Our Big Ozzy is nothing short of magnificent! He is a giant, graceful athelete with a gentle and big hearted personality. Big Ozzy loves everyone, and there is not a cantankerous bone in his body. He came to us recently from NYCACC, where he was a guest after his owner concluded that an enormous Anatolian Shepherd was not well suited to life in a Brooklyn walk-up.

We jumped at the chance to help this handsome gent find his next true love in life. Big Ozzy could join just about any kind of home. We could see him as an only dog and great companion to an active single or couple. We could also see him as an attentive family dog, revelling in the attentions of kids over 13, though he might well overpower toddlers. Ozzy seems to like the companionship of other dogs, and has lived harmoniously with another dog, but he is not tolerant of cats.

Ozzy is an enormous 80 pound, tall and leggy guy. He has a lean physique, and delicate features, that makes him appear smaller than he is. This point was driven home, during a recent car ride. As he sat on the passenger seat in the SUV, his giant head poked right out the sunroof. There is a graceful quality to Big Ozzy's gait. We almost see a bit of Greyhound in his graceful stature and stance.

Big Ozzy is an obedience natural. He is an older puppy, only one and a half years old, and yet is extremely easy to focus and eager to please. He will work gratefully for praise or treats. He responds well to both leadership and positive reinforcement techniques. Big Ozzy has excelled on leash work, and is easy to handle for a large dog. We've done quite a bit of long line leash work, and Big Ozzy has done well on recall. He could be off leash soon.

Big Ozzy has good house manners and is house trained and crate trained, although, adopters must have appropriate expectations, and forgive the occasional accident that may occur as he adapts to a new environment. He is in excellent health and has been neutered. He has been vaccinated for rabies and DHLPPC (distemper, hepatitus, 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 Big Ozzy, please write to Denise@eskiesonline.com or call or 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.