not a candidate for off-leash play in dog parks. Hubble has a tendency to play rough, and sometimes extremely rough play can get out of hand. Hubble will not tolerate the transgressions an ill mannered doggy Wild Child!

Hubble has good house manners and is house trained and crate trained. Adopters are expected to troubleshoot the occasional accident that may occur during Hubble's transition to a new routine. He is in excellent health, and has been recently neutered. He has been vaccinated for rabies and DHLPPC (distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvo, parainfluenza and coronavirus). He has had the 4dx test, and is negative for heartworm, lyme, earlichia and anaplasmosis. He has been microchipped and dewormed. If you are interested in Hubble, please write to Denise@eskiesonline.com or call 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.