Ten year old Little Bit came to us in a shell shocked state, after her callous owner had dumped her in a high kill, big city animal control facility. It is always unsettling for a senior dog to lose his or her home, but the stark shelter experience is especially frightening. The stress level in the shelter took its toll on Little Bit, and she did not weather the change well. Fortunately, she was rerouted to our rescue shortly before she hit the euthanasia list.
Little Bit has relaxed and settled into foster care nicely. She's an outgoing dog, and frankly, a bit of a budinski. Little Bit happily minds everybody else's business and she seems to get away with it most of the time. In the dog pack, she does her best to try and maintain social order, and she is fairly successful, but sometimes she will come across a much larger dog who will put her in her place. Luckily for Little Bit, she has enough common sense to back down.
Little Bit would be a great choice for an active adult couple, or energetic retiree, who enjoy a spirited small dog. She is extremely loving and affectionate: the perfect lapdog. She would also do well in an easy going family, with older, dog savvy kids. She could easily join a multi-dog home, and would make an excellent companion for another senior dog, who may have recently lost his or her housemate. Little Bit would probably do well in a feline home with dog savvy cats tolerant of a pushy canine personality.
Technically, at the age of ten, Little Bit is a senior, but her energy level suggests a much, much younger dog. She has a lively, vibrant personality, and a pretty high energy level. She needs at least one to two brisk leash walks a day, in addition to frequent potty breaks. Little Bit would be a fantastic walking companion for an active senior or couple. Exercise is important for Little Bit because she loves to snack, and if adopters do not monitor her diet and exercise, she will blow up like a balloon!
Little Bit is house trained and crate trained, but adopters should expect to troubleshoot the occasional accident that will inevitably occur during her transition to a new home. She is spayed, and in good health. We have done exhaustive Vet work, and health screening to take the guesswork out of adopting an older dog. Our vet noted a moderate heart murmur, but additional bloodwork completely ruled out heart disease. Little Bit has a slightly underactive thyroid, which has been treated with low cost daily thyroid meds. She has had a complete dental procedure, and tolerated anesthesia well. Her teeth are in great shape, and that is key to longevity for a senior dog.
Little Bit has been vaccinated for rabies, DA2PP (distemper, adrenovirus, parvo and parainfluenza), and canine flu. She has been boostered as needed. She has had the 4dx test, and is negative for heartworm, lyme, earlichia and anaplasmosis. She has been dewormed, and microchipped. If you are interested in Little Bit, please write to Denise@eskiesonline.com or call/text 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.
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