Lovable Lucas is one of our favorite foster dogs. He is Beagle through and through, right down to his beautiful singing voice. One year old, Lucas joined us a few months ago from NYCACC, after his owner surrendered him to an uncertain fate. Owner surrendered dogs often have a tough time losing their cushy homes and adapting to a harsh shelter environment that breeds stress and fear.

Lucas did not fare well in the shelter. He became unglued and extremely fearful. His behavior deteriorated quickly, and we were asked to step in before he hit the euthanasia list. We were tickled pink to add another Beagle to our chorus. Lucas contributes the falsetto voice that we were missing.


Lucas appears to be a picture perfect Beagle in appearance and demeanor, and has all the classic traits of a tenacious Scent Hound. He has a sinewy, athletic physique, with trademark glorious, floppy ears! He has the classic Beagle low mainenance, tri-color coat, and is at an ideal lean body weight of 26 pounds. Lucas is true to his Beagle Scent Hound roots. He is easy to entertain with a simple leash walk. Lucas loves the outdoors and savors all of the scents that nature has to offer. He needs two to three brisk leash walks a day to engage his mind and meet his energy needs.

Lucas is this an extremely lovable guy, and generally good-natured, unless you're at the vet. He becomes quite testy at the vet, and we opted to muzzle him for precaution. We recommend that adopters choose a Vet experienced with rescue dogs, and that they be prepared to use the muzzle to get in and out without a lot of drama.

Lucas is generally friendly, but can be suspicious of some strangers at first. He quickly warms to gentle human touch. He likes to engage with his people on his own terms, but is more than willing to follow pack rules when it comes to house manners and obedience training. Lucas would be the ideal companion for an active single or couple, who enjoy outdoor activities. We'd like to steer clear of children in Lucas's home since they may not respect his boundaries, when it comes to his food and toys.

Lucas will bond quickly and love his family, and will want to be the center of attention. If he is relegated to a fenced-in yard or a separate room in an apartment, he will get fussy and bark for attention. Lucas certainly could be alone for an 8 hour work day, as long as he has toys and chewies to amuse himself, but he is not a fan of isolation. When his folks are home he likes to be in the thick of things. He has a vibrant, intense personality, that will thrill Beagle people. He's very typical of the breed.

Lucas loves to play with other dogs, and has been one of the Superstars of our Big Dog play group. He holds his own with a pack of large Coonhounds and random Rottie-Shepherd mixes. Lucas would be a great fit for folks who have another young dog that likes to play. As an older puppy, Lucas did not have the benefit of much obedience work in his former home. He has begun to master the basics, but his adopter should be prepared to provide additional training, discipline and structure, and continue him on the path to Canine Good Citizenship.

Lucas is in excellent health and has been neutered. He has been vaccinated for Rabies, DHLPPC (distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvo, parainfluenza and coronavirus), He has been boostered as needed. He has had the 4dx test: negative for heartworm, lyme, earlichia and anaplasmosis. If you are interested in Lucas, please write to Denise@eskiesonline.com or call Denise at 860-908-9738 for more info.

About us: We are an active multi-breed dog rescue local to New England, situated in Canterbury, Connecticut. Our 21 year history is reflected in our website EskiesOnline.com, and on our Facebook page: Eskies Online.

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.