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New member & pics! [Apr. 13th, 2010|08:24 am]
American Eskimos and the People who Love Them!

Hello there!

It's been a while since I joined this great community, so I thought I would share some pictures of Copito, my 5 month old min. Eskie pup.



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(no subject) [Oct. 19th, 2009|11:02 pm]
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new pic of me and my baby
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This guy looks like he needs a home [Oct. 16th, 2009|08:29 pm]
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I haven't posted here in a while - but I saw this cutie at the local shelter and wanted to post him just in case someone lives nearby or knows someone, etc.  He's in Pasadena, California.

I can't get a dog until next spring or so which is KILLING me because otherwise I'd be going to pick this one up.

For more information about this animal, call:
Pasadena Humane Society and SPCA at 626-792-7151
Ask for information about animal ID number A260275

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(no subject) [Oct. 15th, 2009|12:45 pm]
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[Current Location |work]
[mood |cheerfulcheerful]

Hi my name is Nicole and I just had to join this community. Looking at all the pics of your pups reminded me of my special one. Here is a picture of my Lily who currently lives with my mother in NC with a long haired Dashund named Chico and a 110 Lab named Rocco. My mother had another Eski but she died in march of a kidney disease. I have more pics and I will post them soon.
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(no subject) [Jul. 6th, 2009|11:03 pm]
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I adopted an American Eskimo/Pom mix from my shelter awhile back. Well, rather we fostered him in the beginning of March to treat him for heartworms and by the end of his treatment, we had fallen in love with him.

My past dog was a 10lb shetland sheepdog, and while I was completely used to the shedding they do... the american eskimo shedding is epic. He's gone from a super poofy dog in March, to a slick dog starting in June. But he's still shedding! It's like he's growing back the fur to full length as soon as it falls out. I hafta vacuum everyday, else the apartment starts turning white.

Is it typical of the breed to pretty much completely loose all the fluff in the summer? I'm in Texas, so our summers are pretty long as well.

Blue says, "Hi!"
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Meet "Bao Bao" [May. 24th, 2009|11:08 am]
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I rescued this 5 year old American Eskimo from the shelter about 4 weeks ago. Apparently, he had been there for months and no one wanted to adopt him because he was a little energetic and didn't get along with small children well. 

So far, he's been doing very well. He is very affectionate, protective, and intelligent. And he made a best friend! I got him this weird stuff animal chew toy which he LOVES.

Not only does he carry the thing around with him everywhere he goes, he'll nap with it and bring it to a window to get some sun too. 

This morning, he attacked my Roomba vacuum cleaner because it ran into his friend. 


Probably his favorite thing to do is go on walks. We walk to the park a few times a week. It's covered in flowers so he sneezes a lot while there.


My sister gave him this hat and bow tie:


This is my first American Eskimo. And although he's a hand ful, he has enriched my life. 

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Milo is Safe! [Feb. 17th, 2009|09:34 pm]
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Hi Everyone,

I just wanted you to know that Milo is safe as of 2/17. He was picked up by another volunteer, who will keep him through the week until we confirm whether he is going to the hospice sanctuary at Home for Life (www.homeforlife.org), or back home to CO.

Thank you for your donations and support. It costs $1200 a year for Milo to live at the sanctuary, but it is worth it if I know he'll lead a happy life around other dogs.

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Please help be bring Milo back home!! [Feb. 16th, 2009|05:01 pm]
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Hi Everyone,

I introduced you to Milo in my last post (directly below this one!) Milo is a special needs Eskie that we rescued from a kill shelter at 9 weeks of age. I have fostered him since then, and he is already 6 months old! Due to poor breeding and neglect during his first weeks of life, Milo suffered extensive neurological damage that has left him with many disabilities. Though he is nearly blind, he doesn't walk into walls and can navigate very well. He has very little sense of smell, but can always find his food! 3 out of 4 of the lobes in his brain are damaged, which has stalled his cognitive ability remarkably. He may never be trainable, and that includes potty training, though I'd seen some progress before he moved into his new "permanent" foster home a few weeks ago. He had also shown improvement going down stairs, having gone from blindly falling down to recognizing that something was happened with the floor, and not moving or cautiously moving down. Don't worry, the only stairs we use weren't stairs he could hurt himself on.

