Oliver in MI, Dog, American Eskimo Dog (medium coat)

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American Eskimo Dog (medium coat)
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American Eskimo Dog
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See Oliver in MI's Homepage Location: Marcellus MIHello, my name is Oliver and I am a 3 year old, neutered, miniture male American Eskimo dog. I am not the same sad dog that came into rescue almost a year ago…I have found a new lease on life and learned many new things! I am only 20 lbs. but I have a big personality. I am mostly white with a faint amount of cream color and my foster Mom believes I am a pure breed Eskie. I am housetrained and have not had any accidents in the house. I have not had the best start in life and still need lots of TLC. My original family did not give me much attention, kept me in a garage and eventually decided they didn’t want me so they gave me to relatives. The relatives did the right thing to help me by calling ERU to find me a new home. I had a very hard time adjusting when I first came into rescue but now I am doing great! My foster Mom & Dad have helped me overcome most of the issues I had when I came into rescue. The only problem I still have is with grooming and I am making progress. I am a very high energy dog that needs a lot of attention and physcial activity. I like to run around and must be kept on a leash or in a fenced yard. I prefer a fenced yard because I love running around and having some freedom. I did not have the best doggie manners when I first arrived at my foster home because I was not socialized with other dogs when I was younger. I have learned to get along with the other dogs in the home and even enjoy rough-housing and playing with my Eskie brother. My foster Mom thinks I could get along with another dog, especially another Eskie, with the proper introductions. I used to be reserved around strangers but now I enjoy company and will make a pest of myself to get petting and attention. I have been intoduced to different kinds of people including people in uniforms like police officers, mail carriers, etc. I am still a good watchdog and will bark to alert my pack if anything out of the ordinary happens. I have a keen interest in small animals and will chase them so I should not go to a home that has cats or other small pets. I do not do well with small children because I may have been teased by them in my original home and have become distrustful of small hands. I do well with adults and teenagers who are kind but insistent on following boundries and limitations. I am a healthy dog and am current on all shots and heartworm/flea & tick prevention. I had an injury to one of my front legs in the past but it does not keep me from running at lightning fast speed and playing for hours. The vet said I should be fine for life and not need any special medical treatment or surgery for my leg. I need a forever home with a kind but assertive owner that has some prior experience with dogs. My original family did not teach me any basic manners or commands. My foster Mom is teaching me not to jump up and to sit, down and stay. She has also crate trained me. I am very cute and loveable. I have had a tough start in life but I know there is someone with a big heart out there who will love me. Could that be you?If you're interested in me and would like more information, please contact Lara Mahr: laramahr@yahoo.com. You can also visit our website You can also visit our website and sign-up to fill out an adoption application and learn more about our adoption process.Thank you and WOOF! Oliver Whenever possible Eskie Rescuers United tries to adopt out its dogs locally (or at least to adopters in adjoining states to where I'm being fostered). Please note that ERU processes LOCAL adoption applications before considering those from out of state. If I'm not local to you, as explained above, and you really have your heart set on me, you will have to make special arrangements so ERU can get me to you safely (for example, flying me to you at your own expense, or paying a transport group to drive me to you). Note: We may ask that you to make a donation to cover transport costs if the distance is great and we have trouble finding transport drivers.There is an adoption fee required; and, please be aware, Eskie Rescuers United will not adopt out its dogs as outdoor dogs. Eskie Rescuers United American Eskimo Dog Rescue, Inc. is an IRS-approved 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Please click the donation button below to make a tax-deductible donation through PayPal and help make a difference to even one American Eskimo dog!