Our adorable Leidy is a stalwart little soul. Seven years old, this pint sized Chihuahua/Min Pin mix was hauled in by Animal Control Officers during her evening stroll in Brooklyn, New York. She must have a harrowing story to tell, and we can't imagine what this 8 pound cutie was doing out alone on the wrong side of the tracks.

Once she reached NYCACC, Leidy had hunkered down into fear mode, and was not very pleased with her new accommodations. She put up a fuss during her vet procedures, and didn't exactly go out of her way to make friends of shelter staff. When Leidy came on our radar, we invited her to Connecticut, so that we could give her space to decompress, and see how quickly she would get back to normal, when out of the shelter environment.

Leidy has blossomed beautifully here, and loves all of her caregivers. She still seems shy when meeting new people, and tends to bond to one or two people quickly, and strongly, but still mistrusts others outside her social circle. She would not be a good candidate for a busy family with small children, but in a quiet adult home, Leidy will find her bliss.

We sense that our busy foster home is not the ideal lifestyle for Leidy, who at times seems uncomfortable in a large dog pack. We think that she would prefer a quieter home, with patient adults, who understand how to slowly build a lasting bond, and repair trust with a broken rescue dog. She needs a special type of adopter, who can really wrap their mind around healing a shy, frightened rescue dog. Leidy may not give a Disney moment at the adoption, but her folks will be rewarded with slow and steady progress, as she grows to trust.

We don't think that Leidy is suitable for a busy family with small children, or a hectic multi-dog home. She seems to respond best to peace and quiet. She will become a great lap companion to a calm, laidback single, couple or senior once she's been allowed the opportunity to warm up on her own. Leidy is very affectionate, but is sometimes tentative with strangers. She could live peacefully with one or two small, calm dogs, and we think she would be a good companion for a dog savvy cat.

Leidy has good house manners, and is house trained and crate trained. Adopters should expect to troubleshoot the occasional accident that will inevitably occur during Leidy's transition to a new home. She is in excellent health, and is at an ideal lean body weight. She has been spayed, had a complete dental, and lost six teeth. Leidy's pre-op blood work was normal and will serve as a baseline for adopters going forward. She tolerated anesthesia well and appears to be in great health.

Leidy has been vaccinated for Rabies, DHLPPC (distemper, hepatitus, leptospirosis, parvo, parainfluenza, coronavirus), and Canine Flu. She has been boostered as needed. She has had the 4dx test: negative for heartworm, lyme, earlichia and anaplasmosis. She has been dewormed, and and is on preventatives for Heartworm and Flea/Tick. If you are interested in Leidy, 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.