Our Pucca is a fun-loving girl who is always ready to play.  She joined us a few months ago from NYCACC, when her owner left her at just 8 months old. A timid, young ingenue, the shock of Shelter life caused her great distress.  

Pucca appears to be a herding dog mix, (possibly Collie or Australian Shepherd), who seemed out of place in her shelter surroundings.  It's not easy to own a herding dog in the city, due to their tenacious high energy and work ethic, but Pucca seems more mild-mannered than most of the herders we've known. 


Despite the chaotic shelter environment, Pucca seemed to hold her own and avoid trouble. Her behavior evaluations were good, and she has adapted nicely to foster care. She seems more at home in the Connecticut countryside.  Pucca has a graceful, leggy stance, and her fluffy coat is a beautiful tan and white pattern. She is clearly a herder, so she definitely needs an active lifestyle and a job.  Herders are hardwired to work, and if her adopters do not engage her mentally and physically, she will practice her herding skills in the house.  A bored, frustrated herding dog is sure to make mayhem. 

Exercise and obedience training are the keys to managing the herding breeds.  Pucca is a high energy dog, with a outgoing, friendly personality, who greets everyone with great affection. She would make a great running, walking or hiking partner. She's built for speed, but will adjust her pace to suit her handler. Pucca needs at least two brisk daily leash walks, in addition to focused playtime each day.  

Obedience training is essential to meeting the needs of a young herding dog. Pucca already knows most basic obedience commands, and is on the way to earning her Canine Good Citizenship Certification. Adopters should be able to take her the rest of the way with ease.  Structure and obedience work go a long way in providing Pucca the mental and physical challenges that she needs.

Pucca is best suited to an active adult home, with a dog savvy folks who have the time and energy to give her daily exercise.  She is an active girl, who loves to be front and Center with her folks rather than relegated to a backyard. Pucca could easily join a multi-dog home, and has met a number of cats with no reactivity.

Pucca's house manners are improving greatly, and now, she is mostly house trained and crate trained. Adopters should expect the occasional accident as she transitions to a new home. She is in excellent health, and has been spayed. Pucca has received all routine vaccinations and health screenings.

If you are interested in Pucca, please write to Angelsfrgod@aol.com, or call/text Denise at cell: 860-908-9738 for an adoption application.

We are an active, 501(c)(3), multi-breed dog rescue, local to the North East, situated in Canterbury, Connecticut. Our 21 year history is reflected in our website EskiesOnline.com, and on our Facebook page: Eskies Online.