Our Peanut is a good natured, sensitive soul, who seems positively unflappable in the face of great chaos. Peanut was found with as a city stray, by a Good Samaritan who brought him to the Animal Care Center, in Brooklyn, NY. He was certainly dinged up quite a bit, with several superficial scratches and scrapes, and a bit of a limp that led us to suspect he had been hit by a car.

This handsome fellow has quite a traumatic story to tell, and yet he has transitioned to foster care with sublime grace. He has earned outstanding behavior evaluations, and was even used as a "Helper" dog because of his amazingly calm demeanor and exemplary doggie social skills. Peanut is really one in a million. There is not a shimmer of snark or malice in this graceful soul. He loves everyone and everyone loves him.


Shelter contacts recommended that he could be placed in just about any kind of home with great success. And still, with all the accolades, as well as the outpouring of fan mail from the Internet, Peanut found himself on the Euthanasia list.

He was released to us so that we could take care of his medical needs and find his forever family. Peanut is a large, strong dog, and is at a healthy weight of 56 pounds. He appears to be predominantly a fawn colored Staffordshire Terrier, and has the well muscled physique that is characteristic of the breed, although his massive head and jowls suggest some Mastiff DNA at play in the mix.

Peanut has adapted to foster care beautifully and continues to show us a delightful personality and balanced nature. He doesn't have the over-the-top energy that we see so often in other Bully mixed breeds, but has a relatively calm demeanor, and is easy to handle on lead. He would be an excellent choice for a novice Staffie adopter.

Of course, Staffie mixes are higher energy than most dog breeds, so even though Peanut is at the calm end of the energy spectrum, he still needs sufficient exercise to be happy. Peanut loves his walks in the woods, but then is content to stretch out and snooze.

Peanut is an obedience natural, and could well go on to earn his Canine Good Citizenship Certificate, or compete in obedience competition. He knows all of his basic commands, and is extremely treat motivated. He responds well to all types of positive reinforcement training, and is very well behaved in public. Adopters should continue his program, and develop his full potential. Staffie mixes as exceptional as Peanut, should be the Breed Ambassadors.

Peanut could join just about any kind of home. He is calm, well behaved, and friendly to all. Although he is extremely easy to handle, he may overwhelm toddlers and cats, but he'd be fine with older children and other well behaved dogs.

As an adult dog, Peanut has excellent house manners, and is well past the puppy mayhem stage at 4 years old. He is house trained and crate trained, although adopters should expect to troubleshoot the occasional accident that may occur as he adjusts to a new routine. Peanut is a calm car passenger, and loves to experience new adventures with his chosen person. The more action he gets, the better he likes it. Peanut definitely loves to be the center of attention.

We have identified some food sensitivities in Peanut, and he does best on a grain-free, limited ingredient diet. He is neutered, has been vaccinated for Rabies and DHLPPC (distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvo, parainfluenza and coronavirus). He has had the 4snap test, and is negative for heartworm, lyme, earlichia and anaplasmosis. He has been microchipped and dewormed. If you are interested in Peanut, 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.