Caring for Milo is a full time job. Milo also has seizures. He has had them since puppyhood, and are also an effect of poor breeding, neglect, and malnutrition. Fortunately, we've been able to control his seizures with medication, and they were infrequent and mild when he moved on. Given the extent of time I'd invested in MIlo for so long, our organization felt that a break was necessary, and we thought we'd found a permanent foster home for Milo to live until a spot opens up for him with an animal hospice organization.

Unfortunately, Milo's new foster home did not work out. Not only did it not work out, his new foster parent has advocated to put him to sleep and has given the rescue a minimum of a few days to move Milo from their home in IL to mine in Colorado. ERU spent $500 to get Milo to the new foster, and is desperately seeking help to get him back. Because of his special needs, Milo needs to be driven by car, preferably by one person. We have found someone who will make the trip, but the cost is not cheap.

Please help us get Milo back home. I will match the total contribution of all money donated. If the total exceeds Milo's transport costs, the funds will go towards his medical care.

My Paypal address is heather@petceterapetsitting.com.

Thank you all, so much.

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Rescue Work [Nov. 20th, 2008|06:27 pm]
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is anyone else in the community involved in American Eskimo rescue? i volunteer and foster for Eskie Rescuers United, which is nation-wide. Heart Bandits is another nation-wide Eskie rescue. We have Eskie Meet-ups at the dog park, but more importantly rescue a ton of Eskies in Colorado, even in Kansas, Wyoming, and New Mexico. Here's a pic of my current foster, who it looks like may be a permanent addition.

Milo was dropped at a shelter by his breeder, who had supposedly been giving him nothing but sugar water two weeks prior to surrendering him. We have no idea why. What we do know is that he came to ERU mostly blind, mostly deaf, and with a history of seizures. Fortunately, with veterinary care and better nutrition, Milo has thrived in my home.

Unfortunately, about a month ago he began having frequent seizures. Though we were told he'd had them while in the care of the shelter, he'd been with me since Sept. 17th and hadn't seizured up until Oct. 26th. He had a series of seizures overnight, with only one grand mal (convulsive) seizure. He continued to have them, usually in small clusters of up to 3 a day, with days of no seizures in between, through the next month.

Milo went to 3 different vets, all who had different ideas of what could be causing the seizures. Distemper has been ruled out via 3 separate tests - though it could still be a possibility, since the neurological stage of Distemper usually gives negative results.

The great news is that Milo was finally put on antiseizure medication last week (Phenobarbital) and hasn't had a seizure since!! This guy's future is looking much brighter if we can control the seizures and prevent them from happening so frequently. He goes back to the vet next week to check Pheno levels.

As per a diagnosis - we're using the wait and see method since his seizures are under control. He's very young to have epilepsy, and shows no other symptoms of ilness. At nearly 5 months, his eyesight is at about 50% (maybe worse, but he gets around beautifully). His hearing is probably above 50%. He's slow to potty train and doesn't understand stairs, but we'll get there.

With so many community members I thought I'd share MIlo's story and encourage everyone to get involved in Eskie rescue. Really, I'm just curious of anyone else in the community IS involved, but I have to push the cause ;) 

Please excuse my dirty floor :) Old carpet, plus tons of Eskie fur, plus pieces of kibble make for a mess that has to be vacuumed every night :) 

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Raina and her corgi friend! [Nov. 10th, 2008|05:15 pm]
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A few weeks ago my best friend and I took Raina to meet his grandmother,her man-friend, and the man-friend's Corgi, Maggie. The dogs had a blast.
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