One of the saddest creatures we know is the senior dog who loses all comfort and continuity when he or she enters the rescue world. Stormy lived her entire life with her family, until recently, at the age of eight, she arrived on our doorstep for some rest and recovery. Stormy's owners had left her at NYCACC after she became deathly ill. They had left orders to euthanize her, but the shelter vet immediately recognized her symptoms as Pyometra, an infection in the uterus, which can occur in unspayed females.

Stormy was lucky to wind up in a progressive shelter that quickly spayed her and began antibiotic treatment. As soon as she stabilized, Stormy came to us for ongoing veterinary care and TLC. Stormy came through her health crisis with flying colors, but it took her little spirit some time to heal. We could see the shock reverberating through her tiny five pound body, as she adjusted slowly to the dramatic change. It took several weeks for her nerves to settle.

Stormy was in sad shape when she arrived at our rescue.

Now that Stormy has completely recovered, the time has come to find her forever home, although it seems these days, that the adoption odds are not in her favor, due to the overwhelming demand for puppies! Most folks prefer to muddle through the dreaded puppy mayhem years, rather than open their hearts to an older, serene and loving soul, who is truly in need.

Adopting a senior dog takes an evolved human sensibility: someone who can value the quality of time over the quantity, as well as a heartfelt willingness to help a disenfranchised rescue dog. However, there are several advantages to senior dog adoption, in that the dog's energy level and behavior can be appropriate to a quiet, calm household, with other senior dogs, who may have lost their beloved housemates. Senior dogs make great companions for senior humans!

Stormy could join just about any type of home. She has the type of cuddly, outgoing personality that Chihuahua lovers adore, without the yappy edge that we sometimes see in this tiny, but mighty breed. Stormy has typical Chihuahua good looks and delicate features. Her coat is in good shape, and is a sultry blackish gray tone, with some distinquished gray on her muzzle. As a short haired breed, Stormy needs minimal grooming. She is a tiny girl, with great lap dog potential.

Stormy has an extremely good nature, and could easily join a multi-dog or cat home. She enjoys the company of other dogs, and has blended nicely in her multi-breed dog foster home. Other dogs seem to like Stormy, and she gives off an appealing neutral vibe that puts dogs at ease. She is outgoing and friendly to most people as well, and would be a compatible fit with adults or retirees, in a quiet adult household. Stormy is a medium to mellow energy dog who requires a couple of leisurely leash walks each day.

Stormy has excellent house manners and is housetrained, and crate trained. Adopters should be prepared to troubleshoot the occasional accident as she transitions to a new potty routine, and perhaps new feeding schedule, in her new home. She behaves well in the car, and is not overly reactive to triggers like toll and gas attendants.

Stormy is in good health for her age, and has been spayed, with complete bloodwork, which will serve as a baseline going forward. She has received routine vaccinations and health screenings, and has been microchipped and dewormed. If you are interested in Stormy, 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.