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 (except Massachusetts), 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 organization that rescues homeless American Eskimo Dogs and finds qualified, permanent, adoptive homes for them. The dogs are rescued from:
We are a 501(c)(3) breed rescue organization, not a shelter. Our Eskies live in temperary 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 volunteer members.
Eskies Online American Eskimo Dog Rescue includes chapters based in Eastern New York, Rhode Island and New Jersey. Please check our Rescue Information Pagefor American Eskimos available in other areas.
American Eskimo Dogs are white, or white with biscuit, long haired, double coated dogs with prick ears and a 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.
American Eskimo Dogs are 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.
We need foster homes throughout the northeastern states. If you are able to provide foster assistance, please contact Denise by email. Fostering one of these dogs can be a very rewarding experience. Your help would be greatly appreciated.
Look for changes very soon on our website: Eskies Online American Eskimo Dog Rescue (www.eskiesonline.com). Please visit our website to see updated and new Adoption Stories as well as much more information about American Eskimo Dogs.