My family recently lost our 13 year old American Eskimo dog due to cancer. We had had her since I was 15 years old. It was heartbreaking, and tears still come easily thinking about her. I wanted another American Eskimo dog, or a mix, but wanted to rescue. Our local American Eskimo rescue only had dogs 12 and older. I felt bad for them, but did not want a dog that old. I could not handle losing another dog right now. Then we found this guy at a local shelter. We were told he was an American Eskimo/Husky mix. I know he is at least part American Eskimo because of his face. His face looks just like my departed dogs.
Above is a picture of my family's new dog "Scoobie". He was estimated by the shelter to be 6 years old. We adopted him Friday, he has his first visit with our vet on Monday. We were told he was found as a stray and covered in fleas. He was adopted out, but returned because he was "too hyper" for the family. He is older than we were looking for, but he stole our hearts. He also has what the humane society called a fatty tumor on his right shoulder. It is about the size of my fist, but they did not seem concerned. My family has never adopted a dog from a shelter before, nor an older dog. Our current dogs we bought and raised from puppyhood.
He has not eaten much, if anything, the past 48 hours. He also seems to be drinking alot Is this normal? He has yet to be crated, and loves sleeping in my bed with me. He shares my bed with my poodle. She accepted him right away, but still become a bit jealous. The first night he slept with me he was quiet all night, and didn't make a sound. Last night he kept scratching at my door and barking. Nobody in my family got any sleep. I took him out about four times, and he seemed to calm down a bit after that.
He also whines non stop when anybody leaves a room. I'm not sure if he has separation anxiety. He always seems to need to be with people.
He is very sweet and lovable, and besides the behaviors listed above causes no problems. He acts like he has lived with us forever. He gets along with all of our dogs except my brother's yorkie, who growls at him and tries to go after him. I'm hoping he will accept him in time.
Thanks so much!