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My name is Spanky!

Beagle/Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Canterbury, Connecticut - Spanky
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Eskies Online Multi-Breed Rescue

Facts about Spanky

  • Breed: Beagle/Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Our Spanky is a big lovebug. Eight years young, Spanky won the heart of our NYCACC contact, Jess, who pleaded his case to us, and we could not resist. Spanky had been surrendered by his questionable owner, to this high kill Animal Control Facility, where he was quickly relegated to the euthanasia list. Even though Spanky received excellent Behavior evaluations, he was passed over in the adoption program due to his age. Seems as though 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.

Spanky hung out with Jess in the Shelter Administrative office, and received a lot of TLC. He was the staff favorite and pegged as quite a charmer. He seemed to fare well during the rescue process, and seemed unfazed by chaotic shelter life. After some initial friction with a few of our randier foster dogs, Spanky settled right in and became a favorite here as well. He's proving to be a very playful pup, behaving much younger than his 8 years. Spanky loves to run, jump and play ball.

Spanky appears to be a mix of Beagle and Yellow Labrador Retriever. He is a medium sized dog, at a Beagle weight of 30 pounds, but the Labrador DNA gives him some extra long legs. Spanky gives the feel of a large dog in a small package. His short flat coat is easy to groom, and is mostly tan with cream markings on his face and feet. Spanky seems more like Yellow Lab in personality, in that he seems to favor athletic retrieving games, over keeping his nose to the grindstone, as Beagles are known to do. He is easy to walk on lead, and has a moderate exercise level. Spanky would be happy with a couple of leisurely to brisk leash daily, and a game of frisbee.

Spanky would be a great choice for a moderately active single or couple, a recent retiree or senior. He could easily do well in an apartment lifestyle, and can be trusted home alone for short periods of time. He could join a multi-dog home with other laid-back dogs, who love to play, and he would probably be fine with cats. Spanky could join an active family with older kids, but we think that he might be intimidated by the haphazard handling of young toddlers. Spanky is a pretty good all-around companion dog, and needs to be in an environment where his golden years will be spent as the light of someone's life, rather than considered an afterthought.

Spanky has not had much obedience training, but he is beginning to grasp the basics. He 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 has been neutered, and has been vaccinated for Rabies, DHLPPC (distemper, hepatitus, leptospirosis, parvo, parainfluenza, coronavirus), and Canine Flu. He has been boostered as needed. He has had the 4dx test: negative for heartworm, lyme, earlichia and anaplasmosis. He has been dewormed, microchipped and is on preventatives for Heartworm and Flea/Tick. If you are interested in Spanky, 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.

About Eskies Online Multi-Breed Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Eskies Online is a 501(c)(3) Multibreed rescue group that serves unwanted American Eskimos and other dogs in need and finds qualified, permanent, adoptive homes for them. In the foster home environment, we are able to evaluate the dog's temperament and behavior patterns away from the stress of shelter life. Eskies Online is funded entirely through adoption fees, donations and the generosity our volunteers.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Adoption meetings are arranged by appointment with approved applicants.

Our Adoption Process...

When we receive your completed application we will check your references, including your veterinarian, and then call you to discuss your situation and requirements.. If you are approved for adoption, we can then discuss with you which of the dogs might fit best into your life. We will either arrange for you to visit the dog in its foster home, by appointment, or transport the dog to your home.

To help cover the veterinary expenses of our foster Eskies and to support our rescue effort, Eskies Online will charge you an adoption fee of $350.00. We do not sell dogs. We charge a flat fee--whether the Eskie is a puppy or an older dog; whether it came to us with minimal veterinary needs or requiring major medical care; whether the Eskie makes a short or a long stay in our foster system.