Handsome Temple is an older puppy who has had a rough start in life. He joined our rescue about two months ago, after NYC ACC Officers found him roaming in Brooklyn. When no worried owner came to claim Temple, our Shelter Liaison asked us to give him a chance in our rescue. His sweet face wore a forlorn, shellshocked expression that melted our hearts. Just one year old, Temple found himself in quite a pickle, and was not shy about expressing his opinion to Shelter Staff.

Temple was a frightened little boy when he arrived on our doorstep, and his expression revealed extreme fear and anxiety. It has been a joy to watch him relax into his daily routine and come out of the shell. Temple has reclaimed his puppyhood! As he adjusted to life at our place, we observed that other dogs were key in helping Temple find his inner puppy joy, and make the human connection.

Temple is a unique looking mixed breed, most likely with DNA roots in Parson Russell Terrier. We suspect some Beagle, as well. Lately, we have had Beaglemania, as many pack members of this comical breed have joined our Rescue. Temple has the coloring of the Parson Russell, and the stance of his Beagle ancestors. With a double dose of working dog DNA, Temple is a high energy, intelligent boy, who needs a good deal of exercise and mental stimulation.

Temple is an active dog who loves to play. He has a very docile, good natured demeanor. He would be the ideal candidate for a multi-dog home, with other calm dogs, who could help him feel his way in a new environment. Temple will greet stangers with shy reticence, but he warms nicely as the bond builds with his people. Patient adopters will be rewarded with great love and affection, as Temple learns to trust.

We think Temple would be best suited to an active single or couple with patience to let him warm up at his own pace. He is the ideal choice for folks who enjoy helping a rescue dog bounce back from rough beginnings. Certainly, he would be the ideal running, jogging or hiking companion. Temple might be frightened by toddler antics, but will blend in quickly with other dogs or cats.

Adopters can quicken the bonding process with frequent leash walks and ongoing obedience work. Temple's vibe seems mostly Parson Russell Terrier. He has a tenacious high energy spirit that needs to be channelled into productive activity. After a high energy walk or run, Temple is ready for his obedience workout. He now knows some basic commands, and is both treat and praise motivated.

Temple is a medium size, slender dog at an ideal weight of 31 pounds, and is an appropriate size for home or apartment. Despite Beagle reputation, Temple is not much of a barker. He has good house manners, and is house trained and crate trained, although adopters should expect to troubleshoot the occasional accident that will occur during his transition to a new home.

Temple is in excellent health and has been recently neutered. He is vaccinated for rabies, DHLPPC, (distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvo, parainfluenza, and Coronavirus and has been dewormed, and has tested negative for heartworm, lyme, earlichia and anaplasmosis. If you are interested in Temple, please call or text Denise at 860-908-9738, or email Denise@EskiesOnline.com for an adoption application.

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.