Our Sandy is a lovely lady who recently joined us from a Town Shelter, where she spent some time after Animal Control officers found her roaming the neighborhood as a stray. Sandy was a favorite among Shelter Staff and Volunteers, but sadly, at 7 years young, Sandy's shelter adoption options were limited. Seems that everybody wants to experience puppy hell, and too few people appreciate the considerable benefits of having an older dog, who is well past the puppy mayhem stage.

Sandy appears to be a mix of Belgian Malinois Shepherd and Labrador Retriever. She is a tall, statuesque beauty, weighing 45 pounds. Sandy is a bit underweight due to a bout of giardia, but has been treated and is gaining back lost weight nicely. She should fill out to 55 pounds or so, through healthy diet and exercise. Her short flat coat is easy to groom, and is mostly russet brown, with cream and black markings on her face and feet. Sandy seems more like a goofy Lab in personality, and she seems laid back, demure, and enjoys the companionship of her people. She seems to have a slight sadness about her, and is likely feeling confused and disoriented with the rescue process.

Sandy has a very genial nature. She is a sociable dog, and while she has not had much background in obedience, she has grasped the basics and seems to enjoy the training exercises. She certainly is food motivated, and would be best suited to an adult home with folks not tempted to fuss with her while she is eating. Sandy is easy to walk on lead, and has a moderate exercise level, although that could increase as she gains weight. She would be happy with a few leisurely to brisk leash walks daily, and a game of frisbee.

Sandy would be a great choice for a moderately active single or couple, a recent retiree or senior. She could easily do well in an apartment lifestyle, and can be trusted home alone for short periods of time. She could join a multi-dog home with other laid-back, sociable dogs, and she would probably be fine with cats. Sandy is a pretty good all-around companion dog, and needs to be in an environment where her golden years will be spent as the light of someone's life, rather than considered an afterthought.

Sandy has good house manners, and is house trained and crate trained. Adopters should expect to troubleshoot the occasional accident that will inevitably occur during his transition to a new home. She is in great health and has been spayed. She is slightly underweight and should be at an ideal at weight of 50 to 55 pounds. We recommend a grain free kibble diet with added Omega fats and nutritious natural treats like pieces of apple, veggies etc.

Sandy is in great health and has been spayed. She has been vaccinated for Rabies, DHLPPC (distemper, hepatitus, leptospirosis, parvo, parainfluenza, coronavirus), and she has been boostered as needed. She has had the 4dx test: negative for heartworm, lyme, earlichia and anaplasmosis. She has been dewormed, microchipped and is on preventatives for Heartworm and Flea/Tick. If you are interested in Lady, 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.