Our Mackeral is a sweet, senior Poodle mix, who came to us from NYCACC, after he had been picked up as a stray and brought to the Brooklyn Shelter. When no bereaved owner came looking for Mackerel, he was transferred to our care so that we could do the much-needed veterinary work. This poor boy was in pretty rough shape from his time on the streets.

When he arrived, he was in wretched condition, malnourished, with a terribly matted and discolored coat. The shelter did their best, but he came to us in pretty miserable shape. The shelter vet put him at about 10 years old, but after Mackeral being here, and receiving nutritional rehabilitation, vet care and grooming, our vet puts him at about 8 years old. He's definitely a senior who still has a lot of bounce in his step and love left to give.


Mackeral is a petite Toy Poodle at just 10 pounds, who may have a bit of Bichon Frise in his ancestry. He has a short stocky physique with floppy ears. His cream colored coat has some stains, that are the trademark of poor nutrition, but he has been professionally, groomed twice, and the texture of his coat is improving with better diet.

Mackeral is a friendly guy who loves to be in the thick of the action most of the time, but then knows when to go take a good nap. He would thrive in the lifestyle of an active single or couple. He is a confident little guy, with a sweet nature, and would be a good fit for families with older children or cats. He could easily join a multi-dog home with other fun loving, energetic scamps. He loves to play, and can hold his own with a diverse dog pack.

Mackeral has good house manners, and is generally friendly to strangers. He rides well in the car, and is the kind of companion that you can take just about anywhere. He has a happy-go-lucky spirit, that adds charm and geniality to just about any situation. Mackeral is house trained and crate trained. However, adopters will need to be patient, and troubleshoot the occasional accident that may occur during his transition to a new home.


Mackeral is in decent health for a senior who had been so badly neglected. He has been neutered, and had a full dental procedure recently, along with pre-op full blood work. Our Vet noted a mild heart murmur, and the upshot is that some blood values related to heart and kidney were slightly elevated, and the blood work should be repeated and monitored at his annual exams.

We've done everything that needed to be done at the vet. He had a few lumps and bumps removed, all biopsied and were benign. Our vet thinks he is in pretty decent shape for a senior, and it's our experience that with ongoing good nutrition, that you can bring him into optimal health, and extend his quality of life for many good years.

Mackeral 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 dewormed. If you are interested in Mackeral, 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.