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QUEENIE

Our darling ingenue, Queenie, is a real sweetheart, in need of a firm hand, and a structured lifestyle. She came to us recently from NYC ACC, where she had been abandoned by her owners. Queenie was whelped in her owner's apartment, and because the landlord had a very firm "no dogs" policy, she was hidden and never allowed outside. Once discovered, Queenie she was promptly evicted.

Like many owner-surrendered dogs, Queenie sufferered trauma as she slowly gave into her new harsh surroundings. Queenie's situation was worse than most, because at 11 months, she had never been outside, had never worn a collar and leash, and was “flooded” with a barrage of new sights and sounds. She displayed fearful, uncertain avoidance behavior, at first, so she was transferred to us so that we could give her a chance to chill out, and then get a more accurate picture of her potential.

 


After a brief time in foster care, Queenie began to come out of her shell, little by little. She impressed us as a shy girl, who needs a little bit of warm up time with strangers. Once she relaxes, Queenie is as loving and gentle as can be. Her Adopters will need to be patient, give her some space at first, and then be willing to troubleshoot occasional fearful reactions.

As a Bully breed mix, Queenie is an energetic girl, who should be challenged with exercise and obedience training. She is fast becoming a fantastic outdoor dog, and would love to join her family on walks, runs or hikes, and participate in outdoor adventures. Queenie would thrive in an active adult home, where she can learn the pack rules.

As an adolescent, many of Queenie's developmental cues were missed during her puppy stage, and she seems a bit behind the learning curve on obedience and manners. Her new family will need to be prepared to establish house rules, and maintain discipline. In the midst of chaos, Queenie will act up, but in an environment of calm and structure, she is an absolute dream.


No just one year old, Queenie still has her puppy mojo. Her obedience training is coming along well, and she knows most of her commands, but adopters will need to prepare for the antics of an older puppy. She is a moderate-energy girl, and needs at least two to three vigorous leash walks a day, in addition to focused play time and ongoing obedience work. It is essential to challenge Queenie in both mind and body so that she maintains an even keel. If she becomes bored and frustrated, she can become mischievious. Everyone in her new home needs to be on the same page about the importance of exercise and obedience training, and be willing to provide the consistent structure and discipline that an older puppy needs. Her house manners are good, but there may be that inevitable snagged shoe or trash can treasure hunt, while Queenie matures over the next few months.

Queenie seems good natured, although somewhat socially awkward. She would benefit from a multi-dog home, with another energetic, well mannered youngster. She loves her people, and in the hands of a committed adopter, Queenie could become a Canine Good Citizen, who can move through the human world with ease and grace. Adopters should be able to have her CGC certified in a short while. She has grasped her obedience commands and loves the training process.

Queenie is in good health, although still a bit underweight at 31 pounds. Her physique is lean and gangly, not overly muscular as some bullies. She would be at an ideal weight of 35 to 40 pounds. She is house trained and crate trained, but adopters should expect to troubleshoot the occasional accident that will inevitably occur during her transition to a new home. She is spayed, and has been vaccinated for Rabies, DHLPPC (distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvo, parainfluenza, coronavirus), and canine flu. She has been boostered as needed. She has had the 4dx test, and is negative for heartworm, lyme, ehrlichia and anaplasmosis. She has been dewormed, and microchipped. If you are interested in Queenie, 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.

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