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Eskies Online American Eskimo Dog Rescue operates in the northeastern United States. Our adoption territory extends from southern Maine through northern parts of Maryland and Delaware. Most of our efforts are concentrated in New England, the Manhattan metro area and New Jersey. We do not take in dogs or adopt out dogs beyond this territory. If you are located in an area the we do not cover, Please check our Rescue Information Page for American Eskimo Dogs available in other areas.
Eskies Online is an all volunteer, 501(C)(3), non-profit organization that rescues homeless American Eskimo Dogs, along with other small breeds, and finds qualified, permanent, adoptive homes for them. The dogs are rescued from:
- animal shelters, humane societies, etc.
- situations of neglect and cruelty
- owners who can no longer give their Eskies a home for any of various reasons.
We are a breed rescue organization, not a shelter. Our Eskies live in temporary foster homes where volunteers help these dogs prepare for new families. In the foster home environment, we are able to evaluate the dog's temperament and behavior patterns away from the stress of shelter life. Our foster homes and all members of our staff volunteer their time and effort. Eskies Online is funded entirely through adoption fees, donations and the generosity our volunteers.
THE AMERICAN ESKIMO DOG
American Eskimo Dogs are white, or white with biscuit, long haired, double coated dogs with triangular ears held erect and a plume-like tail carried over the back. There are three established sizes: the standard, the miniature and the toy. Standard Eskies can range from 15" to 19" tall at the shoulder. Miniatures range from 12" to 15" while toy Eskies can be from 9" to 12" tall at the shoulder.
The American Eskimo Dog is often called "Spitz". In America, "Spitz" is not a breed of dog, but rather a group of breeds, like retriever or spaniel, with similar characteristics. The preferred nickname for the breed is "Eskie". Other Spitz breeds include the Keeshond, Finnish Spitz, Siberian Husky, Shiba Inu, Samoyed and the Pomeranian.
The Eskie is one of the most intelligent of all dog breeds. They are very curious. They will examine changes in their environment with a very wary, yet inquisitve eye. Their antics while playing will often cause you to grin or even to laugh. They are very social and very aware of their family. They are very loving. They always seem to know when a family member needs to be cheered-up or to simply be loved. Anyone who has ever had an Eskie hug them truly understand their unique abilty to love.
For more information on the American Eskimo Dog breed, please check our Eskie Info page.
If you are interested in finding out more about adopting an American Eskimo Dog through Eskies Online, please check our adoption info page, where you can choose a method to receive an adoption application and read about our procedures. There is also a Frequently Asked Questions page to help you choose the Eskie that would best fit into your life. If you would like to see and read about our Eskies waiting for new homes, visit our available Eskies page. Please take a look at our adopted Eskies page to meet some of the Eskies who have been adopted through Eskies Online and read their stories.
Eskies Online is always looking for new volunteers. If you live anywhere within the northeastern states and are interested in learning more about what you can do to assist with our rescue efforts, please contact our volunteer co-ordinator by email or by calling one of the contact numbers below. There is a critical need for qualified foster homes, but we are also looking for volunteers willing to help with transportation and with publicity in all areas throughout the northeast.
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