Our adorable Harlequin court jester, Oreo, needs a big-hearted adopter to lavish him with love during his golden years. Ten years old, he has survived the shock of losing his cushy home, only to find himself in the stark accommodations of NYCACC.

Oreo is an debonair fellow who would charm any adopter. Although he received good behavior evaluations, Oreo seemed to show signs of depression as he adjusted to shelter life. He was overwhelmed and overshadowed in the shelter adoption program. In a short time, he caught the shelter kennel cough and was relegated to the euthanasia list. We are happy that our shelter contacts rerouted him to our rescue.

Oreo is a striking black and white Chihuahua, with the prominent apple shaped head that is characteristic of the breed. He has a proud stance and carriage, and yet has delicate features, and weighs only 8 pounds. His short flat coat is low shedding and easy to groom.

We think that Oreo would most enjoy a quiet lifestyle with an adult single or couple, who love lap dog companionship. Oreo tends to steer clear of chaos, and would not be a good fit for a busy family bursting with kids. He is a moderate to low energy dog, and likes to relax by the fire or nap and his person's lap during TV or Book time. He's relatively quiet for a Chihuahua, and would be the perfect apartment dog. Oreo could easily join a multi-dog home with one or two other small, sociable dogs or cats, but would display a bit of a Napoleon complex with dogs much larger than him. He has a peppy, friendly vibe, and could be a comforting companion to a senior dog who recently lost a beloved house mate.

Oreo has good house manners, and is house trained, crate trained and can easily be persuaded to use a wee wee pad in inclement weather. Adopters should expect to troubleshoot the occasional accident that will inevitably occur during his transition to a new home.

Oreo is in general good health for a senior dog. Adopters must pay attention to his nutrition and keep him at a lean body weight to ensure longevity. He is recently neutered, and has had extensive bloodwork done. 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. He has been dewormed, and microchipped. He has been on appropriate heartworm and flea/tick preventatives. If you are interested in Oreo, 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.