Little Toby is chock full of that je ne sais quoi that attracts so many dog lovers to the Terrier breeds. There is a joyous, tenacious intensity infused into these spirited little dogs, that draws devotees of all ages and walks of life. 

Toby is a bright, perky little fella, who is full of the Terrier hijinks that are sure to please.  He is likely a mix of the Yorkshire and Australian Terriers.  Weighing 12 pounds, Toby has the look of a Yorkie, and the size of the Australian.  His rough coat is carmel colored, with minimal shedding.  He is easy to groom with bath and brush every so often, and may need a professional touch up a couple times a year.

Toby, arriving from the big city shelter.

Toby came to us, just two years old,  as an owner surrender to a large animal control facility, where his options were limited after he caught the shelter kennel cough.  He was quickly booted from the shelter adoption program, and relegated to the euthanasia list.  We couldn't help but invite this impossibly cute little guy into our rescue!

Toby received good behavior evaluations at the shelter, but proved to be testy during his initial vet exam. He scored well on his SAFER evaluation, and warmed up nicely to his foster folks as he settled into his new life.  Toby is a medium to high energy dog, who needs a fair amount of exercise to avoid the pitfalls of boredom and frustration. 

Toby would be the ideal companion to an active single or couple, whose lifestyle provides time for his exercise and training needs.  He could also join a family with older kids, and would be a good addition to a multi-dog home, with one or two energetic, well trained dogs.  He has not been around cats, but typically, terriers can be a bit to feisty for the feline temperment.

Toby has good house manners and is house trained and crate trained.  Adopters should expect to troubleshoot an occasional accident from a recently neutered male dog, as he adapts to his new potty schedule and routine.  He has good car manners, and rides dutifully, as a superb sidekick!

Toby has not had a great deal of obedience training in his young life, but, he has begun to grasp the basics.  He walks well on lead, enjoys his training sessions and responds to both leadership and positive rewards training techniques.  He impresses us as a smart cookie, who has the potential to achieve Canine Good Citizenship.

Toby is in good health and has been neutered.  He has been vaccinated for rabies, DHLPP (distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvo and parainfluenza), and has been boostered as needed. He has had the 4dx test, and is negative for heartworm, lyme, earlichia and anaplasmosis. He has been dewormed and microchipped.  If you are interested in Toby, 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.