We chalk the Sarge Situation up to the sad fact that some folks should not raise a puppy. It is astounding that this adorable boy should wind up in NYCACC at just 8 months old. He was frightened and shut down when we picked him up, and he broke our hearts.

Now, after sometime in the Connecticut country, Sarge has reclaimed his puppy mojo. He is a joyous little character who gets along with all people and other dogs. While he may be shy with strangers at first, he warms quickly to gentle touch. 

We figure Sarge to be a healthy mix of Miniature Pinscher and Dachshund. He has the classic black and tan Min Pin coloring with an elongated spine that suggests his Doxie DNA. His ears and tail are blissfully uncropped giving him that enviable au naturale look. Just 18 pounds, Sarge has the stout Doxie physique. He is built for action!

Sarge is a high energy youngster who loves to play.  He has a comical personality and will surely inspire a giggle or two. Sarge socializes well with a wide variety of breeds in all sizes. He has a fairly neutral temperament that would coexist well in a multi-dog home, but cats might entice him to chase.

Sarge would do well with an active single, couple, or family with older kids. He would make a good family dog, because he tends to work a room and not be stingy with his affections. He had no formal obedience work in his previous home, but seems quick to grasp the basics, and is easy to handle. He walks well on leash, and has generally good house and stranger manners. 

Sarge would benefit from leadership and obedience work to facilitate the bonding process, and to clue him into adopter expectations. He would relish the activity and attention. Sarge is house trained and crate trained, although, savvy adopters will forgive him for an occasional "oops" in the spirit of rescue adaptation. He can become fussy in the crate if left alone too long, but otherwise is a dream of a dog with no obvious behavior issues.

Sarge 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.  He is in good health and at a healthy weight, which should be maintained at about 18 pounds. Sarge has been neutered, and is up to date on vaccinations and health screenings. 

If you are interested in Sarge, please write to Angelsfrgod@aol.com or call/text Denise at 860 908 9738 for more info.

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.